Brazil Research Visa
PLEASE INCLUDE ALL ITEMS BELOW FOR YOUR BRAZIL VISA:
You must submit your actual signed passport, including one copy of the personal information page of your passport. Your passport must:
- Have at least six months of validity left beyond your intended stay in the visiting countries.
- Have at least two blank visa pages’ side by side (amendments and endorsement pages cannot be used to fulfill this requirement)
- Not be frayed, torn, separating, or altered in any other way.
Submit two professional color passport photo. Snapshot, photocopy or computer picture will not be accepted. Photo requirements:
- Photo size should measure 2″ x 2″. Leave the photo loose.
- Photo should be taken within six months to reflect your current appearance.
- Photo must include clear frontal view of full face, both ears, neck and upper shoulders.
- Photo should be printed in color on either matte or glossy photo paper and has not been altered in any way.
- Photo must be clear. Blurry, underexposed, overexposed and low quality photos are not accepted.
- Background of photo must be white, with no shadows over the face or the background.
- Facial expression must be neutral with eyes open and all the facial features should be clearly visible.
- Do not smile in photo.
- Do not wear eyeglasses in photo.
- Hats or head covering are only allowed if worn for religious reasons and if they do not obscure any facial features.
- Please see below photo measurements:
Proof of Residency:
You must provide proof of your current address of residency.
- The document must be either a notarized copy of your driver’s license or a notarized utility bill
- Your notarized copy must display your home address as it appears on your visa application form
- The driver’s license must be notarized in the state it was issued and display the notary’s commission number and expiration date
- The driver’s license cannot be expired
- If you are submitting a utility bill, only electric, gas, or a water bill will be accepted, phone and cable bills are not accepted
You must obtain an original official letter of invitation from your sponsor. The organization you will be visiting is responsible for obtaining the invitation. This
- Describe the activities to be pursued
- Specify the length of stay
- Provide details of pecuniary conditions
- Be printed on your sponsoring organization’s official letterhead
Proof of Travel Arrangements:
You must provide proof of travel arrangements for the duration of your trip. Details of your intended arrangements must:
- Include a copy of an itinerary or e-ticket that displays your round-trip travel and entry and exit dates for your destination
- Show the traveler’s full name (as printed in his or her passport)
You must provide your birth certificate showing both of your parents’ names. The certificate must:
- Be original or a notarized photocopy
- Be translated unless the original document is in English, French, Portuguese or Spanish
You must provide an FBI Clearance. The Clearance must:
- Be issued within the last three months
- List the applicant’s full name, address, and the last four digits of their social security number
- Certify absence of criminal record
- Be legalized by the Consulate of Brazil
- You should obtain your FBI clearance from a reliable provider. We recommend National Background Check, Inc. nationalbackgroundcheck.com (877) 932-2435
Proof of Sufficient Funds:
You must provide proof that you possess sufficient funds. Your financial details must provide the following:
- Original or notarized bank statements; or a letter from the sponsoring institution assuring grant, scholarship, or allowance
- Evidence of at least R$ 2,000 (two thousand reais) per month for length of stay in Brazil
If you are traveling to Brazil for the collection of biological and mineral materials, then you must provide:
- prior authorization from the Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Cientifico e Tecnologico-CNPq and/or by the Fundacao Nacional do Indio- FUNAI.
- For professors, scientists, and researchers engaged in a scientific and technical cooperation program, your Brazilian host must obtain prior authorization from CNPq and MCT (Ministerio da Ciencia e Tecnologia).
Brazil Application Form
- The Consulate of Brazil requires a visa application completed online, found at: https://formulario-mre.serpro.gov.br/sci/pages/web/pacomPasesWebInicial.jsf
- Click the dropdown in the top right to access the English language page and then click the link for Visa.
Non-Us Passport Holder:
Please provide a notarized copy of your U.S Immigration Status.
In addition to Orbit visa’s service fees, consular fees are the cost of your visa application.
RESEARCH VISA [VITEM I]
Consular fee for US citizens is: $250
|NATIONALITY||CONSULAR FEE||ORBIT VISAS SERVICE FEE|
|BELGIUM, GERMANY, ITALY, NORWAY, SWEDEN||NO CHARGE||$140|
|UNITED ARAB EMIRATES||$115.00||$140|
(valid up to 180 days)
(valid exceed 180 days)
|ALL OTHER NATIONALITIES||$60.00||$140|
Requirements and fees are subject to change without prior notice. All fees are non-refundable.
Orbit Visas Order Form:
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- 4 Business days processing time.
- Processing time commences from the day the application has been submitted to the consulate. Weekends, consulate scheduled holidays, and mailing do not count as a processing day.
Please send the required documents via a traceable service such as FedEx or UPS to:
Attn: Visa and passport processing
5959 Westheimer Road, Suite 216
Houston, Texas 77057
Phone: (713) 750-9716