A Brazil travel visa needs to be on your passport before your Brazilian vacation. The visa form sticker will be on a passport page and is essential of those planning to enter the country.
The particular Brazil consulate will accept visa application by mail as long as the applicant submits proof of residence under their jurisdiction. You can also get a Brazil visa by yourself or ask a good friend, member of the family, vacation adviser or even visa expediting courier service to help submit your application for you.
If you need the assistance of a knowledgeable visa expediter, many of us advise Brazil travel visa Express.
There are 10 types of Brazil visa's, read below to see which type applies to you. There is also a special temporary visa for the Soccer World Cup. To learn Portuguese for the Brazil World Cup use Rocket Portuguese, the most effective method of learning a foreign language.
Brazil Travel Visa types:
TE-Temporary Special Visas
The temporary special visas are for those going to Brazil for the World Youth Day 2013, FIFA Confederations Cup 2013 and FIFA World Cup 2014. The Brazil travel visa for this special type of visa are the following:
1) Temporary Special Courtesy Visa: for accredited personnel and volunteers of the FIFA World Cup 2014.
2) Temporary Special Tourist Visa: for spectators with purchased tickets to attend the FIFA World Cup 2014.
3) Temporary Special Business Visa: for members of the press covering the FIFA World Cup 2014.
4) Temporary Special VITEM III: for athletes and artists participating in the FIFA World Cup 2014.
5) Temporary Special VITEM V: for professionals working for the organization of the FIFA World Cup 2014.
6) Temporary Special VITEM VI: for international correspondents covering the FIFA World Cup 2014.
Brazil Tourist Visa
The Brazil tourist visa is for foreigners who enter the country for tourism, to visit friends or relatives, or to participate in seminars, artistic events, and sports competitions. You are not allowed to receive payment if you speak at a seminar. Participants in competitions may receive prize money but spectator admittance at the events must be free. An invitation letter from the sponsoring organization in Brazil providing details about the seminar/sporting event is required. This type of visa allows you to stay up to 180 days within the country in a period of 12 months following initial entry. This does not have to be consecutive but can be multiple entries.
For more information about Brazil tourist visa, visit the Consulate site Brazil travel visa tourist visa eligibility
Temporary Visa I (VITEM-I)
VITEM-I is the Brazil student visa that is issued to foreign exchange students. This type is also necessary for those who plan to participate in paid cultural, technological or scientific missions; research or professorships; charitable or religious volunteer work; technical training for Brazil-manufactured equipment; or unpaid training for amateur athletes between the ages of 14 and 21. Those who seek medical treatment in Brazil must also apply for this type of visa.
Temporary Visa II (VITEM-II)
The Temporary Visa II is also known as the Brazil Business visa. It is for those who enter Brazil with an import/export contract or to make commercial contacts. This visa is also issued to journalists, crew members without an international crew card and those entering to adopt a Brazilian child. Note that when entering for adoption, custody must have already been granted.
Temporary Visa III (VITEM-III)
This type of visa is for paid participation in athletic or performing arts events. A pre-approved work permit by the Ministry of Labor in Brazil is required.
Temporary Visa IV (VITEM-IV)
The temporary visa is for students or interns
A) Students pursuing technical short-term studies (such as Portuguese and Brazilian Culture classes. Must take at least 15 hours of classes per week);
B) Students pursuing undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate academic or theological studies;
C) Unpaid student interns.
Temporary Visa V (VITEM-V)
This Brazil visa is also known as the Brazilian work visa, and covers a wide range of purposes including temporary service in the Brazilian government. Any paid employment with a legal Brazilian entity, internships of more than one year, technology transfer contracts, technical assistance contracts, training or work experience following graduation from a professional degree program (including medical residency,) or crew memberships aboard offshore platforms or foreign cruise ships also require a VITEM-V. This visa may also be applicable to dependents of VITEM-V bearers under certain conditions.
Temporary Visa VI (VITEM-VI)
This visa type applies to media correspondents who will not be receiving compensation for work from a Brazilian organization. VITEM-VI may also be issued to immediate family members of the bearer for stays beyond six months.
Temporary Visa VII (VITEM-VII)
Travel by persons with theological or academic education in religious studies for the purposes of religious or missionary work requires this type of visa.
Those who would like to obtain a visa to reside permanently in Brazil because of family, retirement, or personal investment need to obtain a permanent visa. This same type also applies to managers or directors of companies or religious
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