Brazil visa application and requirements

                    Brazil Visa

Brazil Visa for Central African Republic passport holder living in United States of America

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COVID-19 / Health Insurance for travel to Brazil
From December 30, 2020, all arrivals, both foreigners and citizens, will be obliged to show proof of a negative PCR test, taken no longer than 72 hours before departure of the inbound flight. Any foreigner/tourist who does not present proof of the negative test before the flight may not be permitted to board.

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Brazil visa application form. Completed application form for Brazil will be prepared within 5 business hours of order submission, and emailed to you to download, print and sign.
Original, SIGNED Central African Republic passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity.
Passport-type photograph: 1. A recent 2'' x 2'' passport-type photo of the applicant, front view, white background. Photo must be taken within the past 6 months.
Proof of Status. Copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, US passport, US birth certificate, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.)
Proof of Residency. Copy of driver's license, state issued ID, lease, bank statement, school enrollment letter, or major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) for the most recent month, showing the applicant's name and current address.
Itinerary. A copy of complete round trip tickets or a letter signed by a travel agent.
If you will be entering and/or exiting Brazil by LAND please submit:
• Ticketed flight itinerary showing flights into and out of the region.
• A letter addressed to the "Consulate of Brazil, Visa Section" explaining exactly how, when, and where you will be entering and leaving Brazil.
• A copy of your most recent monthly bank statement.
If you will be entering and/or exiting Brazil by SEA please submit:
• Official receipt or boarding pass from the Cruise line listing the applicant as a passenger and showing that the balance has been paid in full.
• Official daily port itinerary from the cruise line listing the applicant as a passenger and showing the port location for each day of the cruise.

Conference or Seminar. If attending a conference or seminar, a letter of invitation from the organization in Brazil which is hosting the event and a day-by-day itinerary of the event.
Bank Statement. Copies of bank statements from the past 3 months. The statement must clearly show the applicant's name as the account holder, the balances of the accounts, and the date of the statement.
Proof of employment. Stating applicant's occupation, name and address of employer, etc.
Personal Invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide letter of invitation with the contact information of the host and visitor, purpose and duration of the visit, confirmation of accommodation including the address, signature and date. You will also need to provide proof of the host's status in Brazil ie. copy of their Brazil passport's information page, or, if they are not a citizen of Brazil, copies of their Brazil residence permit and their national passport's information pages.
Birth Certificate. Original birth certificate (showing full name of applicant's mother and father) translated into English or Portuguese with the appropriate Certification by Translator.
Proof of Residency. Hotel/Lodging reservation and/or information or contact(s) in Brazil (name, address in Brazil, etc.).
Flight confirmation. Showing dates of entrance into and exit from Brazil.
From December 30, 2020, all travelers to Brazil by air (Brazilians and foreigners) must present the following documents to the airline before boarding:
1) Traveler’s Health Declaration (DSV): filled out (in print or digitally) agreeing to sanitary measures that must be complied with during the traveler’s time in Brazil. Note: the Brazilian government has not issued the specifics of this document yet but it is understood that the form will be distributed prior to boarding the airplane to Brazil. For further questions on this document, please contact your airline.

2) Negative COVID-19 test: specifically, a document from a laboratory test (RT-PCR) for screening for infection by SARS-CoV-2, with a negative/non-reactive result, performed within 72 hours prior to the moment of boarding; Please see below further clarifications from the Brazilian government regarding the required COVID-19 test:

• The COVID-19 test must be a document from a laboratory test (RT-PCR) for screening for infection by SARS-CoV-2, with a negative/non-reactive result, performed within 72 hours prior to the moment of boarding;
• The document must be presented in Portuguese, Spanish or English;
• The test must be carried out in a laboratory recognized by the health authority of the country of departure;
Children under the age of twelve who are traveling with a companion are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test provided that all companions present the required negative/non-reactive COVID-19 tests. However, children aged two or over and less than twelve years old who are traveling unaccompanied must present proof of the negative/non-reactive COVID-19 test;
Children under the age of two years are exempt from presenting a negative COVID-19 test;
• In the event of travel to Brazil with connections or stopovers where the traveler remains in a restricted area of the airport, the seventy-two hour period applies for prior to boarding the first flight of the trip.
• While Brazil has opened its border to visitors traveling by air, U.S. citizens considering international travel should be aware that Brazil remains at a Level 4 Travel Advisory (Do Not Travel) and continues to experience high daily case numbers of COVID-19.
• While Brazil no longer requires proof of health insurance to enter the country, the U.S. Department of State continues to recommend that all travelers purchase insurance before departing the United States or verify that their existing health insurance will cover them while abroad. The U.S. government does not provide health insurance for U.S. citizens overseas and does not pay medical bills.
Effective December 25, international flights to Brazil originating in or passing through the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland are prohibited on a temporary basis. Foreign travelers who are coming from or passing through the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in the last fourteen days will not be permitted to embark on flights to Brazil.
Foreigners who are in a land border country and need to cross the border to embark on a flight back to their country of residence may enter Brazil with authorization from the Federal Police and must follow the below steps:
1. The foreigner must obtain an official note from the Embassy or consulate of the country of citizenship (U.S. citizens should reach out to the closest Embassy or consulate for assistance);
2. When crossing the border, the air tickets for the flight to the home country must be presented to the immigration official;
3. After approval of the request, the foreigner must go directly to the airport upon crossing the land border.
From December 30, 2020, travelers in the following categories are exempt from the land border entry restrictions:
• Brazilian citizens, born or naturalized
• Permanent residents of Brazil
• National Immigration Registry Card Holders (Registro Nacional Migratório – RNM)
• Foreign professionals employed by a non-governmental aid organization recognized by the Brazilian government
• Foreign officials accredited by the Brazilian government
• Spouse, domestic partner, son or daughter, father or mother, or caregiver of a Brazilian citizen
• Any person whose entrance into Brazil is deemed by the government to be in the public interest

