How to Get a
Brazil Technical Visa

Brazilian Technical Visas are issued for:


short term technical assistance • technology transfers • technical work or training

Get a Technical Visa to Brazil in Just 4 EASY STEPS:

Get a Technical Visa to Brazil in Just  4 EASY STEPS:

Step 1:
Gather Documents

Step 2:
Complete Forms

Step 3:
Ship Documents

Step 4:
Place Order

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Getting Visas for Technical Work in Brazil
has never been easier!

UVC Step by Step Brazilian Technical/Technology Visa Help Guide 
 Easy to Follow Comprehensive Instructions
Detailed Application Requirements
Current Entry Information
Secure Online Ordering 
Downloadable Forms

STEP 1: BRAZIL TECHNICAL WORK VISA


Carefully Review the Following Information & Gather Together the Required Documents

Overview


All Required Documentation must be notarized originals; copies of any required documentation will not be accepted.

A Petition for Temporary Residency must be filed at the Ministry of Labor by the hiring company in 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.

 

Eligibility


WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR A VITEM V BRAZILIAN VISA FOR TECHNICAL WORK?

A VITEM V Work Visa for Brazil is applicable in the following cases:

  • for work governed by an employment contract in Brazil and duly approved by the Brazilian Ministry of Labor;
  • for work without an employment contract in Brazil to provide technical assistance stipulated in a contract between companies
    OR
    due to a cooperation agreement between private companies or between a company and a governmental entity, signed by both a Brazilian legal entity and a foreign one;
  • to provide the transfer of technology due to a contract
    OR
    due to a cooperation agreement between private companies or between a company and a governmental entity, signed by both a Brazilian legal entity and a foreign one;
  • to provide services aboard a sea cruising vessel along the Brazilian coast for more than 90 days in Brazil without an employment contract;
  • to function as a seaman aboard a foreign vessel or platform operating in Brazilian territorial waters for more than 90 days in Brazil without an employment contract;
  • to provide services or technical assistance to the Brazilian government without an employment contract;
  • to provide services required under the terms of a technical cooperation international agreement in Brazil without an employment contract;
  • to represent a financial institution or similar entity headquartered abroad in Brazil without an employment contract;
  • to represent a nonprofit private legal entity in Brazil without an employment contract;
  • to occupy a position, a function or to perform an assignment for an indeterminate period of time due to a specific requirement to maintain residence in Brazil in Brazil without an employment contract;
  • to receive professional training at a Brazilian branch, subsidiary or headquarters within the same economic group without an employment contract;
  • to work as a professional athlete in Brazil under the terms of an employment contract with a professional sports club or similar organization;
  • to work aboard a foreign fishing vessel operating in Brazilian territorial waters as required by a leasing contract signed with a legal entity in Brazil for more than 90 days;
  • work with or without an employment contract in Brazil as a professional trainee at a Brazilian employer under a program of professional exchange.

 

Passport


The Applicants Actual, Currently Valid & Signed Passport must be submitted with their Brazil Technical Work 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 Technical/Technology Work 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.

 

Photo


Two Passport Photographs are required for your Brazil Technical Work 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 Technical Work 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 the Applicants Residential Address in the United States must be presented when applying for a Technical Work Visa to Brazil.

This should be a clear color copy of the applicant drivers license or state issued photo ID.

 

 

Birth Certificate


A Notarized & Apostatized Copy of the Applicants Birth Certificate is required when applying for a Visa for Technical Work in Brazil.

 

Business Letter


An Original & Notarized Business Letter from the applicants U.S. based company is required for all Brazil Technical Work Visa Applicants. The notary stamp must be from the same state where the company/organization is located.

The Business letter should:

  • be on company letterhead;
  • addressed to the attention of "The Consulate General of Brazil";
  • signed by a senior company manager;
  • introduce the applicant;
  • provide the applicants passport information;
  • explain position held & employment status;
  • provide the precise nature of the work to be performed in Brazil;
  • guarantee financial support for the applicants entire stay in Brazil;
  • guarantee the applicants return to their home country upon the completion of his work in Brazil.

 

FBI Clearance


An Original FBI Clearance letter of good conduct is required for all Brazil Technical Work 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).

 

Invitation Letter


The Following Invitation Letters from the hiring company in Brazil are required for all Brazilian Technical Work Visa Applicants:

  • a letter of invitation from the Brazilian host company inviting applicant to provide technical services in Brazil;
    AND
  • a letter from the Brazilian host company specifying the location & nature of the work to be performed by the applicant in Brazil;
    AND
  • a letter from the Brazilian host company assuming responsibility for all expenses associated with applicant's stay in Brazil as well as the applicants return to their home country upon the completion of his work in Brazil;
    AND
  • an official document from the Brazilian host company (ex. statute, founding charter, incorporation articles, etc.) as well as proof of the entity’s registration with the appropriate government regulatory body.

 

Government Authorization


A Contract of Approval from either the Brazilian Ministry of Labor or Regional Brazil Department of Labor as arranged by the host company/organization in Brazil is a requirement for Brazilian Technical Work Visas.

Brazil Visas for Technical/Technology Work Cannot be Processed Until approval has been sent electronically by the Ministry of Labor directly to the Brazilian Consulate/Embassy.

 

Host Registration


A Copy of the Host Company/Organization registration showing they are registered with the CNPJ in Brazil is a requirement for Brazilian Technical Work Visas.

 

More Important Instructions & Helpful Information


An Emergency Situation Requiring the Immediate Presence of the applicant in Brazil may be grounds for the required prior authorization by the Ministry of Labor to be waived. In this case, however, the applicant cannot apply for another emergency visa within a 6 month period.


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.


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.


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 TECHNICAL WORK VISA


Carefully Complete the Following Required Forms

Brazil Technical Work Visa Application Form


Complete, print, and sign two copies of the online Brazil Technical Work Visa Application Form.

Helpful Notes: 

  • 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 TECHNICAL WORK VISA


Select Your Preferred Shipping Method 

Shipping Instructions

Shipping Instructions

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.

 

Shipping Fees

Shipping Fees


FedEx Return Shipping FedEx Logo
Continental USA Only Price
Overnight - Next Business Day $38.00
2 Day - 2nd Business Day $28.00
Saturday Delivery $48.00
Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, USVI Price
Next Day / 2 Day (No Saturday Delivery) $48.00
International Price
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 TECHNICAL WORK VISA


Place Your order

Fees

Brazil Work/Employment Visa Fees


The Brazilian Government Fee for VITEM V Brazilian Technical Work Visas are:

  • U.S. citizens: 295.00
  • UK citizens:
    105.00 (for stay less than 180 days)
    OR
    220.00 (for stay more than 180 days)
  • 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 V Brazilian Technical Work 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)

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Technical Visa to Brazil?

$99.00

Regular
8-10 Business Days

$125.00

Rush
5-7 Business Days

$149.00

Urgent
24-48 Hours

Regular Processing
8-10 Business Days

UVC Fee: $99.00

Rush Processing
5-7 Business Days

UVC Fee: $125.00

Urgent Processing
24-48 Hours

UVC Fee: $149.00

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