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BRAZILIAN VISA: ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.   I – TOURIST VISA – FOR TOURISTS AND...
International Office | 14/03/2022
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BRAZILIAN VISA: ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.  

I – TOURIST VISA – FOR TOURISTS AND PEOPLE WHO WANT TO STUDY IN BRAZIL FOR LESS THAN 90 DAYS. 

If you are coming for less than 90 days, we recommend that you enter Brazil using a Tourist visa. It is much easier to get it than a Student Visa. 

The visa is the document granted by Consular Representations of Brazil abroad that allows the expectation of admission and stay of foreigners in the national territory, provided that the conditions established by law have been met. 

Brazil adopts a policy of reciprocity regarding visas. This means that nationals of countries that require visas for Brazilian citizens will need a visa to travel to Brazil. According to the Brazilian law, Brazil must agree, on a reciprocal basis, to offer visa waiver to nationals of another country, except for the hypotheses established in the Decree 9.731/2019. Brazil has signed visa exemption agreements with about 90 countries. 

To apply for a visa, foreigners must submit the   visa application form completed, a valid travel document, proof of payment of consular fees, International Certificate of Immunization -when necessary-, and other specific documents for the type of visa requested. In the case of  TOURIST VISA OR STUDENT VISA, FECAP will provide you with the ACCEPTANCE LETTER. 

VISA APPLICATION FORM – https://servicos.dpf.gov.br/sismigra-internet/faces/publico/tipoSolicitacao/permanenciaRegistroEmissaoCie.seamduly 

II – STUDENT VISA: HOW TO GET A STUDENT VISA FOR BRAZIL FOR MORE THAN 90 DAYS 

Wondering how to get a STUDENT VISA for Brazil? 

For people who want to study in Brazil for a longer period (more than 90 days), FECAP  will help you with the STUDENT VISA  process. You will find here a list of documents necessary for you to get your visa in your country. The only document students need from an educational institution in order to apply for a Student Visa to Brazil is a Letter of Acceptance. The Student Visa for Brazil is valid for the period the student is studying, this means that there is no minimum course duration to apply for a visa. 

III – LIST OF DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR STUDENT VISA IN BRAZIL (Visto de Estudante (Visto Temporário IV/VITEM IV).  

If you are applying for a Visa while in your country, you should apply through the Consulate. 

Step 1 – Completion of the electronic form https://formulariomre.serpro.gov.br/sci/pages/web/ui/#/instrucoes-iniciais-visto 

Step 2 – Schedule service (if requested in Brazil) 
The “Request or Application Code” will be provided upon completion of Step 1 

Step 3 – Passport with at least six months validity 

Step 4 – Letter of Acceptance proving enrollment in the desired course. 

Step 5- Two 3×4 photos. 

Step 6 – Birth certificate. 

Step 7 – Proof of payment of fees for residence permit (R$ 168.13) and issuance of the National Migration Registration Card (R$ 204.77). 

Step 8 – Criminal background certificates or equivalent document issued by the competent judicial authority where you have resided in the last five years. Declaration, under penalty of law, of absence of a criminal record in any country for the last five years. 

Step 9 – Documentation that proves the financial capacity of the applicant or those responsible for maintaining the applicant in Brazil during the period he/she intends to remain in the country, or proof that he/she was awarded a scholarship. 

Step 10 – Round Trip – Air Ticket – transportation document 

IV- FEDERAL POLICE APPOINTMENT AFTER ARRIVAL IN BRAZIL IS NECESSARY  

Step-by-Step to make and appointment at the Federal Police:  

The Federal Police only accepts the students that are scheduled on the website. If it passes 90 days after your arrival, there is the possibility that you have to pay a fine, which they will inform you once you are there, so be prepared. The Brazilian authorities require International student to register their visa in the first 90 days of their arrival. 

