The online application for the Brazil online visa is quick and straightforward to complete. Candidates have answer enter some basic information such as as their name, address, date of birth, passport details and travel plans. The entire process takes a matter of minutes.
However, an area which can cause delay is the photo applicants need to send to complete the Brazil visa application. The photo must meet some very specific requirements or it will be rejected. If this happens the applicant will need to send another photo and this will cause a delay.
To avoid the hassle of having to send an additional photo, applicants should be aware of the Brazil visa photo specifications and make sure the first photo they send meets all of the Brazil visa requirements.
Brazil visa photo requirements
Applicants must send a photo which meets all of the following specifications before their Brazil eVisa is approved:
- The photo must be in color and of a high definition.
- The applicant must be looking straight into the camera.
- The position of the face and shoulders must be straight and not at an angle.
- The photo must be taken against a white background.
- The applicant’s face and shoulders must be in the photo.
- There must not be any reflections, shadows or glare in the photo.
- The facial expression must be neutral (no smiling).
- Eyes must be open and visible.
- If the candidate wears glasses they must not reflect any light.
- Dark glasses, tinted glasses, and thick frames are not acceptable.
- Headgear is unacceptable unless it is worn for religious reasons. If this is the case it must not block a clear view of the applicant’s face.
- Children cannot appear with toys, pacifiers, or the hands or someone else holding them.
Key specification: shoulders must be included in the photo
Many candidates send photos which only include their face and neck, and not their shoulders. These photographs are not accepted. At the same time, candidates cannot include too much of the upper-body as the face needs to be the central feature of the photo.
There is, therefore, a fine line between what is acceptable and what is not. To be safe, candidates should make sure that their shoulders are in the photo, but that the area below the top of the armpit is not.
It is also essential that the candidate’s shoulders are straight and not at an angle. It is not a problem if the outside edges of the arms are not in the photo.
Additional documentation for Brazil online visa
If the applicant is under 18 years old it is necessary to upload additional documentation to demonstrate that they have parental consent. On the Brazil eVisa application, the candidate will firstly select whether one parent, two parents, or a legal guardian, has parental responsibility for them.
If the applicant selects ‘two parents’, then the copies of both parents’ passports will need to be uploaded, and both of them will need to sign and upload an authorization letter.
If the candidate selects either ‘one parent’ or ‘legal guardian’, then along with the copy of the passport and the signed authorization letter, it is necessary to upload valid documentation showing that the parent or guardian has the legal authority to make the decision alone. The parent/guardian needs to show that they have sole custody over the child.
In the following link, you will find a guide with photo instructions for the Brazil eVisa. Read the specific information about the unaccepted and accepted photograph images carefully in order to apply for your Brazil visa correctly.