Brazil is considered to be the largest country in South America covering with a coverage of about 47.3% of the entire continent. Brazil borders the Atlantic Ocean and other countries in South America except for Chile and Ecuador. With 208 million people living in Brazil, it is the fifth most populous country, and according to recent stats, it is the fifth-largest country regarding landmass. The most populated city is Sao Paulo, however, the current capital city is Brasilia. Although Brazil is composed of different ethnicities and has a multicultural heritage, the official language is Portuguese. Brazil is currently one of the 17 megadiverse countries, which has become a subject of substantial global interest and debate with respect to environmental protection and deforestation.
Brazil is a beautiful country with a remarkable reputation in terms of economy and sports. The people of Brazil are fun and loud, and they are big-time football fans because they are one of the most rated countries in the history of football. This is why it is no surprise that Brazil has recorded a large influx of international visitors over the years. For Filipinos planning to enter, visit, work or live in Brazil you are required to obtain a visa before you can be allowed in the country.
Brazil Visa Types, Processing Time And Duration
|Tourist||15 to 20 days||3 months|
|Temporary (VITEM 1 to 7)||15 to 20 days||Not more than 180 days in a period|
|VIPER||15 to 20 days||Permanent stay|
Suggested Visa Type for Different Individuals:
If you want to apply for a visa to enter into Brazil but do not know which one you want to apply for, below is the description of the various visa types you can apply for. You can check to see which one perfectly fits your purpose of entering into Brazil.
- Tourist Visa: If you are planning to visit anyone in Brazil, be it a family member or a friend, or you want to visit the country for tourism purposes, the tourist visa also known as VITUR is the type of visa you need to obtain. With this visa you can visit the country multiple times up to 10 years, however, you can only stay for a period of 3 months/90 days in a 12-month period. Furthermore, you are required to provide a well-detailed itinerary for your planned duration of stay and a valid return ticket.
- Temporary Visa: This type of visa is valid for anyone who wants to do business, work, visit for journalism, religious reasons or any form of paid or unpaid events can apply for this visa. With this visa, you have the chance to choose between the different types of subtypes available depending on what you are planning to do; See below the different subtypes available explained.
- VITEM 1 – Cooperation visa: If you are entering Brazil for the purpose of working as a part of an international cooperation program which includes professional training, conferences, volunteers, athletes, and medical tourists. You are required to have a technical visa available before you can be eligible.
- VITEM 2 – Business visa: This type of visa is similar to a tourist visa and covers business trips. The applicant must hold a form filled in by his company stating the purpose and the length of the trip.
- VITEM 3 – Performers visa: This subtype is for athletes or artists that are participating in paid events, as well as their support staff.
- VITEM 4 – Student visa: This visa is for students and unpaid student interns. However, you are required to provide valid proof of admission to any of the recognised schools in Brazil
- VITEM 5 – Work visa: This is for people who want to work in Brazil with or without an employment contract, which includes professional training and internship in any of the recognised companies in Brazil. To be issued a work visa you will need a letter from the company when you will be working stating the date of the beginning and end of the contract
- VITEM 6 – Journalism visa: This subtype is for media professionals who have any journalism business in the country. However, you will need to provide valid proof of which journalism company you are working for and well-detailed journalism reasons.
- VITEM 7 – Religious visa: This is for clergymen and missionaries going to Brazil to undertake missionary or academic work.
- Permanent Visa: If you are planning on moving to Brazil permanently. You must be eligible to obtain this type of visa. The categories of people eligible for VIPER/Permanent visa are: people joining an immediate family member that is either a Brazilian citizens or permanent resident, retirees, directors of religious or charity associations, people with personal investments in Brazil, directors of companies transferred from abroad, people with exceptional abilities in the sciences, technology and academia, with a job offer
General Requirements for Brazil Visa for Filipinos:
- Provide a completed and valid Brazilian visa application form.
- You must have two photographs, which should be taken in the last 6 months and taken with a white background.
- Provide your valid passport and it must be valid for more than 3 months beyond the duration of your stay in Brazil
- You must be able to provide proof that you have the financial capacity to cover your expenses while you are in Brazil.
- You must provide valid proof of accommodation.
- You must be able to provide a well-detailed travel itinerary.
- You must provide a polio test results if you are travelling with a child under 6 years old.
- Have available a Brazil visa invitation letter if you are staying with a friend or a family member, and your host must either be a legal resident or a Brazil national.
- You should be able to provide a valid receipt of your paid Brazil visa fees for confirmation.
- Provide a certified translation of any document that is not in either Portuguese or English.
How to Apply for a Brazilian Visa
- Step 1: Before you get started with the application you must choose the right Brazil visa type that will serve the purpose of your entry to Brazil.
- Step 2: Download and complete the online application form.
- Step 3: Gather the required documents that are needed for a Brazil visa application.
- Step 4: Pay the visa fee
- Step 5: Schedule your Brazil visa appointment.
