An "entry" indicates the number of times you are allowed to enter the country with the visa.
Single - The visa will allow a traveler to enter the country one time
Double - The visa will allow the traveler to enter the country two times.
Triple - The visa will allow the traveler to enter the country three times.
Multiple - The visa will allow the traveler to enter the country, essentially, an unlimited number of times.
Please note: Not all countries offer all options. Some countries may only offer a single entry, some may only offer single or multiple entry, and others may only offer multiple entry visas.
It is important to consider the number of entries for a few reasons. Generally speaking, multiple entry visas are valid for a longer period of time. For instance, a single entry will generally only be valid to be used within a few months whereas a multiple entry visa will generally be valid for a year or longer. If you may travel to the country in the future, obtaining a multiple entry visa now may save you money in the long run.
It is also important to consider the details of your trip. If you travel from the U.S. to India for a week, then travel to Indonesia for a week, and then connect back through India on your way home, this may be considered entering India twice, even if only to catch a flight. If traveling to China, taking a day trip to Hong Kong is considered an "exit" from China and then a "re-entry" upon return.
The passport card is a credit-card size U.S. passport that, just like a passport book, is proof of U.S. citizenship and identity but can ONLY be used to re-enter the United States at land border crossings and sea ports-of-entry from:
The passport card cannot be used for international air travel.
Please note: Just like passport books, passport cards are valid for 10 years for applicants 16 and older and 5 years for applicants under 16.
U.S. citizens can travel to most countries without any type of documentation, but there are some countries like Brazil, India, China, and Russia who require a visa in advance.
After submitting the required paperwork to the Brazil Embassy in your jurisdiction, the approved visa will be glued into your passport.
Your airline will verify that you have the appropriate visa in your passport. When you arrive in Rio de Janeiro or any other Brazilian airport, immigration will review your passport and visa.
If your documents are not valid, you will not be allowed to enter the country and made to return to the US on the next available flight. Once in Brazil you are free to travel wherever you like. If you leave Brazil your documents will need to be re-verified upon your return.
ItsEasy is registered to submit Brazilian applications for clients who do not have the time or ability to apply in person.
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We provide you with links to their applications and a list of the supporting documents required for both the 10 year visa and the E-Visa. We have clear and easy instructions for both the application and the collection of supporting documentation.
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ItsEasy maintains the visa requirements to all countries, including Brazil. Use the widget above to see your particular requirements for visiting Brazil based upon your citizenship and state of residence in the USA.
Below is a sample set of requirements for visiting Brazil using a Tourist Visa Visa. These requirements are only a SAMPLE. To get the EXACT requirements for you to visit Brazil, please go to our TripBuilder page and enter in your specific information that is your exact situation.
DUE TO THE COMPLEXITY OF THE TRADITIONAL PAPER VISA FOR BRAZIL, ALL ORDERS WITH A TOURIST OR BUSINESS BRAZIL VISA WILL HAVE DOCUMENT PRE-CHECK MANDATED ON THE ORDER..
Additional fees apply for Document Pre-Check. You will see "Document Pre-Check" added to your order on the Payment Page.
Please plan to use Document Pre-Check to have your application and other documents pre-screened by our DPC Team to help you correct errors before sending us your documents.
Brazil E-Visas are much simpler applications and do not require the Document Pre-Check Service.
A helpful video describing the differences between traditional paper Visas for Brazil, and the new eVisa offered by Brazil.
Applicant must submit their current, signed passport. Visas are stamped into a passport, therefore the original passport is required.
Applicant must include a color copy of the information page of the passport.
Applicant must submit two (2) identical, color, passport style photographs. The photos must be recent and generally should not be the same used for the passport itself. Please write first and last names of applicant in pencil on back of photos
Applicant must submit a computer-generated itinerary from a travel agency or online booking tool (such as an e-confirmation or online booking) showing departure from the US and arrival/departure for the destination.
Note, if traveling via private charter the charters manifest should suffice.
Applicant must submit a legible color copy of their driver's license or state issued ID.
If applicant does not have a state issued ID or has recently moved and not updated their ID, applicant must also provide a recent utility bill (sewer, water, electric)
Applicants under 18 years require several additional detailed requirements outlined below (see additional notes at bottom for custodial discrepancies if applicable):
1) If applicant’s passport is not signed and/or if applicant is too young to sign their passport, both parents should sign the passport with their relation indicated. For instance "SIGNATURE – Mother / SIGNATURE – Father”. At a minimum this must be done by one parent but should be done by both.
2) Applicants under 18 years cannot sign their Brazil visa application. Instead, both parents must sign in the signature box provided on the application. It is important to keep both signatures inside the signature box.
3) Applicant must include ORIGINAL + one color photocopy of child’s birth certificate
4) Applicant must include color photocopy of parent's passports or driver’s license. If parent's names on identification do not match that of the birth certificate (due to legal name change), parent must include copy of legal name change document (such as marriage certificate or court order)
5) Applicant must include a NOTARIZED form of authorization from parents (see link below). PLEASE NOTE: The form requires a separate notarization for each parent (this may be done by the same notary, but once for each parent).
Notice Regarding Custodial Discrepancies: If only one parent is listed on the birth certificate, only that parent must include documentation and signatures. If parents are separated or divorced, both parents must still include documents and original signatures/notarizations as applicable unless one parent has FULL legal custody in which case copies of custodial agreement must be included. In case of one parent being deceased, a copy of a death certificate must be included. For other legal custody agreements, copies of court orders or adoptions decrees should suffice.
Applicant must submit NOTARIZED Power of Attorney form allowing us to work with the consulate on applicants behalf. Please note special section for applications for minors.
The Brazilian government has implemented changes to the visa application process that may affect applicants applying for visas. Currently, the technical aspects of the application process are affected and at this time we do not know how stable the implemented process is. Experience dictates that new technology releases by foreign governments are not always fully functional and “bugs’ can linger. We do expect for some delays but what the issues will be and how they will be resolved are unknown at this point.
The following link will provide you with a visa application worksheet. Please read the introduction and complete the form as indicated.
If applicant has traveled within the last 90 days to an endemic area including those listed below, a Yellow fever vaccination certificate is required:
Angola, Benin, Bissau Guinea, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Colombia, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guiana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda or Venezuela.
Washington DC: The original yellow fever vaccination certificate is required.