Travelling to Canada by air from Brazil just got Easier.
For years, Brazilian citizens had to apply for a visitor visa when travelling to or transiting through Canada by air. A lengthy and painful process that required extensive documentation ranging from proof of travel history and financial well-being to dishing out a handsome visa fee of $100 CAD.
Lives of millions of Brazilian just got a whole lot easier with a newly introduced visa (Electronic Travel Authorization) that entails a much simpler application process and an inexpensive fee of just $7 CAD.
Promoting Opportunities for Brazilians and Canadians with of Visa-free travel.
As Canada’s Ambassador to Brazil stated, “Canada is a popular destination for Brazilian visitors and businesspeople, and expanding eTA eligibility would make it easier and faster for many Brazilians to come to Canada. Easier travel between our two countries will lead to more opportunities to strengthen our vital people-to-people, tourism, and business ties.”
Ease of Travel is the Trend.
Increasing the democratic ties between countries is an important step in shifting towards an increase in movement while embracing the role that technology plays in changing the visa and immigration landscape. With the emergence of eVisas across numerous countries, it is an interesting time to observe the change underway in an archaic system. At the same time, the topic of security will continue to be woven into this conversation. Freer movement and national security continue to be of the utmost importance and are discussed in tandem. As globalization shifts people and their capital in the coming years, we’re proud to be at the forefront as a thought leader in global travel by providing an up-to-date accessible resource, and through discussing the emerging trends.
For more information, check out our Destination Page for Brazilians heading to Canada. As always, Travel Easy!
Sherpa Traveller Pro Tip – how to get a visa for Canada:
- Applying for an eTA is a simple, inexpensive ($7 CAD) online process that takes just minutes to complete. The eTA is electronically linked to a traveller’s passport and is valid for five years or until the passport expires, whichever comes first.
- Brazilian travellers not eligible for an eTA would still require a visa. They can apply online for a visitor visa or use the services of one of the visa applications centres in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, or Brasilia.