Brazil Entry Requirements
Brazil entry requirements include a valid passport and travel visa for U.S. citizens who want to visit the country. A Brazilian visa
must be obtained in advance from the Brazilian Embassy or a consulate
closest to your place of residence. If you are unable to visit a
consulate, you can get a travel document expediting courier to assist
in getting the Brazil visa fast
. There are no "airport visas" and immigration authorities will refuse entry to Brazil to anyone not possessing a valid visa.
When you enter Brazil, you are subject to the
laws of that country. Showing contempt to a Brazilian government
official at the port of entry, or elsewhere, is a serious offense.
Fines for such offenses are based on the offender's claimed income.
If you visit other countries before arriving in Brazil, including most
other Latin American countries , you may be required to present proof
indicating you had a yellow fever inoculation or you may not be allowed
to board the plane or enter the country. The vaccine is also
recommended for travelers visiting Iguaçu Falls.
Minors (under 18) traveling alone, with one parent or with a
third party, must present written authorization by the absent parent(s)
or legal guardian specifically granting permission to travel alone,
with one parent, or with a third party. The authorization (in Brazilian
Portuguese) must be notarized and then authenticated by the Brazilian
Embassy or Consulate.
U.S. citizens also possessing Brazilian nationality cannot be issued a
visa to Brazil and must obtain a Brazilian passport (from the Brazilian
Embassy or Consulate closest to their place of residence) to enter and
depart Brazil. In addition to being subject to all Brazilian laws
affecting U.S. citizens, dual nationals may also be subject to other
laws that impose special obligations on Brazilian citizens. Note that
children adopted from Brazil are still considered Brazilian citizens
and must be documented as such should they return to Brazil.
All foreign visitors in Brazil are required to complete a small
immigration form which must be stamped by an immigration official upon
arrival. The same form must be submitted to officials upon departure.
In case of loss, a visitor may need to pay a fine and obtain a
clearance from the Brazilian Federal Police.
For current customs and entry requirements for Brazil, travelers may contact the Brazilian Embassy
at 3009 Whitehaven Street NW, Washington, DC 20008; telephone
1-202-238-2828. Travelers may also contact the Brazilian consulates in
Boston, Houston, Miami, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, or San
Francisco. Addresses, phone numbers, web and e-mail addresses, and
jurisdictions of these consulates may be found at the Brazilian Embassy
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