Brazil Minor Requirements

In addition to the documents listed on our main page, applicants under 18 years of age have special requirements for obtaining a Brazilian visa. Please include these documents alongside those listed in the standard requirements.

Authorization for Issuance of a Brazilian Visa for a minor

  • Both parents must fill out and sign an “AUTHORIZATION FOR ISSUANCE OF BRAZILIAN VISA FOR MINOR” form. Their signatures on the form must be notarized.
  • Applicants under 18 years old do not sign their visa application forms, as they are considered minors. Instead, both parents must sign their child’s application.
  • Birth Certificate: Original or notarized certified copy of the birth certificate
  • Minors will not be issued visas without the consent of both parents unless
    • One parent is deceased, in which case the original or notarized certified copy of the death certificate must be submitted. or
    • One of the parents is not listed on the birth certificate. or
    • Court order or divorce decree granting full custody and exclusive parental rights to a parent or legal guardian(s). The original or notarized copy of the document must be present alongside the other requirements.

Children of Brazilian Citizens:

  • Original, signed U.S. passport – A child of a Brazilian citizen may only apply for a visa if they have not yet been issued a Brazilian birth certificate and are not eligible for a Brazilian passport. In such cases, the Brazilian parent(s) must attach a notarized letter “Declaration of Non-Citizenship” stating the child was not registered in any consulate or in Brazil, hence he or she does not have Brazilian citizenship.

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