Brazilian visa for Canadians

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Visas
  1. You will have to fill an online visa request form available here: https://scedv.serpro.gov.br.
  2. Print out, complete, and sign the one-page "visa form delivery receipt."
  3. Collect all the documents that you need for the specific type of visa that you are applying for.
  4. Submit your application together with the other documents.
It is very important that you follow the Brazilian immigration laws when you arrive in the country. Also make sure that you meet the requirements (depending upon your visa) set by the Federal Police (the Brazilian immigration authority). Travelers are given entry/exit cards by immigration officials once you enter the country. It should be presented to officials in your departure. You will be fined if you lose the card.

The immigration officers will look at how much money you have while you are in the country, your accommodation details, and return airline ticket. If you do not have any of these, then you are at a much higher risk of being denied entry into the country. Should you wish to extend your stay in the country, then you should apply (in advance) for a 90-day extension. However, this can be extended up to 180 days per year, if necessary. The extension should be requested before your authorized stay expires.

What if you overstay the validity of your visa? Then you will be given notice to leave the country and will be either fined or deported at your own expense.

Make sure that you have enough cash to pay the airport tax (R$65, paid only in cash), especially if this hasn't been paid together with your airline ticket.

Check that names on the birth certificate, Canadian passport, and visa application must all be identical. Don't write the initials, including your parents' names.\

A Certificate of Canadian Citizenship should not be used as a travel document. The only universally accepted travel and identification document that is honored for the purpose of international travel is a Canadian passport.

You are required to show evidence of parental or access rights when you are traveling with children.



General Requirements
  1. You are required to have a valid passport for at least six months before its expiration date. It should be signed on the designated space and must have at least two blank pages available.
  2. You must fill an online visa application (one per applicant only) by going to this site: https://scedv.serpro.gov.br. Take note that paper application forms are no longer used (Please read Brazil Consulate and Embassy for more information on how to fill out a visa request form).
    • Reminder: If, when trying to access the online application form, you receive a security warning, please be advised that the website you are redirected to is a secure Brazilian Government website. The security certificate is issued by the Brazilian governmental company responsible for the software used by the Brazilian Government. You can just click on "OK" to continue.
  3. A protocol number will be generated after you file out and submit your online visa request form. Make sure to print out the one-page receipt for the completed online form (you will need an Adobe Acrobat Reader installed to open and print the form).
  4. Sign the printed protocol documents inside the box and glue your photograph in the appropriate space. Make sure that the photograph you use meets the consulate's specifications. Fill in your own contact information especially your telephone number. This is how the consulate will contact you should they need more information with regards to your visa application.
    • Reminder: Remember that the protocol is only valid for one month. A new application must be made after this period.
  5. Minors under the age of 18 years old must have both their parents sign their visa applications in the presence of the Consular Officer. Should the application be mailed or through third party applicants, those under the age of 18 must show a notarized letter of consent that is signed by the parents or guardian (with proof of guardianship, in this case). However, this is not necessary if both the minor's parents are also submitting their own visa applications together with the minor's application.
  6. You are required to give a print-out or a photocopy of your round-trip ticket to Brazil, or if not, a ticket in transit indicating the flight numbers, dates, and itinerary. If you will be on a cruise that starts or ends in Brazil, make sure to have a photocopy or a print-out of both the cruise and flight tickets (in and out of Brazil). The Embassy will also accept a signed letter from the travel agent or carrier, which is written on company letterhead, indicating the vessel's name, dates of arrival and departure from Brazil, and your itinerary.
  7. Persons on standby with open tickets and airline employees must present their tickets with their itinerary and an airline ID card (or a signed letter from the airline on company letterhead) with the name of the employee and their itinerary.
  8. All applicants are expected to present their proof of earnings by showing a letter of employer or a statement of their earnings. Self-employed, students, or the unemployed must show a statement of their earnings or a copy of their last year's income tax from a spouse or a parent. Retirees must present any proof of income (such as their rent or pension), or they can submit their last year's income tax.
  9. Children between the ages of 3 months and 6 years are required to show their polio vaccination certificate.
  10. All consular fees should be paid only through certified cheques or money order. Credit or debit cards and personal checks, and any other form of payment are not accepted. Fees are subject to change without prior notice.


