Visa policy of Brazil

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Visitors to Brazil must obtain a visa from one of the Brazilian diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries. Brazil maintains a fully reciprocal visa policy.

Visa policy map[edit]

Visa policy of Brazil
  Brazil
  Entry with identity cards possible
  Visa-free for business and tourism
  Visa-free for tourism only
  Visa waiver treaty signed but not yet implemented
  Electronic visa application available
  Visa must be obtained in person in advance

Visa exemption[edit]

Holders of passports of the following 93 jurisdictions do not require a visa to visit Brazil for up to 90 days for tourism or business purposes (unless otherwise noted). An identity document is accepted instead of a passport in some cases.[1][2]

ID - May enter with an ID card.
T - Visa-free for tourism purposes only.
1 - For a stay of up to 30 days.
2 - For a stay of up to 60 days.
3 - For a stay of up to 90 days within any 180-day period (the 180-day period limitation does not apply to nationals of Croatia, Ireland and United Kingdom).
4 - For a stay of up to 90 days for tourism or 14 days for business, extendable for up to 90 days for business every 12 months.

Nationals of Spain are specifically required to hold proof of sufficient funds of at least R$170 per day, proof of confirmed hotel accommodation (paid or guaranteed by credit card) or a notary certified invitation letter from a resident of Brazil, and documents required for their next destination. Those traveling on business are exempt from these requirements when holding an original letter from their company, stating the purpose of the visit.[2]

Brazilian nationals must enter and leave Brazil with their Brazilian passport or Brazilian identity card, even if they also hold a passport of another country.[86]

Diplomatic and service category passports[edit]

  Brazil
  Visa free access for diplomatic and service category passports
  Visa free access for diplomatic passports

Holders of diplomatic or service passports of countries exempt from tourist visas (listed above) also do not require a visa, except those of Andorra, Liechtenstein, Monaco, New Zealand and Singapore.

In addition, holders of diplomatic or service passports of Algeria, Angola, Azerbaijan, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, China, Congo, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Moldova, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, Saint Lucia, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam and Zambia and of diplomatic passports of Cuba, Iran, Pakistan and Uzbekistan do not require a visa.[1]

Electronic visa[edit]

Brazil plans to or has already introduced electronic visas, for tourism or business, for nationals of the following countries:[87]

Country Available from
 Australia 21 November 2017
 Canada 8 January 2018
 United States 15 January 2018
 Japan 22 January 2018

Future changes[edit]

Brazil signed visa waiver agreements with the following countries, but they are pending ratification or implementation:

  •  Moldova – 90 days within any 6-month period for tourism and business purposes for ordinary passports[88][89]
  •  Nicaragua – 90 days within any 6-month period for tourism and business purposes for ordinary passports[90] (from 20 December 2017)[91]
  •  Singapore – 30 days for diplomatic and service passports[92]
  •  United Arab Emirates – 90 days within any 12-month period for tourism and business purposes for ordinary passports[93][94]

Visa types and requirements[edit]

Brazilian visa

A full list of the types of Brazilian visas can be found on a Brazilian Consulate's website.[95]

Tourist visa[edit]

Eligibility

Terms and Conditions

  • Tourist visa holders are prohibited from engaging in business, work, or academic activities in Brazil.
  • This visa is good for multiple entries within the visa's duration. Even when the validity of the visa exceeds 90 days, authorized stays are for a maximum of a 90-day period per visit. If necessary, an extension may be submitted to the Federal Police in Brazil, if requested prior to the expiration of the authorized stay (special requirements apply). Tourist visa holders are allowed to stay in the Brazilian territory a maximum of 180 days over a 12-month period.
  • For citizens of some countries without diplomatic relations with Brazil, such as Western Sahara, but not Kosovo or Taiwan, a visa is issued on a laissez-passer instead of a passport.[1]

Short-stay business visa[edit]

People wishing to visit Brazil for a short period for the purpose of making or meeting with business contacts, attending trade fairs, speaking at conferences etc. are required to apply for a short-stay business visa, which is also valid for a stay of up to 90 days.

Temporary residence visa/work visa[edit]

Foreigners wishing to live and work in Brazil are required to apply for a temporary residence visa. To obtain a temporary visa for employment purposes, the worker needs to secure a job offer from a Brazilian company or government department, or a foreign company based in Brazil, and the company is required to apply to the Immigration Division of the Ministry of Labor on the worker's behalf.[96] The criteria for approval of an employment visa include suitable educational qualifications or work experience, a secured employment contract in Brazil, proof of adequate means of subsistence in Brazil, police confirmation that the worker has no criminal record, and a satisfactory medical examination. All official documents must be translated into Portuguese and 'legalized' by the consulate.[97] The application processing period is normally around 2-3 months. Employment visas are issued for a specific job, and are not transferable between employers in Brazil without permission. Visas are also issued to the employment visa holder's spouse and children.