- Step 6: Proceed to attend the scheduled Brazil visa interview.
To complete the Brazil visa form, download the application form for the visa type you are planning to apply for using this link: https://visaexpress.com/forms/Brazil-visa-application-form.doc
After you have downloaded the application form, you just need to correctly fill it out. Therefore, you submit the form with the other requirements to the closest diplomatic-consular or embassy to you. Additionally, you need to know that the consulate/embassy can ask you for extra documents and if you didn’t fill out the application form completely or correctly your visa application might be declined.
- For any non-citizen of Brazil planning to enter into the country for the purpose of visitation or tourism can obtain this visa
- This visa type comes in both single and multiple entries for anyone planning to obtain the visa.
- With this visa, you can only stay in the country but you are not allowed to do any work.
- This visa is valid for 10 years but you are only permitted to stay for 90days in a year.
- The fee for this visa is $249.
- To obtain this visa you must be able to provide a well-detailed itinerary or letter of invitation by a resident or citizen of brazil.
- If you wish to work, study or engage in any paid or unpaid activities in Brazil, you need to apply for this visa.
- This visa has several subtypes you can obtain like VITEM 1, VITEM 2, VITEM 3, VITEM 4, VITEM 5, VITEM 6, and VITEM 7. Depending on the reason you want to visit the country.
- With this visa, you are eligible to partake in any type of business or activities in the country as long as it complies with the rules and regulations of the country.
- This visa is valid for 180 days in a 12-month period.
- The fee for this visa varies based on the visa subtype you are applying for and it is between $249 to $359
- Some specific documents related to this visa type are; Letter of admission by a recognised educational institute or a valid letter from a reputable company in Brazil stating your purpose in the country.
- This visa is for anyone planning to live in Brazil permanently.
- If you want to invest in any sector or you are married to a Brazilian, you are eligible for this visa.
- With this visa, you can live permanently as a resident and you are eligible to apply for citizenship after a certain period of stay.
- The fee for this visa can be obtained at the nearest embassy or diplomatic-consulate of Brazil to you.
- Some specific documents related to this visa type are; Certificate of Marriage, proof of financial capabilities to invest in Brazil, or proof of transfer from an international branch.
Brazilian Visa Fees
|Visa Type||Total fees ($)|
|Permanent (VIPER)||N/A (Please confirm at the nearest embassy for the current price for this visa type)|
It is recommended that you make inquiries on the visa fees as these prices are subject to change without any prior notice. Therefore, ensure you visit the nearest embassy or consulate to get the current fee.
Reasons for Visa Denial/Rejection:
Your visa may be rejected or denied for the following but not limited to the listed reasons below;
- Provision of an invalid letter of reference or any required document.
- Insufficient funds for the purpose of entry.
- Lack of required documents or provision of documents in confusing languages.
- If you cannot provide a valid certificate of sound health when you are coming from areas affected by pandemic diseases determined by the Ministry of Health;
- Record of previous criminal actions.
- If there is any reason to believe you will not return to your home country after the speculated period of stay.
To avoid your visa being rejected you need to ensure that:
- You have perfectly and properly filled your visa application form.
- The documents you are providing are valid and do not contain any false information.
- You have a valid proof of sufficient funds that will sustain you for the speculated period of stay available.
- All your documents are properly translated to English or Portuguese to avoid any form of confusion.
Brazilian Visa Application Centres and Embassies in the Philippines
Brazilian Honorary Consulate in Karachi, Philippines
113-A, Sindhi Muslim Housing Society
P.O. Box 7482
|(+92) 21-3455 6088 ||(+92) 21-3455 firstname.lastname@example.org
Brazilian Honorary Consulate in Lahore, Philippines
1B, Aziz Avenue, Canal Bank
|(+92) 42-3571 7090 - 6 ext-31268 ||(+92) 42-3571 email@example.com
Brazilian Honorary Consulate in Peshawar, Philippines
1st floor, Betani Arcade
|(+92) 91-584 2792|
(+92) 91-584 1373
|(+92) 91-584 firstname.lastname@example.org
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I apply for a visa by mail?
No. The Consulate will not accept any applications by mail. You need to apply in person. However, when you cannot come to the Consulate in person, you can apply using a visa service/visa agency.
Can my visa be sent via fax or through an e-mail with the visa attached?
No. The Consulate needs you to provide the original passport to issue the visa because the visa will be stamped on a page on your passport.
Is it possible to get my visa on arrival into the country?
No. You are required to have received your visa before entering the country because you will not be allowed to travel to Brazil without a visa.
I cannot come to the Consulate to pick up my visa. Can someone do it for me?
Yes. However, the person coming on your behalf needs to be able to provide a letter from you authorizing him or her to collect the visa when it is authorized.
I lost my passport with my valid visa on it. Can you transfer the valid visa to my new passport?
No, unfortunately, your visa cannot be transferred. You will have to apply for a new visa and pay all the required fees.