Travelers in transit in one of the following categories:

• Cargo delivery
• Passengers required to disembark for aircraft refueling or repairs
• Flight crews
Additional required documents for minors (under 18):
Birth certificate. A NOTARIZED copy of the applicant's birth certificate. (An original birth certificate will be accepted in lieu of a notarized copy.)

Letter of consent. A NOTARIZED letter of consent from the DC Embassy, signed by both parents. This form is available here.

Application form. Applicants under 18 years of age are considered minors and cannot sign their visa application forms. Instead, the forms must be signed by one or both parents (signatures on this form do not need to be notarized).

Polio vaccination. For applicants between the ages of 3 months and 6 years, a certificate of vaccination against Polio is required. If the child cannot be inoculated, please submit a notarized letter from the child's physician.
Additional required documents for applicants of Brazilian Origin:
• Brazilian citizens, even those with dual citizenship, must enter and leave Brazil with a Brazilian passport. If the applicant was born in Brazil and no longer holds the Brazilian citizenship, documented proof of loss of citizenship must be presented along with the visa application.
Minors of Brazilian Parents who are not Brazilian
• Minor applicants with parents of Brazilian origin who are not Brazilians must fill out this form. The form can be found here.

Brazil tourist visa fees for citizens of Central African Republic

Multiple entry
  • Validity: up to 3 months
  • Processing: 10 business days
  • Total cost: 179.00 
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    Cost calculation
    Embassy fee: 80.00 Processing: 99.00: 0.00 Total cost: 179.00
Maximum stay in Brazil: 90 days  
Brazil visa help Maximum stay refers to the number of days allowed on a single visit.
Maximum stay in Brazil: 90 days
Brazil visa help Maximum stay refers to the number of days allowed on a single visit.
Brazil visa for citizens of Central African Republic is required. For more information please contact the nearest Brazil embassy.

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Brazil visa information
Brazil Visa
Brazil Visa category as defined by Brazil Embassy.
Brazil Visa validity.
Brazil Visa issue date (format might be different from MM-DD-YYYY).
Name of Brazil visa holder
Traveler's passport number.
Number of allowed entries to Brazil (subject to visa validity dates).
Maximum duration of stay in Brazil per each entry.
Brazil Consulate that issued a visa.

Frequently Asked Questions about Brazil visa

  • Do I need to come to the Consulate to apply for Brazilian e-visa or to pick it up?
    No. The whole process is very convenient and the the applicant obtains the e-visa remotely.
  • How long can I stay in Brazil?
    All visa holders, regardless of nationality or visa validity date, may only stay in Brazil for up to 90 days a year, unless otherwise noted on the visa. An extension of the original 90 days may be granted by the Federal Police Department in Brazil, yet total stay cannot exceed 180 days a year, unless otherwise noted.
  • Do I need to get a Yellow Fever vaccine?
    Consult your primary care physician. Keep in mind that the vaccine should be taken at least 10 days prior to departure.

    As of May 2010, Brazil does not require a yellow fever International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis to enter the country. Yellow fever vaccination is recommended for travelers who plan to visit the following Brazilian states:

     •   Acre
     •   Amapá
     •   Amazonas
     •   Distrito Federal
     •   Goiás
     •   Maranhão
     •   Mato Grosso
     •   Mato Grosso do Sul
     •   Minas Gerais
     •   Pará
     •   Rondonia
     •   Roraima
     •   Tocantins

    In addition to these, it is also recommended for travelers going to the west and south of Bahia, the north of Espírito Santo, the west of Paraná, the south of Piauí, the northwest of São Paulo, as well as the west of the states of Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul.

