How to get a Student Visa for Brazil?

Wondering how to get a student Visa for Brazil?
For people who want to study Portuguese in Brazil for a long term (more than 90 days), Rio & Learn is going to help you in the Student Visa process. You will find here the Brazil student visa Requirements, a list of the necessary documents in order for you to apply for your visa, either in your own country or while in Brazil.ย So, here you will find all you need to know about studying in Brazil for international students.

The only document that a student needs from the educational institution to be able to apply for a Student Visa for Brazil is a Letter of Acceptance. The Brazilian student Visa is provided for the period you are studying, it means there is no minimum course duration for requiring a Visa. However, it is usually required that the student have at least 15 hours of group classes per week.

But, if you are coming for less than 90 days, we recommend you enter Brazil using a Tourist Visa. Itโ€™s much easier to get than a Brazil Study Visa.

Letโ€™s see how to get a Brazilian Student Visa:

Brazil Student Visa Requirements

If you are applying for a Visa while you are in your country, you should do the process in the Consulate. However, if you are already in Brazil, you can do the process at Polรญcia Federal. There is no need to leave Brazil to apply for the visa.

Letโ€™s take a look at the Brazil Student Visa Requirements. Wherever you are applying for a student Visa for Brazil, here is a list of documents you may need:

  1. Fill the electronic form (if applying in Brazil, otherwise follow consulate instructions)
  2. Book service  (if applying in Brazil)
    The โ€œCรณdigo de solicitaรงรฃo ou Requerimentoโ€ will be provided upon completing step 1 !
  3. Passport with at least six months of validity
  4. Acceptance Letter that proves subscription at the specific course. We can help you with that. Learn more after this list ๐Ÿ˜‰
  5. Two 3ร—4 photos.
  6. Birth certificate.
  7. Certificate receipt of the residency authorization fees ( 168,13 Brazilian Reais) and emission of the National Migratory Registration Card (204, 77 Brazilian Reais). In the consulate you may be asked for different documents.
  8. Criminal background certificate or equivalent issued by the judicial authority where have lived for the last five years.
  9. Declaration, under the law penalties, of lack of criminal background in any other countries for the last five years.
  10. Documents that prove financial capacity (studentโ€™s or legal responsibleโ€™s) of covering costs during the students stay in Brazil or document that proves scholarship;
  11. Documents proving that the person interested attends to graduation course in a foreign university, in case of residency authorization for internship or studies and research exchange. (not needed if studying at Rio & Learn)
  12. Commitment term between the intern, the part that is providing the internship and the teaching institution where the immigrant is registered that proves the compatibility between your area of knowledge and the activities developed at the internship, in case of residency authorization for internship. (not needed if studying at Rio & Learn).
  13. If applying for the Visa in Brazil, bear in mind that some of these documents such as birth certificate, criminal background, etc., probably will be required in a translated version made by a certified translator. Check here a list of certified translators in Rio de Janeiro.


For you to pay the taxes on item 7, please click here to directly access the online form in the Policia Federal official website. Here you will be able to generate 2 separate invoices, one for each tax, that you can pay at any bank.
You will have to complete the form 2 times, once for each tax.

In the โ€œUnidade Arrecadadoraโ€ dropdown menu, choose RJ (1058) DELEGACIA DO AEROPORTO INTERNACIONAL if you are applying in Rio de Janeiro

The fee amount is added automatically when choosing the appropiate code from the STN Revenue Code dropwdown menu.


  • STN. 140066 : PROCESSAMENTO E AVALIAร‡รƒO DE PEDIDOS DE AUTORIZAร‡รƒO DE RESIDENCIA (Processing and evaluation of applications for residence permits). 168,13 Brazilian Reais
  • STN 140120 : EMISSรƒO DE CARTEIRA DE REGISTRO NACIONAL MIGRATร“RIO (Issuance of Immigrant Identity Card) . 204,77 Brazilian Reais

Criminal background (if applying in Brazil)

Finally, if you want to apply for a Student Visa in Brazil, at the Polรญcia Federal, you need proof of negative criminal background certificate in the judicial, criminal or police areas. Here are the three documents you need. The directions on number 2 and 3 are for Rio de Janeiro. Check the directions for the Polรญcia Estadual and Federal Justice in the Brazilian State you are:

Brazil Student Visa Renewal

You can extended you Brazil Student VISA for periods of 365 days, requesting it  to the Federal Police agency closest to the place of residence, up to 30 days before the term expires.

To apply you will need the following documents;

  • Proof of academic achievement and proof of enrollment;
  • Certified copy of the temporary registration (identity card for foreigners);
  • Clear and complete certified copy of the passport (including blank sheets) or the travel document used;
  • Proof of means of subsistence during your stay in Brazil;
  • Proof of payment of the GRU / Funapol fee.

Other documents may be requested, when deemed necessary.

How to get assistance?

  1. Add your course to the cart: choose one of the following options.
  2. Press Proceed to Checkout to go to our Registration form
  3. Fill out our Registration Form.
  4. Pay the course .
  5. Rio & Learn will send the payment confirmation and instructions to your e-mail.


What services do we offer?

Letter of Acceptance

The only document that a student needs from the educational institution to be able to apply for a Student Visa for Brazil is a Letter of Acceptance. Rio & Learn will send the letter of acceptance attesting that the student is registered and has paid for the course. The letter will be notarized, signed and stamped and you will receive it in a few days in your mail by express delivery.

What is included: Letter, Notaryโ€™s services and the Express Delivery (DHL);
Price: 800 reais

Special Offers

In general, those who are applying for a Student Visa for Brazil intend to stay for a long time in the country. Thinking of that, we prepared two special offers for you:

Six Months Brazil Student Visa
360 hours of group classes to obtain your Brazilian Visa for six month.

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One Year Brazil Student Visa
780 hours of group classes to obtain your Brazilian Visa for one year.

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For inquiries and questions about the Brazilian student Visa please send an email to You can also reach us by Skype rioandlearn or WhatsApp +55 21 996 944 740.