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UVC Step by Step Brazilian Study Visa Help Guide
Easy to Follow Comprehensive Instructions
Detailed Application Requirements
Current Entry Information
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STEP 1: BRAZIL STUDENT VISA
Carefully Review the Following Information & Gather Together the Required Documents
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR A VITEM IV STUDENT VISA TO BRAZIL?
- Students pursuing technical short term studies (such as Portuguese & Brazilian culture classes);
- Students pursuing undergraduate, graduate or post graduate academic or theological studies;
- Unpaid student interns.
TERMS & CONDITIONS OF THE VITEM IV STUDENT VISA TO BRAZIL:
- Brazilian Students Visa holders are prohibited from holding any paid job in while in Brazil;
- For extended stays of at least 6 months, the same type of visa may be issued to immediate family members. Likewise, the family members are prohibited from engaging in any paid activity while in Brazil.
The Applicants Actual, Currently Valid & Signed Passport must be submitted with their Brazil Student/Study Visa Application.
The passport needs to have a minimum two blank side by side visa pages and must not be expiring 6 months or less from the date of return into the United States.
U.S citizens should note that the last six pages of your U.S. Passport cannot be for entry/exit stamps or visa issuance. These are amendment pages specifically designated for U.S. State Department use only.
If your passport does not meet current Brazilian Student/Study Visa Requirements, UVC can process your Brazil Visa Application and your application to Renew Your U.S. Passport, to add Additional Passport Pages, or to Get a New U.S. Passport back to back and in time for your trip.
Two Passport Photographs are required for your Brazil Student/Study Visa Application submission.
The photo's should be:
- in color & not blurry;
- 2×2 in size;
- front view with body completely facing forward;
- on a plain white background;
- with no glasses or head wear;
- not older than 90 days;
- taken at a reputable facility such as Walgreen’s, CVS or Fed Ex.
Proof of Departure
Proof of Travel must be provided with your Application for a Brazilian Student/Study Visa.
This can be a copy of round trip tickets or emailed flight itinerary confirmation which should include applicants name and show entry into and exit from Brazil.
ID/Proof of Residence
Proof of Residential Address in the United States must be presented when applying for a Student/Study Visa to Brazil.
This should be a clear color copy of the applicant drivers license or state issued photo ID.
A Notarized Copy of the School's Registration or Acceptance Confirmation including the address, names and qualifications of the responsible parties in Brazil.
An Original FBI Clearance letter of good conduct is required for all Brazil Student Visa Applicants over the age of 18 years.
The FBI letter should:
- have been issued within the past 60 days;
- be on a standard letterhead with contact information of the issuing authority;
- reflect where the applicant has lived during the past 12 months;
- contain sufficient information about the applicant to determine it is not a homonym (Ex. full name, residential address, date of birth, social security number, passport, drivers license or state issued ID).
A Copy of the Applicants Medical Insurance Policy which should specifically state the validity of the insurance in Brazil and indicate full coverage for the entire duration of stay must be provided with all Brazilian Student Visa Applications.
A Notarized Copy of the Applicants Birth Certificate is required when applying for a Brazilian Student Visa.
Proof of Funds
Proof that Sufficient Funds are Available to financially support the applicant while in Brazil will be needed for a Brazil Student Visa Application submission.
This proof of funds should be:
- A notarized letter from the sponsoring institution assuring a grant, scholarship or allowance/stipend has been awarded;
- A notarized copy of the applicants bank statement showing a minimum of $2,000 available for each month of stay in Brazil with accompanying paycheck stub;
- A notarized copy of the parents bank statement showing a minimum of $2,000 available for each month of stay in Brazil with accompanying paycheck stub and a notarized affidavit from the parents confirming financial responsibility.
Minor Students Under Age 18
Two Original & Notarized Letters of Consent are required for all minors under the age of 18 applying for a Brazilian Student Visa. The consent forms must be notarized from the applicants state of residence and signed by each parent (or legal guardian) listed on the birth certificate. The applicants must carry a copy of this document with their passport while in Brazil.
Minors Without the Consent from Both Parents will not be issued a Brazilian Student/Study visa unless:
- One of the parents is deceased in which case a notarized copy of the death certificate must be submitted;
- One of the parents is not listed on the birth certificate;
- One of the parents has full custody with exclusive parental rights granted by a divorce decree or court order in which case a notarized copy of the document must be submitted.
More Important Instructions & Helpful Information
Yellow fever vaccination certificates are required if the applicant has traveled to any of the following countries within the last 90 days:
Angola, Benin, Bissau Guinea, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Colombia, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guiana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, Venezuela.
Yellow fever vaccinations are advisable if the applicant intends to visit any of the following areas of Brazil:
Acre, Amapa, Amazonas, Goias, Maranhao, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Para, Rondonia, Roraima, Tocantins and the Federal District of Brazil.
An International Certificate of Vaccination showing valid polio vaccinations is required for all minor children ages 3 months to 6 years traveling to Brazil.
