📅 May 30, 2022

How to extend your tourist visa in Brazil: a complete guide

Authored by Paula Vazquez

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How to extend your tourist visa in Brazil: a complete guide

Travelers have long been drawn to Brazil. With incredible beaches, the Amazon rainforest, fascinating cities, and beautiful people. Once people arrive, it’s not uncommon that they want to extend their stay on a tourist visa. 


This is the all-you-need-to-know guide about extending your tourist stay in Brazil.


What happens if I want to extend my tourist visa for Brazil?

If you want to extend your Brazilian visa, you first need to verify if your nationality can apply for an extension. Then you need to book an appointment with the Brazilian Police Office or get help from a verified expert for a smooth process without language issues. 


Remember that you can also apply for Brazil's Digital Nomad Visa.



Can I extend my tourist visa for Brazil?

Extending your Brazilian tourist visa depends on your nationality. Here you can find the nationalities that have a 90-day Visa Waiver which can be extended for another 90 days:

Andorra

Antigua and Barbuda

Argentina (Mercosur)

Armenia

Australia

Austria

Bahamas

Barbados

Belarus

Bolivia

Bosnia

Belize

Canada

Chile

Colombia

Costa Rica

Croatia

Ecuador

El Salvador

Fiji

Finland

Grenade

Iceland 

Israel

Jamaica

Japan

Liechtenstein 

Malaysia

Macao

Malta

Morocco

Mexico

Monaco

Mongolia

Namibia

Nicaragua

New Zealand

Norway

Panama

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Poland

Portugal

Qatar

Romania

Russia

San Marino

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Serbia

Suriname

Slovakia

South Africa

South Korea

Spain

Thailand

Trinidad and Tobago

Tunisia

Turkey

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

United States

Uruguay

Vatican City

Venezuela


What are the sanctions if I overstay my tourist visa in Brazil?

If you overstay you can get a fine which goes from 8 rais per day to a maximum of 800 rais, but you can also get deported and restricted from ever applying for a tourist visa again as this is considered unlawful immigration.


How can I extend my tourist visa in Brazil?

1- Once in Brazil, you need to apply for an extension before your 90 days are over.

2- If you cannot apply for your visa extension, somebody else can do it for you. For example, you can reach out to Lacerda Verified Lawyers, which are always ready to assist you. 



3- You need to present all your documents in ORIGINAL and not in copies in your appointment with the Brazil Police or at the Consulate.

4- You need to fill in this form: https://formulario-mre.serpro.gov.br to get A receipt. Once submitted the documents, print the receipt and sign it. 

5- Attend your appointment with the Brazil Police or in the Consulate with the printed and signed receipt and all your documents in ORIGINAL, no copies.

6- Hand in the documents and pay your extension. 

7- If you cannot pick up your visa, somebody else can do it for you with a “Power of Attorney”.

8- Wait around 10 days to get your visa extension approved. 


Which documents do I need to extend my tourist visa in Brazil?

  1. Passport - Must be valid for at least 6 months 
  2. Application protocol signed 
  3. Passport photo - 3x4cm
  4. Proof of income - The last three payslips AND a bank statement from the last three months. You cannot apply with a credit card line.
  5. Round-trip-ticket - A copy of your e-booking or a letter from the airline with your passport name and number and itinerary of flight. 


When should I extend my tourist visa in Brazil?

You should always do it at least two (2) weeks before your visa deadline and at most one (1) month before. 


Can I return to Brazil after I get an extension? 

Yes, but you can only return to Brazil as a tourist 6 months after that extension was over. 



There's no denying that Brazil is one of the most beautiful places in the world; but, when it comes to extending your tourist stay, Brazil can be a complex one due to bureaucracy and language differences. 


We hope this article helps you apply for your extension, so you can continue your stay in this wonderful country.



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