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How to Get Your Brazil Travel Visa in 2017

Remember last summer, how Brazil waived the visa requirement for entry from June through September? Well, that time is over and you need a visa.

Here are some of the most common questions people ask before they obtain their Brazil travel visa.

How does a Brazilian visa work?
Your visa is your permission from the government of Brazil for entry.

What is the difference between a business and tourist Brazil visa?
The type of travel visa you’re issued will depend on the nature of your visit to Brazil.

Are Tourist level visa holders prohibited from any activity in Brazil?
Yes, tourist visa holders are not allowed to engage in any paid activity in Brazil.

How fast can I get a Brazilian visa?
Talk to us about the time constraints on your visa, and we will do our best to accommodate you. In most instances, we can obtain your visa as fast as you need it.

This video will give you a fast overview of how easy outsourcing the task to Texas Tower can make the process. You just gather the paperwork and we’ll do the rest. Plan your trip, wrap things up, and don’t stress about your visa or passport! Call us at 713-874-1420 if you have any questions.

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Whether you’re traveling to Rio now for the Olympics, Paralympics, or afterward; there are some things to know that keep you safe and make your time in Brazil even more enjoyable.

Transportation can be a little different
There aren’t specific bus stops in Rio. You hail down a bus with your hand and when you’re ready to get off, there’s a small cable above the windows of the bus you pull to alert the driver you’re ready to get off the bus. In Rio, there is no Uber, but there is EasyTaxi if you want to use the app.

Colors mean things
Be aware wearing red can make people associate you as being sympathetic to former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. Green and yellow are the colors of the Brazilian flag and also the colors used by the Opposition. To avoid looking political, avoid shirts with slogans, logos, or flags.
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Do not drink the water
Drink only bottled water and don’t consume drinks that have ice in them.

Mosquitoes come with Rio
Insects are a fact of life in Brazil, especially mosquitoes. With Zika being prevalent, wear mosquito repellant, cover up when out and use mosquito netting to sleep under. This will lessen your chances of acquiring an illness.

Understand the money
Brazil uses the Real as their currently. Crime happens in Rio like any major city. Don’t carry only cash. Carry also credit cards with you, just in case. ATMs can attract criminals looking for an easy target. If you must use an ATM, only use one in a bank with a guard present during the day.

Keep your passport and travel docs safe
You don’t need a visa to enter Brazil until September 18. However you will need a valid passport. It’s a good idea to lock your passport in the hotel safe and keep a copy on you at all times while you’re in Rio along with your other identification.

Use these tips to make your time in Rio safe and fun! Happy travels.

The 2016 Summer Olympics will be held in Rio de Janeiro Brazil on Aug 5-21. Here’s what you need to know to make sure your entry into Brazil goes off smoothly.

Travel visas are normally required for U.S. citizens for entry for both business and tourist visits to Brazil. For the Olympics, Brazil has waived the need for a visa.

You will need a valid passport for the trip. If you need to renew – let us do the work for you! Just call us at 713-874-1420 or visit our Passport Renewal page to get started.

200px-2016_Summer_Olympics_logo.svg2016 is coming soon and with it comes not only the Olympics, but also the Paralympics. Both events will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Summer Olympics will take place from August 5-21 and the Paralympics will take place from September 7-18.

Travelers from the United States will need a passport for entry to Brazil. You can see how easy it is here on our dedicated Brazil visa page. Remember this is the final week to add pages to your passport.  Beginning in 2016, you will no longer be able to add pages to your passport, you will be required to renew your passport no matter how much time is left before the expiration date. If you need pages, talk to us, we can get them for you in as fast as 24 hours.

The Olympic Games will host 10,500 athletes from 206 countries competing in events from swimming, wrestling, golf, sailing and more. A total of 42 sports will be having competitions.
If you’re looking for a sport-by-sport schedule, the official site for the 2016 Olympics has put out a detailed .pdf.

Here is an overview of the proposed design for the Olympic park.

The Paralympics will take place in the same Olympic park.
Check out this overview for the competitions these athletes will be participating in:

If you have any questions your passport or visa for Brazil, just contact our offices today at 713-874-1420. We’re ready to help you enjoy the Rio 2016 Olympics!