Students have to request an appointment at the federal Police 

website: http://www.pf.gov.br   

Make sure that you request your appointment within 05 days of your arrival to have enough time to pay the required fees and get official documents. In case the students fail to register the visa within in the 90 days. They will pay a daily fine for the authorities and may jeopardize their stay in the country. 

Before you start, check if you have these documents with you:  

Visa Application Form – BRAZILIAN VISA APPLICATION FORM   

GENERAL INFORMATION – PLEASE VISIT THE LINK BELOW. 

https://formulario-mre.serpro.gov.br/sci/pages/web/ui/#/instrucoes-iniciais-visto

Birth Certificate (original); 

Passport;  

Brazilian home address with CEP (ZIP CODE→ e.g. 22451-900). 

If you do not have CEP, please visit the Correios website at http://www.correios.com.br/correios/english?set_language=en to obtain it. 

COVID-19 – ENTRY OF TRAVELERS IN BRAZIL: See the current  rules published by the Brazilian Government (nov.27th  2021). 

Mandatory documents: Covid-19 – International  Immunization Certificate in the English Language  / Antigen Test Type  with non-dectable result OR the RT-PCR laboratory  result with Negative infection.  

https://formulario-mre.serpro.gov.br/sci/pages/web/ui/#/instrucoes-iniciais-visto

Birth Certificate (original); 

Passport;  

Brazilian home address with CEP (ZIP CODE→ e.g. 22451-900). 

If you do not have CEP, please visit the Correios website at http://www.correios.com.br/correios/english?set_language=en to obtain it. 

COVID-19 – ENTRY OF TRAVELERS IN BRAZIL: See the current  rules  published  by  the  Brazilian Government (nov.27thV – HOW LONG CAN I STAY IN BRAZIL? 

Even if you do not need to apply for a tourist visa, as a tourist, you are allowed to stay for 90 days in Brazil. In some circumstances, you might be able to extend your visit for another 90 days whilst in Brazil . After you leave Brazil, you are allowed to come back after 180 days, and you will have the right to stay for 90 more days. Some countries — such as Indonesia and Singapore — only allow you 30 days in Brazil. 

VI – HOW CAN I EXTEND MY BRAZILIAN TOURIST VISA? 

First of all, contact the Brazilian Embassy in your country or speak to the Polícia Federal in Brazil to see if your country qualifies for an extra 90 days extension (not all countries can extend) . If your country qualifies for an extension, you will need to fill out the extension form, pay a fee that costs more or less  R$110 (for STN number, type 140090), and go to a Polícia Federal station with your documents. If everything is right, you will not have much trouble extending. 

VII – HOW TO APPLY FOR A VISA EXTENSION 

1.Obtain and print the Union Collection Guide – GRU In the end of the registration the system will  generate a BANK SLIP – GRU (Union Collection Fee) that  may be paid in any bank (R$ 16,93)  

2. Common documentation for all cases ( Valid travel document: passport, identity card (for MERCOSUR citizens and associated States); 

3. Entry and exit card, received and completed on arrival in the country; proof of payment of the fee; 

4. Other documents and proof that the immigration agent deems necessary (proof of place of accommodation, proof of means of subsistence within the period in which you intend to stay in the country, return ticket, etc.). 

5.Costs Fee for Request for Extension of Term of Stay – revenue code STN 140090 R$ 110.44 – 

6.Complete the visit request form https://servicos.dpf.gov.br/agenda-web/formulario/23  

7. Schedule a visit to the Federal Police https://servicos.dpf.gov.br/agenda-web/acessar 

VIII – CAN I WORK IN BRAZIL UNDER A TOURIST VISA? 

No, you can not. Many foreigners fall in love with Brazil and decide to stay a little longer. Many try to work as language teachers or other informal jobs to make a bit more money while staying in Brazil longer. It is illegal to work in Brazil under a tourist visa. If you want to work, you must apply for a Brazilian work visa. 