You have three options when submitting your application: through mail, a third party, or in person.

Mail or Third Party
  • Make sure to use Canada Post and include a prepaid, pre-addressed envelope.
  • Return envelopes from Canada Post (only XpressPost or Priority envelopes) are accepted by the Consulate General of Brazil. Note that services by Purolator, FEDEX, DHL, and other companies will not be accepted.
  • Keep both of your tracking numbers for security purposes.
  • You can keep track of your return envelopes directly through the website of Canada Post.
  • The Embassy of Brazil cannot confirm or acknowledge receipt of documents and the dispatch of envelopes due to the high volume of correspondence that they receive everyday.
  • You can hasten the sorting of your application by writing “Attention: Visa Section” for your application.
  • You will be charged an additional fee for applications that you submit either by mail or another third party. This fee is does not carry the costs of applications that are dropped off at the embassy's office in person or by the applicant himself.
  • Only one prepaid and pre-addressed return envelope is required for every family or small group (less than 10 applicants). The CAD $25.00 handling fee is for each person, regardless of the number of envelopes sent.
  • If you decide to just drop off your visa application in person, then you still have the option of providing your prepaid and pre-addressed return envelope if you want to receive your passport through mail. Otherwise, you are expected to pick it up in the Embassy yourself.
  • The Embassy does not return passports or visas to addresses that are outside the border of Canada. Those who live near the border, such as the U.S., are required to drop off their applications in person.
  • The applicant whose permanent residence is not within the Embassy's jurisdiction is required to pick up his or her passport after everything has been finalized.


Submitting in Person
You must submit your visa at the correct diplomatic mission.

Please see the list of diplomatic missions in Canada below.
 

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Tourist Visas
Eligibility
You can apply for a Brazil tourist visa if you fall under these categories:

  • You are just doing some “Leisure Traveling”;
  • You are visiting friends or relatives;
  • You are a scientist, a professor, or a researcher, and are attending technological, cultural, or scientific conferences, meetings, or seminars (the services provided here will not be paid by the Brazilian company or organization, except for expense reimbursements or per day allowances);
  • You are participating in an artistic or amateur sports competition, and no monetary prize of paid admission is done.


Terms and Conditions of Your Tourist Visa
  • Tourist visa holders are not allowed to engage in business, work, or academic activities in Brazil.
  • Tourist visas are for multiple entries. Check the validity of your visa upon receipt. It may vary from only a few days up to several years.
  • Tourist visa holders are allowed to stay in the Brazilian territory for a maximum of 180 days over a 12-month period.
  • A tourist visa has multiple entries, and can be valid for up to five years.


Requirements for a Tourist Visa
  1. A valid passport, with at least six months before it reaches the expiration date. It should also have at least two blank pages available.
  2. Visa application form for each applicant that must be completed online.
  3. A printed protocol document issued after completing the online form. Make sure to sign the protocol document in the appropriate space and glue a passport size photograph. Take note that the protocol is valid for 1 month, and you will be required to get a new application after this period.
  4. If you are under 18 years of age, you are required to complete a form that is completed and signed by both parents or your legal guardians. This authorizes the minor to apply for a Brazilian visa.
    • Don’t forget to bring documents that prove your relationship with the person(s) who are giving you permission to travel. Acceptable documents include: one piece of i.d. from each parent accompanied by a copy of minor's the birth certificate stating the parents' names; death certificate, when applicable, and, in the case of sole custody, a copy of a judicial document that indicates this custody.
  5. A photocopy of your round trip ticket to Brazil or even a transit ticket. Include the flight numbers together with the itinerary dates. The Embassy -- should you have no ticket to show -- will also accept a signed letter from the carrier or travel agent, written on company letterhead, with the itinerary and arrival and departure dates.
  6. Airline employees or persons on standby with open tickets must show their tickets together with the itinerary and an airline ID card. They can also get a signed letter from the airline using the company's letterhead, together with the name of the employee and his or her itinerary.
  7. All applicants should show their proof of earnings (statement of earnings or an employer's letter). If you are self-employed, unemployed, or a student, you need to show a statement of your earnings or a copy of your last year's income tax either from your spouse or parents. If you are retired, you can also present a proof of income, such as your pension, or you can opt to show a copy of your last year's income tax.
  8. A polio vaccination certificate is needed if your child is between 3 months to 6 years of age.
  9. If a dependent (adult or minor, including spouses and/or infants) is travelling with the main applicant(s), the basic documents for the dependent still have to be submitted, namely:
    • Original passport;
    • Photo;
    • Your visa receipt (RER);
    • Authorization form for the minor with the birth certificate, if applicable;
    • Payment.
    • Take note, however, that evidence of funds and economic ties only needs to be provided by the main applicant(s), who should assume full responsibility for the dependent(s) in the accompanying supporting letter.
  10. The Embassy may request additional documents when applicable, and may (or may not) include the following:
 

