Foreigners who wish to visit Brazil must plan accordingly, so that they have valid passports and visas. When visiting for the sole purpose of tourism, travelers from certain nationalities are exempt from the visa requirement according to bilateral agreements. To see the detailed list of countries and conditions in order to enter Brazil, please visit: http://www.portalconsular.mre.gov.br/estrangeiros/quadro-geral-de-regime-de-vistos
In case of visits for purposes other than tourism, regardless of the nationality, travelers must arrive in Brazil holding a visa that is consistent with their objectives in the country.
Regarding the programs offered by the companies associated with Study in Brazil, the most commonly demanded categories are:
- VITEM I – educational and cultural exchange travel
- VITEM II – business
- VITEM IV – students and interns (it does not allow engaging in paid activities)
For more details about visa categories and their requirements, please access: www.portalconsular.mre.gov.br/estrangeiros/vistos-para-estrangeiros .
For the full list of Brazilian Embassies and Consulates, please access: www.portalconsular.mre.gov.br/sites-dos-postos/por-ordem-alfabetica
We strongly recommend you to check with your preferred agency or school which visa is the most adequate for your program.