Americans Can Now Obtain an Online Visa for Brazil in Just a Few Minutes
American citizens who wish to travel to Brazil for short-term visits can now obtain an electronic visa by completing an online form. The eVisa simplifies the process of entering Brazil for tourism, business or transit purposes.
BRASILIA, Brazil, January 25, 2018 (Newswire.com) - U.S. citizens are now able to apply for an electronic visa for Brazil without the hassle of going to an embassy or consulate. The new visa simply involves filling out an online application form which takes just a few minutes.
The Brazil Online Visa allows American travelers to enter Brazil for periods of up to 90 days for a range of reasons including tourism, business, studying, and medical treatment.
The Brazil e-Visa is valid for two consecutive years from the date of issue. It is a multiple-entry visa, meaning that there is no limit on the number of times an American traveler can enter Brazil (as long as the total number of days spent in the country does not exceed 90 days).
U.S. citizens wishing to travel to Brazil can complete the simple online application. The process involves entering some basic information such as names, address, and date of birth, and answering some simple security-related questions.
Before the Brazil e-Visa, Americans had to physically go to an embassy or consulate to fill out a visa application. Now the entire process can be done from home in a matter of minutes, saving U.S. travelers time and hassle.
The new initiative is available to citizens of the USA, Canada, Australia, and Japan. The Brazilian authorities chose the four countries for the new visa scheme collectively, as their citizens represent 60 percent of Brazil visa applications. The Brazil e-Visa has been designed to simplify and modernize the process of obtaining visas in an effort to facilitate tourism from these four nations.
To complete the Brazil e-Visa application, U.S. citizens must have a valid passport (with a minimum of eight months remaining from the date of arrival), a credit or debit card to pay the e-Visa fee, and an up-to-date email address to receive the electronic visa.
After an application has been submitted, the processing time takes up to five business days. Once it has been approved, the Brazil e-Visa is sent to the applicant in PDF form. The traveler can then print at least one copy of the e-Visa.
Upon arrival in Brazil, American visitors must present a printed copy of their Brazil e-Visa, along with their passport, to the Brazilian border authorities.
The Brazil e-Visa scheme was initially trialed during the Rio Olympics in 2016. After its success, the Brazilian authorities decided to make it available on a more permanent basis.
Source: Brazil eVisa (brazilevisas.com)