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                      New Brazil Visa Requirements

A Brazil visa is mandatory for U.S. citizens who plan to visit Brazil for any purpose,
whether for tourism or business, work or study. Recently, new requirements have
been established by the Brazilian government. Applicants need to be aware of
these requirements and plan accordingly in order to avoid complications with
travel plans.

The first new requirement is that applicants must complete the Brazil visa
application form electronically. The form can no longer be downloaded, printed
and completed in ink. Completing the electronic visa application is quite easy. The
form is hosted by the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. When applicants first
attempt to visit the site, a warning will appear stating that the site uses an
unknown certificate. You first need to allow your browser to access the website.

Brazil's visa application is divided into four sections: General Data, Documents,
Occupation and Addresses. In the General Data section, requested information
includes full name, sex, marital status, date and place of birth, nationality and
parents' full names. The Occupation section asks for your profession and
employer as well as work address and email. If you are a student, you must
include the name of your school. In the Document section, you enter in
information about your passport. Finally, the Addresses section provides places
for permanent residence, current address and contact in Brazil.

After completing and submitting the form, you can print the completed
application. You will also be provided with a protocol number. With this number
in hand, you have to make an appointment at the Brazilian embassy or consulate
that has jurisdiction over the state where you reside. This is the second new

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Brazil's consulate services no longer accept walk-in applications. They only attend
by appointment. To make the appointment, you need to visit the appropriate
consulate's online visa appointment system and create an user's account. You
then log in using the protocol number and your password. Your appointment
must be scheduled within 30 days of the date that you completed the Brazilian
application form or you will have to complete another.

Take the completed and signed visa application, supporting documents and proof
of payment to your scheduled appointment. The Brazilian consulate no longer
accepts visa applications by mail. If you are unable to appear, you can authorize a
third party to go in your place and represent you. If you do choose to use a third
party, you need to provide them with a copy of your driver's license in addition to
the other required documents.

Besides the new requirements listed above, you also need to consider that the
high demand for visas to Brazil has caused the consulate services to increase
processing times. It is important to understand that the time of year in which you
are applying for a Brazil visa can affect the time it takes for your application to be
processed. You should plan accordingly. If your trip is scheduled during peak
travel season, expect it to take longer than it would during the off season.

Visit U.S. Passport Service Guide for up-to=date Brazil visa requirements and to
learn how you can apply online for a fast Brazil visa.

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