Brazil Work Visa Guide
A Brazil work visa is required for anyone who seeks to be employed for
an extended period of time in the country. The tremendous development
of the nation over the past several years have opened doors of
opportunity for workers in many different areas to find employment in
Brazil. Brazil has opened its doors to foreign workers who can
contribute to the continued development of the country.
For the employment to be legitimate and official, the applicant must
apply for a Brazilian Work visa. This type of visa is granted to an
individual who desires to participate in some type of work. This
includes researchers, scientists, technicians, etc. Also, anyone who
plans to be involved in professional training, internship or medical
residency is required to possess a valid work visa. Brazilian work
visas can be issued for multiple entries within a specified period of
Brazil Work Visa FAQ
Can a tourist visa holder apply for a work visa without leaving the country?
No. An individual who enters Brazil as a tourist must exit the
country with the same status. This means that tourists are not
permitted to change a visa from one type to another during his/her stay
in the country. A possible employer must initiate the application of a
work permit in behalf of the applicant. Once approved, the applicant
must leave Brazil and go back to his country of origin, where he/she
can claim his/her work visa through the Brazilian Consulate.
If a child under 18 years old will be traveling to Brazil, are there any special requirements for this kind of situation?
In this case, a notarized letter from the child's parents (father and
mother) should be presented as a proof of allowing the child to travel
to Brazil. This letter will serve as a basis for the Consulate to issue
the appropriate visa for the minor. This specific requirement must be
passed together with the other documents for visa application. An
exemption should be given to a parent who is the sole guardian of the
child according to a Judge.
If person intends to apply for himself/herself and other people
(spouse, children), does he/she requires one appointment for the visa
No. Each applicant must schedule an appointment. While a third party is
allowed to submit the visa application, the appointment must be
Can a work visa holder purchase merchandise/products or manage a business?
For individual possessing the work visa, performance of acts
related to purchase or management of business are prohibited in Brazil.
It can be grounds for declaring the work visa as null and void in the
Brazilian court of law. If you would like to do these things in Brazil,
you must apply for another type of visa appropriate for the main
purpose of the stay in the country.
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