BUSINESS VISA – VITEM II
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To issue or to deny a visa is a sovereign act of every country. The kind of visa and its validity are also a sovereign decision.
Anyone who behaves in a disrespectful way shall be denied a visa.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to make sure his/her application is filled in correctly.
If you are travelling to Brazil for business discussions, you are entitled to apply for a business visa. Please note that those involved in installation or repair of equipment, and training in Brazil do not qualify for a business visa (a working visa is required).
Passport holders of the following countries are exempted from a business visa: Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Sovereign Order of Malta, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, the Vatican and Venezuela.
Passport holders of the following countries require approval from Brazil prior to the issuing of a visa: Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Nigeria, North Korea, Palestine, Pakistan, Central African Republic, Senegal, and Syria.
Passport holders of the following countries must enter Brazil no later than 90 days after the visa has been issued, on a reciprocity basis: Angola, Bahrain, Cambodia, Cape Verde, China, Cuba, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Laos, Libya, Myanmar, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Taiwan.
This Consulate does not accept visa applications via post.
Applications can be lodged in person or through a third party (relative/visa or travel agent) Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 1 pm, by residents of the following provinces: Akita, Aomori, Chiba, Fukushima, Gunma, Hokkaido, Ibaraki, Iwate, Kanagawa, Miyagi, Nagano, Niigata, Saitama, Tochigi, Tokyo, Yamagata and Yamanashi. Residents from other provinces must contact the Consulate General in Nagoya or the Consulate General in Hamamatsu.
US passport holders must come in person, on a reciprocity basis.
Applicant’s passport valid for no less than 6 months and with at least two blank pages. Damaged or defaced passports will not be accepted.
Original letter from his/her employer in Japan, stating the purpose and intended stay in Brazil, and contacts to be maintained, as well as taking full responsibility for the applicant while in the country (financial means of support and return tickets provided).
Visa application form. Please visit https://scedv.serpro.gov.br, fill in the form, and click send to get your receipt. Print the receipt, sign it and attach one photo.
Payment must be in cash at the Banco do Brasil.
24 HOURS. In times of heavy workload, the processing time may be extended.
Please do not commit yourself to travel plans until you know when your visa will be issued.
This Consulate does not process same day visas, and does not provide express service.
Updated in November 2014.