At the moment, any and all travels that visit the Schengen area and have a Brazilian citizenship granted entrance to the Schengen zone and said visits can persist for a total of 90 days with these 90 days falling anywhere between a total period of 180 days. The reasoning behind this is that all citizens of Brazil are currently exempt from requiring a visa for travel in the Schengen passport free zone and this area includes a total of 22 countries from the European Union as well as 4 countries not part of the European Union.

Why Brazilians have to do the Etias Visa waiver?

With current protocols, tourists from Brazil do not require the aforementioned type of visa entry into the area and, therefore, can gain entrance into each one of the aforementioned countries without needing to go through the entire process of getting a visa. It's important to remember, though, that there will be changes by 2022's end due to which travelers from Brazil going the Schengen area for the sake of business, medical reasons or tourism will require an ETIAS travel authorization in order to ensure smooth travels. ETIAS can essentially be thought of as a waiver of sorts for citizens of Brazil that serves as their visa. The objective of this particular system is to ensure secure border control while maintaining high levels of immigration security around the Schengen area which, of course, will be done by rigorously screening all travelers into the Schengen area who are visa exempt. By 2022's end, the ETIAS will be in full effect which is why all Brazilian passport holders applying for it will be cross-checked with a variety of security databases within Europe which, of course, are handled by the eu-LISA. Ultimately, the goal of all this screening is, of course, to prevent any threats from entering Schengen areas. The countries listed below (and micro-states de facto part of the Schengen area) are those that grant Brazilian citizens entrance via ETIAS:
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Germany
  • France
  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • Sweden
  • Finland
  • Denmark
  • Lithuania
  • Latvia
  • Estonia
  • Poland
  • Slovakia
  • Hungary
  • Slovenia
  • Italy
  • Greece
  • Czech Republic
  • Malta
  • EU Schengen
  • Non-EU Schengen States
  • Non-Schengen EU States
  • Iceland
  • Liechtenstein
  • Norway
  • Switzerland
  • Monaco
  • San Marino
  • Vatican City

The following countries do not require ETIAS authorization:

  • United Kingdom
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Romania
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus

Why do Brazilians Need to Visit Europe?

Currently, citizens from Brazil are completely exempt from needing a visa for short stays to that can last for a maximum of 90 days to countries within the Schengen zone, the only requirement for these citizens is to display their passport to the concerned authorities upon arrival. By the time 2022 concludes, though, the ETIAS authorization will become necessary for residents of Brazil who wish to enter the Schengen area. Due to this necessity, citizens will have to show the passport which they applied for ETIAS with and, alongside this, they'll also have to display a completely approved authorization for travel and this, of course, needs to be done prior to boarding the aircraft that's en route to a European destination. Brazilian citizens who wish to get the ETIAS visa waiver will require the following things in order to apply online:
  • A valid Brazilian passport with biometrics that'll remain valid at least three months after the specified date of departure.
  • A valid email address through which they'll receive the copy of the approved ETIAS authorization.
  • A valid credit/debit card required for the relevant fees.
It goes without saying that any Brazilian nationals entering the countries that have been mentioned prior will have to keep their biometrically valid passport, alongside the approved ETIAS, on their person at all times. One important detail worth highlighting is the fact that the ETIAS authorization is going to be tied electronically with the specific passport submitted with the application. This might not affect most people but, for those who have a dual citizenship, they'll need to keep in mind that they will need to utilize the passport that has the ETIAS authorization as ETIAS is non-transferable. Failing to comply with these requirements might cause travelers to end up being denied boarding onto their flight or, if they get past this point, they may be turned away by border control after they've landed. Keeping a physical version of your ETIAS isn't a necessity but it's certainly something worth doing in case citizens are required to display this authorization to the authorities during their visit.