Permanent visas[edit]

There are seven categories of application for a permanent visa to live and work in Brazil. These include marriage and family unification categories, as well as categories covering business executives and entrepreneurs, high level specialists, investors and retired people.

Business people and professionals[edit]

Permanent visas are issued to administrators, managers and directors of professional or business corporations, who are already employed by the company and are moving to Brazil on intra-company transfer. There is a minimum requirement for the parent company to invest at least US$200,000 per visa in the Brazil-based subsidiary, and to provide evidence that they are bringing value to Brazil in the form of increased productivity, technology transfer or social benefits. Visas are also issued to administrators, managers or directors of start-up companies, who are not required to meet the minimum investment or job creation criteria which apply to established companies. Researchers or other high-level specialists employed by Brazilian research institutions may also be granted a permanent visa.

Investors[edit]

Resident investor status is granted to foreign nationals who invest a minimum of BRL$150,000 in a new or existing Brazilian corporation assuming the investor has no criminal record. Investment funds must be submitted through the Central Bank of Brazil. Investor visas are issued for an initial 3-year period, renewable on approval of satisfactory accomplishment of the corporation's social contract, on confirmation that the corporation has created a job or jobs for Brazilian nationals, and on confirmation that the corporation has paid taxes. After renewal, Investor Visas become permanent, and remain in force as long as the corporation is in operation and the investor maintains his or her investment in the corporation above BRL$150,000. Resident investors can apply for Brazilian citizenship after 4 years if they can read and write Portuguese; prior to this they have most of the rights of citizens, except for voting rights, gun ownership rights, the ability to own large farms or beachfront property, and various minor rights. If a foreign national with a permanent residency visa applies for citizenship, it will not be approved before residing in Brazil for 5 years, and if the foreign national cannot speak Portuguese, they cannot become a citizen for 15 years. More information can be obtained by contacting your local Brazilian Consulate or at consulatebrazil.org

Retired people[edit]

Foreign nationals aged over 60 can apply for a permanent visa if they have a pension of at least US$2,000 per month and will transfer it to Brazil every month. Visas may also issued to dependants, but there is a requirement to transfer an additional US$1000 of pension per dependant per month. Documentary proof of the pension and a bank declaration authorizing the monthly transfer are required. Applicants for permanent residence visas are required to submit their passport, birth certificate, marriage certificate (if applicable) and a police certificate of no criminal record, issued within the last 90 days. Starting in 2014, retirees with serious health problems have been denied visas even if they have a sufficient pension because some have abused Brazil's free and universal health care by coming to Brazil with a retirement visa for the sole purpose of obtaining health care.[citation needed]

Registration[edit]

On arrival in Brazil, any holders of visas for more than 90 days duration are required to register with the Federal Police, and obtain an identity card. Upon applying, visa holders are issued a slip of paper called a "protocol" while their RNE card is processed, which may take more than two months. The Federal Police have offices in all international airports. Those intending to work in Brazil must obtain a work card from the Labor Department and a tax identification card from the Ministry of Finance.

Visitor statistics[edit]

