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Brazil Visa

Brazil, situated in South America, is the world's fifth-largest country in terms of area. With over 211 million inhabitants, it ranks sixth among the most populous countries. Brazil is known for its diverse cultural, linguistic, and religious backgrounds, which can be found in both its bustling urban centres and sprawling rural areas.

Brazil is not only known for its success in soccer, but it is also a massive country with a diverse geography. Its triangle-shaped terrain is filled with canyons, plateaus, wetlands, rainforests, low mountains, waterfalls, and savannas. It covers a large portion of the Amazon River basin and has two iconic cities: Brasília and Rio de Janeiro.

Although Rio de Janeiro is often mistaken as the capital, it is actually Brasilia, with other major cities including Sao Paulo, Salvador, and Fortaleza. The Rio Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is a famous event where 2 million people participate in colourful parades, music, and dance while wearing amazing carnival outfits. Furthermore, the Amazon River (the world's second-longest river) flows through the country of Brazil.

Travellers can experience all of this and more in Brazil, making it a perfect destination for adventure and fun. However, a visit to Brazil from India requires a valid visa for Indians.

Along with a Brazilian visa, protecting yourself with a comprehensive travel insurance plan from a reliable provider like Tata AIG can provide coverage for lost luggage, flight delays, and accidents requiring medical attention. We also offer flight cancellation insurance that can provide coverage for unexpected situations that may arise before your trip to Brazil.

Read below to find out more about the Brazilian visa requirements for Indian citizens.

Brazil Visa for Indians: Everything You Need to Know

The Consular Representations of Brazil abroad issue visas to foreign nationals to permit their entry and stay in the country, provided they meet the conditions set out in the current legislation. The kind of visa required for Brazil will depend on the purpose of the trip and the length of stay, and the passport must be valid for the entire planned stay in Brazil.

There is no specific minimum requirement for passport validity. The points below will give you a detailed overview of everything you must know before making your visa application.

  • Visa Application Procedure: The application process can be completed online or by visiting the nearest Brazilian embassy or consulate in India, which requires submitting the visa application form and necessary documents and paying the visa fee.

  • Document Requirement: The documents required for the visa application may vary based on the type of visa but typically include a valid passport, visa application form, travel itinerary, proof of accommodation, travel insurance, passport-size photographs, and financial documents.

  • Visa Fee and Processing Time: The Brazilian visa fees for Indian nationals vary depending on the type of visa and the duration of stay. The processing time for a Brazilian visa may take up to 15 days or longer.

  • Other Requirements: Indian nationals may also need to submit additional documentation, such as a medical certificate, depending on the purpose of their visit.

  • Validity of Visa: The validity of a Brazilian visa ranges from 90 days to 1 year, depending on the type of visa and the reason for your visit.

Brazil Visa Types for Indian Citizens

Different types of visas are available depending on the purpose of the trip, and these include tourist, diplomatic, official, courtesy, temporary, permanent, and transit visas.

Read below for more information on each type of Brazil visa available to Indian citizens.

  • Visit Visa: A visit visa is issued to foreigners travelling to Brazil for up to 90 days without immigration intentions or engaging in paid activities.

    This type of visa is granted for tourism (also referred to as Brazil Tourist Visa), business, transit, artistic or sports activities, study, volunteer work, or to attend conferences, seminars, or meetings, as long as there is no payment in Brazil and the stay does not exceed 90 days.

  • Diplomatic Visa: A diplomatic visa is issued to foreign officials and authorities with diplomatic status who travel to Brazil on an official mission, whether it is temporary or permanent. They must represent a foreign government or international organisation recognised by Brazil.

  • Official Visa: An official visa is granted to foreign administrative staff travelling to Brazil on an official mission, whether it is temporary or permanent. They must represent foreign governments or international organisations recognised by the Brazilian government. This visa can also be issued to any foreigner travelling to Brazil under the official seal of their state.

  • Courtesy Visa: A courtesy visa is issued to foreign personalities and authorities travelling to Brazil on an unofficial trip. It can also be granted to companions, dependents, and other family members who do not qualify for a Diplomatic or Official Visa for family reunion purposes.

    Additionally, this visa can be issued to domestic workers from a foreign mission based in Brazil or from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Finally, foreign artists and athletes who are travelling to Brazil for a free and highly cultural event can also apply for this type of visa.

  • Temporary Visa: A temporary visa is given to foreign nationals who plan to visit Brazil for a specific purpose, which may include work, study, research, teaching, artistic or sports activities, among others. The validity of this visa is more than 90 days, and it has several subtypes, which depend on the motive of the visit.

  • Permanent Visa: A permanent visa is issued to foreign nationals who intend to reside permanently in Brazil, for instance, for family reunification, retirement, investment purposes, or any other situation. The Permanent Visa has various subtypes, which depend on the particular situation of the applicant.

