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Brazil-bound US travelers will need to show bank statement to visit country next year

Starting in 2025, American travelers wishing to visit Brazil’s beautiful beaches will first need to obtain a visa. This means you will need to share your Brazilian bank statements with the South American country.

Starting April 10, 2025, travelers traveling to Brazil from the United States, Canada, and Australia will need visa approval before traveling. CNN reported.

The application includes providing proof of income by providing either the last three checking or savings account statements or the last six pay stubs. According to the Brazilian government website. If you do not meet the $2,000 or more threshold, you will need a sponsor.

American travelers must provide bank statements to prove their income as part of their visa application. Irina V – Stock.adobe.com

Fortunately, the e-visa application process can be completed online without having to visit a consulate in person.

According to the U.S. Consulate General in Brazil, the visa fee is $80.90, valid for 10 years, and stay limited to 90 days per year. announced.

In addition, Americans must submit a statement of intent that outlines the duration and purpose of their trip and includes information about where they will be staying.

Additionally, you will need to prove your U.S. citizenship and provide a round-trip ticket.

According to CNN, Brazil has reinstated visa requirements for American tourists that required visas until 2019.

Electronic visas were only in place for a year before the entire system was completely abolished.

Brazil’s visa system has an average processing time of five business days, but authorities “strongly recommend” applying two months before your trip.

Hundreds of thousands of Americans visited Brazil in 2023. Leonid Andronov – Stock.adobe.com

The Brazilian embassy and the U.S. State Department did not immediately respond to The Post’s requests for comment.

For Brazilians planning to travel to the United States, the process is much more complicated, with visa regimes between countries typically established on the basis of reciprocity, CNN reported.

Almost all Brazilians must make a visa appointment directly at their nearest embassy and prove that they can afford the trip they plan. The visa cost is $185.

Approximately 483,000 Americans visited Brazil between January and September 2023. This is her second place after neighboring Argentina. According to Travel Pulse.

The European Union last year decided to postpone until 2025 a controversial pre-travel program for American travelers that was scheduled to begin last May, citing several obstacles.

Air Force Jenna Heidinger Photo – Stock.adobe.com

European Travel Information and Authorization SystemETIAS applies to visa-free visitors from 60 countries, including the US, UK and Canada.

The program requires Enter 30 European countriesincluding Spain, Germany, France and Greece.

Applicants must provide passport information and personal information such as place of birth and parents’ names, education level, current occupation, details of anticipated travel, and criminal convictions.

There is also an $8 fee.

ETIAS visas are valid for three years or until the passport expires. Visitors can enter European countries as many times as they like for short-term stays of up to 90 days within a typical 180-day period.

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