    Keep in mind that most of the coast of Brazil is not a risk area for yellow fever, except for the north of Espírito Santo and the south of Bahia."
  • If my visa is still valid, but my passport has expired, what do I do?
    If your Brazilian visa is still valid and your passport expires, you can get a new passport (from the authorities of your country) and carry both the new (valid) passport and the old one (with the visa) when you travel to Brazil.
  • For how long is my visa valid?
    Long-duration visas (valid for 5 or 10 years, for instance) are valid from the day they were issued. Short-duration visas (valid for 30 or 90 days, for example) are valid from the date of first entry into Brazil.
  • Embassy in Brasilia
    Location Av. das Nações Qd. 801 - Lt. 03
    Brasilia, DF
    Phone +55-61-3312-7000
    Fax +55-61-3225-9136
  • Consulate in Recife
    Location Rua Goncalves Maia,
    163, Boa Vista
    Phone +55-81-3416-3050
    Fax +55-81-3231-1906
  • Consulate in Rio de Janeiro
    Location Avenida Presidente Wilson, 147
    Rio de Janeiro, RJ
    Phone +55-21-3823-2000
  • Consulate in Sao Paulo
    Location Rua Henri Dunant, 500
    Chácara Santo Antônio
    SP, 04709-110
    São Paulo
    Phone +55-11-3250-5000
  • Consulate in Porto Alegre
    Location Av. Assis Brasil, 1889
    Passo d’Areia – Porto Alegre – RS
    Rio Grande do Sul
    Phone +55 (51) 3345-6000

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Brazil Customs

Import Regulations Export Regulations Health and Security Contact Customs Authorities
  • Tobacco products 400 cigarettes or
    25 cigars or
    250 grammes of tobacco
  • Alcoholic beverages 24 units of alcoholic beverages - units classified as either 75cl or 1 litre bottles;
  • 10 units of makeup items
  • Clothes and other articles for personal use
  • Books and periodicals
  • Local and foreign currency greater than BRL 10,000 will need to be declared when entering or leaving the country
  • Flower, plants and plants products will require permission from the Ministry of Agriculture before being granted admission into the country.
  • Meat, egg or fish products will all also require permission from the Ministry of Agriculture before entering the country.
  • Cats, dogs and other animals being imported will need an international health certificate from the country of origin which was issued less than 10 days prior to their arrival. Pets 90 days or older will also require a Rabies vaccination certificate issued 30 days prior to the intended date of arrival.
  • Illegal drugs
  • Guns, explosives and ammunition
  • Knives and deadly weapons
  • Fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Plant and plant products
  • All species of birds
  • Pets and animals - unless authorised
  • Dairy products including milk, egg and cheese
  • Fish and fish products
  • Cigarettes or alcoholic beverages of Brazilian origin
  • Counterfeit money and goods
  • Hazardous materials
  • Pornographic material
  • No information available
  • No information available
  • Illegal drugs
  • Guns, explosives and ammunition
  • Knives and deadly weapons
  • Fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Plant and plant products
  • All species of birds
  • Pets and animals - unless authorised
  • Dairy products including milk, egg and cheese
  • Fish and fish products
  • Cigarettes or alcoholic beverages of Brazilian origin
  • Counterfeit money and goods
  • Hazardous materials
  • Pornographic material
Basic health information for travelers to Brazil
  • A yellow fever vaccination is required if travelling from or through a country suffering from the disease. Travellers entering Brazil from non infected regions are instructed to consider obtaining protection from the disease regardless.
  • There is a high risk of Malaria throughout the year in many rural locations below 900m. Areas where the disease is most active include the nine states of the Legal Amazonia region Acre, Amapá, Amazonas, Maranhão (western part), Mato Grosso (northern part), Pará (except Belém City), Rondônia, Roraima and Tocantins. Cases of the disease are less reported in more urban areas and main cities such as Pôrto Velho, Boa Vista, Macapá, Manaus, Santarém and Maraba. The disease is generally found in areas where heavy mining and agriculture is taking place but travellers staying in other areas are still strongly advised to take care to avoid any potential risk of infection.
  • Other insect based diseases found throughout Brazil include Dengue Fever, recent outbreaks of which have been reported from the states of Amazonas, Acre, Ceara, Minas Gerais, Espirito Santo, Parana, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Alagoas, Rio Grande do Sul, and Rio Grande do Norte. Confirmed cases of visceral leishmaniasis and Oropouche Fever have also been noted throughout the country in isolated regions and all travellers should seek out medical attention if infected by any of these diseases.
  • Hepatitis B is also present throughout the entire region and all visitors are instructed to take great care when dealing with bloody or infected needles or if engaging in sexual activity during the course of their visit.
  • Rabies is also present in the bites from wild or infected animals throughout the country and any traveller bitten by these creatures should clean the wound before immediately seeking out medical assistance before serious symptoms develop.
Basic security information for travelers to Brazil
  • Brazil is a country which currently has a higher than average level of crime and all travellers are strongly advised to take great care when out in busy public locations. Instances of kidnappings and violent assaults are common in Rio and other main cities throughout the country and visitors are urged to avoid public displays of affluence which could potentially attract unwanted attention. Sexual assaults are a possibility and female visitors should take special care if travelling alone after dark.
  • Storms, flash flooding, and landslides are common in the wet season between December and March and all foreign drivers inside the country during this period are urged to avoid driving in potentially hazardous weather conditions.
  • Drug trafficking is widespread throughout Brazil and penalties for any drug related activities are severe. All travellers should take great care to avoid any participation in drugs related activity which could bring them to the attention of the police.
Brazilian Customs contact information
For further assistance please contact the Brazilian Customs authorities directly. They will provide the latest information about customs regulations and export-import procedures.

For additional information about travel restrictions, security warnings, political updates, and basic travel guidelines, please contact the nearest Brazilian Embassy.