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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).
  3. Note: The name on your visa application MUST be the same as your passport. If they are not the same the application will be rejected and you have to redo the application.

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  4. One recent (2in x 2in) passport-photo, front view, white background pasted at the Visa Application/Protocol Form. Snapshots or computer pictures are not acceptable
  5. A copy of a booked itinerary showing travel to and from Brazil, passenger names, itineraries, flight numbers and arrival/departure dates
  6. A copy of a proof of residence within the consular jurisdiction for the past 12 months (i.e. utility bill, driver license)
  7. Non US Citizens must ALSO present 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 other country


In addition to the above general requirements the following documents are also required:

  1. Both parents must sign the Application
  2. The original birth certificate and a copy. Copies presented without the original birth certificate must be notarized
  3. A notarized visa consent letter for minor children must be presented, signed by both parents (even if the minor is traveling with both parents)
  4. Immunization record for polio for children between ages of three months and six years. If the child cannot be inoculated, bring a notarized letter from the child’s physician.

Note that the notarization of documents issued in the US must be done by a Notary Public within the jurisdiction of this Consulate.


In addition to the above general requirements the following documents are also required:

  1. The cruise ship’s itinerary with the traveler’s name clearly indicated
  2. A round-trip ticket to and from the cruise’s port of departure and arrival


In addition to the above general requirements the following documents are also required:

  • Affidavit from the organizing institution in Brazil, providing specific information on:
    • The activity to be performed;
    • Location and duration of the activity/event;
    • Stating that the participant will not receive payment and that no tickets will be sold for the event.

Note: A Notary Public in Brazil must notarize this letter.


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

  • Tourist Visas are good for multiple entries for the duration of the visa
  • All Tourist Visa holders may only stay in Brazil for up to 90 days, regardless of nationality or the length of time that the Visa is given for. The Federal Police in Brazil may extend this 90-day period, yet stays in Brazil may not exceed 180 days per year under any circumstance
  • Visas are activated on the date of the first entry in Brazil. Make sure that the Immigration Office stamps your passport at entry.


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

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

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