How to Get a
Brazil Work/Employment Visa

Brazilian Visas for Work/Employment are issued for:

being employed to work in a Brazil based company or organization
to perform any activities for which a work visa is required

Get a Work/Employment Visa to Brazil in Just 4 EASY STEPS:

Get a Work/Employment 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 to Work in Brazil
has never been easier!

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


Carefully Review the Following Information & Gather Together the Required Documents


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.




A VITEM V Brazil Visa for Work or Employment in 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
    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
    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.



The Applicants Actual, Currently Valid & Signed Passport must be submitted with their Brazil Work/Employment 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 Work/Employment 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 Work/Employment 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 Work/Employment 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 Work/Employment Visa to Brazil.

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


Invitation Letters

The Following Invitation Letters are required from the hiring company in Brazil:

  • a letter of invitation from the Brazilian host company inviting applicant to provide technical services in Brazil;
  • a letter from the Brazilian host company specifying the location & nature of the work to be performed by the applicant in Brazil;
  • 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;
  • 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.


Business Letter

An Original & Notarized Business Letter from the applicants U.S. based company. 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 business 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.



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 Work/Employment Visa Applications.


Birth Certificate

A Notarized & Apostatized Copy of the Applicants Birth Certificate is required when applying for a Brazilian Work/Employment Visa.


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.

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



Carefully Complete the Following Required Forms

Brazil Work/Employment Visa Application Form

Complete, print, and sign two copies of the online Brazil 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.



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.



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Brazil Work/Employment Visa Fees

The Brazilian Government Fee for VITEM V Brazilian Work/Employment Visas are:

  • U.S. citizens: 295.00
  • UK citizens:
    105.00 (for stay less than 180 days)
    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 Work/Employment 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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How soon do you need your
Work/Employment Visa to Brazil?


5-10 Business Days

Regular Processing
5-10 Business Days

UVC Fee: $149.00

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