Consulate General of Brazil in New York: Electronic Visa for US citizens (effective January 25, 2018)

Consulate General of Brazil in New York: Electronic Visa for US citizens (effective January 25, 2018)

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Chamber Member News Post Date: 01/19/18 Source: Consulate General of Brazil in New York By: Consulate General of Brazil in New York
Summary

The Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has created an Electronic Visa Program for citizens of the USA, Australia, Canada and Japan. Brazilian consulates in these four countries accounted for around 65% of world demand for tourist visas for Brazil in 2016 and about 60% of the demand for business visas.

With this initiative, visa application for Brazil will be easier and quicker. Consular services will be considerably more efficient.

The foreign applicant may apply for the E-visa and obtain it remotely, through the website (www.vfsglobal.com/brazil-evisa), mobile or tablet application. The beneficiary must submit to the airline, in a first phase of the project, a hard copy or digitized image of the electronic visa in order to be able to embark for Brazil.

The Brazilian E-visa will cost USD 40, substantially cheaper than the traditional visa. It will have a maximum validity of two years and does not exclude the possibility of the applicant requesting a visa in the traditional way, through the Brazilian consular network.

The expected date for the entry into operation of the electronic visa for US citizens is January 25, 2018.
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