Visa Requirements for Citizens of Brazil

Learn about visa requirements for citizens of Brazil to enter every country in the world.

Visa Requirements for Brazilian Citizens

Visa requirements for citizens of Brazil are the rules concerning the paperwork needed for Brazilian passport holders to enter foreign countries.

The Brazilian passport is ranked 19th in the world in 2021 in terms of the strongest passports by the Henley Passport Index. It permits holders to visit around 170 destinations around the world without having to apply for a traditional visa in person at an embassy.

For those wondering what the visa requirements for Brazilians are, the answer is that they vary depending on the destination. Other factors that affect whether or not a citizen of Brazil needs a visa include the purpose of the trip and the length of time they will spend in the country or territory.

A number of countries have an electronic visa (eVisa) or electronic travel authorization (ETA) available for Brazilian nationals. These are usually required for short visits for the purpose of tourism and, in some cases, business and/or transit.

These electronic entry permits tend to be the most convenient options as they can be obtained online.

Some countries have a visa on arrival (VoA) that visitors from Brazil are eligible for. However, waiting until arrival to apply for a visa means standing in line and waiting at the border, wasting valuable time.

An embassy visa is required by nationals of Brazil to enter a number of countries and territories. These must be applied for in person at a diplomatic mission.

Finally, some countries have no visa requirements for Brazilian citizens for short-term visits, allowing holders of passports issued by Brazil to enter visa-free.

Read on to learn more about the visa requirements set by different countries for travelers from Brazil.

List of Visa Countries for Brazilian Passport Holders in 2021

Brazilian passport holders require a visa or travel authorization of some description to travel to over 100 different countries and territories in 2021.

Nationals of Brazil must get the right type of permit for their purpose and length of visit. For example, it may be necessary to get a tourist visa, a business visa, a transit visa, a work visa, a residence visa, or a study visa.

Many of these types of visa can only be obtained from an overseas diplomatic mission (embassy or consulate) belonging to the destination country.

For some countries, visas for short-term visits as a tourist can be obtained by applying online. These electronic visas, or eVisas, avoid the need to go to an embassy in person and can be applied for from the comfort of the traveler’s home.

Certain destinations do not require Brazilian nationals to hold a visa at all, but some may ask them to register online with a visa waiver system to obtain an electronic travel authorization. The process is similar to that of an eVisa, but tends to be even more streamlined.

Consult the map below to see all of the countries for which Brazilian citizens are required to hold a visa or travel authorization to enter.

Electronic Travel Visa Authorization for Brazilians

Electronic visas (eVisas) and electronic travel authorizations (eTAs) for Brazilians are digital entry permits that can be obtained online.

Over 20 different countries around the world have an online system that allows citizens of Brazil to obtain either an eVisa or an eTA that will allow them to visit.

Digital visa waivers and eVisas for Brazilian nationals may permit a single entry or multiple entries, depending on the country that issues them.

The maximum length of time that a Brazilian visitor can remain in a country with an eVisa or eTA ranges from 14 days to 3 months. For longer stays, a different type of visa will be required or else it will be necessary to leave the country and then re-enter.

An eTA or eVisa for Brazilian citizens permits the holder to visit the destination for tourism and leisure.

For some countries, they also allow other purposes such as business and/or transit.

To obtain an eVisa or eTA, travelers from Brazil must fill in the fields of a simple online application form. The electronic nature of these permits means that the Brazilian applicant does not have to spend time going to an embassy or consulate to apply in person and can get their eVisa or eTA from any location with an internet connection.

Depending on the destination, the eVisa or eTA may be electronically linked to the Brazilian passport registered in the application or a physical copy may be needed. It is advisable to check before departing. If in doubt, Brazilians should print off a copy to make sure they have proof of their permission to enter.

Browse the list below to find out which countries have an eVisa or eTA for Brazilians.

Visa On Arrival for Brazilian Citizens

A visa on arrival (VoA) for Brazilians is a visa that can be obtained at the border of the destination country or territory, without having to apply in advance.

VoAs may only be available at certain points of entry (i.e. certain airports, seaports, and/or land border checkpoints).

Around 30 different countries have a visa on arrival option for visitors from Brazil.

VoAs for Brazilian citizens are generally only valid for short-term visits for tourism and, in some cases, business or transit.

Depending on the country or territory, Brazilians with a visa on arrival can stay for a maximum period of time of between 7 days and 3 months.

Brazilian travelers who choose to obtain a visa on arrival will have to stand in line at border control to fill out the application form and have their VoA processed before they will be allowed to enter the country. This can mean spending some time waiting to cross the border.

