From 2020, all Brazilian travelers wishing to visit Europe for business or leisure will need to apply online for an ETIAS travel authorization. This is the name given to the new Europe visa for Brazilian citizens. The European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) has been designed with the aim of strengthening border control and maintaining high levels of immigration security around the Schengen area and will be necessary for all those citizens traveling to Europe from Brazil, beginning 2020.
What do Brazilians need to visit Europe?
At the moment Brazilian nationals are exempt from requiring a Schengen visa to enter the European zone for short-stay periods. This means that for short-stay visits of up to 90 days, the only necessary european visa for brazilian citizens will be the ETIAS authorization.
In order to obtain the ETIAS visa for Brazilians, all citizens will need to have the following available when they access the ETIAS application online:
- Brazilian passport valid until 3 months beyond the intended stay;
- Credit or Debit card to pay the ETIAS visa fee;
- Email address to receive the approved ETIAS.
In order to enter any of the European countries Brazilian nationals will need their valid passport but can also carry a Brazilian national ID card to travel within the Schengen area.
ETIAS application for Brazilian citizens
It will be a legal requirement for people from Brazil to apply for an ETIAS travel authorization for Europe by using an online registration system before leaving their country of residence.
In addition to the previously mentioned ETIAS requirements for Brazilian citizens which each traveler will need to supply when applying online for the European visa including a valid Brazilian passport, credit or debit card and email address, Brazilian citizens must provide the following information:
- Details from valid Brazilian passport with a minimum expiry date of 3 months beyond intended stay;
- Valid contact information including physical address and current email address to receive the approved European visa for Brazil;
- Basic security information regarding health and travel details.
The application for ETIAS for Brazilians will include questions concerning security, health details and travel plans and will be quick and easy to complete online before receiving the approved European visa for Brazilian citizens via email.
Traveling to Europe with ETIAS from Brazil
Brazilians visiting Europe with the ETIAS will have unlimited entries to the Schengen zone for the duration of their visa or until the date of expiration of their passport, whichever comes first.
The ETIAS visa has a validity of 5 years and will become compulsory for Brazilian citizens traveling to Europe from 2020. Only Brazilian nationals over the age of 18 will be required to apply for an ETIAS to travel to the EU as minors will not be obliged to pay the visa fee.
The EU ETIAS visa allows Brazilian citizens to visit any of the European countries in the Schengen agreement after being screened by the EU Border Control and immigration authorities who will process the ETIAS application. They will check all information against various security databases including Interpol and the ETIAS watchlist to ensure the highest level of security.