Customs calling: Visa information Brazil
If you need a visa prior before arrival, depends on which nationality you have. If your home country requires Brazilians providing a
visa, most likely
Brazilwants you to provide one as well. Citizens from most EU countries, New Zealand and South Africa do not need one if they plan not to stay longer than 90 days in Brazil, while Canadians, Americans and Australians do. It is recommended to check always before your departure with the nearest
Brazilian embassy or consulatefor current visa regulations.
|Tourist visas are valid for 90 days from the date you enter the country. While inside Brazil, the visa can be extended once for another 90 days with the Policía Federal. It is possible you will be asked for a
flight ticketout of the country and proof of sufficient funds, especially if you dress poorly; it is always wise to dress up as smart as possible while dealing with officials, including when extending your visa.
Upon arrival you need to fill out a card (‘cartão de entrada/ saida’) which you need to carry with your passport throughout your stay and hand in when you leave the country. You will be fined if you fail to provide the card as well as in case of overstaying your visa. Note that you cannot return to Brazil after leaving the country during the period of time your extended visa lasts (except for daytrips at Iguaçu falls and the Amazon tripoint border area).
In principal, for
business visasthe same regulations apply as for tourist visas, as long as you do not work for and get paid by a local employer. You need to provide an official letter with a summary of your business purpose, financial responsibility and the dates you plan to be in Brasil for your business trip.
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