Brazil launches E-visa scheme for US and Canada

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil launched on November 21, 2017 the “Electronic Visitor Visa Program – E-VISA” for citizens of four countries: Australia, Canada, the US and Japan.

The planned dates for the entry into operation of the electronic visa are the following:

  • November 21, 2017, for Australian nationals;
  • January 11, 2018, for Japanese nationals;
  • January 18, 2018, for Canadian nationals, and
  • January 25, 2018, for US citizens.

The Brazilian E-visa will cost USD 40, which is substantially cheaper than the traditional visa, and will have a maximum validity of two years.

Brazil E-visa

 

The eVisa is valid for only for 2 years and the length of stay for the visitor’s visa will be 90 days per year. Provided all required documents are submitted correctly, e-visas are normally issued within 4 – 5 working days of your application.

In 2016, Brazilian consulates in these four countries accounted for 63.74% of the Brazilian tourism visa demand worldwide and for 58.15% of the demand for business visas.

The e-visa applications can be launched at this portal: http://vfsglobal.com/brazil-evisa/

Read more: http://www.itamaraty.gov.br/en/press-releases/17910-inauguration-of-the-electronic-visitor-visa-program-e-visa



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