All Temporary Visa Holders must register with the Federal Police within the first 90 days of their arrival into Brazil regardless of their length of stay. Upon registration in Brazil, you must present your original visa form (VAF) and an Apostatized copy of your birth certificate which must be translated by an official sworn translator in Brazil. Failure to register in time will result in penalties & fines.
Minor Applicants Born in the U.S. to Brazilian Parents must provide the following documents with their Brazilian Student/Study Visa Application submission:
- Two original Brazilian Minor Consent Forms which must be completed, signed by both parents or legal guardians and notarized by a public notary;
- Two original Brazilian Declaration of Non Citizenship Forms which must be completed, signed by both parents or legal guardians and notarized by a public notary
- a clear copy of the minor applicants birth certificate;
- a clear color copy of the main information page of both parents passports;
- a clear color copy of both parents drivers licences or state issued ID's.
The Designated Consular Jurisdictions of the U.S. based Embassy of Brazil & Brazilian Consulates are:
Consulate of Brazil in Atlanta, Georgia
Consular Jurisdiction: Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee
Consulate of Brazil Boston, Massachusetts
Consular Jurisdiction: Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont
Consulate of Brazil in Chicago, Illinois
Consular Jurisdiction: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin
Consulate of Brazil in Houston, Texas
Consular Jurisdiction: Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas
Consulate of Brazil in Los Angeles, California
Consular Jurisdiction: Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah e Wyoming. The following counties in California: Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura
Brazil Consulate Miami, Florida
Consular Jurisdiction: Florida, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Island
Brazil Consulate New York, New York
Consular Jurisdiction: Bermuda Islands, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania
Consulate of Brazil in San Francisco, California
Consular Jurisdiction: Alaska, Oregon and Washington. The following counties in California: Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Inyo, Kings, Lake, Lassen, Ladera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Benidito, San Francisco, San Joaquim, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne, Yolo and Yuba
Embassy of Brazil in Washington, DC
Consular Jurisdiction: District of Columbia, North Carolina, Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia and all Military Bases except Guam
STEP 2: BRAZIL STUDENT/STUDY VISA
Carefully Complete the Following Required Forms
Brazil Student/Study Visa Application Form
Complete, print, and sign two copies of the online Brazil Student/Study Visa Application Form.
- When you access the Online Application you may get a message stating this is an "untrusted connection". This is due to the security certificate for the application web page being issued by the Brazilian Government and is not recognized by most web browsers in the United States.
- To convert the application from Portuguese to English, click the British Flag in the top right corner.
- Where the applications asks for "alternate ID" put your drivers license information.
- On the final page of the application, it will ask you to upload your documents. If you wish, you may instead upload this image where it asks for a passport photo then submit and print the application. UVC will upload all your actual documents for you.
- The printed application will be a single page with a signature box and two bar codes. Simply sign inside the signature box.
- The Brazilian visa application must be submitted within 30 days of completion or it will expire.
STEP 3: BRAZIL STUDENT/STUDY VISA
Select Your Preferred Shipping Method
Please send all required documents, completed forms and a printed copy of your order confirmation to:
US Visa Connection
Address: 510 Earls Court Drive, Katy TX 77450
Phone: 877-VISADOC (847-2362)
Once your order has been completed, your passport with visa will be returned to you with the shipping option you choose. It is highly recommended all documents be shipped using FedEx.
|FedEx Return Shipping|
|Continental USA Only||Price|
|Overnight - Next Business Day||$38.00|
|2 Day - 2nd Business Day||$28.00|
|Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, USVI||Price|
|Next Day / 2 Day (No Saturday Delivery)||$48.00|
|Call UVC for Prices (Varies by Location)||Varies|
If you are sending a pre-paid return label or will be using a FedEx or UPS account, you can supply that information when placing your order.
STEP 4: BRAZIL STUDENT/STUDY VISA
Place Your order
Brazil Work/Employment Visa Fees
The Brazilian Government Fee for VITEM IV Brazilian Student/Study Visas are:
- U.S. citizens: 165.00
- UK citizens: 470.00
- Citizens of all other countries: 105.00
(The Brazil Consulate Fee above includes a 5.00 money order fee)
The US Visa Connection Fee for VITEM IV Brazilian Student/Study Visas are:
- Regular Processing (5-10 business days): 149.00
Place Your Order
Place Your Order
Complete, print & sign the US Visa Connection Visa Order Form.
The Order Form provides UVC with your contact, payment, and return shipping information as well as the level of service needed to meet your intended travel date.
Have Questions? Need Assistance?
Call the Doc! 877-VISADOC (847-2362)
8-10 Business Days
5-7 Business Days
8-10 Business Days
UVC Fee: $99.00
5-7 Business Days
UVC Fee: $125.00
UVC Fee: $149.00
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TRAVEL SMART WITH STEP (Smart Traveler Enrollment Program)
The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program is a free service provided by the U.S. Department of State for citizens of the United States traveling or living abroad to. It allows the State Department & U.S. Embassies to:
- provide you with the latest security updates from the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate;
- assist your family or friends in the U.S. to contact you with urgent news while you’re traveling;
- contact you and provide assistance during an emergency situation overseas such as an evacuation, if you lose your passport, or if your passport is stolen while you are abroad.