If you are an American Citizen and you want to visit Brazil, you need a tourist visa. You WILL need a visa to board your flight to Brazil. From our experiences, a visa will likely take from 10 to 20 business days, so PLAN accordingly. Make an appointment early, if it is needed. Every time we've been to the consulate, processes and procedures have changed.
All Brazilian consulates nowadays require that the application be filled online. Most of the consulates require an interview that needs to be scheduled. Be careful! We have made the mistake of not making an appointment early enough for our trip! A Brazilian holiday came up, and the entire calendar of the consulate filled up for a month almost over night.
Fees. It costs 140 dollars to get your visa application done. Do not bother bringing cash, check, or credit card to the consulate. They accept U.S. Postal Service Money Orders ONLY. Don't even try another money order service or bank. We have watched them turn people away. Brazilians love their paperwork, and the paperwork says U.S. Postal Service Money orders only!
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
- Schedule an Appointment at the Brazilian Consulate General in Houston if you live in:
- New Mexico
- New Hampshire
- California the counties of Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura
- California, in the counties of Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Inyo, Kings, Lake, Lassen, Madera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne, Yolo, and Yuba.
The Brazilian Consulate General in Chicago, which serves the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin, does not require any appointments. Walk-ins are welcome on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Embassies and Consulates in the United States:
Brazilian Consulate General in Atlanta
3500 Lenox Road, Suite 800
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 949-2400
Fax: (404) 949-2402
Jurisdiction: States of Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi and Tennessee.
Brazilian Consulate General in Boston
20 Park Plaza, Suite 810
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 542-4000
Fax: (617) 542-4318
Jurisdiction: Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont.
Brazilian Consulate General in Chicago
401 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1850
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 464-0244
Fax: (312) 464-0299
Jurisdiction: States of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
Brazilian Consulate General in Hartford
Hartford, Connecticut 06103
Phone: (860) 760-3100
Jurisdiction: States of Connecticut and Rhode Island.
Brazilian Consulate General in Houston
1233 West Loop South
Park Tower North, Suite 1150
Houston, TX 77027
Phone: (713) 961-3063
Fax: (713) 961-3070
Jurisdiction: States of Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Brazilian Consulate General in Los Angeles
8484 Wilshire Blvd., Suites 711/730
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Phone: (323) 651-2664
Fax: (323) 651-1274
E-mail: info@brazilian-consulate. org
Jurisdiction: States of Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, and in California, the counties of Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura.
Brazilian Consulate General in Miami
80 SW 8th Street, Suite 2600
Miami, FL 33130-3004
Phone: (305) 285-6200
Fax: (305) 285-6229
Fax on demand for information and forms: (305) 285-6259
Jurisdiction: States of Florida, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.
Brazilian Consulate General in New York
1185 Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue), 21st Floor
New York, NY 10036
Phone: (917) 777-7777
Fax: (212) 827-0225
Jurisdiction: States of Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and the Bermuda Islands.
Brazilian Consulate General in San Francisco
300 Montgomery Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA, 94104
Phone: (415) 981-8170
Fax: (415) 986-4625
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org - General
email@example.com - Consular Sector
firstname.lastname@example.org - Cultural Sector
Jurisdiction: States of Oregon, Washington, Alaska and in the state of California, the counties of Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Inyo, Kings, Lake, Lassen, Madera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne, Yolo, and Yuba.
Brazilian Consulate General in Washington, D.C.
1030 15th Street, N.W.
Washington , D.C. 20005
Phone: (202) 461-3000
Fax: (202) 461-3001
Jurisdiction: District of Columbia, states of Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia and North American bases (excepting Guam).