Brazil Visa Waivers

1) TOURIST VISA EXEMPTION – when traveling for i) leisure, visiting friends and family, ii) unpaid participation in a conference or tournament or iii) living in Brazil with an extension protocol from the Federal Police or Ministry of Justice:
Those traveling with passports issued by one of following country is exempt from getting a visa to travel as tourists for up to 30 days within a 180 day period: Singapore.
Those traveling with passports issued by one of following country is exempt from getting a visa to travel as tourists for up to 60 days within a 180 day period: Venezuela.
Those traveling with passports issued by one of following countries are exempt from getting a visa to travel as tourists for up to 90 days within a 180 day period:

Albania Denmark Hungary Netherlands South Africa
Andorra Dominica Iceland New Zeeland South Korea
Antigua and Barbuda Dominican Republic Ireland Norway Sovereign Military Order of Malta
Argentina Ecuador Israel Panama Spain
Austria El Salvador Italy Paraguay Suriname
Bahamas Estonia Jamaica Peru Sweden
Barbados Finland Latvia Philippines Switzerland
Belgium France Liechtenstein Poland Thailand
Bolivia Georgia Lithuania Portugal Trinidad and Tobago
Bosnia and Herzegovina Germany Luxembourg Romania Tunisia
Bulgaria Great Britain Macau Russia Turkey
Chile Greece Malaysia Saint Kitts and Nevis Ukraine
Colombia Grenada Malta Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Uruguay
Costa Rica Guatemala Mexico San Marino Vatican
Croatia Guiana Monaco Serbia
Cyprus Honduras Morocco Slovakia
Czech Republic Hong Kong Namibia Slovenia

 
2) BUSINESS VISA EXEMPTION – when traveling to Brazil  i) to participate in business meetings and represent its company in a trade show or in a business negotiation such as to sell, to purchase, to inspect merchandise prior or after shipment, to discuss internal company policies; or iii) flight/ship crew without an International Crew card, or iv) for media coverage or filmmaking
Those traveling with passports issued by one of following country is exempt from getting a visa to travel for business purposes* for up to 30 days within a 180 day period: Singapore.
Those traveling with passports issued by one of following country is exempt from getting a visa to travel for business purposes* for up to 60 days within a 180 day period: Venezuela.
Those traveling with passports issued by one of following countries are exempt from getting a visa to travel for business purposes* for up to 90 days within a 180 day period:

Albania Dominican Republic Ireland Peru Suriname
Antigua and Barbuda Ecuador Israel Philippines Sweden
Argentina El Salvador Italy Poland Switzerland
Austria Estonia Jamaica Portugal Thailand
Belgium Finland Latvia Romania Trinidad and Tobago
Bolivia France Lithuania Russia Tunisia
Bosnia and Herzegovina Georgia Luxembourg Saint Kitts and Nevis Turkey
Bulgaria Germany Macau Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Ukraine
Chile Great Britain Malta San Marino Uruguay
Colombia Greece Mexico Serbia Vatican
Costa Rica Grenada Monaco Slovakia
Croatia Guiana Morocco Slovenia
Cyprus Honduras Netherlands South Africa
Czech Republic Hong Kong New Zeeland South Korea
Denmark Hungary Norway Sovereign Military Order of Malta
Dominica Iceland Paraguay Spain

 
3) OTHER VISA EXEMPTIONS:
Those traveling with valid passports from the following countries are also exempt from getting a VITEM I, VITEM IV, VITEM VI or VITEM VII for stays up to 90 days within a 180 day period:

Austria Finland Great Britain Paraguay Spain
Chile France Iceland Philippines Suriname
Colombia Germany Netherlands Poland

4) FIRST ENTRY RESTRICTIONS: Visas will be considered void if its holder fails to comply with the first entry requirement. The time the first entry must take place will depend on applicant’s nationality and on the type of visa held as listed below:
4.A) 90 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF ISSUANCE: Those traveling with passports issued by the following countries must enter Brazil within 90 days from the issuance of any type of visa:

Angola Gabon Kazakhstan Pakistan South Korea
Bahrain Ghana Kuwait Paraguay Switzerland
Cambodia Greece Laos Philippines Syria
Cape Verde Honduras Libya Portugal Taiwan
China* Indonesia Myanmar Qatar Thailand
Cuba Japan Nigeria Sao Tome and Principe Tunisia
Equatorial Guinea Jordan
Oman
Saudi Arabia
                *Except VITEM II for businessman.

Therefore, citizens of the above mentioned countries must apply for their visas within less than 90 days prior to the intended departure date. It is also recommended to submit the complete and accurate visa application at least 2 weeks before the trip. Please plan ahead.
4.B) DURATION OF THE VISA: Brazil has visa agreements with certain countries. For those eligible for long duration tourist and/or business visas (valid for more than 90 days), the validity will count from the date of issuance of the visa:

Country
Type(s) of Visa
Maximum duration
Australia
VITEM II
Up to 5 years counted from
the date of issuance
Canada
VITUR & VITEM II
Up to 5 years counted from
the date of issuance
China
VITEM II (for businessman only)
Up to 3 years counted from
the date of issuance
Dominican Republic
VITEM II
Up to 1 year counted from
the date of issuance
Guinea-Bissau
VITUR
Up to 1 year counted from
the date of issuance
India
VITEM II
Up to 5 years counted from
the date of issuance
Jamaica
VITUR & VITEM II
Up to 5 years counted from
the date of issuance
Lebanon
VITUR & VITEM II
Up to 3 years counted from
the date of issuance
Mozambique
VITUR
 Up to 1 year counted from the date of issuance
United States of America
VITUR & VITEM II
Up to 10 years counted from the date of issuance

4.C) 1 YEAR FROM THE DATE OF ISSUANCE: If your country of citizenship and type of visa is not listed on items 4.A or 4.B, the first entry must take place up to one year from the date of issuance of the visa.

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