How long must a US passport be valid when visiting Brazil?

I am planning to visit friends in Brazil in March 2020. My US passport expires in May 2020. From what I can gather online, Brazil requires passports to be valid for six months after arrival if you are applying for a visitor visa. However, since June 2019, US citizens are not required to obtain a visa to visit Brazil. I have not been able to find any clear guidance online concerning the required length of passport validity for citizens of visa-exempt countries.

Can I travel to Brazil on a US passport that expires two months after my visit, or do I need to renew my passport before my trip?

2 Answers

The website of the Brazilian Consulate in NYC states:

Brazil also has visa waiver agreements with certain countries. For the visa waivers listed below to be in effect, the foreign traveler must bear a passport issued by the country with which Brazil has a visa waiver agreement. In addition to that, the foreign passport must be valid for at least 6 months throughout the trip.

So it is not just enough to have 6 month validity at entry, but 6 month + length of stay! You should renew your passport before you travel.

I am Brazilian and this is the info I found:

TURISTAS

Passaporte válido (válido por pelo menos mais seis meses no momento da
entrada no Brasil). Também é altamente recomendável que o passaporte
seja válido por mais de 6 meses no momento da saída.

Prova de alojamento, prova de meios de subsistência para o tempo de permanência
no Brasil e bilhete de retorno.

Estes documentos podem ser solicitados no momento da entrada no Brasil e a incapacidade de apresentar esses documentos podem, eventualmente, levar às autoridades fronteiriças brasileiras a negar a entrada no país.

Para mais informações sobre estes documentos, entre em contato com a Embaixada do Brasil mais próxima da sua residência

So yes, you can be denied entry into Brazil if your passport is less than 6 months from its expiration date.

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