BRAZIL

VISA REQUIRED

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DESTINATION: BRAZIL
PURPOSE OF TRIP: TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT

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  • VISA CATEGORY INFORMATION

Foreign citizens travelling to Brazil under an employment contract (exceptions apply) must hold a temporary work visa.

  • VISA VALIDITY

Up to 2 years, multiple entry (depending on the nature of the work). All visa issuance is subject to consular discretion. 

  • APPOINTMENT REQUIREMENT

Please note that the Embassy of Brazil in London only accepts visa applications via an appointment system. Your visa agent will work with you to ensure this is arranged / your application is filed accordingly and in line with your travel plans. You are not required to attend the appointment, unless requested.

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(REVIEW PROCESS) / RECEIPT OF ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS:

BRAZIL TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT VISA REQUIREMENTS

Original passport. This must:

  • be valid for at least six months beyond your intended entry date
  • have at least two blank visa pages

Two original recent 45mm x 35mm colour photographs. These must:

  • be taken within the last month
  • be taken against a plain light background and printed on photographic paper
  • show full frontal face, have a neutral expression and your mouth closed
  • have eyes open and free from reflection or glare from glasses
  • not have hair in front of face or have a head covering (unless it’s for religious or medical reasons)

DO NOT ATTACH THE PHOTOGRAPHS TO THE APPLICATION FORM

Signed, fully completed and submitted original application form. Please complete online at: https://formulario-mre.serpro.gov.br/sci/pages/web/pacomPasesWebInicial.jsf.

This type of visa requires pre-approval from the Brazilian Ministry of Labour, who, will then send the authorisation to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Therefore the application procedure is initiated in Brazil by the Brazilian sponsoring company with submission of the application and supporting documents to the Brazilian Ministry of Labour.

This process can take up to 8 weeks. 

Original Criminal Record Certificate. It can be obtained at any police station in the UK. Alternatively, an ACRO Certificate can be accepted. Both certificates are only valid for 3 months after issuance. 

Please note: If the applicant has lived in multiple countries within the last 12 months, a police check from each country must be provided. They must also be duly legalised by the respective Brazilian consular authority with jurisdiction over these countries, and translated by a sworn translator, if necessary.

Original full Birth Certificate. If British, this must be certified by the Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO)

Please note: If the document has been issued in a country other than the United Kingdom or the British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies (Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of Man); it must also be duly legalised by the respective Brazilian consular authority with jurisdiction over these countries, and translated by a sworn translator, if necessary.

Valid proof of UK residence. This must be presented as your original valid UK residency visa in your passport / in the form of a valid UK Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) card. 

This must be valid for at least six months beyond your intended entry date.

USA – 290 

All the other countries – 100

USA nationals applying for all visas, on a reciprocity basis

RED FLAGS

Within 90 days of entry into Brazil, holders of this type of visa must register at the Federal Police and submit a copy of the visa application form provided to the Consulate.

PROCESSING TIMES / FEES

All consular fees are non-refundable once the application has been submitted. 

Please click here to see our pricing structure for cancelled cases.

5 business days service:

Up to 1 year, multiple entry (less than 180 days)

Global visaz service fees
Consular fees

£160.00 excl. VAT
£100.00 incl. VAT

Up to 1 year, multiple entry (more than 180 days)

Global visaz service fees
Consular fees

£160.00 excl. VAT
£215.00 incl. VAT

ROCINHA

  RIO DE JANIERO
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ROCINHA

Rocinha is the largest favela in Brazil, located in Rio de Janeiro's South Zone between the districts of São Conrado and Gávea. Rocinha is built on a steep hillside overlooking Rio de Janeiro, and is located about one kilometre from a nearby beach. Most of the favela is on a very steep hill, with many trees surrounding it. Almost 70,000 people live in Rocinha, making it the most populous favela in Brazil. Although Rocinha is officially classified as a neighbourhood, many still refer to it as a favela. It developed from a shanty town into an urbanized slum. Today, almost all the houses in Rocinha are made from concrete and brick. Some buildings are three and four stories tall and almost all houses have basic sanitation, plumbing and electricity. Compared to simple shanty towns or slums, Rocinha has a better developed infrastructure and hundreds of businesses such as banks, medicine stores, bus routes, cable television, including locally based channel TV ROC, and, at one time, a McDonald's franchise. These factors help classify Rocinha as a favela bairro, or favela neighborhood. There are a number of community organizations at work in Rocinha, including neighbourhood associations and numerous NGOs and non-profit educational and cultural institutions. Rocinha is home to most of the service workers in Zona Sul (the South Zone of Rio). In recent years, due to its relative safety in comparison to other favelas, Rocinha has developed tourism-oriented activities such as hostels, nightclubs and guided tours.

PROCESSING TIMES / FEES

All consular fees are non-refundable once the application has been submitted. Please click here to see our pricing structure for cancelled cases.

7 business days service:

Global visaz service fees:
£160.00 excl. VAT

Consular fees: see attachment here (by nationality and visa validity)

ST MARTIN'S ISLAND

  BAY OF BENGAL
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ST MARTIN'S ISLAND

St. Martin's Island is a small island (area only 8 km2) in the northeastern part of the Bay of Bengal, about 9 km south of the tip of the Cox's Bazar-Teknaf peninsula, and forming the southernmost part of Bangladesh. There is a small adjoining island that is separated at high tide, called Chera Dwip. It is about 8 kilometres (5 miles) west of the northwest coast of Myanmar, at the mouth of the Naf River. The first settlement started 250 years ago by Arabian sailors who named the island 'Jazeera'. During British occupation the island was named St. Martin Island. During the First Anglo-Burmese War between the British and Burmese empires in 1824–1826, rival claims to the island were a major factor. The local names of the island are "Narikel jinjira" which means 'Coconut Island' in Bengali, and "Daruchini Dwip" which means "Cinnamon island" in Bengali. It is the only coral island in Bangladesh.It is also the southernmost part among Extreme Points of Bangladesh. Most of the island's approximately 3,700 inhabitants live primarily from fishing. The other staple crops are rice and coconut. Being very common on the island, algae are collected, dried, and exported to Myanmar. Between October and April, the fishermen from neighboring areas bring their caught fishes to the island's temporary wholesale market. However, imports of chicken, meat and other foods come in from the mainland Bangladesh and Myanmar (Burma). As the centre and the south are mainly farmland and makeshift huts, most of the permanent structures are around the far north. During the rainy season, because of the dangerous conditions on the Bay of Bengal, the inhabitants have no scope to go to the mainland (Teknaf) and their life can become dangerous. There is a hospital on the island, but in the past there has often been no doctor.