JURISDICTION: The Brazilian Consulate in Chicago processes visas for residents of IA, IL, IN, MI, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD, and WI. See the Jurisdiction section to the right for info.
AVS can submit documents for Student Visas. Click HERE for information.







If you are having trouble uploading a photo, save the file below on your computer and use it as the file you upload on the Brazil site. AVS will replace this file once we receive your application for a fee. Click here for the file ==> FILE

Visas for Brazil


Below you will find the requirements to obtain a visa for Brazil in the Chicago jurisdiction - see "Jurisdiction" below. Once you complete gathering the documents, choose your processing time and place your order online or use the paper order form. If you have questions at any point in the process, click the  and you will be directed to a pop-up page with more information; close that once your question is answered and proceed.


Jurisdiction: If you reside in the following States you can use the information below: IA, IL, IN, KY, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, SD or WI. If you reside outside these states, click HERE for Out-of-Jurisdiction information.

Requirements - the following documents must be shipped to us:

  • Signed Passport with at least six months validity and blank visa pages. Click here for more info =>

  • One current passport-type photo. Click here for more info => Please note: Brazil has issued new photo restrictions: no smiling or frowning is allowed, the image must be centered, glasses should be removed and photos of children cannot have any toys or hands visible in the photo. Call us if you are uncertain. If you upload your photo, we still need the physical photo sent to us and the uploaded photo must be the same as the physical photo sent with the application.

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  • Completed and signed online application. In the first field of the application process where it asks for "Given Names" you must list your first and middle name(s). As part of this process, a photo and signature must be uploaded - see Brazil website for details. Note: Depending on your browser, you make have trouble accessing the Brazil Government site; Safari and IE seem to work best. Click here ==>  for more info. AVS will supply this service as part of our fee. Click HERE to begin the process. Click the British flag in the upper right for English, then "Visa" to begin.  Applicants must sign IN THE BOX on the page that is printed. Click here for more info =>

  • If you are not scanning in your photo and signature as part of the application process above, we can scan it for your for an additional $30. Please send us a scan of the printout page from the application process, including your signature in the box and photo as a .pdf file. If this is not sent, there will be delays in processing 

  • Copy of Driver's License or other State-Issued ID. Click here for more info =>  

  • Copy of flight and/or cruise itinerary on Travel Agency letterhead or copy of tickets. Click here for more info =>
    If you are not staying in a Hotel in Brazil, notarized Host Letter. Click here for more info =>

  • (for Business Visas) Original Business Letter from company in the U.S. Click here for more info =>  

  • (for Non-US Passport holders) Copy of front and back of Alien Registration Card ("Green Card") or copy of U.S. visa in Passport. Click here for more info =>

  • Minors traveling to Brazil click HERE for additional infomation

  • If you work in the Medical field, Real Estate, or Farming click HERE for additional forms

  •  If you are planning on staying in Brazil for more than 30 days as a tourist, you must supply 3 recent bank statements to prove financial capacity.

The information below applies only to Technical or Work Visas (Temp V visas):

  • (Technical/Work Visas only) Approval from the Ministry of Labor in Brazil. Your host in Brazil will need to instigate this process through the Ministry of Labor in Brazil. Please call us for more information

  • (Technical/Work Visas only) Certified copy of your Birth Certificate.

  • (Technical/Work Visas only) Police declaration showing no criminal record. Issued within 90 days by local Police Department

  • Technical and Work visas incur additional service and Consulate fees; please use Option 2 below under Place Order


Processing Times and Fees:

Processing Type: Service Fee:
Regular Processing — 20 or more Business days: $135 (US Passport)
$160 (non-US Passport)
Rush Processing — 18-19 Business days: $195 (US Passport)
$220 (non-US Passport)

Brazil charges: $160 for Multiple-entry visas; $290 for Technical visas

Place order:

  1. Enter your Departure Date below, then Select a Service below that. When the pop-up window appears, click "OK" to calculate fees. Click "BUY NOW" and follow the instructions on each page. After billing, shipping and credit card info is completed you will receive shipping instructions. If you need more than one Service, either place separate orders online or use option 2 below.
  2. If you prefer not to place an online order or need multiple Services, use our VISA/PASSPORT ORDER FORM . Complete all information and ship it and your documents to the address at the top of the form. Your credit card will be charged once the work is complete and we will include a receipt with your returned passport.
Type: Visa
Country: Brazil
Departure Date: Click Here to Pick the date  << Click here to select a date
Select a Service:
Weekends and Holidays do not count as processing days.
Regular 20+ days-Business or Tourist
Rush 18-19 days-Business or Tourist
Regular 20+ days-Non-US Passport
Rush 18 - 19 days-Non-US Passport

American Visa Service - 53 West Jackson - Suite 1226 - Chicago, IL 60604  (312) 922-8860 fax (312)922-7578


Note: Visa documents not in our office by 9:30 a.m. (CST) may be submitted the following business day and/or may be charged additional rush fees to meet a date of departure. We suggest you ship documents by UPS Early AM with signature waived as all other options generally arrive too late for submission. All passport documents will be submitted the day after they are received. AVS is not responsible for deliveries to our office. American Visa Service, Inc. is not responsible for passports lost, delayed or damaged by any government office, Consulate or delivery service. American Visa is not responsible for the websites of other offices nor for problems with those sites. Fees and/or requirements may change with little or no advance notice. All cancelled orders will incur a 10% credit card fee to cover the fees AVS is charged by Visa/MC/Amex to process charges and refunds.