Most rejections are due to low quality photographs. Please ensure you upload a high quality photograph to prevent delays. We request that you visit a professional photo studio or use a modern smart phone camera to have your passport photo taken. You need to obtain a digital file of the image to be forwarded to VisaHQ.
The image MUST meet the following specifications:
• The photo must be a full, centered headshot of only the face and shoulders.
• The photo must show a full front view of the face with the top of the shoulders squared to the camera. The head must not be tilted to the side.
• The applicant must have a neutral facial expression (no smiling, mouth closed) and look directly at the camera.
• The photo must be clear, sharp, and in-focus, with no blurry or shaded areas. To avoid glare or shadows, the lighting must be uniform across the face and shoulders, including around the ears and in the background.
• The photo must show the applicant’s natural skin tone.
• The photo must be taken against a plain white or light-colored background. There must be enough contrast that the applicant’s features and clothing are easily distinguishable from the backdrop.
• The applicant’s shoulders, ears, and eyebrows have to be clearly visible with no hair (e.g. bangs) covering them.
Additional required documents for minors
• Birth certificate
• Parent/legal guardian 1 passport biodata page
• Parent/legal guardian 2 passport biodata page
• Photo of Parent/legal guardian 1
• Photo of Parent/legal guardian 2
• Additional document to justify if only 1 parent details are provided eg(e.g. authorization form death certificate, birth certificate, single parent custody legal document etc.)
• Consent Letter for Minors signed by both parents / legal guardian. You can download the authorization letter here
Brazil visas for citizens of Canada are electronic. No documents need to be mailed to VisaHQ for processing.
• have been expulsed or deported from Brazil;
• have been accused of practicing terrorist acts, genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes or crimes of aggression in the terms established by the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court;
• have been arrested or convicted for any offense or willful crime;
• had their name included in a sanction list by the Brazilian government or by an international organism;
• have ever had a restraining order or protective order against them related to a person who currently is in Brazil;
• have a communicable disease of public health significance;
• have ever been unlawfully present, overstayed the amount of time granted by an immigration official or otherwise violated the terms of a Brazilian visa;
• have been previously refused a visa to Brazil
Are ineligible for e-Visa and must instead apply for a visa at the nearest Brazilian Consulate. Please contact VisaHQ for more information.
You will receive your electronic visa via e-mail.