Brazilian Visas

From the wild, untamed Amazon Rainforest to the dramatic Iguacu Falls, the iconic beaches of Rio and the laid-back vibe of Bahia, there are many different experiences to look forward to if you’re planning a trip to Brazil. One thing you will need before you go is a visa.

Tourist visa requirements for Australians will need to be met before you enter the country. Thankfully, obtaining a tourist visa for Brazil (Brazil e-visa) is a simple process. This page provides a general guide and your local Flight Centre Travel Expert can help you if you have any questions.

Types Of Tourist Visa For Brazil

Australian citizens travelling to Brazil for tourism, business or transiting can apply for an electronic visa (e-visa) through the VFS Global official e-visa channel. The most up-to-date link can be found on the Australian Government’s Smartraveller website. In other circumstances, you’ll need to apply for your visa through an Embassy or Consulate of Brazil.

Be ultra alert while you are travelling through Brazil, especially if you are in well-known tourist areas. The area around Cristo de Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue in Rio de Janeiro as well as the beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana are hotspots for tourist robberies, so stay alert at all times and don’t carry valuables.

How To Apply For A Brazilian Visa

A Brazilian e-visa is easy to apply for. Just go to the VFS Global e-visa website mentioned above. (VFS Global is a private company, but endorsed by the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.) To apply, you will need to have uploaded a passport-style photo of yourself and the bio page of your passport. The fee for a Brazilian e-visa is US$40, so about AU$56 plus a small service fee. All up, the process should take around five business days to complete. Once you receive the pdf of your approved Brazilian e-visa, make sure you print it out and keep it with your passport.

Please note: Visas are the individual responsibility of travellers. The information above is to be used as a guide only. Conditions can change suddenly so we recommend checking the Australian Government’s Smartraveller website for the latest updates.

If you have any questions regarding Brazilian visas, call 133 133 and talk to a Flight Centre Travel Expert for advice.