Yes, you read that correctly: Brazil is lowering visa fees. As of Monday 14 September 2009 Brazil is charging less for all sorts of visas.
Canadian tourists to Brazil pay $34 less than before, with the new tourist visa costing only $119.
Canadian busibess visitors pay $42 less, with the Business T2 visa costing only $112.
Even US citizens living in Canada get a price break. They formerly paid a whopping $270 for a visa, but now pay only $210: a saving of $60.
We suspect the reason is the strong Canadian dollar, and a growing thirst for tourist and business visitors.