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Visa form delivery receipt (RER)
  • Visit https://scedv.serpro.gov.br to fill out the visa request form.
  • Print the visa form delivery receipt (RECIBO DE ENTREGA DE REQUERIMENTO - RER), sign it in the designated box, glue the photo on the sheet and submit it with the other required documents. The RER must come on top of all supporting documents.
  • Where it asks for "nome de contato" and "telefone", write your own name and phone number (it could also be the name of any person, preferably within Canada, capable of giving further information about the application in case they need to call for an interview).
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1 recent 2"x2" photo
  • Photo of the front face, taken against a plain off-white or white background.
  • Only professionally taken photos are accepted. Scanned pictures are not accepted.
  • It does not need to be signed on the back.
  • Please glue the photo to the application form covering the box in between bar codes. Do not staple it and do not use tape.
  • Do not cut the photo to make it fit in the box on the page. The box is just a placement guide. A 2x2" photo will fit perfectly between the bar codes, covering the rectangle.
  • The photo must have been taken within the past 6 months.
Explanation for travel to BrazilSigned letter explaining your itinerary (when you will be arriving and leaving Brazil), the purpose of your trip and, if applicable, who in Brazil is inviting you. One letter for a group of people, such as a family, suffices.
Evidence of funds and ties to CanadaYou Must Provide evidence of funds to cover your expenses while in Brazil regardless of the duration of your intended stay
Accepted Documents
  • An official letter from the company you work for, stating your name and confirming your current position and most recent paystub (if applicable). Include a copy of the contract if possible.
And one of the following two options:
  • Photocopy of recent bank statement, with complete name of the account holder;
  • Copy of your latest notice of tax assessment.

If you cannot provide the above:
  • If self-employed: provide a notarized affidavit and a copy of your latest "notice of tax assessment" received back from Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) or equivalent agency in a different country. We do not provide a template of affidavit in verification of employment. The applicant should look for examples on the web or elsewhere. Summed up briefly, the affidavit must state the profession, field of activity, gross income and total taxes.
  • If unemployed: provide a letter explaining your situation and a copy of your bank statement and last "notice of tax assessment" received back from CRA or equivalente agency in a different country.
  • If retired: naturally you don't need to provide proof of employment but proof of funds / income is still required (accepted documents are a recent bank statement accompanied by your latest "notice of tax assessment" received back from CRA - or equivalent agency in a different country).
Photocopies only. The Embassy or Consulate will not return your original documents to you.
If you are attending a conference
  • If you are presenting or going as a speaker: letter from the conference organizers stating that you are not going to receive earnings to present at the conference. If your airfare, accomodation and/or meals will be paid by Brazilian sources, you are still eligible for a tourist visa.
  • If you are only attending: official letter from the organizers confirming your registration or participating in the event.
Invitation Letter (If applicable)If you are visiting family members or friends in Brazil, provide a signed letter of invitation from them and (mandatory) either one of the following documents:
  • a copy of their Brazilian Identification Document (carteira de identidade ou passaporte) or
  • protocol issued by the Federal Police.
The invitation letter can be scanned and sent to you (the applicant) by fax or email, as an attachment, as long as it is signed and contains contact information. We do not accept separate documents sent directly to the Consulate, unless requested. If you are accompanying a Brazilian citizen who is travelling with your from Canada, he or she may write the invitation letter for.
If you are a student or a minor
  • In additional to the applicable documents requested above, an official letter from the school, college or university you attend, stating your name and confirming that you are currently enrolled to that institution and one of the following:
  • Photocopy of recent bank statement, with complete name of the account holder or
  • A notarized affidavit letter from your parents or legal guardian, confirming their financial support to your trip along with proof of their income and employment (see above). By providing us with a notarized affidavit of financial support, you meet one of the requirements. However, since the parents or legal guardians are financially responsible for minor (hence, the affidavit), whoever signs the affidavit needs to provide proof of funds (letter of employment, bank statements, etc.), as if they were applying for a visa themselves.
  • If you are a student and also a worker, please provide documentation to prove both conditions.
 