The VoA also carries the risk of having entry denied in the unlikely event of a problem with the individual’s application or supporting documents. In this case, the Brazilian national would be forced to return home.

For this reason, if there is also an option for Brazilians to apply for an eVisa or eTA for that country before making the journey, this is highly recommended as it allows time to resolve any rare issues with the application.

See below the list of destinations that allow Brazilian visitors to obtain a visa on arrival.

Visa On Arrival for Brazilian Citizens: Country list

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  • Burkina Faso
  • Comoros
  • Gabon
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Iran
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lebanon
  • Maldives
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mozambique
  • Nepal
  • Palau
  • Samoa
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Embassy Visa Required by Brazilian Nationals

Embassy visas for Brazilians include a number of types of visas issued by overseas diplomatic missions (embassies and consulates). They must be obtained in advance of the journey to the destination country.

Types of visas and permits that can be obtained at an embassy include residence visas/permits, work visas, study visas, tourist visas, and medical visas, among others.

Citizens of Brazil are required to apply for a visa at an embassy in order to travel to over 85 different countries for any reason, including for short-term visits.

It is necessary to go to a diplomatic mission to submit an application for a tourist visabusiness visatransit visa, or any other type of entry permit for a Brazilian traveling to one of these countries.

In addition, Brazilian nationals must apply at an embassy for the relevant type of visa if they plan to live, work, or study in the majority of countries, including those that have eVisa, eTA, or VoA options for tourism or allow visa-free entry to Brazilians for short stays.

When applying for an embassy visa for Brazilians, it may be necessary to arrange an interview at the embassy beforehand, rather than just turning up. This depends on the country in question.

Brazilians living in Brazil can find all foreign embassies in Brasilia, while many other major cities host foreign consulates, including Rio de Janeiro and São Paolo. Brazilians living in other countries should be aware that embassies are almost always based in capital cities.

Consult the list of countries below to find all the destinations whose visa requirements for Brazilians state that they must apply at an embassy for a visa for all visits, regardless of the purpose and length of stay.

Embassy Visa Required by Brazilian Nationals: Country list

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  • Afghanistan
  • Aland Islands
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Anguilla
  • Antarctica
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Bangladesh
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bonaire
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • China
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos Islands
  • Congo
  • Cook Islands
  • Cuba
  • Curacao
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greenland
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guam
  • Guernsey
  • Guinea
  • Iraq
  • Isle of Man
  • Japan
  • Jersey
  • Kiribati
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Mali
  • Martinique
  • Mayotte
  • Montserrat
  • Nauru
  • New Caledonia
  • Niger
  • Niue
  • Norfolk Island
  • North Korea
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • Puerto Rico
  • Reunion
  • Saint Barthelemy
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Martin
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Seychelles
  • Sint Maarten
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • Sudan
  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Taiwan
  • Tokelau
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • United States
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • Wallis and Futuna
  • Yemen

Visa Not Required by Citizens of Brazil

Brazilian citizens enjoy visa exemption for over 100 countries. This means that they may enter without applying for any sort of visa or travel authorization as long as they hold a passport issued by Brazil.

These countries include most of South and Central America, as well as Europe and various other parts of the world.

In most cases, visa exemption for Brazilians only applies for short-term stays for the purposes of tourism, leisure, and transit, although in some cases, visa-free entry is permitted for business reasons.

The maximum length of time a Brazilian national can stay in a country without a visa varies between 15 days and 1 year, depending on the destination.

However, Brazilians must apply for a visa or permit if they wish to stay in the country for longer than the maximum length of stay permitted without a visa.

With the exception of fellow Mercosur member states, it is necessary to apply for the relevant visa in order to work or study in visa-exempt countries.

See below the list of destinations that permit citizens of Brazil to enter without a visa.

Visa Not Required by Citizens of Brazil: Country list

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  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Austria
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Bulgaria
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Kazakhstan
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Macedonia
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Namibia
  • Netherlands
  • Nicaragua
  • Norway
  • Palestinian Territory
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela

Mercosur Member Countries

Brazil is a member of Mercosur (also known as the Southern Common Market). The rules of this bloc dictate that citizens of Brazil have the right to live and work in other full member states and associated member states without a visa.

This means that Brazilians do not need any sort of visa for these countries.

In addition, Brazilian travelers may enter any of the member states using just their state-issued identity card, not even requiring their passport.

See the Mercosur member states (apart from Brazil) listed below:

  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Uruguay

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