VFS Global and Brazil’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs sign an exclusive partnership


Agreement enhancing the eVisa submission experience

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The exclusive collaboration between VFS Global and the Brazil’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs will introduce a streamlined, user-friendly process ensuring a more efficient and convenient electronic visa (eVisa) service for those travelling from the United States, Canada, and Australia to Brazil for business or leisure.

The innovative eVisa platform was launched by VFS Global following a competitive tender awarded by the Brazil Ministry of Foreign Affairs. VFS Global successfully launched the eVisa platform within a three-week timeframe, meeting the specific requirements outlined by Brazil’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The eVisa platform which went live on 1 December 2023 simplifies and streamlines the visa application process. The website is simple to use and features a responsive and user-friendly end to end digital interface which is compatible with desktop and mobile devices.

Effective January 10, 2024, passport holders from Australia, Canada, and the United States will be required to obtain an eVisa for entry into Brazil. Applicants needing to apply for business or tourist visa to Brazil can apply for the eVisa via the VFS Global website.

Mr. Amit Kumar Sharma, Head-Americas, VFS Global said, “Brazil is a popular destination for travellers across the globe, and we are excited to unveil the eVisa service which will make the visa application journey quicker and simpler for travellers from the United States, Canada, and Australia. With an anticipated annual customer count of 205,000, this seamless service aims to enhance the overall application experience. As we continue to innovate and enhance the travel experience, we look forward to providing our customers with even more convenient solutions in the future.”

VFS Global has worked with the Government of Brazil since 2017 and has handled nearly 290,000 visa applications on behalf of the Government of Brazil. In Americas, VFS Global operates in North, Central, and South America, managing visa and passport services for 28 client governments through a network of over 200 application centers across 29 countries.

VFS Global currently provides eVisa service for Azerbaijan, UAE (for Emirates passengers), Equatorial Guinea, Thailand, and South Africa (for Nigerian nationals).

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