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How to Fill Out the Visa Request Form
The visa request form can be completed exclusively at https://scedv.serpro.gov.br. You are required to fill out the form online. Don't download the forms, print them out, and then write your information on the form. They will not be accepted. Go to the SCEDV page, and then click on "Request Visa" and then on "Next". Click the "OK" button if you receive a security warning while trying to access the online application form. Make sure you fill out all the required fields to the best of your knowledge, and enter your personal information correctly and accurately. The information you enter, such as your name, sex, date of birth, nationality, and passport number, will automatically show on your visa. What this means is that if you enter the wrong information, then your visa will contain mistakes. Consequently, you will encounter problems with immigration and border protection authorities in Brazil.



HERE ARE SOME GUIDELINES YOU SHOULD ALWAYS KEEP IN MIND FOR YOUR VISA REQUEST FORM:
  • Name: If your full name is "Peter Dale Scott", but your passport reads "Peter Scott", omit the middle name. Similarly, if your passport shows abbreviated names or symbols such as hyphens, type them exactly as they appear on the passport.
  • Nationality: Under the "General Data" tab, you must select your nationality. If you have dual or multiple citizenships, select only the name of the country that issued the passport which you are using to apply for the Brazilian visa. To avoid possible mistakes in your visa, do not select "Other Nationalities".
  • Contact in Brazil: Under the "Addresses" tab, you need to enter information about your "Contact in Brazil". If you do not have any contact in Brazil, leave it blank.
Once you've completed the visa request form, all you will be required to print out is the visa form delivery receipt and attach it to your application. This page contains:

  • A bar code
  • A box for the applicant's signature (or legal guardians in the case of minors)
  • Space for a 2x2" photo.
If you are unable to print out the receipt, you can do it later at a different computer. All you need to do is to go back to the SCEDV page and click "Print Visa Form Delivery Receipt". If you made a mistake and pressed "Submit", you can go back to the homepage and then click on "Update Visa Request Form" to correct your mistakes. If you made a mistake or if would like to edit any information on a visa that is already stamped onto a passport, you will need to pay forthe applicable fees another time because your incorrect visa will be cancelled and another one will be issued to you. Your Brazilian visa application does not guarantee that you will get a visa. Here are some factors that visa officers look for in assessing whether you can be given a visa:

  • The purpose of your visit and your ties to your home country, including your family and economic situation.
  • The authenticity of your application. Make sure that your applications contain complete, authentic, and truthful information, including your supporting documents as well.
Regardless of what you give, there is no formula or specific document that will give you a 100% guarantee of a visa approval. Just make sure that you have followed all the instructions that were given to you, and make sure that you have submitted all your requirements down to a tee. Then cross your fingers and hope for the best.



Fees and Payment
If you are applying by mail, you will have to include a pre-paid Xpresspost or Priority Mail envelope with your application. If you are dropping off your application but want the visa sent to you, you will have to provide a pre-paid Xpresspost or Priority Mail envelope as well.