Travels to Europe as a Brazilian Citizen with ETIAS

Brazilian citizens who have ETIAS authorization on their visit to the Schengen area will have unlimited entries into the zone until their passport expires or up to the entire duration of the visa waiver, whichever of these two comes first. Essentially, ETIAS will grant all citizens from Brazil several entries that can cumulatively last 90 days as long as they don't exceed the specified 180 day window. ETIAS has a total validity that can last up to three years starting from the date the citizen is authorized. Due to this, travelers aren't required to send an application for the ETIAS authorization for each of their travels. It's important to remember, however, that if the passport that's linked to this application expires before the there year time period is over, the ETIAS authorization will expire as well. By the time 2020 concludes, all Brazilian citizens, including minors, will need ETIAS when travelling to the EU. The recommendation by official ETIAS authorities is to send an application for the waiver at least 3 days before the date that they plan to arrive on. This particular window of time is essential as it allows the relevant authorities the time they need to perform thorough analysis which, of course, includes things like screening which are necessary before the waiver can be approved. In case more documents or details are required from the applicant, they'll be contacted by the authorities themselves via email or some other manner to process the application. It goes without saying that this waiver does not ensure the traveler's into any Schengen country, it only grants permission for any travels that are bound for Europe. The entry itself will be decided at the ends of the immigration official that you'll interact with upon arrival. Some supporting documents that may be required upon your arrival include:
  • Proof of finances that are sufficient enough for the travelers stay.
  • Return tickets to the place of origin or onward tickets that indicate a destination that the traveler is permitted to go to.
  • Having proof of travel insurance for medical reasons is also something worth having, though, it's not a common requirement.

Security Procedures that are Followed for a Brazilian Citizen's ETIAS

After due screening by EU border control and various immigration authorities which will be processing the ETIAS application, this waiver gives citizens from Brazil the permission to enter any country that falls within the Schengen Zone. It's key to remember that any and all the data that is provided with the ETIAS application will be thoroughly checked against a variety of security databases which include Interpol and even the specific ETIAS watchlist and this is done to ensure optimum security. There are also various other databases against which this information will be checked such as SIS, VIS, EURODAC and even Europol. These databases consist of information about people that are suspected to have prior involvement in criminal acts and they attempt to promote and cooperation amongst the various law enforcement agencies that are in the Schengen zone. ETIAS also cross-checks application information in order to attempt to identify individuals who'd illegally attempt to enter Schengen borders while also preventing things like identity theft or other types of fraud. Ultimately, the goal of the ETIAS waiver is to ensure that the entirety of the Schengen zone remains a safe place for visitors from Brazil as well as the Schengen residents themselves. It's essential to remember that that the ETIAS authorization can easily be refused if the applicant has prior involvement in criminal acts that would be considered serious. Terrorism and threats of potential human trafficking are a priority for the system with seemingly minor offences having a higher chance of being overlooked.

Applying for ETIAS as a Brazilian Citizen

Applying for the ETIAS via a registration system that's hosted completely online become a legal requirement for Brazilian citizens before their departure. There are other means to submit this application as well such as by visiting an office to do so. The application process itself is fairly straightforward and has some essential requirements including a valid passport with biometrics, an active card for the purposes of payment and email ID where the necessary documents will be received. The following information is also to be provided alongside the ETIAS application:
  • Full name
  • Gender
  • Nationality
  • City of birth
  • Country of birth
  • Date of birth
  • Current street address
  • Passport number
  • Passport issuance date
  • Passport expiration date
  • Passport issuing country
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Name of the Schengen state that the traveler intends to enter first
It's vital to make sure of the fact that all the data provided in the ETIAS application completely matches with that in the passport as any error can end up result in the ETIAS authorization being denied entirely. The ETIAS application will also consist of questions regarding security, drug use, health and even past history as an employee. The application form will also ask regarding prior travel to areas of conflict as well as future plans but, overall, it's a simple and easy form to fill out.

FAQ

How long can a Brazilian citizen spend in Europe?

Citizens are eligible for a stay that can persist for a total of 90 days and falls within a specified period of 180 days so they may come and go as much as they’d like provided that they do not outstay the specified time period that they’ve been allotted regardless of the purpose.

What are the countries that are available for Brazilian citizens to visit with their ETIAS?

The ETIAS grants several entries to each country and microstate that falls within the Schengen area including the following:

The ETIAS grants several entries to each country and microstate that falls within the Schengen area including the following:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland

What would occur if a Brazilian Nation’s stay exceeds the 90 day time period?

If a Brazilian citizen needs to stay for longer periods of time, they may request a visa in order to do so and this has to be performed by taking a visit to the embassy or even a consulate of the country that they desire to stay in. Individuals that exceed the designated time are to face fines and even deportation.