Most visitors arriving to Brazil for tourism purpose were from the following countries of nationality:[98]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Entrance Visas in Brazil, Ministry of External Relations of Brazil, December 11, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Country information (visa section)". Timatic. International Air Transport Association (IATA) through Olympic Air. Retrieved 1 April 2017. 
  3. ^ Agreement between the European Union and the Federative Republic of Brazil on short-stay visa waiver for holders of ordinary passports, European Union. This treaty does not apply to the United Kingdom and Ireland, but these countries also have separate visa waiver agreements with Brazil.
  4. ^ "Table of consular visas valid for Brazil" (in Portuguese). Federal Police of Brazil. Archived from the original on 15 February 2001. Retrieved 9 July 2017. 
  5. ^ Agreement for suppression of visa on passports, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  6. ^ Agreement, by exchange of notes, for suppression of visas on normal passports between the government of the United States of Brazil and the government of the Republic of Austria, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  7. ^ Understanding on waiver of visa for tourists, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  8. ^ Agreement for waiver of visas on passports between the government of the United States of Brazil and the government of Denmark, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  9. ^ Agreement for suppression of visa on normal passports, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese), (in Spanish)
  10. ^ Agreement for suppression of visas on diplomatic, special or service and normal passports between the United States of Brazil and the Republic of Finland, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  11. ^ Agreement for suppression of visas on normal passports between the Federative Republic of Brazil and the Republic of Colombia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  12. ^ Agreement for suppression of visas on passports between the United States of Brazil and the Republic of Iceland, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  13. ^ Agreement on suppression of visa on passports, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  14. ^ Agreement on waiver of visas on passports between the Federative Republic of Brazil and the Republic of the Philippines, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  15. ^ Agreement on waiver of visas on passports between the Federative Republic of Brazil and the Republic of the Philippines, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  16. ^ Exchange of notes constituting an understanding on suppression of visa on Brazilian normal passports between the Federative Republic of Brazil and the Republic of Ecuador, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  17. ^ Agreement for waiver of visas between the government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the French Republic, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  18. ^ Agreement, by exchange of notes, on visa waiver, between the government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the government of the French Republic, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  19. ^ Agreement, by exchange of notes, for suppression of visa on diplomatic, service and normal passports, between the government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the government of the Republic of Suriname, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  20. ^ Agreement for waiver of visa on diplomatic, service or normal passport, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  21. ^ Agreement, by exchange of notes, between the government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the government of the Republic of Bolivia for suppression of visa on normal passports, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  22. ^ Agreement between the government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the government of the Republic of Slovenia on partial waiver of visas, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  23. ^ Agreement, by exchange of notes, between the government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the government of the Republic of Costa Rica on visa waiver, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  24. ^ Agreement between the Federative Republic of Brazil and the Republic of South Africa for waiver of visa on diplomatic, official and normal passport, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  25. ^ Agreement between the government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the government of the Portuguese Republic regarding visa waiver, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  26. ^ Treaty of friendship, cooperation and consultation between the Federative Republic of Brazil and the Portuguese Republic, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  27. ^ Agreement between the Federative Republic of Brazil and the Portuguese Republic on facilitation of movement of people, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  28. ^ Agreement by exchange of notes on visa waiver between the government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  29. ^ Agreement between the government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the government of Malaysia regarding partial waiver of visa requirement, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  30. ^ Agreement between the government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the government of the Kingdom of Thailand on partial visa waiver, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  31. ^ Decree no. 3463, Presidency of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  32. ^ Agreement between the government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the government of the State of Israel on visa waiver for holders of valid national passports, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  33. ^ "Table of consular visas valid for Brazil" (in Portuguese). Federal Police of Brazil. Archived from the original on 3 June 2002. Retrieved 9 July 2017. 
  34. ^ "Table of consular visas valid for Brazil" (in Portuguese). Federal Police of Brazil. Archived from the original on 8 December 2004. Retrieved 9 July 2017. 
  35. ^ Agreement, by exchange of notes, for reciprocal abolition of entry visa requirement between the government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the government of the Republic of Hungary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  36. ^ Agreement between the government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the government of the Republic of Panama on waiver of visas on normal passports, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  37. ^ Decree no. 4235, Presidency of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  38. ^ Agreement between the government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the government of the Republic of Turkey on visa waiver for holders of normal passports, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  39. ^ Agreement between the government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the government of the Republic of Tunisia on partial visa waiver, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  40. ^ Agreement between the government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the government of New Zealand on partial visa waiver, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  41. ^ Agreement between the government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the government of the Slovak Republic on partial visa waiver, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  42. ^ Agreement on facilitation of entry and transit of their nationals in their territories, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  43. ^ Agreement between the government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the government of the Czech Republic on partial visa waiver, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  44. ^ Agreement between the government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the government of the Republic of Bulgaria on partial visa waiver, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  45. ^ Decree no. 5574, Presidency of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  46. ^ Agreement on waiver of visas on normal passports between the government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the government of the Republic of Guatemala, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  47. ^ Agreement between the government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the government of the Republic of Croatia on partial visa waiver for holders of normal passports, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  48. ^ Agreement between the government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the government of Romania on partial visa waiver, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  49. ^ Agreement between the government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China on partial visa waiver, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  50. ^ Agreement, by exchange of notes, between the government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the government of the Republic of Lithuania on visa waiver, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  51. ^ Agreement on waiver of visas on normal passports, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  52. ^ Agreement between Brazil and Russia for waiver of short-duration visas for nationals of the Federative Republic of Brazil and of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  53. ^ Entrance visas in Brazil, Ministry of External Relations of Brazil, 1 April 2011.