The cost depends on whether or not you are a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident. Fees are subject to change.

CitizenshipCost (CAD)
Canada$81.25
American$200.00
Australian$43.75
Japanese$31.25
Mexican$37.50
Nigerian$81.25
Other$25.00
There is a handling fee of $25.00 if you submit your application by mail or via a third party.



Processing
It takes around ten working days, plus the delivery time for applicants to apply through mail. However, keep in mind that changes in procedures may mean that there are various processing times, and these may depend on your home province. For instance, Western Canadian residents will have to wait for a minimum of three working weeks (sometimes even one month) before they can get their Brazilian visa. It's best to check in with the Brazilian consulate neares you.



Other Important Information
  1. Processed documents will be returned through mail through the prepaid services given by Canada Post (Express Post, Priority Courier, and Registered Mail).
  2. Here is a complete checklist that you can use when applying for a Brazilian Tourist Visa.
  3. It would be better not to buy your travel ticket to Brazil before you get an approval from the Embassy.
  4. Incomplete applications will not be processed and will be returned to the applicant.


Extending Your Tourist Visa
You can request for an extension of your stay, although you need to meet certain requirements to apply. Your application will be approved or denied by the Federal Police. Bear in mind, however, that the visa extension may be or may not be granted. Once it is given to you, however, you are not allowed to exceed your stay for 90 days. This privilege may also be shorter and can be canceled by the Federal Police anytime.
 

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BUSINESS VISAS


When to Apply for a Business Visa
  • You are required to go to Brazil for a business trip. A business trip usually involve one or more of the following activities:
    • Meetings to discuss sales or purchases of goods and services
    • Showcasing material
    • Close export or import deals
    • Meetings to evaluate ongoing operations or existing contracts between a Canadian company and a Brazilian counterpart
    • Explore investment opportunities
    • Business relocation
    • Outsourcing
    • Media coverage or filming. However, your intent should be for business or for journalism or news-gathering. If your activities do not fall under these categories, then it will depend on the prior authorizations from the Ministry of Culture in Brazil. To obtain this, you have to find a Brazilian co-producer who shall get the authorization for you. Take note that long-term media correspondents should apply for a Media Correspondents Visa or Temporary Visa VI - VITEM II.
  • You are adopting a Brazilian child.
  • You are a flight or ship crew member who does not have an international crew card.


When Not to Apply for a Business Visa
  • Your activities are not related to business or for the specific purpose required by this type of visa. This means that you will be required to fully disclose all of your intended activities when you submit your visa application form.
  • You are required to engage in the following activities:
    • technical assistance training,
    • installation or repair of machinery
    • software development implementation or modification
    • provision of service
    • laboratory or field work
    • recurrent office tasks
    • As a precaution, refer to Work Visa or a Temporary Visa V - VITEM V to make sure whether the purpose of your visit falls under its categories, and not here.
  • Take note that you are not allowed to engage in any activity while under an employment contract with a Brazilian organization or corporation.
  • You are going to Brazil for a consulting service or technical assistance of any kind. You should get a Work Visa or a Temporary Visa V – VITEM V, instead.


Information
  • The validity of your Business Visa will be determined by the consular authority. You can check your validity once you get your receipt.
  • The consulate highly recommends that you DO NOT buy your travel ticket to Brazil before your application has been approved. However, you should send them a letter detailing your planned trip and travel dates.
  • Your application will only be processed if you have submitted all the required documents that are listed here. Incomplete applications will not be processed and will be returned to the applicant.
  • The requirements listed here are not all-inclusive. This means that the Consulate reserves the right to ask for more additional information.
  • There is no rush or expedited services given.
  • Brazilian nationals are required to travel using their Brazilian passport.


Requirements
  1. You are required to have a valid passport for at least six months before its expiration date. It should be signed on the designated space and must have at least two blank pages available.
  2. You must fill an online visa application (one per applicant only) by going to this site: https://scedv.serpro.gov.br. Take note that paper application forms are no longer used (Please read Brazil Consulate and Embassy for more information on how to fill out a visa request form).
    • If, when trying to access the online application form, you receive a security warning, please be advised that the website you are redirected to is a secure Brazilian Government website. The security certificate is issued by the Brazilian governmental company responsible for the software used by the Brazilian Government. You can just click on "OK" to continue.
  3. A protocol number will be generated after you file out and submit your online visa request form. Make sure to print out the one-page receipt for the completed online form (you will need an Adobe Acrobat Reader installed to open and print the form).
  4. Sign the printed protocol documents inside the box and glue your photograph in the appropriate space. Make sure that the photograph you use meets the consulate's specifications. Fill in your own contact information especially your telephone number. This is how the consulate will contact you should they need more information with regards to your visa application.
    • Remember that the receipt is only valid for one month. A new application must be made after this period.
  5. You are required to give a print-out or a photocopy of your round-trip ticket to Brazil, or if not, a ticket in transit indicating the flight numbers, dates, and itinerary. If you will be on a cruise that starts or ends in Brazil, make sure to have a photocopy or a print-out of both the cruise and flight tickets (in and out of Brazil). The Embassy will also accept a signed letter from the travel agent or carrier, which is written on company letterhead, indicating the vessel's name, dates of arrival and departure from Brazil, and your itinerary.
  6. Persons on standby with open tickets and airline employees must present their tickets with their itinerary and an airline ID card (or a signed letter from the airline on company letterhead) with the name of the employee and their itinerary.
  7. All applicants are expected to present their proof of earnings by showing a letter of employer or a statement of their earnings. Self-employed, students, or the unemployed must show a statement of their earnings or a copy of their last year's income tax from a spouse or a parent. Retirees must present any proof of income (such as their rent or pension), or they can submit their last year's income tax.
  8. All consular fees should be paid only through certified cheques or money order. Credit or debit cards and personal checks, and any other form of payment are not accepted. Fees are subject to change without prior notice.
 

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ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR A BRAZILIAN BUSINESS VISA:
  • Passport
    • Passports must be valid for at least 6 (six) months. Passports expiring in less than 6 (six) months will be returned.
    • Must be signed on the designated space.
    • Must have at least 2 pages for the visa.
    • As with any official Government document, your passport must be in good condition. Damaged passports will not be accepted.
    • Non-Canadians must also provide proof of legal status in Canada such as: valid visa (if applicable), admission stamp on passport, copy of valid study permit or copy of valid work permit or copy of permanent resident card).
  • Visa receipt (RER)
  • Photo (see specifications)
  • Letter from your Canadian employer:
    • The Canadian company must assume full responsibility for the travel expenses and inform the travel dates, name of contact(s) in Brazil as well as detailed information about the type of business and purpose of the specific trip(s).
    • This letter should state the field of activity of both companies (in Brazil and Canada).
    • A letter simply stating that "the visa applicant is needed in Brazil for business meetings" will not be accepted. Please provide as much information as possible.
    • If you are the president of the company, writing the letter for yourself, it must be signed before a Notary Public.
    • Sample Letter.
  • Letter from the company you are visiting in Brazil:
    • This letter must confirm the nature of the meeting(s) and include all Brazilian contacts. It must be written in Portuguese as it will be addressed to the Consulate General of Brazil. A translation may be provided by the Brazilian company to the visa applicant. However, the Consulate General requires only the one in Portuguese.
    • A letter simply stating that "the visa applicant is needed in Brazil for business meetings" will not be accepted. Please provide as much information as possible.
  • Business Card.


Fees
  • CAD$75 for Canadians and Permanent Residents who are not American citizens.
  • CAD$200 for American citizens.
Fees are subject to change.



Processing
10 or more business days, depending on the diplomatic mission.
 

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OTHER VISAS
You need a visa to enter Brazil, even if it's only a few hours. However, there is an exception to this rule: If you are only in transit through a Brazilian airport on your way to another country (and you have no intention of leaving the transit area of the airport), then you are not required to apply for a visa.

