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Visas to US and Canadian nationals

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Visas to US and Canadian nationals

Dear Canadian and US travellers,

Make sure you have your visas issued by the local Brazilian consulate, so that you can come to the World Cup in 2014.

Brazil is exceptionally exempting US and Canadian spectators from the visa fee, but the visa is necessary. Therefore, you'll need to submit your visa application.

A map showing the jurisdiction of Brazilian consulates in the US: http://tinyurl.com/kdv5zn6

1) Chicago: chicago.itamaraty.gov.br/en-us/‎

2) Boston: boston.itamaraty.gov.br/en-us/

3) Hartford, CT: hartford.itamaraty.gov.br

4) New York: novayork.itamaraty.gov.br

5) Washington D.C.: cgwashington.itamaraty.gov.br

6) Atlanta: atlanta.itamaraty.gov.br/en-us/visas.xml‎

7) Miami: miami.itamaraty.gov.br

8) Houston: houston.itamaraty.gov.br/en-us/

9) Los Angeles: losangeles.itamaraty.gov.br

10) San Francisco: saofrancisco.itamaraty.gov.br

Canada information:

EMBASSY OF BRAZIL IN OTTAWA

Jurisdiction: Capital National region only.

CONSULATE GENERAL OF BRAZIL IN MONTREAL

http://www.consbrasmontreal.org

Jurisdiction: Quebec (except the Capital National region), New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.

CONSULATE GENERAL OF BRAZIL IN TORONTO

http://www.consbrastoronto.org

Jurisdiction: Ontario (except the Capital National region), Manitoba and Nunavut.

CONSULATE GENERAL OF BRAZIL IN VANCOUVER

vancouver.itamaraty.gov.br/en-us/Main.xml

Jurisdiction: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Yukon and the Northwest Territories.

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Other nationalities: check your visa requirements with your local Brazilian embassy. Nationals from countries of the UE are not required to have a visa to visit Brazil for touristic purposes.

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1. Re: Visas to US and Canadian nationals

Note: In addition to the completed visa application to Brazil, U.S. and Canadian spectators planning to get this temporary special visa must present a purchased ticket or proof of purchase of a ticket to watch a match of the FIFA World Cup 2014.

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2. Re: Visas to US and Canadian nationals

I would add that the cost-free visa for spectators of the World Cup is valid for citizens of all countries who need a visa to enter Brazil (and not only USA and Canada). But you still need to apply for a visa.

It is part of an agreement between Brazil and FIFA.

Make sure you look up the webpage for the Brazilian embassy/consulate which has jurisdiction over your area of residence to see how to apply - each consulate may have its specific procedures.

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3. Re: Visas to US and Canadian nationals

@Monte: thanks for this important piece of information;

@Rokatoo: I decided to create a thread focusing on US and Canada, as many travelers from both countries visit Brazil and are surprised, sometimes days before their trip, that a visa is needed (unlike other Latin American countries, which usually have reciprocity fees, airport visas, etc). But your píece of information is very relevant -- thanks!

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Brazil is allowing travel agencies and visa services to obtain for the applicant this temporary special free World Cup visa (although the applicant must pay the usual fees and mailing costs of the travel agency or visa service).

“Visa applications for the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 can be sent to the Consulate by an authorized third party, such as a representative of a travel agency or a visa service, as long as the applicant resides within the Consulate General's jurisdiction.”

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5. Re: Visas to US and Canadian nationals

We have purchased tickets for 2 World Cup games and are travelling to Brazil for that. However, we plan on doing some other travelling around South America at the same time. Do you know if this special World Cup visa allows for in/out privileges? Thanks!

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6. Re: Visas to US and Canadian nationals

it seems this special visa is valid upto 90 days... you need to show proof of departure as part of the process. So if you plan on going to another country you need to show that ticket as part of the application process.

Also, check visa requirements for other countries you plan on visiting... Especially for Argentina you will need to pay for the visa online and print out the receipt to show immigration officials and flight attendants before boarding the plane.

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7. Re: Visas to US and Canadian nationals

For the world cup Visas, you don't have to pay money to Brazilian consulate but to travel you need Brazilian Visa, Airplane ticket, copy of your requested tickets and a lots of money.

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8. Re: Visas to US and Canadian nationals

Hi, everybody,

I have a special case here...I am Bulgarian(which was not on the list with the visa-need countries) but live in US and have also US green card. I will arrive in Brazil from US but can I still use my Bulgarian international passport to enter Brazil without obtaining any kind of visa(since I live kind of far from the closest Brazilian consulate in US). Thanks in advance!!!

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9. Re: Visas to US and Canadian nationals

Brazil does not require a visa for Bulgarian passport holders, but you may want to check with the airline you intend to fly from the U.S. to see if you meet the requirements.

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10. Re: Visas to US and Canadian nationals

Great! If you bring a valid Bulgarian passport, you won't need a visa: http://tinyurl.com/oq33z35

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