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Foreign citizens travelling to Brazil as tourists, participants in conferences, seminars, artistic or sports events (provided no payment is involved) must have a ‘Tourist Visa’.

When travelling to Brazil on tourism, citizens of the following countries are exempted from a visa: 

Andorra (Exempted from tourist visa only), Argentina, Austria, Bahamas (Exempted from tourist visa only), Barbados (Exempted from tourist visa only), Belgium, Bermuda, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala (Exempted from tourist visa only), Guyana (Exempted from tourist visa only), Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Liechtenstein (Exempted from tourist visa only), Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia (Exempted from tourist visa only), Monaco, Morocco, Namibia (Exempted from tourist visa only), the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama (Exempted from tourist visa only), Paraguay, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Paraguay, Portugal, Romania, Russia (effective June 7, 2010), San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, the Sovereign Order of Malta (citizens of Malta must have a visa), Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uruguay, the Vatican and Venezuela (Exempted from tourist visa only). First entry into Brazil must be no later than 90 days after the visa is issued.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to make sure the application is lodged accordingly.

Length of stay in Brazil –

First granted period: up to 90 days

  • Extensions (once in Brazil): up to another 90 days, making up a maximum of six months in any twelve-month period.
  • At least 2 weeks before expiration of the first granted period, tourists may apply for a single extension of up to 90 additional days.
  • Paid or unpaid employment of tourists in Brazil is strictly prohibited.
  • An Embarkation/Disembarkation card, provided to all visitors by the Brazilian Immigration authorities (DPMAF), must be filled in and signed appropriately and submitted to authorities upon arrival and when leaving Brazil.

Documents Required:

Tourist Visas:

  • Applicant’s passport, valid for no less than 6 months (Soiled, damaged or defaced passports will not be accepted)
  • Duly filled and signed visa application form
  • One passport-size photograph
  • Originals and one complete set of photocopies of: return or onward ticket or proof of means of support during the applicant’s stay in Brazil (recent bank and credit card statements, pay slips, are accepted as proof).
  • Certificate of vaccination, where necessary
  • For applicants participating in conferences, seminars, artistic or sports events, a letter from the organizers.
  • Receipt of payment of the consular fee

Minors under 18 years of age:

  • A copy of the minor’s birth certificate is required in all cases
  • Minors not traveling with both parents/guardians must provide a notarized letter of consent signed by the non-accompanying parent(s)/guardian(s) authorizing the Consulate to issue a visa
  • A certificate of vaccination against polio is required for children between ages of three months and six years. A signed letter from the child’s physician is required if the child cannot be inoculated.

Time required to issue visa:

  • When applied for in person: up to 3 working days
  • When applied for by a third party: up to 10 working days
  • For more than 10 visas: up to 10 working days
  • When submission to the Brazilian Ministry of External Affairs is required: up to 8 weeks
  • Additional time for processing by post

Note: The Consulate General does not provide express services.
Do not commit yourself to travel plans until you know when your visa will be issued.
Do not leave your application to the last minute: in times of heavy workload, the processing time may be extended.

General conditions are subject to change without prior notice and will be posted on this website.

  • AED 80 All nationalities, except the ones listed below
  • AED 140 Australian citizens
  • AED 100 Japanese
  • AED 260 Canadian and Nigerian
  • AED 120 Korean and Mexican
  • AED 240 Algerian
  • AED 400 Angolan
  • AED 560 processing fee for US citizens
  • AED 300 visa plus processing fee for UAE citizens

Please note that these fees are charged on a reciprocity basis.
Application can be delivered in person or by courier. Check the Embassy´s address. Additional fee of AED 80 for any application not submitted in person by the applicant, regardless of nationality.
CASH ONLY. Please provide exact amount.


  • Some nationalities require prior approval from the Brazilian Department of Immigration in order to obtain a visa, among them: Afghan, Iranian, Iraqi, Jordanian, Lebanese, Libyan, Nigerian, Palestinian, Pakistani, Senegalese, Syrian and North Korean citizens.
  • The issuance of a visa for nationalities which require clearance may take from 2 to 4 weeks.
    Visa validity

Tourist visas

  • A tourist can stay in Brazil for a maximum of six months in any twelve-month period. He must first have obtained a visa for 90 days. Once in Brazil, he may apply for a single extension of up to 90 additional days. At the end of the extended stay, the tourist must leave the country, and may only return to Brazil as a tourist after another six months have elapsed.

If offered employment after arriving in Brazil, can a tourist apply for a work permit without having to leave the country?

  • No. Tourists are not allowed to change their visa status while in the country. Prospective employers must apply for a work permit on behalf of the tourist they wish to employ; if the permit is granted, the tourist will have to leave Brazil and return to his country of residence, where his ‘Work visa” will be issued by a Brazilian Consulate

Can I have my visa extended while in Brazil?

  • Most Brazilian visas are extendable, and if they are the extension may be obtained while in Brazil. Extensions are granted by the Brazilian Federal Police (DPF). The DPF has offices in the capital city of each state. Applications for extension must be made no more than one month and no less than two weeks before the visa expires. Please bear in mind that approval of a request for a visa extension is entirely at the discretion of the Brazilian Federal Police.

Social conventions:
In informal situations, it is common to kiss women on both cheeks when meeting and taking one’s leave. Handshaking is customary between men, and normal European courtesies are observed. Frequent offers of coffee and tea are customary. Flowers are acceptable as a gift on arrival or following a visit for a meal. A souvenir from the visitor’s home country will be well-received as a gift of appreciation. Casual wear is normal, particularly during hot weather.

Hepatitis A and B vaccinations are recommended for all travelers. Mosquito-borne diseases like dengue fever and malaria are prevalent in Brazil. Insect repellent and protective clothing is essential. Malaria exists below 2,953ft (900m) in most rural areas, and outbreaks of dengue fever occur frequently. A yellow fever vaccination is recommended for those travelling to rural areas and other parts of the country as a yellow fever outbreak occurred at the beginning of 2008. Visitors travelling from infected areas outside the country require a yellow fever certificate. Tap water is heavily treated resulting in a strong chemical taste; bottled water is, however, freely available for drinking purposes. Typhoid vaccinations are recommended if travelers intend to spend a lot of time outside of major cities.

Food & Drink:
Brazilian food represents a variety of traditional recipes influenced by many cultures from its

The food is as miscellaneous as the country itself. The most popular `Brazilian’ meal can include Portuguese olive oil, native manioc, Japanese sushi, African okra, Italian pasta, German sausage and Lebanese tabbouleh. Still, the cuisine can be reduced to three delightful principles: generosity, freshness and simplicity.

Given the richness and variety of fresh ingredients, Brazilians generally eat their food neat. They feel no need for fancy sauces or rarefied cooking processes. Meat is coated in salt and set on the grill, while veggies are steamed and served straight up. Simply add a drizzle of olive oil and a bit of salt to taste. That said, there are complex regional dishes that are well worth their careful preparation.

Caipirinha is traditional Brazilian drink prepared with cachaça; it is very popular in Europe and the U.S. You could say it USED TO be Brazil’s best-kept secret, but it’s the connoisseur’s cocktail of choice from New York City to Miami, commanding hefty prices.

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