  • Transit Visa: A transit visa is granted to foreigners who are in transit through Brazil to reach another destination.

Note: The country has stopped issuing Brazil E-visas for Indians as well as all nations as of June 17, 2019.

Brazil Visa Requirements For Indians: Documents Required for Application

Listed below are the necessary documents that Indians need to provide when applying for a visa to Brazil:

  1. Completed electronic form, which can be found on the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  2. After submitting the electronic form, provide scanned copies of the following documents:

  • Passport page containing identification data

  • Both sides of the identity card

  • Photograph

  • Proof of financial means to cover the trip, which can be proven through bank statements, paychecks, or a letter of financial commitment if someone else is covering the costs.

  • Round trip reservation

  • Print out of the signed Application Delivery Receipt (RER)

  • Recent passport-size photograph (3x4)

    Note: If the applicant is a minor, both parents must sign the RER receipt.

  1. On the scheduled date and time, present the following documents:
  • Copy of ID

  • Copy of passport identification sheet

  • Round trip reservation between Brazil and Angola

  • Proof of accommodation (hotel reservation or invitation letter from a Brazilian citizen or foreigner with a residence permit in Brazil)

  • Travel insurance valid for the stay in Brazil

  • Passport valid for six months or more with at least three blank pages

  • Bank statement for the last two months

  • Paycheck or original dispatch letter from the applicant's employer stating position and salary, notarised in a registry office, or a fully notarised term of financial commitment from the person covering the costs, accompanied by the employer's dispatch letter and a copy of their ID.

  • Copy of the business license of the private company, if applicable.

    Note: In exceptional circumstances, the Embassy or Consulate maintains the right to request further paperwork or personal attendance for a meeting. The aforementioned documents must be submitted, but this does not guarantee that a visa will be granted; therefore, it is advised to obtain professional visa advice.

Brazil Visa Application Procedure for Indians: What Is It?

  1. Carefully review the visa instructions to determine the appropriate type of visa.

  2. Make sure you have all the necessary documents, and if you are unsure about which visa is needed, contact

  3. Fill out the online visa application form and follow the prompts.

  4. Print the "Visa Form Delivery Receipt," attach a photo, and sign it.

  5. Book an appointment with the consulate and wait for confirmation.

  6. Bring all the required documents on the day of your appointment. (Refer to the next section for a detailed list of required documents.)

Please keep in mind the following:

  • Be diligent and plan ahead, as some visas may require additional procedures and consultations, which can prolong processing time.

  • The Consular Authority may request additional information or documentation or conduct a personal consular interview at any point in the process.

  • Ensure that all requested documents, photos, and signatures are uploaded on the Visa Form Delivery Receipt.

  • Applications with photos that do not meet the requirements will be returned without processing.

  • Applications without mandatory documents will not be processed and will be returned.

Eligibility Requirements for a Brazil Visa

To be eligible for a Brazil visa, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Genuine traveller: You must have a valid and honest intention to travel to the country.

  • Financially capable: You must have enough funds to support yourself and any dependents for the duration of your stay.

  • Ties to your home country: You must have strong ties to your home country that indicate you will return after your visit to Brazil.

  • Good character: You must have a clean criminal record and be of good character. You may need to provide a Police Clearance Certificate to prove this.

  • Good health: You must meet the minimum health requirements set by the authorities.

  • Genuine purpose: You must be a genuine traveller who is interested in exploring the country, and you must have already made the necessary travel arrangements to prove your intention to visit.

Brazil Visa Processing Time in India

Depending on the type of visa and the unique circumstances of the applicant, processing times for Brazilian visas in India can change. Normally, it takes 7 to 10 working days to process any form of Brazilian visa. This could take longer, though, if more proof or confirmations are needed.

Thus, it is crucial to apply for a Brazil visa well in advance of the date you intend to go in order to account for any processing delays or unforeseen difficulties.

Brazil Visa Fees for Indians

  • The Brazil tourist visa for an Indian national cost ₹6400 per person.

  • Similarly, the cost to obtain a business visa is ₹6400 per person for an Indian citizen.

  • For an employment visa, an Indian national must pay ₹8000.

Note: The costs mentioned above are those set forth by the Government of Brazil and are subject to modification without prior notice. After the documents are accepted, the applicant will be advised of the applicable cost at the VFS counter.

