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Brazil’s Federal Government has decided to resume entry visa requirements for citizens of the U.S., Australia, and Canada. The measure suspends a unilateral decision from the former government, made in June 2019, to facilitate tourism. 

So far, only the date for the change has been defined, which should take effect from January 2024. The government has not yet disclosed how passport holders from these four countries should apply for a visa. Until 2019, the tourist visa was requested online upon payment of a fee which, in 2018, cost U$40.

For further information about the necessary documentation and where visas can be obtained if needed, please consult the closest Brazilian consular service on this list. Passports must be valid for at least six months after the planned date of arrival in Brazil. 

Any international travel requires the use of a passport. If you do not have a passport it is important to apply for one as soon as possible. It often takes four to six weeks to process the paperwork for a passport (and even longer during the peak travel season of March to August).

For questions about obtaining or renewing your passport (American citizens) you can visit

* If you have a passport, please note - it is highly recommended that your passport be valid for up to 6 months after your scheduled departure date

* It is also important that you have at least one completely blank page (with no stamps or visas) in your passport. This is a requirement for entry into many countries. If your passport is nearly full it might be a good idea to apply for additional pages.

* If you are a U.S. citizen, we recommend working with G3 Visas and Passports to make the process smooth and easy.

Make several photocopies of your passport. Leave a copy at home with your family and carry a copy with you at all times when you are overseas for identification purposes, money changing, etc. If you should lose your passport, having a copy will speed up the process of replacing it.