By Peregrine

From 21 November 2017, Australian nationals will be able to apply for an electronic visa for Brazil, valid for tourism or business and issued within 72 hours, through a new online system.

The electronic visas will then be made available to Canadian nationals from 8 January 2018, to US nationals from 15 January 2018 and to Japanese nationals from 22 January 2018.

Action Items

  • Nationals of the qualifying countries who travel to Brazil for business or tourism should expect an easier visa application and issuance process once the electronic visa system is implemented.