PAU  BRASIL
Sogni & Vacanze
PASSPORTS , VISA & HEALTH INFORMATION

Only for United States Citizen

A valid passport is required for all travelers. It must be valid 6 months after return to the U.S. Passport and visas are the RESPONSIBILITY of each client.

ALL U.S citizens must obtain a visa to enter Brazil

It is recommended that all passengers, regardless of the passport or citizenship they hold, check with the appropriate consulate or embassy to determined if any visas are needed. Please see link below for a complete list of Brazilian Consulates in the U.S. Make sure you contact the Consulate that has jurisdiction in your state. Please visit the Consulate web site to download a visa application form and obtain an updated list of all required documents. For your convenience the complete list can be found at the bottom of this page. http://www.brazilhouston.org/ingles/jurisdic.htm

General information about obtaining a tourist visa for entering Brazil:

Important: Effective November 1st, 2002 - For US citizens the processing fee will be US$ 100.00 in reciprocity to identical fee paid by Brazilian citizens who apply for a VISA for the United States of America. * A handling fee of US$ 10.00 (US Postal money order ONLY) will be charged for applicants who do not apply in person, i.e., by mail, through courier, agent or third party;

Tourist Visa

Eligibility :This type of Visa can be issued to persons traveling to Brazil for pleasure or to visit friends or relatives, as long as the visitor has no intention to remain indefinitely in the country or engage in any paid activity. This type of VISA can also be issued to :
a) individuals taking part in artistic events or athletic competitions for which there are no admission fees and no payment of appearance fee, prize money or any other monetary prize.
b) short-term students, such as those attending language school or exchange programs with Brazilian institutions;
c) scientists, professors, researchers attending cultural, technological or scientific seminars or conferences, as long as they do not receive payment or appearance fees from any Brazilian-based entity, except reimbursement of expenses or per diem allowances;
TOURIST VISA HOLDERS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO ENGAGE IN ANY PAID ACTIVITY IN BRAZIL


II. Required Documents:

* A Passport, valid for at least 6 (six) months and containing at least 2 (two) blank visa pages. Please note that the amendment pages are not intended for visas.
* One recent individual passport size photograph (2x2 inches), in color or black and white, front view, full face, taken against a light background.
* One application form MS Word97 or PDF
duly filled-out (items 1 through 27) and signed, in the original; the Consulate will not accept forms sent by Fax.
* Photocopy of round-trip airline ticket, print-out of itinerary or letter from travel agent/airline confirming purchase of round-trip ticket, including dates of departure to and return from Brazil; for airline employees, photocopy of airline ID card;
* For children between the ages of 3 months to 6 years, certificate of vaccination against polio, stating type and dosage.
* For applicants under 18 years of age not traveling with both parents or legal guardian(s), a notarized letter of consent signed by parents or legal guardian(s) authorizing the applicant to travel to Brazil
* Whenever applicable (i.e., for participants in athletic competitions or performing arts events), copy of letter from sponsor/organizer with detailed information on the event as well as conditions of attendance.


International Vaccination Certificate

Applicants who have visited any of the countries listed below within the previous 90 days, are required to present a valid International Yellow Fever vaccination certificate:
Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guyana, Venezuela, Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guine, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan.

Yellow fever vaccination is recommended if applicant intends to visit one of the following regions in Brazil: Acre, Amapá, Amazonas, Federal District, Goiás, Maranhão, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Pará, Rondônia, Roraima, Tocantins.



LIST OF BRAZILIAN CONSULATE AND JURISDICTIONS

Consulate General of Brazil in Houston 1233 West Loop South, Park Tower North, Suite 1150 Houston, TX 77027
Telephone 713-961-3063
Fax 713-961-3070
Website www.brazilhouston.org
E-Mail( Visa Section ) visas@brazilhouston.org
E-Mail ( Assistance to Brazilian nationals ) consular@brazilhouston.org
E-Mail ( General Information )
Jurisdiction

Other Brazilian consular services in the USA

Consulate General of Brazil in Boston The Stattler Building 20 Park Plaza, Suite 810 Boston, MA 02116
Telephone 617-542-4000
Fax 617-542-4318
Website www.consulatebrazil.org
E-Mail cgbos@consulatebrazil.org
Jurisdiction Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and TexasMassachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont

Consulate General of Brazil in Chicago 401 North Michigan Ave., Suite 3050 Chicago, IL 60611-4207
Telephone 312-464-0245
Fax 312-464-0299
E-Mail cgchgo@ix.netcom.com
Jurisdiction Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Consulate General of Brazil in
Los Angeles
8484 Wilshire Boulevard, Suites 711-730 Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Telephone 323-651-2664
Fax 323-651-1274
Website www.brazilian-consulate.org
E-Mail vistos@consbrasla.org
Jurisdiction Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming. The counties in Southern California: Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura

Consulate General of Brazil in Miami 2601 South Bayshore Drive, Suite 800 Miami, FL 33133
Telephone 305-285-6200
Fax 305- 285-6232
Website www.brazilmiami.org
E-Mail consbras@brazilmiami.org
Jurisdiction Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississipi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

Consulate General of Brazil in

New York
1185 Avenue of the Americas, 21st floor New York, NY 10036-2601
Telephone 212-827-0976
Fax 212-827-9225
Website www.brasilny.org
E-Mail consulado@brasilny.org
Jurisdiction Bermuda Islands, Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania

Consulate General of Brazil in
San Francisco
300 Montgomery Street, Suite 1160 San Francisco, CA 94104
Telephone 415-981-8170
Fax 415-981-3628
Website www.brazilsf.org
E-Mail consular@brazilsf.org
Jurisdiction Alaska, Oregon and Washington. The counties of California: Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Inyo, Kings, Lake, Lassen, Ladera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Benidito, San Francisco, San Joaquim, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne, Yolo and Yuba

Embassy of Brazil Consular Service in Washington 3009 Whitehaven Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20008-3613
Telephone 202-238-2837
Fax 202-238-2818
Website www.brasilemb.org
E-Mail consular@brasilemb.org
Jurisdiction District of Columbia, Kentucky, Ohio, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia