You want to study or carry out other academic work in Brazil
Should any of the above apply, you must make a Brazil visa
application for long stay; which is for a special
Visa to Brazil - called a Temporario, before you leave
your country of origin.
While you might be tempted to enter Brasil on an initial Brazil tourist visa, and apply for the
Temporario before the 90 day Brazil visa expires, this is
extremely difficult to do, owing to the at times, rigid Brazilian
You should ideally contact the Brazil embassy or Brazilian
consulates for advice and information on the relevant documentation you will
need to produce along with your Brazil visa application for long
If you are planning on working in Brazil, a work-based Brazil visa
will enable you to work for a period of up to two years. You will
be taxed on the basis of a foreign taxpayer, following which you
become a Brazilian tax payer.
You will need to check with your
country of origin to ascertain whether you are likely to experience
double taxation - i.e. being taxed in your country as well as in
Brazil visa application requirements
Since Brazil visa requirements are liable to
change, you should
seek updated Brazil visa information from the relevant
Brazil Embassies in your country and not merely rely on
information via websites, that might not be up-to-date.
Do also bear in mind that applying for a Brazil visa is not a speedy
process and can take anywhere from six to 8 months.
The length of
a visa for brazil range from 6 months, 1 year or 2 years. It is
always best to apply for a longer term visa just in case you need more
time in Brasil.
In any case, you can usually extend a 1 year
visa to two within Brazil, however, this can be time-consuming
and involve a lot of effort, frustration and legwork on your part.
Once you arrive in Brazil on your Temporario visa, it is a
requirement that you register your arrival within 30 days. You do
this at the seção dos estrangeiros office, which is located
in the nearest Federal Police Station to you.
You will be
required to complete some relevant forms, as well as provide a
certified copy of your passport with photos. You will incur a
fee for this.
In a couple of weeks, you can expect to receive an identity
card, however, you will need to
go personally to get the card and to register it. Again, this is
a long drawn out process over the course of a day.
If your situation or circumstance is in any way unusual, or
complex, it is always best to seek advice and information direct
from the Brazilian embassy, prior to making your Brazil visa
application. That way, you can save time as well as move in the
same direction as the Brazilian wheels of bureaucracy.
Brazil Visa Requirements: Resources
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