Feb 01, 2018
By Chris Robinson
Ticking Rio off your bucket list has gotten a little easier for Canadians, thanks to the launch of an electronic visa initiative by the Brazilian government. It means Canadian travellers can now obtain travel authorization to enter Brazil by completing a simple online application form. The Brazil Online Visa is valid for two consecutive years and allows Canadian tourists to enter Brazil for periods of up to 90 days.
Prior to this, it was necessary for applicants to travel to the Brazilian embassy or consulate to fill out the application from, which can now be done from home in a matter of minutes. The online application involves entering some basic personal information and answering some simple questions.
You need to have a valid Canadian passport (with a minimum of eight months remaining from the date of arrival), a credit or debit card to pay for the visa, and an e-mail address to receive the e-Visa. Processing of the applications takes five working days. Following approval, the Brazil e-Visa is sent to you by e-mail in PDF format and you can then print the e-Visa at home. Simple. The website to go to is www.Brazilevisas.com.