Brazilian Digital Nomad Visa

Digital Nomad

Hey folks! What’s up, Digital Nomad crew? Ready to take your remote work game to the next level? Well, pack your bags, because Brazil is calling your name with the Brazilian Digital Nomad Visa!

So, picture this: trading your morning commute for working in your pajamas (admit it, we’ve all been there with the shirt-and-PJs combo for Zoom calls!), or setting up your office in a cozy café overlooking Rio’s beaches, or even from a hotel room deep in the Amazon rainforest. Sounds like a dream, right? Well, it’s totally doable now with Brazil’s Digital Nomad Visa. Today we are going to focus on the requirements and application process, as well as the associated taxes, of the Digital Nomad Visa Brazil!

Brazil Digital Nomad Visa Application

Since January 2022, Brazil has been welcoming remote workers with open arms through Resolution 45/2021, offering a special visa just for digital nomads. But what’s the catch? Well, you must meet a few requirements: you must be a professional immigrant with a relationship with a foreign employer who works remotely using information technology! You must also have a minimum monthly income of USD 1,500.00 (US dollars) or bank funds of at least USD 18,000.00 (US dollars) and present a series of translated documents!

Digital Nomad Visa in Brazil Application
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Today, we’re all about the Brazilian Digital Nomad Visa. Get this: you can chill in Brazil for a year, exploring every corner of this vibrant country. And guess what? You can renew it for another year too! Plus, with this visa, you can dive into our culture and language by taking classes at our school. Because let’s face it, even if you’re rocking your job in your native language, you’ll want to soak up Brazilian life, right? And hey, we’ve got tons of daily tips in our A Dica do Dia to help you navigate the Brazilian way of life.

Oh, and did we mention we’ve got Portuguese classes tailored just for you? Whether you’re in Rio or traveling around Brazil, we’ve got in-person and online options to suit your nomadic lifestyle. A few hours of Portuguese lessons per week can really amp up your Brazil experience to a solid 10!

So, let’s dive into the nitty-gritty of the Brazilian Digital Nomad Visa. It’s pretty clear: Brazil is where it’s at for digital nomads! Remember, the main requirement is having a gig with a foreign employer, working remotely, and meeting certain income criteria. Easy peasy, right?

Check out this useful infographic from the Brazilian government to find out how to get started.

Infographic Brazil digital nomad visa requirements and application

Brazil Digital Nomad Visa Requirements

What else do you need to do? (Digital Nomad Visa, Brazil application)

I – Fill out and submit the Residence Permit Application form, as detailed in Annex I, signed by the applicant or their legal representative

II – Provide a valid travel document or any other document verifying your identity and nationality, in accordance with relevant treaties.

  • (a.k.a. Passport)

III – Present documentation verifying affiliation, duly legalized and translated by a sworn public translator if necessary, unless such information is already included in the document referenced in item II

  • (e.g., birth or marriage certificates).

IV – Submit a power of attorney if the applicant is represented by a proxy.

V – Complete the Union Collection Form – GRU Simples, for the processing and assessment fee for residence permit applications, with supporting proof of payment

  • Generate it through this link (using STN code 140066). These taxes can be paid in cash at any bank or online using a credit card.

VI – Provide criminal record certificates or an equivalent document issued by the competent judicial authority from all places of residence within the last five years.

VII – Submit a declaration, under penalty of law, confirming the absence of a criminal record in any country during the five years preceding the residence permit application

VIII – Provide documents substantiating your status as a digital nomad.

Important! All documents must be translated into Portuguese, some requiring simple translations while others need sworn translations. Did you know that at Rio & Learn, we have teachers who specialize in professional translations? Feel free to reach out to us!

The Hague Apostille is a critical requirement for the Digital Nomad Visa. This seal authenticates documents for international use. Each country has its process for issuing the Hague Apostille, so ensure compliance with your country’s requirements before applying for the visa. Search online for how to obtain it in your country!

Prove you are a Digital Nomad

So… how can you prove that you are a digital nomad? The last requirement on the list… easy! You will need:

I – A self-declaration from the applicant confirming their ability to carry out professional activities remotely using information and communication technologies (ICT).

  • e.g.: Eu, John Doe, declaro… Make it yourself and sign! Easy 🙂

II – An employment or service contract, or other documents proving the relationship with a foreign employer.

III – Evidence of financial means from a foreign source, totaling at least US$ 1,500.00 monthly or having bank funds of at least US$ 18,000.00.

All documentation must be submitted via MIGRANTEWEB, where you must register your process.

Would you like us to guide you through the registration process? You’ll need a Brazilian telephone number and your CPF… Simple procedures that we assist our foreign students with every week. Rio & Learn not only teaches you Portuguese but also becomes your family and friends in Rio de Janeiro! Whenever we have the answers, we’re here to help you!

After gathering and translating all documents, submit them online through your registered process in MIGRANTEWEB, and… done! Be prepared for a 1-2 month response time; they may accept your application outright or issue up to 2 requests for additional or clearer documentation. Bureaucracy, right?! Just be patient and persistent!

