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If you are an American citizen, you can go to the Consulate between the hours of 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. with the documents listed below. If you are a citizen of any other country, please schedule an appointment by sending a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
1- Passport (or U.S. “Permit to Reenter”) valid for a minimum of 6 months from date of intended arrival in Brazil;
- For permanent residents in the U.S., Alien Registration Card (Green or Pink Card). For non-permanent residents who plan to return to the U.S.: your U.S. visa must be valid for reentry in the USA for a minimum of 6 months (multiple entries) when you apply for a Brazilian visa;
2- “Visa Application Form” (one per applicant), filled out online. Please make sure you have filled all fields in the form. Once completed, print the form, sign and date it, and attach your passport size photo (2 x 2). Photo must be recent (less than 6 months); vending machine prints and tinted photographs are not accepted;
- Applicants under 18 years of age must have the form signed by parents or guardians. For additional requirements for minors please see below.
3- Round trip ticket (must be a confirmed reservation; itineraries will not be accepted);
4- Proof of having financial means consistent with the status of international tourist, such as a bank statement, or pay-stub, or letter from employer, or credit card statement, etc.
5- Money order to pay processing fees: for U.S. citizens $ 160 (for tourist and business visas); other countries please see table below;
6- If applying by mail, proof of residence (driver’s license, utility bill, etc.).
- Visa applications presented personally at the Consulate are usually processed within one week and will be available for pick-up from 1 P.M. through 4 P.M on the day marked in the receipt. Applications received by mail take up to two weeks (see below).
To obtain additional information, visit http://hartford.itamaraty.gov.br and click on the English translation option.