Do you need a visa to travel to Brazil? It depends on where you are from. While U.S. passport holders do not need a visa to travel to many countries, they do need one to enter Brazil. Here is what you need to know about visa requirements if you're planning a trip to Brazil
Requirement for U.S. Passport Holders
American citizens need a visa to enter Brazil. Brazil holds a reciprocal visa policy, meaning that Brazil has the same visa requirements that the U.S. imposes on Brazilian passport holders. In other words, if Brazilians are required to get a visa for tourist entry to the U.S., then Brazil will impose the same requirements on U.S. citizens who wish to enter Brazil.
U.S. passport holders must apply for a visa in advance. The processing time varies, but in general, the application cannot be rushed and requires a few weeks to complete.
The fee is $160 must be paid in the form of a USPS money order. The fee is non-refundable, so if your application is incomplete and cannot be processed, you will not get a refund. Applicants must submit a completed application and two photos.
It's important to check your consulate's requirements. In some places, you may be required to make an appointment. All applicants will need to have their visa application completed and signed and bring one recent 2x2 passport style photo and a state-issued ID such as a driver's license.
All passport holders need to have a passport that is valid on the date of entry into Brazil with one blank page for the passport stamp.
Find the nearest consulate in this list of Brazilian Consulates in the U.S.
What countries need a visa to enter Brazil?
The following is a list of countries that are exempt from visa requirements to enter Brazil. In other words, countries not listed here need a visa to enter Brazil: Andorra, Argentina, Austria, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, HKBNO, HKSAR, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, OSM Malta, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Kingdom, Uruguay, the Vatican, and Venezuela.
However, for accurate, up-to-date information, try this full list of visa requirements and exemptions for entry to Brazil from the Brazilian Consulate office in Washington, D.C.