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For us to process your visa properly and on time, you MUST send International Passport & Visa a Service Request Form.

  1. A valid passport showing at least six months’ validity from the date of entry in Brazil, containing one full blank page
  2. Visa application form filled out, printed, signed and dated by the applicant (parents must sign for minors under 18 years old).Click here for tips to complete the application.
  3. One recent (2in x 2in) passport photo, front view, white background. Snapshots or computer pictures are not acceptable.
  4. a copy of a round-trip ticket or a booked itinerary showing travel to and from Brazil, confirming purchase of the ticket and passenger’s name, itinerary, flight number and arrival/departure dates
  5. A copy of a proof of residence within the consular jurisdiction for the past 12 months (i.e. utility bill)
  6. Original letter (on company’s letterhead) stating employee’s name and title, contact in Brazil, description of the job to be conducted in Brazil, assuring the employee will not perform any technical work nor will be paid in Brazil, how long the employee has been working for the company, and assuming full responsibility for the applicant while in Brazil
  7. If the applicant is self-employed, an additional letter will be required from his/her bank, containing financial references
  8. A copy of the US Alien Resident Card for foreign residents and/or a valid visa or document to return from Brazil to the US or to another country
  9. For filming or documentary it is required a special authorization from the “Secretaria para o Desenvolvimento Audiovisual” of ANCINE, to be obtained directly by a Brazilian partner
  10. For business conferences and trade shows, you must have an invitation letter and a letter from the U.S. Company explaining the purpose of the trip.



Please Note: The applicant must not receive payment from a Brazilian source. Individuals involved in installation, service and/or repair of equipment in Brazil do not qualify for a business visa. They require a Brazil BUSINESS/WORK VISA (TEMPORARY) – VITEM V.

The Consulate General of Brazil in Los Angeles does not process same day visas (no rush fee!). The processing time: at least 10 working days. Please plan accordingly!


  • APPLY in person only (by the applicant or by his/her immediate family or by 3rd party)
  • Visas are good for multiple entires
  • If stay exceeds 90 days, registration with the Federal Police within 30 days of first arrival in Brazil is mandatory. Together with passport, applicant must submit one of the original visa application forms which will be returned once the visa is issued
  • Check vaccination for information about yellow fever and anti-polio shots
  • The legalization of documents issued in the United States must be done by a Notary Public within the jurisdiction of the Consulate. If the Notary Public is not registered at the Consulate, a Specimen of the Notary Public’s signature and stamps must be brought by applicant to the Consulate. Alternatively, the applicant may verify the Notary’s signature at the County Clerk.



Consular FeesInternational Passport & Visa Service Fees
$160.00 U.S. Citizens $130.00 - Regular (17-20 Business days)
$65.00 Canadian Citizen$160.00 - Rush (12-15 Business days)
$60.00 Other Nationalities
Consular fee - US Postal Money Order ONLY.$15.00 - Purchasing Money Order
FedEx ChargesUSA Only
$40.00FedEx (2nd Business Day)
$45.00FedEx (Priority Overnight)
$80.00FedEx (First Overnight)
$70.00FedEx (Saturday Delivery)
$90.00Alaska & Hawaii (Priority Overnight Only)

Note: Processing times and fees are subject to change without advance notice.

We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express credit cards, checks (only CA checks) and money orders.


Our address for sending documents

International Passport & Visa, Inc.
204 S. Beverly Drive, Suite 115
Beverly Hills
CA 90212
Tel: (310)274-2020
Fax: (310)274-4581