How to apply for a Brazilian Visa

How to apply for a Brazil visa in Kenya.

Some facts and figures on Brazil:

  • Brazil is the world fifth biggest country in area and has a population of over 190 million.
  • Portuguese is the official language of Brazil. Except for the languages spoken by Indian tribes living in remote reservations, Portuguese is the only language of daily life.
  • Brazil is the only Portuguese-speaking country in South America

Visa to Brazil is issued at Brazilian Consulates or the Consular Section of a Brazilian Embassy. In Nairobi the Brazilian embassy has jurisdiction over Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda

Regular passport holders of Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Somalia MUST obtain a visa to enter Brazil.

Location of Brazilian embassy in Kenya

The Brazilian Embassy in Kenya  is located at 121, U.N. Crescent Rd., U.N. Close, Gigiri, Nairobi, Kenya and is open from 10 am to 1 pm on working days.

Brazil visa application documents required

To apply for the Brazil visa in Kenya, you will need to verify the propose of travel to Brazil.

The visa process takes working days after you have submitted our documents

Processing fee is charged beforehand, in Kenyan Shillings, and is all non-refundable.







How to apply(Courtesy of the Brazilian Embassy in Nairobi)

  1. Types of visa: Visitors visa and Work visa 
  2. Access the required on-line form available at: (this webiste is in Portuguese, select the English). You are required to upload all the documents, including photo and signature, during your online application.
  3. Select the “Visa Request” link.
  4. Select the type of your visa from the drop-down box.
  5. Follow the onscreen prompts to enter all the required personal and travel information.
  6. Print the form, glue (do not staple it) a recent picture (with an white background) and sign it. Just one form is enough.
  7. Bring the original receipt with your filled and signed form with the documents required for your type of visa (check the information on the link of each visa type)
  8. Information on Brazil visa fees  to be paid via MPESA or direct bank deposit.
  9. Estimated processing time of documents is 5 to 10 working days. Please be advised that processing time may be extended during peak months.

-Public hours are from 10:00 am to 01:00 pm, Monday to Friday (except for public holidays).

-Telephone reception hours: Monday to Friday, from 9:00am to 10:am, and from 2:30pm to 4:30pm.

-Inquiries by e-mail should be directed to [email protected]. or +254 (20) 727-0003  or +254 (20) 272-0102 or +254 (20) 712-5763.

The legal currency of Brazil is the real (R$).Reais can be obtained at banks and exchange houses abroad. The foreign exchange rate is published daily in newspapers and on specialized websites.

Is it possible to exchange currency at ATMs?
Many institutions operating in the exchange market have ATMs specifically designed for foreign currency exchange. The limit per transaction is US$3,000 (or the equivalent amount in other currencies).


5 thoughts on “How to apply for a Brazilian Visa

  • Lincoln Aveza Isagi

    Am supposed to be travelling to Brazil in August 2018. I have been trying to get Visa forms online so that I fill but I have not been successfull. Kindly help me.

    Lincoln Aveza Isagi

    • You can contact our travel team on 0735187782 for assistance of Brazil visa application.

    • You fill the application online on the website provided above.check the guidelines above for Brazil visa application

  • Kiogora Kabiti

    Good guidance i love To work n live in Brazil. I love Brazil.


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