Since June 7, 2010, an Agreement has been in force that approves the right of Russian citizens to enter Brazil without a visa for a period not exceeding 90 days. For a longer stay in the country, you need to apply for a visa. The right to obtain a tourist visa is for persons making a tourist trip, visiting relatives or friends, or taking part in conferences or congresses. When applying for a tourist visa, the tourist must not intend to immigrate to Brazil or go there to earn extra money. Check a2zdirectory for history of Brazil.
The following documents are required to apply for a tourist visa:
- Passport, which must be valid for 6 months from the date of completion of the trip. For a visa, at least one blank page must be left in the passport;
- Application form to be completed in full in English or Portuguese and signed by the applicant. The application form is filled online. Before you start filling out, you should carefully study the instructions of the consulate. The questionnaire is accompanied by a black-and-white or color photo of 3×4 cm in size, taken recently, with a light background, without corners and ovals.
- Round-trip air tickets or their copies;
- A notarized invitation letter from a private person who is a Brazilian citizen, from a Brazilian tour operator, or from the organizers of a conference or symposium. At the same time, the invitation must contain the personal data of the invitee, as well as the purpose of the trip, its duration and designation of the place of residence in Brazil ;
- Persons under the age of majority (18 years) and traveling accompanied by one of the parents or a third person, need to take care of a notarized consent to travel from the second of the parents or both parents;
- Sometimes immigration services require proof of sufficient funds to stay in the country or proof of hotel reservation.
It is worth remembering that the time interval between the issuance of a visa and the first crossing of the Brazilian border should not exceed 90 days.
The visa is issued at the Moscow Consulate of Brazil. Submission of documents is carried out from Monday to Friday from 14.00 to 15.00. A visa is usually issued within 3 to 7 working days, but with a large influx of tourists, the process can take up to two weeks.
There are three types of visa fees:
- The fee for consideration of a visa application is 800 rubles for Russian citizens;
- The fee from a third party submitting documents, regardless of the applicant’s citizenship, is 800 rubles;
- Fee for the so-called response processing (in case you need to issue visa request forms in the passports of citizens of those countries that charge the same fee for processing a visa application for Brazilian citizens). This fee is proportional to the visa fees of the aforementioned countries.
Keep in mind that fees and forms of payment may change from time to time.
After the visa expires in 90 days, it is possible to extend your stay in Brazil. To do this, 30 days before the expiration of the visa, you must submit a corresponding application to the Brazilian Federal Police.
Allowed to import duty-free:
- Tobacco products in the form of 400 cigarettes maximum or not more than 25 cigars;
- Alcoholic beverages not exceeding 2 liters in total;
- Items intended for personal use: clothes, books, etc.;
- Other goods and products worth $500 maximum;
- Children under 14 with accompanying parents or guardians – only personal belongings and goods;
- One of the items: a tape recorder, a player, a radio receiver, a photo, film or video camera and a PDA.
You can import foreign currency into Brazil unlimitedly, but if the amount exceeds 1000 USD, then it must be declared. As for the national currency, the declarations are subject to amounts from 10 thousand reais. See Brazil import restrictions.
Imported video, film, audio equipment not manufactured in Brazil is subject to taxation.
If a tourist is bringing a pet with him, then you need to take care of an international veterinary certificate, as well as an import permit from the consulate in Brazil and a certificate of vaccination against rabies (if the animal is not younger than 4 months and there is no record of the appropriate vaccination in the veterinary certificate).
Allowed to export duty-free:
You can export foreign currency, not exceeding the amount declared upon entry, minus the funds spent in the country. The national currency is exported only under the license of the Brazilian Central Bank.
It is forbidden to import and export from Brazil:
- Drugs of various types and firearms and ammunition;
- Medicines and radioactive materials;
- Wild animals, their skins and products from them, as well as claws, feathers and shells;
- Art objects, antiques and things of historical value;
- Meat and meat products, dairy products, eggs, fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as plants and their parts;
- Feed materials and biological cultures (vaccines, tissues, embryos, etc.).