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Brazilian Legislation

Entrance Visas - Temporary Visa IV

All foreign visitors must have a passport and an entrance visa. The passport must be valid for the entire period of stay in the country. The temporary visas usually granted to visiting students are those of Vitem IV. These visas are obtained at the Brazilian Embassy or Consulate closest to the student's country of origin, before his/her arrival in Brazil.

The VITEM IV may be granted to the foreigner who comes to Brazil as a student, including those of a religious nature, and those who participate in programs denominated ''split sandwich program'' with or without a scholarship.

The VITEM IV will be valid for a maximum period of one year, which may be extended in Brazil for 30 days after its expiration date upon application to the DPMAF.

The consular authorities are likely to request the following documents:

Registration with the Federal Police

Any person bearing temporary visas I, IV, or V must register at the Department of Federal Police in Belo Horizonte within 30 days of entering into Brazilian territory. After being registered, a temporary foreign identity card will be issued.

To register with the authorities the following documents must be presented:

The address of the Federal Police in Belo Horizonte (Visa for foreign Students) is:

Address: Rua Francisco Deslandes, 900 (Shopping Plaza Anchieta) - Anchieta
Phone: 31 2517-9900

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Main Federal Police branch in Belo Horizonte:

Rua Nascimento Gurgel, 30 - Bairro Gutierrez,
Phone 31 3330-5200. Request to speak to the Foreign Section (Setor de Estrangeiros).
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 to 11 a.m. / 2 to 4 p.m.

Renewing the visa

If the visa is to be renewed, the student must request it with the Federal Police at least 30 days prior to expiration by proving the renewal of academic ties with UFMG.

Obtaining a CPF

A CPF is Brazil's individual taxpayer registry number. You can apply for a CPF either from your home country or in Brazil. To apply at a local consular service in your home country, follow the link for instructions.

To apply for a CPF number while in Brazil you need the following documents:

Note: It is necessary to present a document that contains the names of your parents. No copies are necessary, but all documents not in Portuguese must be translated by a sworn translator.

You can apply for a CPF at the local post offices (the CPF number will be created immediately) or branches of Banco do Brasil and Caixa Economica Federal (in this case the CPF number may be created within one or two working days). After you apply for a CPF you should go to the Receita Federal (Federal Revenue) to validate it (required for foreigner).

A suggestion is: i) firstly go to the Central Post Office (Correios) in Belo Horizonte to apply for a CPF (Address: Avenida Afonso Pena, nº 1270, Downtown - Tel: 3249-2240) and; ii) go to the branch of the Receita Federal to validate your CPF number (Address: Avenida Afonso Pena, nº 1316 - Working hours: 7a.m. to 5p.m.) - The branch of the Receita Federal is at the side of the Central Post Office (Correios).

Important Notes

Av. Antonio Carlos, 6627, Belo Horizonte - Minas Gerais, Brasil - 31270-901
Instituto de Ciências Biológicas - ICB - Bloco K4, Sala 163
Telefones: 55 (31) 3409-2554 / Fax: 55 (31) 3409-2614