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Getting a Brazilian Visa For a Business Trip

by David Pacella | September 23rd, 2009

Brazil has the largest economy in Latin America, and the tenth largest in the world, according to Wikipedia. As the Brazilian economy has boomed in recent years, business travel to Brazil has risen, too. In fact, according to the ICCA, the city of Sao Paulo is the 12th most popular city in the world for international business meetings.

To attend a business meeting or conference in Brazil, you need to get a Brazilian visa.¬† Brazil has very specific requirements for business applicants. Here’s a checklist of what you will need:

  • Your US passport, which must be valid for at least 6 months after the day you plan to arrive in Brazil.
  • One passport-style photo.
  • A completed Brazilian visa application form.
  • A photocopy of your driver’s license.
  • A copy of your travel itinerary.
  • A business letter from your employer. The letter must state how long you have¬† worked at the company, how long you are staying in Brazil, and the purpose of the meeting or conference.
  • A business letter from the Brazilian company you are meeting with, describing what you will be doing in Brazil and how long you are expected to be there.
  • If attending a conference, an invitation and/or proof of registration.
  • You will also need a yellow fever vaccine certificate if you’ve been to any country where the disease is endemic in the past 90 days.
  • Payment of the appropriate visa fees.

To make applying for a Brazilian visa easier, use a private visa expediting company like We’ll research your specific situation and find out exactly what you need to get your visa. Then, we’ll give you detailed, easy-to-follow instructions and a handy checklist to use as you complete the paperwork. Finally, we’ll make sure everything is in order before we send your paperwork to the appropriate Brazilian consulate, providing you faster service by reducing the odds of your visa being delayed.

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