Passport and Visa
Everyone needs a valid passport. Find out whether you need a visa to enter.
Every student needs a valid passport. If you are a US citizen and need to apply, please contact the passport division of the State Department. Routine service requires 4-6 weeks.
Visa: Program manager can advise students about the application process, timeline and documents required. See if your country requires an entry visa in Brazil. To schedule an appointment with the Consulate General of Brazil in Boston, visit the website and fill out the online form. It is recommended to have all documents for the specific visa at least one month in advance of your departure date.
Check out the Visa FAQ for Brazil.
- US Department of State Brazil Country Information
- Embassy of Brazil in Washington DC
- Consulate General of Brazil in Washington DC: Visa information and travel alerts/news
- Brazil-Help: Resource for English-speaking people around the world with information, knowledge, understanding, assistance, help, and practical tips about Brazil and its vast expanses, peoples, culture, language, customs, mores, history, as well as the dichotomies that one may encounter. The site makes every effort to keep all pages as up-to-date as humanly possible. Additionally, new topics and information are added as required or available.
Note: Passport and visa requirements are subject to change and vary depending on the length of stay and visa type (business or tourist). Check with the MIT-Brazil Managing Director and/or the embassy or consulate in your home country. You can also review requirements here (from Brazil's Ministry of External Relations, Immigration Division).