IX  – CAN I CHANGE FROM A TOURIST VISA TO A STUDENT VISA IN BRAZIL? 

Yes. You need to be enrolled in a Portuguese course OR  at a UNIVERSITY PROGRAM (such as FECAP, for  instance)  and registered with the Polícia Federal. You need to get a full police check; and get your documents (including birth certificate) apostilled, translated into Portuguese, and sent back to Brazil.  

X – FOREIGN STUDENTS CAN APPLY ONLINE TO CHANGE THEIR STATUS TO WORK IN THE COUNTRY 

System allows changing student status to temporary work. 27/01/2017 

The Ministry of Labor has put in place a system that allows undergraduate and graduate foreign students to change their status from student to temporary worker. The measure allows any paid occupation in Brazil to be legalized. The process is done through the Migrante Web site. After filling in the data in the system, students are notified by e-mail about the progress of the request. The maximum period for analysis is 30 days. 

According to the ministry, under the old rules, foreign students could not work in Brazil, which made it difficult for them to stay in the country. Even though it was illegal, many ended up resorting to the informal job market to be able to support themselves during their studies. 

Before the resolution was published, you had to leave the country and apply in your home country after completing the course. Now, he can apply in Brazil and while studying. 

Digital certificate 

To access the Migrante Web system, the student must purchase a digital certification token at the Post Office OR at Federal Data Processing Service (Serpro) Access to the system is done by the equipment. The token costs just over R$100. 

With the digital certification, the student has access to the form filling page and the entire process is carried out online, without having to go to any agency to deal with the matter. By filling in the data and applying for a change from a student to a temporary job, he gets a process number. Then just follow the order process. 

XI – REGISTER YOURSELF at MIGRANTEWEB – CADASTRE-SE – SISTEMA DE GESTÃO E CONTROLE DE IMIGRAÇÃO – You will  need  the following documents (CPF-National Income Tax ID) Passaport , Name, Contact Information) 

LINK: http://migranteweb.mte.gov.br/migranteweb/publico/manterUsuarioExterno/incluirUsuarioExterno.seam 

LINK: https://portaldeimigracao.mj.gov.br/pt/migranteweb (Starting on  March.3, 2022) 

https://servicos.dpf.gov.br/agenda-web/acessar

XII – INTERNSHIPS FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS 

According to current legislation, foreign students regularly enrolled in authorized or recognized higher education courses in Brazil may apply for an internship, provided that the term of the temporary student visa is compatible with the period foreseen for the development of activities. (Article 4 of Law No. 11,788/2008). 

XIII – HOW CAN FOREING STUDENTS WITH A STUDENT VISA WORK IN BRAZIL? 

ANYONE WITH A STUDENT VISA FOR A MINIMUM OF SIX MONTHS CAN WORK UP TO 20 HOURS A WEEK. THE GOVERNMENT AUTHORIZES THESE STUDENTS TO WORK AS LONG AS THE JOB IS RELATED TO THEIR STUDIES AND THE STUDENT DOES NOT DEPEND ON SALARY TO SUPPORT HIMSELF IN THE COUNTRY. 

XIV – WHERE CAN I WORK ON A STUDENT VISA? 

STUDENTS CAN WORK IF THEY ARE ENROLLED IN ANY COURSE, WITH A MINIMUM DURATION OF 6 MONTHS, IN AN INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION OR PUBLIC INSTITUTION OF DIRECTED EDUCATION (FURTHER EDUCATION). THE AUTHORIZED WORKING DAY VARIES BETWEEN 10 AND 20 HOURS PER WEEK, DEPENDING ON THE TYPE OF COURSE. 

Text Prepared by  Roseli F. de Azevedo 

International  Office Coordinator 

Feb. 2022 2021 

Mandatory documents: Covid-19- International Immunization Certificate in the English Language/ Antigen Test Type  with non-dectable result OR the RT-PCR laboratory  result with Negative infection.  

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