Passport Info

Tourist Visa:

  • Tourism trip;
  • visit to relatives and/or friends;
  • scientists, professors or researchers attending cultural, technological or scientific conferences, seminars or meetings (services provided must not be paid for by a corporation or other legal entity based in Brazil, except reimbursement for expenses or per diem allowances);
  • participation in artistic or amateur sport competitions, whenever no monetary prize or paid admission is involved.
  • Tourist visa holders are not allowed to engage in any paid activity in Brazil.

Temporary Visa I (VITEM-I):

  • Scientists, professors, researchers, participants in cultural, technological or scientific missions. (services provided must not be paid for by a corporation or other legal entity based in Brazil, except for wages for services rendered, with the submission of a receipt);
  • Scientists, technicians, researchers or volunteers under the umbrella of an international cooperation program;
  • Interns and other unpaid trainees, bearers of scholarships receiving professional practice in Brazil;
  • Exchange students;
  • Technicians receiving training in the operation and maintenance of machinery or equipment produced in Brazil;
  • Amateur athletes, under 21 year old, participating in training programs in Brazil.
  • Temporary Visa I holders are not allowed to engage in any paid activity in Brazil.

Temporary Visa II (VITEM-II):

  • Travelers with business purposes, except when the trip involves the provision of services of any nature in Brazil (in which case a Vitem V is mandatory). Business visas are issued to business travelers who possess signed import/export contracts or who are traveling to visit companies or make commercial contacts;
  • Media coverage or filming;
  • Flight/ship crew members not holding an international crew card. and adoption of a Brazilian child.

Temporary Visa III (VITEM-III):

  • Paid participation in athletic or performing arts events.

Temporary Visa IV (VITEM-IV):

  • Pursuing graduate or post-graduate academic studies in Brazil.

Temporary Visa V (VITEM-V):

  • Provision of services to the Brazilian Government, arising from an international agreement, contract or undertaking to which Brazil is a party;
  • Employment contract with a corporation or other legal entity based in Brazil;
  • Provision of services to a religious or social assistance entity, without employment relationship with a corporation or other legal entity based in Brazil;
  • Technical assistance services arising from a contract, cooperation agreement, services agreement, or similar instrument signed with a foreign corporation or other legal entity;
  • Professional training, without an employment relationship, immediately after the completion of vocational training or university education;
  • Medical residency in an educational institution accredited by the Ministry of Education and Recreation;
  • Employees of foreign companies admitted to work in Brazil as trainees or interns at a subsidiary or Brazilian branch of the foreign company, provided that they are paid exclusively outside of Brazil by that foreign company;
  • Foreign instructors or professors who intend to travel to Brazil for a period of training in foreign language instruction;
  • Crew members of foreign vessels traveling to Brazil to operate in waters under Brazilian jurisdiction, as required under a charter, services or risk contract entered into with a Brazilian company;
  • Crew members of foreign fishing vessels leased by Brazilian companies;
  • Crew members or other professionals who perform paid activities aboard cruise vessels along the Brazilian coast, in the Amazon River basin, or in other inland waters.

Temporary Visa VI (VITEM-VI):

  • Media correspondents

Temporary Visa VII (VITEM-VII):

  • Travel for religious/missionary purposes.
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