Note to all participants who require visas for Brazil
Please click here to see the Official Communication No. 73603 from the Brazilian Government regarding a possible waiver on the visa fee. The Brazilian Ministry of External Relations has sent this to all Brazilian Embassies and Consulates throughout the world, requesting them to issue a new visa free of charge to participants who had already obtained a visa in May.
The Brazilian Ministry of External Relations has suggested that participants contacting an embassy or consulate again should refer to this Official Communication, which it received on 25 August 2009. Please contact the embassy in your country (or the nearest embassy or consulate) and see if it will grant you the visa free of charge and accept the communication attached.
However, it is important to keep in mind that despite the Ministry’s request, each Brazilian Embassy or Consulate has the autonomy to accept or not this recommendation, and each also has the authority to charge a visa fee if it decides to do so.