BRAZIL VITEM 1 VISA

 

Who is eligible:

• Scientists, professors or researchers, participating in scientific or technological studies, associated with Brazilian institutions of academic studies or research and development, for a maximum stay of two years, without payment from a Brazilian source or to perform a “pro-labore” work within a ninety days period;

• Exchange students;

• Students for practical course as part of professional or university studies;

• Trainees in the operation or maintenance of equipments or machines made in Brazil;

• Technicians, volunteers, specialists, scientists, researchers who will work for government, private or non-governmental institutions, under an international cooperation agreement;

• Amateur athletes under 21 years of age, for intensive practice;

• Those who are traveling for medical treatment.

In order to qualify for a Vitem I, the applicant must not receive payment from a Brazilian source except in the case of scientists, professors or researchers in a “pro-labore” work within a ninety days period. A traveling expense allowance can be accepted.

General Requirements:

• Two Visa Application Forms, filled out, dated and signed by the applicant (parents must sign for minors under 18 years old);

• Passport valid for a minimum of six months from the date of intended arrival in Brazil, with at least one blank page available;

• A copy of a round-trip ticket or a booked itinerary showing travel to and from Brazil, confirming purchase of the ticket and passenger’s name, itinerary, flight number and arrival/departure dates;

• The original and a copy of the US Alien Resident Card for foreign residents in the US and/or a valid visa or document to return from Brazil to the US or to another country;

• Two recent 2″ x 2″ passport-type photos, front view, white background. Snapshots or computer pictures are not accepted;

• Original Birth Certificate. The Consulate will then make a true copy. A fee of US$ 5.00 fee will be charged; � Proof of financial capability during stay in Brazil (i.e. certified copy of bank or credit card statement, copy of savings certificate, letter from the employer or institution that granted a scholarship, etc). The Consulate will then legalize the signature of the notary public. A fee of US$20.00 fee will be charged;

• Affidavit from the sponsoring Brazilian company or institution containing specific information on the activity to be performed, location and duration of the engagement. The letter must be legalized by a notary public in Brazil;

• Police clearance issued within the last 3 months, certifying absence of criminal record. Police clearance must then be legalized by the Consulate. A fee of US$20.00 will be charged;

• Proof of residence within the consular jurisdiction for the past 12 months (i.e., letter from the employer/educational institution notarized, utility bill or voter’s registration).

Additional Requirements:

A) Minors under 18 years of age:

1. Original birth certificate. The Consulate will then make a true copy. A fee of US$ 5.00 fee will be charged;

2. A notarized letter of consent signed by both parents. The Consulate will legalize the signature of the notary public. A fee of US$ 20.00 will be charged.

B) Exchange students:

1. copy of the act of establishment of the Brazilian institution;

2. copy of the “Cadastro Nacional de Pessoas Jurídicas -CNPJ”;

3. a letter from the Brazilian institution stating the discipline, location, and duration of studies, the full address of the hosting institution, and supplying the names of its directors;

4. a letter from school, college or university in Brazil confirming the enrollment or acceptance of the student and informing time length of studies.

A notary public in Brazil must legalize all documents.

C) Members of social and professional assistance missions:

Authorization, legalized by a notary public in Brazil, of the Brazilian National or Regional Professional Council related to the services that will be rendered.

D) Students enrolling in technical courses:

1. Copy of the contract or agreement between the student and the Brazilian institution, notarized in Brazil. The institution must be an international cooperation organization, a governmental institution in Brazil or a regularly registered student interchange institution;

2. affidavit of the institution which granted the scholarship, dully notarized in Brazil or in the United States. In this case, the Consulate will legalize the signature of the notary public. A fee of U$20.00 fee will be charged.

E) Athletes

1. Copy of the agreement between the athletes team/club and the Brazilian institution where the training will take place. The agreement, which can be up to twelve months, must state the availability of: a) place for training, b) room and board, as well as any additional living expenses. Brazilian documents must be notarized in Brazil. American documents must be certified by a notary public and legalized by the Consulate. A fee of U$20.00 fee will be charged;

2. Original birth certificate. The Consulate will then make a true copy. A fee of US$ 5.00 fee will be charged;

F) Trainees on the operation or maintenance of equipment or machines made in Brazil: 

Affidavit of the Brazilian company with specific information on the activities to be performed, location and duration, and declaring that the trainee will not receive any payment from a Brazilian source.

G) Technicians, volunteers, specialists, scientists, researchers who will work for government, private or non-governmental institutions, under an international cooperation agreement:

1. copy of both the original cooperation agreement and the memorandum of understanding, additional protocol or equivalent, in which the applicant is named;

2. educational or professional documents stating the professional qualifications of the applicant;

3. Affidavit from the applicant’s employer assuming full responsibility for his/her return and that of his/her family at end of stay or at any time following the termination of the agreement.

All Brazilian documents must be notarized in Brazil. American documents must be certified by a notary public and legalized by the Consulate. A fee of U$20.00 fee will be charged.

H) Applicants traveling for medical treatment:

1. Affidavit by the patient’s medical doctor recommending the treatment notarized by a notary public and legalized by the Consulate. A fee of U$20.00 fee will be charged;

2. Presentation of one of the following documents:

• Proof of financial capability for the treatment and maintenance during stay in Brazil,or

• Copy of a Brazilian or international health insurance valid for the treatment in Brazil.

All Brazilian documents must be notarized in Brazil.American documents must be certified by a notary public and legalized by the Consulate. A fee of U$20.00 will be charged.

In all cases, the Consulate may request additional information or documentation, as deemed necessary.