Brazil E-Visa for Canadian Citizens

Canadian citizens looking to travel to Brazil should know that obtaining an e-Visa is necessary before their journey. This eVisa, tailored for brief trips, enables visitors from Canada to experience the diverse attractions of Brazil. 

Designed as an electronic version of the traditional Brazil Visa, it is precisely for Canadian travellers and allows a visit duration of up to 90 days. Once issued, this eVisa is valid for five years and permits multiple entries for passport holders from Canada during its validity period. 

Here's all the essential information Canadian passport holders need about the e-visa process for travelling to Brazil, effective April 10, 2024.

Available Brazil E-Visas for Canadian Passport?

Canadian citizens can choose from several Brazilian e-visa options, each catering to different travel purposes:

  • Tourist e-Visa: This is for those intending to travel to Brazil for leisure, educational activities, visiting relatives, or other similar reasons.
  • Business e-Visa: Suitable for professionals from abroad travelling to Brazil for business meetings, participating in trade exhibitions, or engaging in various business tasks such as negotiations, audits, or consultations.
  • Transit e-Visa: Aimed at travellers who must pass through Brazil to reach their ultimate destination.
  • Crewmember e-Visa: Specifically for individuals employed as crew on a ship or aircraft entering Brazilian territory.

What Do I Need to Apply for a Brazilian E-Visa

Individuals holding a Canadian passport and seeking an electronic visa for Brazil should prepare the following requirements:

  • A valid Canadian passport should be adequate for the trip to Brazil. Ensure it has a minimum of two unmarked pages for visa endorsement.
  • Completion of the electronic visa application form must be completed online.
  • A passport-style photograph measuring 2x2 inches, taken against a plain white background.
  • Payment of the e-visa processing fee.
  • Proof of travel itinerary, including confirmed entry dates and exit from Brazil.
  • A recent bank statement showing a minimum balance of $2,000 demonstrates evidence of financial means. If a bank statement is unavailable, alternative proofs such as income documentation, the latest credit card statement, or other financial documents can be presented.
  • For cruise passengers, travel arrangements can be verified through a confirmation letter from the cruise line confirming ticket purchase or proof of payment for the cruise.

Canadian citizens travelling to Brazil for business reasons and younger than 18 years old need to provide extra documentation.

Does Every Canadian Citizen Require an E-Visa to Enter Brazil?

All Canadian travellers are generally required to secure an e-visa for trips to Brazil, but specific groups are exempted from this requirement:

  • Members of flight crews, such as pilots and flight attendants possessing an International Air Crew Card and sailors carrying an International Seafarer Card, are not required to obtain an eVisa. This exemption follows Section 185 of the International Labor Organization (ILO) regulations. 
  • Additionally, travellers who are transiting through Brazil via connecting flights or layovers may be exempt from the e-visa requirement under certain conditions. These conditions include remaining in the international transit zone of a Brazilian airport or port without going through Brazilian immigration and having a confirmed onward flight ticket with a participating airline to be eligible for this exemption.

How Can I Apply for Brazil E-Visa With?

This detailed guide outlines the seven-step process for completing the e-visa application for Brazil, designed to make the procedure more straightforward.

Stage 1: Preliminary Eligibility Assessment

Start by providing essential information for a preliminary eligibility assessment:

  • Your citizenship
  • Type of visa needed (e.g., tourist, business, or transit)
  • Purpose of your trip to Brazil
  • Whether you are applying for yourself or on behalf of someone else
  • Birthdate in the format DD/MM/YYYY
  • If you are a minor
  • Preferred method of entry (air, land, sea)
  • Whether you have a Brazilian passport

Stage 2: Document Submission

In this stage, you will upload the necessary documents. Ensure they are in .jpg, .jpeg, or PDF format and meet the specified size requirements. Prepare and upload:

  • A passport scan
  • One recent photo in passport size
  • Travel documents
  • Latest bank statements
  • Proof of employment (if applicable)
  • An invitation from a host in Brazil (if relevant)
  • Any other required documents

Stage 3: Passport Information Entry

Here, you'll enter comprehensive passport details for verification, including:

  • Passport number
  • Issue and expiry dates
  • Full name
  • Marital status
  • Gender
  • Birthplace
  • Other important information

Stage 4: Itinerary Specification

Provide detailed information about your travel plans:

  • Expected dates of arrival and departure
  • Additional travel details
  • History of previous Brazil visits
  • Accommodation details

Stage 5: Address Input

Enter your contact address details. If you have contacts in Brazil, include their information as well.

Stage 6: Supplementary Information Submission

Provide additional required information as specified.

Stage 7: E-Visa Fee Transaction

Conclude by paying the e-visa fee for Brazil. Payments can be made with Mastercard or Visa credit/debit cards.

What is the Validity of Brazil E-Visa for Canadians After Issuance?

Once granted, the e-visa for Brazil retains its validity for five years. Canadian citizens are permitted a maximum stay of 90 days per visit in Brazil. Holders of Canadian passports may make numerous entries into Brazil using their e-visas throughout the five-year validity, with each stay capped at 90 days.

What is Brazil's E-Visa Processing Time for Canadians?

Obtaining a Brazilian eVisa typically takes around five business days. To ensure a smooth application process, applying at least a fortnight before your planned travel date is recommended. Using early facilitates a detailed review and any necessary adjustments to your visa application.

If you find yourself in a situation where the regular processing time for a Brazilian eVisa is impractical, please contact us. We provide accelerated processing services, such as "urgent" and "super urgent" options, to suit your specific requirements.

How Much is the Cost of a Brazilian E-Visa for Canadian Citizens?

The government of Brazil has set the initial fee for acquiring an electronic visa at $81, with an added "Processing Fee" to be included at the time of finalising the payment. Our service offers three different processing speeds for e-visas: "Standard", "Urgent", and "Superurgent", each carrying specific supplementary fees. Here's a brief overview of these e-visa processing options for Brazil:

  • Standard Processing: This economical option is ideal for travellers who organise their trips well ahead of time.
  • Urgent Processing: Tailored for those needing their e-visa quicker than the standard timeline, this choice incurs an additional charge for expedited service.
  • Superurgent Processing: As our fastest available option, superurgent processing caters to those who require the quickest e-visa issuance at an increased fee for this premium service.

Can I Apply for an E-Visa on Arrival in Brazil as a Canadian?

Brazil does not provide an electronic visa for Canadian citizens upon arrival. Instead, applying for an e-visa a minimum of two weeks before your planned arrival in Brazil is necessary. This approach enhances the likelihood of securing a travel authorisation to Brazil well before your departure to the country in South America.


Yes, starting April 10, 2024, travellers holding a Canadian passport must obtain a visa to enter Brazil.

To acquire a Brazilian e-visa, follow these steps:

  1. Digitally gather all necessary documents for your application.
  2. Fill out the e-visa application form online and process your payment.
  3. Await the arrival of your e-visa confirmation and related documents via email.

Effective April 10, 2024, the e-visa fee for travellers from Canada, the United States, and Australia entering Brazil is $81, not including additional processing fees.

The usual processing time for a Brazilian e-visa through our website is approximately five business days, assuming everything runs smoothly and efficiently with the application.

Our expert guidance during the visa application process has led to a success rate exceeding 90% for Brazilian e-visa applications. We assist from the beginning to the end of the process to ensure a smooth experience.


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