Soon travelers from the United States, including those from the state of Michigan, will be required to provide their bank statements when applying for a visa to visit Brazil.

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This new policy, implemented by the Brazilian government, aims to ensure the financial stability and intent of visit for prospective travelers.

Under the new regulations, Michigan residents planning a trip to Brazil will need to submit their last three bank account statements or six recent pay stubs as part of the visa application process.

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This requirement is intended to demonstrate that the traveler has sufficient funds to cover the expenses of their stay in Brazil.

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Applicants who do not meet the minimum financial threshold of $2,000 will need to obtain a sponsor, typically a friend or family member, who can provide an affidavit of support.

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In addition to the bank statements, Michigan travelers will also need to provide a valid passport, a letter of intent outlining the purpose and duration of their trip, proof of lodging arrangements, and a $80.90 visa fee.

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The visa, once approved, will be valid for 10 years, allowing for up to 90-day visits per year.

This new policy aligns with Brazil's efforts to enhance tourism security and manage the economic profile of visitors entering the country.

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Travel experts and industry analysts have expressed concerns that the bank statement requirement could lead to a decrease in spontaneous travel and affect the number of young travelers, who may not meet the financial criteria.

The new policy will go into effect April 10th, 2025

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