  54. ^ Entrance visas in Brazil, Ministry of External Relations of Brazil, 20 July 2011.
  55. ^ Agreement between the government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the government of the Republic of Honduras on partial waiver of visas on normal passports, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  56. ^ Brazil suspends agreement and will require visa from Hondurans, O Globo, 3 September 2009. (in Portuguese)
  57. ^ Agreement between the government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the government of Ukraine on partial visa waiver, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  58. ^ Agreement between the Federative Republic of Brazil and the Republic of Guyana on partial visa waiver, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  59. ^ Agreement between the Federative Republic of Brazil and the European Union on waiver of short-duration visas for holders of normal passports, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese) All other EU member states already had separate visa waiver agreements with Brazil.
  60. ^ Agreement between the government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina on partial visa waiver, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  61. ^ The visa waiver agreement for normal passports between Brazil and Mexico will again enter into force from 16 May, Consulate-General of Brazil in Mexico. (in Spanish)
  62. ^ Agreement for suppression of visas on normal passports, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  63. ^ Agreement on waiver of visas on normal passports, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  64. ^ Mexico requires visa from Brazil and Ecuador, which respond in the same way, Universo Online, 9 September 2005. (in Portuguese)
  65. ^ Agreement between the government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the government of the Republic of Serbia on visa waiver for their respective nationals, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  66. ^ Agreement between the government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the government of the Republic of Singapore on partial visa waiver, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  67. ^ Reciprocal understanding, by exchange of notes, for establishment of visa waiver for nationals of both countries, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  68. ^ Reciprocal understanding, by exchange of notes, between the government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, for establishment of visa waiver for nationals of both countries, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  69. ^ Reciprocal understanding, by exchange of notes, between the government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the government of the Republic of Albania, for establishment of visa waiver for nationals of both countries, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  70. ^ Reciprocal understanding, by exchange of notes, between the Federative Republic of Brazil and the government of Antigua and Barbuda on waiver of tourism and business visas, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  71. ^ Reciprocal understanding, by exchange of notes, between the government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the government of Saint Kitts and Nevis, for establishment of visa waiver for nationals of both countries, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  72. ^ Reciprocal understanding, by exchange of notes, between the government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the government of Georgia, for establishment of visa waiver for nationals of both countries, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  73. ^ Reciprocal understanding, by exchange of notes, between the government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the Commonwealth of Dominica, for establishment of visa waiver for nationals of both countries, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  74. ^ Reciprocal understanding, by exchange of notes, between the government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the government of Jamaica, for establishment of waiver of short-duration visas for nationals of both countries, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  75. ^ Reciprocal understanding, by exchange of notes, between the government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the government of Belize, for establishment of visa waiver for nationals of both countries, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  76. ^ Reciprocal understanding, by exchange of notes, between the government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the government of the Republic of Mongolia on waiver of short-duration visas, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  77. ^ Reciprocal understanding, by exchange of notes, on waiver of short-duration visas on normal passports between the Federative Republic of Brazil and the Republic of Armenia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  78. ^ Reciprocal understanding, by exchange of notes, on waiver of short-duration visas for nationals of the Federative Republic of Brazil and of Montenegro, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  79. ^ Reciprocal understanding, by exchange of notes, between the government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the government of the Republic of Macedonia for establishment of visa waiver for nationals of both countries, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  80. ^ Reciprocal understanding, by exchange of notes, between the Federative Republic of Brazil and the Republic of Kazakhstan, for waiver of short-duration visas for holders of normal passports, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  81. ^ Agreement between the government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the government of the Republic of Seychelles on partial visa waiver, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  82. ^ Reciprocal understanding, by exchange of notes, between the Federative Republic of Brazil and the Republic of Belarus, on waiver of short-duration visas on normal passports, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  83. ^ Agreement, by exchange of notes, between the government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the government of the Republic of Fiji on waiver of short-duration visas, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  84. ^ Agreement, by exchange of notes, between the Federative Republic of Brazil and the Republic of Nicaragua on waiver of tourism and business visas, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  85. ^ U.S., Japan get visa waiver for travel to Brazil Olympics, Reuters, December 30, 2015.
  86. ^ Tourist Visa, Consulate-General of Brazil in Houston.
  87. ^ Issue of electronic visas starts in November, Ministry of Tourism of Brazil, 25 September 2017. (in Portuguese)
  88. ^ Republic of Moldova and Brazil have signed the agreement on visa-free travel, Unimedia, 9 December 2013. (in Romanian)
  89. ^ [1]
  90. ^ [2]
  91. ^ [3]
  92. ^ https://concordia.itamaraty.gov.br/detalhamento/12030
  93. ^ Brazilian tourists to not need visas for UAE, Brazil-Arab News Agency, 17 March 2017.
  94. ^ [4]
  95. ^ Types of Visa, Consulate General of Brazil in Boston.
  96. ^ Ministry of Labor of Brazil.
  97. ^ http://wnfaulkner.wordpress.com/2013/04/14/getting-a-brazilian-work-visa-a-ballad-of-bureaucratic-intrigue/ A detailed anecdotal account of this process by a U.S. citizen
  98. ^ Ministerio de Turismo