The maximum transit time you can stay in Brazil without a visa is around 7 hours. You must have a valid passport with you and an onward ticket. You must also remain in the airport's transit area.

It would be advisable to apply for a tourist visa instead because of possible international flight delays or cancellations due to unforeseen events. Remember that transit visas are only for one entry, and only for connecting flights.



STUDENT VISAS
This visa is suitable for students who fall under the following categories:

  • All levels of studies (primary, secondary, graduate, or post-graduate academic studies)
  • Language and technical courses
  • Exchange programs, where the students undergo tertiary level study in Brazil as part of their studies for their home university.
  • Internship programs, where the student works in a supervised environment.
  • All levels of theological programs.
Student visas normally cost CAD$50 for Canadian citizens.

In addition to the normal tourist visa requirements, you need to provide:

  • Proof of enrollment in a Brazilian institution (legalized by a notary public in Brazil) indicating duration and nature of studies.
  • Proof of your residence for the past twelve months (example: copy of driver's license and/or copy of bill with your name and address).
  • A proof of your financial capability to support yourself throughout the duration of your studies.
  • If you are under 18, a notarized form signed by both parents or legal guardians authorizing you to apply for a Brazilian visa along with documents that prove the relationship between you and the person(s) giving the authorization (acceptable documents include: copy of I.D. from each parent accompanied by a copy of the long form of the birth certificate showing the parents' names; death certificate, when applicable and, in the case of sole custody, copy of a judicial document attesting to that).
You will also have to provide additional information, depending on why you are applying for a student visa:

For undergraduate students undertaking bachelor degrees in Brazil:

  • Proof of secondary education completion (high school or equivalent), legalized by the Consulate.
  • Proof of passing college entrance examinations or other type of selection processes that are recognized by the Ministry of Education (MEC) for undergraduate courses in a higher education that are recognized by MEC. Note that neither vacancy reservation nor selection through C.V. analysis can be classified under the selective process.
  • A copy of the Public Notice for the selection process (call for applications). This includes the minimum passing grade and the assessed subjects. Take note that any selection process should assess the use of Portuguese proficiency in communication, organization, and expression of thought. It should also be noted that the Public Notice shall be published in the Diário Oficial da União (Brazilian Federal Official Gazette) and in other broadly-circulating newspapers in Brazil.
  • Certificate that you have attained the minimum required grade in each subject and that you were included and approved in the selection process.
  • Actual proof of enrollment in the undergraduate courses at the Brazilian Educational Institution.
  • Proof of being awarded a scholarship, or in cases where it's not present, a proof of financial capability that guarantees you can support yourself in Brazil.
  • Police clearance certificate (non-fingerprint background check).
Additional documents to pursue Graduate Studies (Master's Degree, Doctorate) in Brazil (You should include these together with the following documents listed above):

  • Proof of your completed tertiary education or equivalent, which is legalized by the Consulate.
  • Proof of actual enrolment in the graduate program at any Brazilian Educational Institution that is determined by the Ministry of Education.
  • Proof of being awarded by a fellowship or grant, or if not present, a proof of financial capability that shows you can support yourself during your study in the country.
  • Police clearance certificate (non-fingerprint background check).
For exchanges:

  • Proof of enrollment in a graduate or undergraduate program abroad;
  • Proof of registration or reservation of a spot in an undergraduate or graduate program in Brazil that is acknowledged by the Ministry of Education (MEC);
  • Proof of having been given a fellowship or grant, or if not present, proof of your financial competence in supporting yourself in Brazil during the study period;
  • Police clearance certificate (non-fingerprint background check).
For internships:

  • The term of recommitment or agreement signed between the intern and the organization that is granting the internship (Intervening Parties) together with the Brazilian educational institution.
  • Interns should come from a foreign university, and the collaboration should extend to a university in Brazil. Intervening parties include the following: legal entities of private law and public administration agencies, autarchies and foundations of any of the branches of the government, as well as top-level professionals with higher education properly registered in their respective boards of professional surveillance.
 
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