Jurisdiction of The
Consulate-General of Brazil in Miami:
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South
Carolina, Tennessee, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands; Bahamas.
Citizens of the
following countries do not need visas when traveling to Brazil for
tourism purposes for a period of up to 90 days:
Argentina - Austria - Bahamas - Barbados - Belgium - Bermuda -Bolivia
- Bulgaria - Chile- Colombia - Costa Rica - Czech Republic - Denmark -
Ecuador- Finland - France -Germany - Great Britain - Greece - Honduras
- Hungary - Iceland -Ireland - Italy - Israel - Liechtenstein -
Luxembourg - Malaysia - Malta - Monaco - Morocco - Namibia -
Netherlands - New Zealand - Norway - Paraguay - Peru -Philippines -
Poland - Portugal - San Marino - Slovenia - South Africa - South Korea
- Spain - Surinam - Sweden - Switzerland - Thailand - Trinidad &
Tobago - Tunis - Turkey - Uruguay - Vatican - Venezuela
Announcing a Trade Mission to Brazil, São
March and November 2013
Brazil-Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to announce the fifth
joint study tour and an outbound mission to Brazil, a certified Brazilian
American event sponsored by Florida International Business School,
to the cities of São Paulo, Campinas (including Campinas Region)
and Curitiba, in March and November,
2013. The goal is to expand ties between
Florida companies and Brazil
-- already our largest trading
partner. The state of São Paulo
is probably the most recognized business center in
Brazil with around 36.2% of the
country's industrial production. The city of São Paulo is one of the largest metropolitan
areas in the world and accounts for half of the GDP of the state and 12% of the nation.
must enter Brazil within 90 days from the date your visa was issued;
otherwise that visa will no longer be valid. After entering the
country, you may stay up to 90 days from the date of entry, unless
otherwise stated in the visa.
Upon entry in Brazil
applicants who have visited any of the countries listed below within
the previous 90 days, are required to present a valid International
Yellow Fever vaccination certificate:
Colombia, Ecuador, French Guyana, Venezuela, Angola, Benin, Burkina
Faso, Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guine, Liberia, Nigeria,
Sierra Leone, Sudan, Panama.
vaccination is recommended if applicant intends to visit one of the
following regions in Brazil:
Amazonas, Federal District, Goiás, Maranhão, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso
do Sul, Pará, Rondônia, Roraima, Tocantins.
Visas at the counter
The Consulate is
located at 80 SW 8th Street. - 26th Floor - Miami - FL 33130-3004
(Effective July 19, 2004)
Visa inquiries/information by telephone are accepted
from 3 to 4 PM ONLY by calling (305) 285-6200.
Contact us for more information
Applicant must reside within the consulate's jurisdiction when
applying through an agent or third party.
* Visa applications will be received from 9am to 11am ONLY.
* If approved, visa applications will be ready for pick-up on the next
business day, 12 noon
* Please note that the Consulate DOES NOT ISSUE SAME DAY VISAS,
unless in case of a documented medical emergency.
* Payments for visas, handling fees and other charges are accepted in
US POSTAL MONEY ORDER ONLY (money orders payable to "Consulate
General of Brazil in Miami).
by Mail - BTCC can
assist with this option
* When applying by mail, applicant must reside
within the consulate's jurisdiction.
* Please allow 12 (twelve) business days for processing of visa
application and return of passport, not including transit time.
This processing time applies from the moment application is received
at the consulate.
* The Consulate General of Brazil will receive correspondence sent by
the U.S. Postal Service as well as all courier services (address the
envelope to the attention of the VISA SECTION). However, the Consulate
will only return documents via the U.S. Postal Service, such as
Priority or Express Mail. Applicants must therefore enclose a
self-addressed stamped envelope for the return of their documents. The
consulate will not return any documents via courier services such as
DHL, FEDEX, UPS, AIRBORNE or others. * The Consulate recommends that
applicants use mail/courier services that provide a tracking number.
* Incomplete or incorrect applications will be returned to sender
within 5 business days.
* The Consulate is not responsible for delayed, lost or stolen mail.
* An additional handling fee of U$10.00 is charged to applicants
applying by mail or by a third party.
The Consulate will not accept envelopes which contain more
than one application. Such envelopes will be returned.
This type of Visa can be issued to persons traveling to
Brazil for pleasure or to visit friends or relatives, as long as the
visitor has no intention to remain indefinitely in the country or
engage in any paid activity. This type of Visa can also be issued to:
a) individuals taking part in artistic events or athletic competitions
for which there are no admission fees and no payment of appearance
fee, prize money or any other monetary prize.
b) short-term students, such as those attending language school or
exchange programs with Brazilian institutions;
c) scientists, professors, researchers attending cultural,
technological or scientific seminars or conferences, as long as they
do not receive payment or appearance fees from any Brazilian-based
entity, except reimbursement of expenses or per diem allowances;
TOURIST VISA HOLDERS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO ENGAGE IN ANY PAID ACTIVITY IN
II. Required Documents:
Original passport (valid for at least 6 (six) months prior to its
expiration date). The passport must have at least 2 (two) blank visa
2- One recent individual passport photo, full- frontal, white
3- One visa application form (Ms
filled-out and signed. (Signature must be original and in “BLUE” ink,
no faxed forms).
4- Photocopy of round-trip airline ticket, print-out of itinerary or
letter from travel agent/airline, confirming purchase of round-trip
ticket, including dates of departure and return from Brazil. ( For
airline employees, photocopy of airline ID card)
5- For applicants under 18 years of age, when traveling without both
parents or legal guardian(s), a notarized letter of consent signed by
parents or legal guardian(s) authorizing the Consulate General of
Brazil to issue a visa for the minor applicant (proof required:
copy of birth certificate).
6- Whenever applicable (i.e., for participants in athletic
competitions or performing arts events), copy of letter from
sponsor/organizer with detailed information on the event as well as
conditions of attendance.
7- For US citizen, a processing
fee of US$ 100.00 in US POSTAL Money Order
(ONLY) available at any Post Office will be charged in
reciprocity to identical fee paid by Brazilian citizens who applied
for a VISA for the United State of America.
8- In addition to the processing fee above a handling fee of US$
10.00 per visa in US POSTAL Money Order (ONLY) applies for
applicants submitting by mail or by any individual other than the
Proof of residence is required when
applying by mail or by a third party (copy of Driver's License).
9- For costs of tourist visa to NON-AMERICAN
citizens. (See list below- “VISA COSTS”).
10- For children of Brazilian citizens, provide a notarized letter
stating that the child has never been registered as Brazilian citizens
in any Brazilian Embassy or Consulate, nor has had a Brazilian
passport previously. Please, note that Brazilian citizens must travel
to Brazil with a Brazilian passport. (Brazilian bearing a American
Passport that has renounced the Brazilian citizenship must present
11- For citizens of Commonwealth of the Bahamas, all fees must be paid
with American Express Money Orders or Thomas Cook Money Orders only.
III. Tourist Visa Fees:
* United States
citizens will be charged a non-refundable processing fee of US$ 100.00
per visa, in reciprocity to an identical fee paid by Brazilian
citizens who apply for a Visa to the United States;
* Visa fees for Citizens of countries below will be as follows:
US$ 40.00 (1)
US$ 50.00 (1)
US$ 50.00 (1)
All other citizenships US$ 20.00
Payments accepted only in
US Postal money order.
(1) Please check with the
consulate for other specific requirements.
** A handling fee of
US$ 10.00 (US Postal money order ONLY) will be charged for applicants
who do not apply in person, i.e., by mail, through courier, agent or