If you want to visit Brazil before volunteering, you will need to hold a Tourist Visa. Be aware that you cannot volunteer in Brazil with this kind of Visa
, and you cannot switch Visas once you are in Brazil.
Please talk to the embassy in advance and make sure to apply for both visas in advance, if they advise you so. You should always consult them to confirm what visa you need in your specific situation.
Citizens of the following nationalities ARE ALLOWED to travel to Brazil without applying for a Visa at a Brazilian embassy or consulate; and are allowed to stay in the country
for 30-90 days. Citizens of South and Central America need to present an ID Card. This list is also available
and it can change at any time:
European Union, Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Georgia, Grenada,
Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel, Jamaica, Liechtenstein, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, Monca, Mongolia, Morocco, New Zealand, Namibia, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Phillippines, Russia,
St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Sn. Marino, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sovereign Military Order of Malta, Suriname, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey,
Ukraine, Uruguay, Vatican City, Venezuela.
Usually, you will not be allowed to stay more than 90 days, but if you absolutely must, inquire this with the Brazilian Embassy or Consulate you are applying to and DO NOT
attempt to travel to Brazil without receiving a confirmation first. Additional to this, you will also need a valid passport and passport copies.
If you are a citizen of a country that is not exempt of issuing a visa, you will usually need:
- An appointment at a Brazilian Embassy or Consulate.
- A filled application for a tourist Visa at the Peruvian Embassy of your country of origin. You can request this
- Valid passport and passport copies. Passport must be valid for 6 months after your departure date.
- One passport photo.
- Non-refundable fee of approximately $80 USD. Costs may vary.
- A valid return/round trip air flight or proof of reservation.
- A statement or documentation detailing the purpose and duration of the visit.
- Proof of hotel accommodation, i.e.: confirmed hotel reservation or a letter of invitation from the host - organisation, relative or friend- in Brazil.
Brazil does not require an International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis to enter the country. But travellers are encouraged to renew their childhood vaccines, as well as to take the yellow fever
vaccination at least 10 days before visiting the country. To learn more about the vaccines you should have,