Getting a Tourist Visa to Brazil in Seoul (in 11 Easy Steps)
Canadians are required to apply for a tourist visa to Brazil in advance. Fortunately, in Seoul, the process is efficient and fast.
How to get a tourist visa to Brazil in Seoul
The application process itself is very simple. Here’s how you can do it in 11 easy to follow steps.
- First, visit this website: https://scedv.serpro.gov.br/frscedv/index.jsp and fill out your tourist visa to Brazil application online.
- After you’ve completed the Brazil tourist visa application accurately, the site spits out a Visa/Application protocol form with your protocol number on it. Print this out and take it to the Brazilian Embassy in Seoul. If you don’t do this in advance, the Brazil Embassy Seoul has computers and printers available for you to use.
- Get a recent 3cmx4cm photograph on a white background and glue it to the Visa/Application protocol form. Sign the form.
- Make sure your passport has at least 6 months of remaining validity and 2 adjacent blank visa pages. Once your tourist visa to Brazil is approved, it will be glued into your passport.
- Collect proof of your capacity to afford your trip in the form of a bank statement, credit card slip or employment contract. In Korea, the document has to be translated into either Portugese, Korean, English, Spanish or French. If you’re married and only bringing one of your bank statements/employment contracts, make sure you also bring your marriage certificate!
- Prepare a copy of your itinerary or round trip ticket. This is one thing that was different in Korea. In Canada, the Brazilian Embassy advises that you DON’T book your tickets until your tourist visa to Brazil is confirmed, but in Korea, we needed it to even apply for the visa.
- Make a photocopy of your passport and Korean Alien Registration Card, if you have one.
- Take all of this to the Consular Section of the Braziian Embassy in Seoul, which is located on the 4th floor of the IHN Gallery Building in Samcheong-dong (삼청동). They’re open between 9 – 11:30AM, Monday to Friday.
- Once your application is accepted at the Brazil Embassy, take the visa fee of 97,500KRW total, and deposit it into the Consular Section’s bank account. They do not accept cash at the location, so you have to walk a few blocks to a bank and transfer the money.
- Make sure you get proof of the deposit and bring it back to the Embassy. Show it to the staff and they’ll give you a collection receipt for your passport. Our passports were ready for collection 2 days later.
- Head back to the Embassy at the allotted time and pick up your passports with your tourist visa to Brazil glued inside.
For Canadians, the tourist visa to Brazil is valid for multiple entries over a full 5 years from the date of issue. The duration of each entry is 90 days and you’re allowed to spend a total of 180 days in Brazil per year.
How to get to the Brazilian Embassy in Seoul
The Brazilian Embassy in Seoul is located in Samcheong-dong, near the Blue House.
Applying for a Brazil evisa
Since January of 2018, Canadians are one of just 4 nationalities allowed to apply for a Brazil e-visa, along with Japan, the US and Australia.
Details about this process can be found here.