Embassy or Consulate of Brazil in India

Consulate/Embassy Embassy of Brazil, New Delhi
Address Embassy of Brazil, 8 Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Road, New Delhi 110011, India
Telephone Number +91 11 2301 7301
Fax Number +91 11 2379 3683, +91 11 2379 3684
Email Address /
Working Hours Monday to Friday: 09:00 am to 05:00 pm

Embassy of India in Brazil

Consulate/Embassy Consulate General of India, Sao Paulo
Address Consulate General of India, Av. Paulista, 925, 7th Floor, Bela Vista, Sao Paulo (Brazil). CEP 01311-100
Telephone Number +55 11- 32793780 and + 55 11- 32793773
Fax Number +91 11 2379 3683, +91 11 2379 3684
Email Address (General) (Commercial Queries) (Visa Enquiries) (Indian Passport/Consular Enquiries)

Working Hours Monday to Friday: 09:00 am to 05:30 pm

Safety and Precautionary Measures to be Undertaken in Brazil

In order to ensure your safety while travelling in Brazil, there are a number of precautionary measures that you should take.

  • First and foremost, it is important to obtain comprehensive travelling insurance that will cover any potential medical expenses you may incur while abroad. Your travel insurance should also include coverage for medical evacuation, should the need arise.

  • You must carry proof of identity with you at all times, including a photocopy of your passport and another form of photo ID, such as a driver's licence.

  • Additionally, it is important to avoid using or carrying any illegal drugs, as the penalties for drug offences in Brazil are severe and can result in lengthy prison sentences.

  • It is recommended that you only drink boiled water or bottled water with sealed lids to avoid getting sick.

  • It is also advisable to steer clear of areas known for criminal activity and to stay alert in public places to protect yourself from any sort of crime.

  • It is important to note that there is currently a yellow fever outbreak in Brazil. Hence, it is recommended that you receive the yellow fever vaccination at least 10 days prior to your departure to prevent contracting the disease.

COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

All individuals aged 12 years and above who are entering Brazil by air are required to provide evidence of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. In case you fall or test positive for COVID-19 while in Brazil and require hospitalisation, TATA AIG's travel insurance plans will cover the cost of treatment and safeguard you.

For those providing proof of vaccination, the following documentation is necessary:

  • Passengers aged 12 years and over must provide proof of vaccination status, either in electronic or printed form, before boarding.

  • The vaccine used must be authorised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) or by the relevant health authorities of the country where the vaccine was administered.

  • The proof of vaccination may be in English, Portuguese, or Spanish and must include the name of the manufacturer or commercial name of the vaccine, the lot number, the number of doses, the date of administration of the dose(s), and the traveller's name.

  • Recovery certificates for COVID-19 will not be accepted in place of evidence of complete vaccination.

  • To be considered fully vaccinated, the traveller must have received the final dose of the vaccine at least 14 days prior to boarding.

  • Proof of vaccination in QR code format or any other coded format will not be accepted.

  • For those providing a negative COVID-19 test, the following documentation is required:

  • Proof of a negative or non-detectable result from an RT-PCR or laboratory-administered antigen test conducted within one day prior to boarding and performed in a laboratory recognised by the country of departure.

  • Proof of a negative test may be in English, Portuguese or Spanish.

The Need for Travel Medical Insurance to Visit Brazil from India

When travelling to Brazil from India, it is crucial to have travel medical insurance to ensure a safe and stress-free trip. While it is not mandatory to have a travel insurance plan for Brazil, it is highly recommended due to unforeseen circumstances that may arise.

If you are diagnosed with COVID-19 during your trip to Brazil and require hospitalisation, TATA AIG's travel medical policy will cover the medical expenses. Our International Travel Insurance Plans provide Medical and Sickness Cover of up to $500,000, ensuring safe travel during the pandemic.

Listed below are the pressing needs that call for travel medical insurance before you embark on your journey to Brazil.

  • Extensive Coverage for Illness: If you face a medical emergency or have an accident that requires hospitalisation, travel medical insurance will cover those expenses. In case the policy expires while you are still in the hospital, you will be covered for the next 60 days or until discharge, whichever is earlier.
  • Lost Baggage/Passport: Travel medical insurance can also provide coverage for lost or misplaced items like your passport or baggage in Brazil. The policy will compensate for the cost of a duplicate or new passport and can reimburse some of the essential personal items from your lost baggage.

  • Emergency Medical Evacuation: If you need to be moved to a hospital while in Brazil, the policy can cover the expenses. It can also cover the cost of returning to India for further medical treatment if needed.

  • Flight Cancellations/Trip Delays: Flight cancellations or delays in Brazil are not uncommon. In such cases, travel medical insurance can reimburse for the losses incurred due to flight cancellations or delays. The policy can also cover the cost of accommodation and flight tickets booked in advance in case of flight cancellation due to a family emergency.

Benefits of Purchasing Tata AIG Brazil Travel Medical Insurance

Experience worry-free travel with Tata AIG's Brazil Travel Medical Insurance. Our plans offer comprehensive coverage to ensure your safety and convenience while travelling. With travel medical insurance, you can also ensure that you have access to emergency medical care that may not be covered by your domestic health insurance.

