When travelling in Brazil, it's your responsibility to take care of your safety and wellbeing.
Our travel advice will help you understand the risks and what you can do to avoid or handle difficulties.
Don't expect the Australian Government to be able to get you out of any trouble during your travels. Read the Consular Services Charter for what we can and can’t do to help you.
Changes to advice levels
It's your responsibility to keep informed about any changes to the advice level. If it increases, take extra precautions. You can also subscribe to get an email when we update the travel advice for your destinations and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Frequently asked questions
Do I need a visa to travel or stay in Brazil?
Basic visa information is included in our travel advice.
If you have specific visa related questions that we don’t address, contact the nearest Brazilian Embassy or Consulate if you are in Australia or the Brazilian Federal Police if you are already in Brazil.
I’m having issues with Brazilian visa. Can you help me?
How do I get married in Brazil?
We can't tell you what you need to do to get married in Brazil.
How do I get divorced in Brazil?
We can’t tell you what you need to do to get a divorce in Brazil.
If you're concerned about the recognition of an Australian divorce by another country, you should seek advice from the Brazilian authorities. You may need to engage a local lawyer. To assist you, we maintain a list of local English-speaking lawyers for you to consider.
How do I register my child’s birth?
We do not register births overseas.
To register your child's birth with Australian authorities, you'll need to contact your state or territory registry of births, deaths and marriages. If you are pregnant and are in or are planning to travel to Brazil you should read our advice for pregnant travellers.
To apply for citizenship by decent, you should contact the Department of Home Affairs.
Can I drive in Brazil?
To drive in Brazil, you need both a valid Australian driver's licence and an International Driving Permit (IDP). You must get your IDP before leaving Australia.
How do I apply for an Australian police check?
You can apply online to the Australian Federal Police.
How do I request a copy of my Australian birth, marriage or other original certificate?
You will need to contact the relevant authority in Australia directly, for example your state or territory registry of births, deaths and marriages.
How can I provide feedback?
You can comment on our services by emailing [email protected].
Last update: 29 July 2022