Brazil Business Visa (California)
San Francisco Jurisdiction: Alaska, Oregon and Washington. The following counties in California: Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Inyo, Kings, Lake, Lassen, Ladera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Benidito, San Francisco, San Joaquim, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne, Yolo and Yuba
Los Angeles Jurisdiction: Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming. The following counties in California: Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura
1 - Passport Submit the original (signed) passport and make sure it has empty visa pages (the last two amendment pages do not count as a visa pages) and will not expire within 6 months from the date of departure.
- All foreign Nationals residing in the U.S. must submit a copy of the Green Card or Work Visa with the passport.
2 - Two color passport size photos Must be taken within last 6 months. See link for guidelines: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports/photos/photo-composition-template.html
3 - Visa application Below is the link for the English version to start the application: https://formulario-mre.serpro.gov.br/sci/pages/web/pacomPasesWebInicial.jsf
4 - Copy of a valid driver license OR state issued ID If you don’t have those, please provide a copy of one of your utility bills, such as electrical, water or a lease for the house or apartment as proof of your residency.
5 - Copy of round-trip ticket, booked itinerary (reservation) or letter from a travel agent The document must contain the following information: the applicant’s name, complete itinerary, flight number and arrival/departure dates and reservation code provided by the airline company.
6 - Letter of invitation from a Brazilian Company (Copy will be accepted) Inviting the applicant (his or her full name) in English or Portuguese language to attend business meetings, etc.
7 - Letter from the applicant’s employer (Copies will be accepted if notarized) Must be on company letterhead and signed by a member of senior management with the following information: Applicant’s job title and job description, purpose of the applicant’s trip and description of his/her intended activities during the trip, including details such as dates, places, contacts and purpose of the trip (sales, purchases, coordination, auditing, establishment of contacts with other companies, etc.), duration of the trip and information about periodicity, average length and assignment description of future trips, if any, declaration that the company assumes full financial responsibility for expenses incurred by the applicant during his/her stay in Brazil.
Consulate General of Brazil
Kindly requesting your Consulate to assist Mr., Ms., ________, Title __________, to obtain a Business Visa to visit (Country Name) on (date).
Mr., Ms. has been employed by (company name) for ______.
During Mr., Ms. visit, he will be meeting with (Name of the person, company name and address abroad in full) for business purposes and will not engage in any kind of work, technical assistance nor he or she will get paid by the (inviting company).
While Mr., Ms., in (country) our (US Company) will assume all the financial responsibility and expenses for (his or her) journey.
Please feel free to contact me if more assistance is needed regarding this request.
Senior Staff and title
The link for the visa application:
Start filling out the application step by step as required. Please look over the instructions and have all your documents ready before filling out the application.
When you reach the last page, for the Biometric Data and Scanned Documents, just upload the picture and the signature only. You may encounter difficulties during the uploading of the photo and signature. Only JPG/JPEG, GIF and PNG files are accepted, with minimum dimensions of 431 X 531 pixels for photo and minimum dimensions of the signature is 420 X 420 pixels. The file shall not have more than 300KB. In such instances, just upload any file you want and we will edit it when we receive your documents. We will upload the other documents when we receive them. Make sure to add the checkmark before you finish the application:
☑ I hereby declare that the information included in the form is true.
As soon as you print the application, sign and mail it to us with the rest of the documents.
Below is a sample of the visa application:
$160 For US passport holder. Visa validity up to 10 years. 28-35 business days at the San Francisco Consulate. 16-18 business days at the Los Angeles Consulate.
Service Fee $150.