Brazil Delays Visa Requirement for US Citizens Until April

by Anthony Losanno

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Brazil dropped its visa requirements for citizens of the United States, Canada, and Australia in 2019. This exception was set to expire on January 10th, but Brazil just announced that the end date will now be extended until April 10th.

The Brazilian Tourist Board has said the additional time will allow Brazil to “complete the process of implementing the requirement system eVisa and prevent the change from interfering with the flow of tourists from these countries to Brazil during the high season.” After April 10th US, Canadian, and Australian citizens will need to apply for electronic visas for stays less than 90 days.

Brazil Visa Application

The average processing time will be five days and the cost is $80.90 USD per person. This allows US citizens multiple entries for 10 years and those from Canada and Australia multiple visits for five years. You can apply here.

VFS Global (the organization that handles the electronic visas for Brazil’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs) said:

The validity period of your eVisa is different than the duration of your stay. You may enter in Brazil at any time within the validity period of the eVisa issued. If you want to enter in Brazil before the date specified on your eVisa, you must create a new application. If you need to stay more than 90 days inside the country, you must apply for a regular visa at the nearest Brazilian Consulate.”

Anthony’s Take: I have never been to Brazil. I will get there some day and like that the electronic visa will last for 10 years in case I want to go back and further explore the South American country.

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