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Brazil and United States extend visa validity to 10 years

Governments also agree to eliminate reciprocity fees

Brasília, May 27, 2010 - The Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Relations and the U.S. Embassy in Brazil are pleased to announce the reciprocal concession of 10-year validity visas for the purposes of tourism and business. This change becomes effective this Friday, May 28, 2010. Visas issued for these purposes were previously valid for up to five years.

In addition, Brazil and the United States will eliminate additional fees charged for visas issued for business travel, students and exchange visitors/visiting scholars.

An application fee will still be required for anyone applying for any type of visa, including business and tourism.

For more information on visas for travel to the United States, please consult the Nonimmigrant Visas page.

For more information on visas and cost for travel to Brazil, please consult the website of the Brazilian consulates abroad.