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  • Writer's pictureLais Goncalves

Digital Nomad Visa for Brazil: A Complete Guide

Brazil offers a digital nomad residence permit, allowing individuals to live and work remotely in the country for an extended period. Here's how to get started:

1. Eligibility Criteria:

  • Remote Work: You must work for a foreign company or as a freelancer while not providing services to Brazilian companies.

  • Financial Requirements: Show a steady monthly income of at least $1,500 USD from a foreign source or have $18,000 USD in savings.

2. Required Documents:

  • Passport: Valid for the intended duration of stay.

  • Proof of Income: Employ ment contract, service agreement, or freelance client contracts showing income.

  • Bank Statements: Reflecting the financial requirement or savings.

  • Birth certificate and police clearance certificate.

Note: Foreign Documents: If not from the same country you're applying in, obtain an apostille or legalization.

Translations: Documents not in Portuguese, English, Spanish, or French require certified translations.

Additional documents can be requested upon the authorities' discretion.


3. Application Process:

  • Online Application: Visit the Brazilian Immigration Department's website or the nearest Brazilian consulate to begin the application process.

  • Documentation Submission: Upload or submit all required documents, including proof of income and financial statements.

  • Payment of Fees: Pay the required visa or residence permit fees.

4. Wait for Approval:

  • Processing Time: The processing time can vary. Applications made in Brazil is about 30-45 Business days. Applications made at the Brazilian consulate 5-10 business days.

  • Approval Notification: Once approved, you'll receive a notification to collect your residence permit.

5. Residence Permit Validity:

  • Duration: The digital nomad residence permit typically allows a stay of up to one year, with the possibility of renewal.

  • Renewal: Apply for a renewal before the permit expires if you wish to continue your stay in Brazil.

6. Living as a Digital Nomad in Brazil:

  • Accommodation: Find suitable housing based on your preferences and budget.

  • Local Registration: It is mandatory to register with the local authorities upon arrival or after the approval of your residence permit.

  • Exploring Brazil: Embrace the vibrant culture, explore scenic landscapes, and enjoy the diverse experiences Brazil offers while adhering to local laws and customs.

Important Note: This guide provides an overview and may vary based on individual circumstances and Brazilian immigration policies. Always verify the most up-to-date information from official Brazilian government sources about the Digital Nomad Visa for Brazil or consult our team.

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