Here are some of the benefits of purchasing our travel health insurance:

  • Coverage for COVID-19: We understand the risks of travelling during the pandemic, and that's why our plans cover hospitalisation expenses if you test positive for COVID-19 during your trip to Brazil. Additionally, we will reimburse any unused bookings or tickets due to trip cancellation or interruption. And if you're stranded in Brazil due to an emergency COVID-19 lockdown, don't worry, as we automatically extend your coverage for an extra 7 days.

  • Personal Accident Cover: In the unfortunate event of accidental death or permanent disability while travelling to Brazil, our policy provides coverage for personal injuries and medical expenses.

  • Affordable International Coverage: Our travel health insurance plans provide comprehensive coverage for medical emergencies and more at a starting premium of just ₹40.82 per day.

  • Quick and Easy Policy Purchase: Say goodbye to the hassle of medical check-ups or tons of paperwork! You can now purchase our travel medical insurance plan easily online with just a few simple steps.

Don't let unexpected situations ruin your travel experience in Brazil. Get Tata AIG's Travel Medical Insurance and enjoy peace of mind knowing that you are well-protected during your travels.

Best Things to Do When in Brazil

  1. Take a trip to Rio de Janeiro, where you can find a variety of attractions such as museums, beaches, and iconic landmarks like the Christ the Redeemer statue and Sugarloaf Mountain. It is especially enjoyable during Carnival season.

  2. Head to Florianópolis for its popular beaches and great surfing spots, as well as its lively nightlife and affordable seafood. It's a must-visit spot for backpackers and beach-goers.

  3. Explore the Amazon, the world's largest rainforest, where you can experience a jungle cruise, wildlife tour, or guided trek while learning about the indigenous communities and their unique way of life.

  4. Visit Fernando de Noronha, Brazil's first national marine park, for its picturesque beaches with turquoise waters and excellent snorkelling. The island's limited capacity means it's largely uncrowded and offers breathtaking views.

  5. Witness the awe-inspiring Iguazú Falls, which are higher and twice as wide as Niagara Falls. These waterfalls span over a mile, with 275 cascades and 450,000 cubic feet of water falling every second.

Other activities to consider in Brazil include attending a fútbol match at Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, which can be a lively and exciting experience; experiencing the vibrant and colourful Rio Carnival, one of the biggest festivals in the world, held every February; visiting the futuristic capital city of Brasilia for its modernist architecture and scenic parks; and exploring the Pantanal wetlands, the largest wetland in the world with over 11,000 species of animals.

Brazil: Quick Facts

Categories  Specification
Capital Brasilia
Time Zone Coordinated Universal Time (UTC
Official Language Portuguese
Currency Brazilian Real
International Airports São Paulo Guarulhos International Airport, Rio De Janeiro- Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport, Brasilia Presidente Juscelino Kubistschek International Airport, etc.
Climate Humid Tropical and Sub-tropical
Average Round-Year Temperature 22°F to 85°F
Best Time to Visit Between November and March
Best Known for Amazon Rainforest and Amazon River, New 7 Wonders of the World: Christ the Redeemer, Caipirinhas, Carnival, Soccer, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites.


Information last updated Aug '23. While this information is sourced reliably, visa requirements can change. For the most current visa details, visit the official Consulate/Embassy website.

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Is Brazil visa-free for Indians?


No, Indian citizens are required to obtain a visa to enter Brazil for any purpose. There are various types of visas available, such as tourist visas, business visas, and student visas, depending on the purpose of your visit. The visa application process typically involves submitting required documents and paying a visa fee.

Do I need a Covid test to fly to Brazil?


A negative COVID-19 test result is required for travellers to enter Brazil. The test must be taken within 72 hours before departure. However, travellers may also present valid vaccination certificates of two complete doses. It is recommended to check with the Brazilian embassy or consulate in India or the airline you plan to travel with for the latest information on COVID-19 testing requirements.

Do I need travel insurance in Brazil?


It is advisable for all travellers to have a reliable travel medical insurance plan when visiting Brazil. This will provide access to private hospitals, and any expenses incurred will be covered by the insurance company.

What are the medical exclusions in Tata AIG's international travel insurance policy?


Tata AIG's international travel insurance policy has some medical exclusions, which include:

  • Pre-existing medical conditions are not covered.

  • Injuries or illnesses caused by self-harm or suicide attempts are excluded.

  • Injuries or illnesses caused by alcohol or drug abuse are not covered.

  • Treatment for mental or nervous disorders is excluded unless it is medically necessary and authorised by the insurance company.

  • Treatment for sexually transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS is not covered.

  • Pregnancy and childbirth are excluded unless it is an emergency.

  • Cosmetic surgery or dental treatment is not covered unless it is medically necessary due to an accident or injury.

Note: It is important to thoroughly review the policy wording to understand all the exclusions and limitations of the policy while making a purchase.