Business visa requirements have been waived for citizens of Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Morocco, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, S.M. Order of Malta, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Surinam, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uruguay, Vatican.
Temporary Visas II (Business) Apply to:
a) For business trips (meetings to discuss sales or purchases of goods and services; showcasing material, close export or import deals; meetings to evaluate ongoing operations or existing contracts; explore investment opportunities, relocation, outsourcing).
b) Media coverage or filming. If the filming expedition is intended for reasons other than journalism or news gathering, issuing the visa depends on prior authorization from the Ministry of Culture in Brazil. For such, the applicant must find a Brazilian co-producer who shall obtain that authorization.
c) Flight/ship crew members not holding an international crew card. For services under a consulting or technical assistance contract and for persons working aboard cruise ships, see Temporary Visas V (Temporary work)
1. It is strongly recommended that visa applicants check the processing time when making their travel plans. An already purchased ticket will NOT entitle visa applicant to expedite processing.
2. The Embassy may request additional documents, information, and a personal interview if deemed necessary.