Working remotely from Brazil
Portuguese students in Rio de Janeiro

After Approval

FINALLY! Your Brazilian Digital Nomad Visa is approved, and it will be published in the Official Gazette of the Union (DOU), yay! Let’s celebrate. But not too long! You have 30 days to complete your biometrics and apply for your CRNM (National Migratory Registration Card) here: https://www.gov.br/pt-br/servicos/registrar-se-como-estrangeiro-no-brasil. No worries, just fill out this form to schedule your appointment with the Federal Police of your residing state (get an appointment here: https://servicos.dpf.gov.br/agenda-web/acessar), and bring with you:

– Your application, using the electronic form completed on the Federal Police website beforehand (the one above)

– Valid travel document or other document proving identity and nationality, according to treaty terms.

– Birth or marriage certificate, or consular certificate if affiliation details are not included in the travel document or official identity document (subject to applicable translation and legalization rules).

– The page from the Official Gazette (DOU) showing acceptance of the application.

– Proof of payment for the CRNM fee (using GRU tax, revenue code 140120, value R$204.77), where applicable.

– In case the Federal Police’s biometric data collection system is unavailable, one recent 3×4 photo, in color, with a white background, on plain paper, front view, may be requested.

And that’s it! Plus, expect another 1-2 months of waiting to pick up your physical and definitive CRNM document! Now you are officially a temporary resident in Brazil for one year with your Brazilian Digital Nomad Visa.

What about Brazil Digital Nomad Visa Tax? And did you know that you can extend it for another year? Read on and discover!

Brazil Digital Nomad Visa Taxes

Let’s talk Brazil taxes on Digital Nomad Visa, shall we? Because yes, even in the land of samba and caipirinhas, the taxman cometh.

So, here’s the scoop: turns out, anyone waving around any kind of visa in Brazil automatically gets the Tax Resident badge slapped on ’em. Yep, you heard that right.

Now, I know what you’re thinking: “As a digital nomad! I don’t even have a fixed abode!” Well, sorry, but even Digital Nomads have to play by the Brazil tax rules.

Then… Brazilian Digital Nomad Visa Taxes. The big one on your radar? Personal Income Tax, aka IRPF. Every tax-resident-in-Brazil buddy needs to file this bad boy annually, usually between March and May. And hey, we’ve got a handy-dandy table to break down the nitty-gritty (last updated 2023):

  • If you’re making up to R$24,511.92 a year, you’re in the clear. No tax for being paid for you! However, you need to file it.
  • Earn between R$24,511.93 and R$33,919.80? You’re looking at a 7.5% rate.
  • Pull in between R$33,919.81 and R$45,012.60? That bumps up to 15%.
  • Keep climbing that income ladder, and you’ll hit 22.5% for R$45,012.61 to R$55,976.16.
  • Anything over R$55,976.16? You’re staring down the barrel of a 27.5% rate. Ouch.

We don’t want to scare you with this information, we just want to help you know some of the requirements you need to fulfill to make your life in Brazil the best it can be, calm and without worries due to lack of knowledge!

So there you have it, friends. Brazil’s Digital Nomad Visa Taxes is not as interesting a topic as chatting about the sunny beaches and vibrant cities, but it is also an important part of the Brazil Digital Nomad Visa Requirements. Some experts can help you with your first declaration, and everything will be fine. Stay savvy, stay informed, and keep those tax returns flowing. Happy nomading!

Renewing Your Digital Nomad Visa

You can extend your Digital Nomad Visa for up to 365 days by applying at the nearest Federal Police agency within 30 days before the visa expires. Make sure you have all the necessary documents again (visit the Brazil Digital Nomad Visa Requirements and Brazil Digital Nomad Visa Application sections for a refresher on the requirements and process!).

Living as a Digital Nomad in Brazil

So, let us paint you a picture of the magnificent Brazil that awaits you—it’s a land of breathtaking landscapes, heavenly beaches, awe-inspiring nature, mouthwatering cuisine, vibrant samba rhythms, and unforgettable Brazilian festivals like Carnival, Juninas, and New Year’s Eve in Copacabana with its tradition of jumping waves at the beach. And let’s not forget about the warm and welcoming Brazilian people!

Now, imagine making your Brazilian adventure even smoother. How? By mastering Portuguese with us! Not only will it enrich your daily life, but it’ll also breeze you through any bureaucratic hoops. Trust us, with your newfound Portuguese skills, even the federal police won’t be able to resist your charm!

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your tickets and welcome to the best place on Earth! We’ve poured our hearts into this information, hoping it’ll make your journey smoother and more delightful.

Whether you come as a tourist, a student, or a digital nomad, just come! Immerse yourself in Brazil, soak up the culture, and let us help you master Portuguese along the way.

Sending ABRAÇOS from Rio & Learn, and we can’t wait to catch you in our next Dica!

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