Special Requirements for Minors

1.  Authorization for Issuance of Brazilian Visa Applicants under 18 year of age are considered MINORS and DO NOT SIGN their Visa Application Forms. Both parents must fill out and sign the Parental Authorization Form and the minor’s visa application form. Their signatures on the authorization form and the visa application form must be notarized.

Form | Parental Authorization Form

Original or notarized copy of BIRTH CERTIFICATE MUST BE PRESENTED. If the applicant (minor) was not born in the United States, please note that:
  1. A) Documents not issued within the United States must have their originals either legalized by a Brazilian consular office responsible for the jurisdiction of the country the document was issued or certified by the embassy or consulate of that country in the United States.
  2. B) Documents not issued in English, Portuguese, Spanish or French will require either:
– A sworn translation made by a competent translator in the United States with its signature acknowledged by a US notary public; or – A translation done by or certified by the Consulate or Embassy of issuing country in the United States; or – A sworn translation made by a competent translator outside of the United States to one of the four accepted languages above and duly legalized by the Brazilian consular office responsible for the jurisdiction of where the document was issued. Minors’ visas will not be issued without consent from both parents, except if: *One of the parents is deceased: in which case the death certificate (original, certified or notarized copy) must be submitted; or *One of the parent’s is not listed on the birth certificate; or *Court Order or Divorce Decree granting not only full custody but exclusive parental rights to one of the parents or legal guardian(s). The original or notarized copy of the complete document must be presented along with the other requirements. 2.  Children of Brazilian Citizens Children of Brazilian citizens can only apply for a visa if they have not yet been issued a Brazilian birth certificate and therefore are not eligible for a Brazilian passport. In that case, the Brazilian parent(s) must attach a notarized letter (Declaration of Non-Citizenship) stating that the child was not registered in any Consulate or in Brazil and, therefore, does not have Brazilian citizenship.

Form | Declaration of Non-Citizenship

Brazilian citizens are advised to register their children at the Consulate (Brazilian birth certificate) to guarantee their Brazilian citizenship so as to safeguard any rights in the future. Children of Brazilian citizens to whom a visa was issued must have it cancelled after they acquire Brazilian citizenship.  

When applying for a Brazil visa for minors, you would typically need to fulfill certain requirements. The specific requirements may vary depending on the embassy or consulate where you are applying and your country of residence. However, here are some common requirements when applying for a Brazil visa for minors:

  1. Application form: Complete and sign the visa application form. Both parents or legal guardians should provide their consent and sign the application form.

  2. Passport: Ensure the minor’s passport is valid for at least six months beyond the intended travel dates and has at least two blank visa pages.

  3. Birth certificate: Submit a copy of the minor’s birth certificate. It should be an original or a certified copy, depending on the embassy or consulate’s requirements.

  4. Consent letter: Provide a notarized consent letter from both parents or legal guardians, authorizing the minor to travel to Brazil. The consent letter should include the full names of the parents or legal guardians, the minor’s full name and date of birth, and the duration and purpose of the trip. The letter should be notarized or apostilled, depending on the requirements of your country.

  5. Proof of parental relationship: Submit documents that establish the relationship between the minor and the parents or legal guardians, such as a birth certificate, adoption papers, or custody papers.

  6. Copy of parents’ or legal guardians’ identification: Provide copies of the parents’ or legal guardians’ identification documents, such as their passports or national identity cards.

  7. Photographs: Include recent passport-sized photographs of the minor, adhering to the specifications set by the embassy or consulate.

  8. Travel itinerary: Submit a copy of the travel itinerary, including flight reservations or other transportation details.

  9. Accommodation details: Provide proof of accommodation arrangements in Brazil, such as hotel reservations or a letter of invitation from a host.

  10. Financial documents: Show proof of sufficient funds to cover the minor’s expenses during their stay in Brazil. This may include bank statements, sponsorship letters, or a letter from the parents or legal guardians assuming financial responsibility.

  11. Vaccination certificate: Check if Brazil requires any specific vaccinations for minors entering the country. If so, provide a copy of the vaccination certificate.

  12. Additional documents: Depending on the embassy or consulate’s requirements, additional documents may be necessary. These could include a letter from the minor’s school, proof of enrollment, or any other documents relevant to the purpose of travel.

It is important to note that requirements may vary, and it is advisable to consult the website of the Brazilian embassy or consulate in your country or contact them directly to obtain the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding visa requirements for minors.

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