How to Obtain a Free Brazilian Visa for the 2014 FIFA World Cup

If you’re going to be attending the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, you will need a Brazilian Visa if you are a US Passport holder. The regular multiple entry 10 year tourist visa is $160, but it is waived this year for 2014 FIFA World Cup ticketholders. To obtain the free Brazilian Spectator Visa, follow these steps:

Pre-requisites: You must have an original, valid passport for at least another 6 months and two blank passport pages.

Step 1: Fill out a visa application form on

Step 2: Print out the form filled out from Step 1 and attach a 2”x2” Passport Size Color Photo

Step 3: Find the nearest Brazilian Consulate or use a mail-in visa service.

Step 4: Bring the visa application with a glued picture, photocopy of your round-trip ticket or a booked itinerary, ticket or proof of purchase of ticket valid for any FIFA World Cup 2014 game, and proof of residence (driver’s license or utility bill).


Remember: There is no appointment necessary if you are going to visit the Brazilian consulate in person.

Here’s a video outlining the entire process:

When you have finally obtained your Spectator Visa, print out this Brazilian arrival form to save some time –

Bear in mind that Brazil is offering a Spectator Visa which is only good from June 12, 2014 – July 13, 2014, the event length of the World Cup. The last date of entry on the Free Brazilian Spectator Visa is on July 13, 2014 (valid for 90 days). It is only a single entry visa, so if you’re planning on going in and out of Brazil multiple times during the World Cup, do yourself a favor and get the $160 ten year multiple entry visa. Trust me, Brazil is a beautiful country worth visiting every year.


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1 Comment on "How to Obtain a Free Brazilian Visa for the 2014 FIFA World Cup"

  1. Do you know if there will be a Spectator Visa available for the Rio Olympics in 2016?

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