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Study (VITEM IV)


  • It is intended for foreign nationals travelling to Brazil to undertake the following activities: regular courses, study exchange or research exchange.
  • Regular courses comprise primary and secondary levels of education; undergraduate and postgraduate degrees (specialization, master's and doctor's degrees); technical and language courses. Regular courses must be offered by education institutions that hold a Corporate Taxpayer Identification Number (CNPJ).
  • Study or research exchanges involve the improvement of academic qualification by sharing knowledge and experiences within the academic environment, such as: participation in "sandwich" and university collaboration programs, carrying out part of the master's / doctor's research, doing one's compulsory undergraduate / postgraduate study module abroad (commonly called "year abroad", often the third year).
  • Regular courses or study exchanges must have a minimum course load of 15 hours per week. Exceptional and duly justified cases with a weekly course load of less than 15 hours are subject to analysis and may be accepted at the migratory authority's discretion. A minimum course load for research exchanges is not required.
  • Foreign nationals travelling to Brazil for post-doctoral research / studies must apply for a VITEM I, not a VITEM IV, as they are classified as researchers, not students.
  • For studies or exchanges with duration of up to 90 days, the applicant must request a Visitor Visa (VIVIS).
  • Student visa holders are permitted to undertake paid work, as long as the working hours are compatible with their course load. Details and clarifications must be requested to the Federal Police.
  • This type of visa authorizes the applicant to study at a specific institution. If the student would like to switch to another institution, the Federal Police must be contacted.

Length & extension of stay

Validity period: up to 1 year.

Limit / expiry date until which the first entry in Brazil must take place – counted from the date of issue of the visa.

Initial period of stay: up to 1 year.

Initial period during which the individual is allowed to remain in Brazil – counted from the date of first entry in the country – that will be confirmed at the moment of residence registration with the Federal Police.

Residence period: up to 1 year.

Determined at the moment of residence registration with the Federal Police – indicates the effective period during which the foreigner will be allowed to reside in Brazil.

Extension of stay: the period of residence may be extended until the conclusion of the studies. In case an extension is necessary, the person concerned must contact the Federal Police before the end of the granted residence period.

Visa Fees

  1. USD 100.00 to be paid cash at Brazil Visa application Center office when the application is submitted.
  2. USA passport Holder: $160.00
  3. United Kingdom passport holder: $465.00

Other services:

Document Fees (USD)
Marriage Certificate 20.00
Legalization of school documents 5.00
Legalization of school documents (more than 3 documents referring to the same person and school, excluding diplomas) 15.00
Legalization of documents in general (one document/ one signature) 20.00
Certification of signature of Brazilian citizen 20.00

BLS International Service charge: Any applicant applying at the Brazil visa application Centre shall be levied a service charge of USD 14 (inclusive of tax) payable in cash.

Please note that, all visa fees and services are non-refundable.

Documents Required

Please note that you must bring the original documents to the appointment & print and sign below checklist before your visit to Brazil visa application Center

Sr. No Documentation Comments


Applicant's valid passport

Must have at least two blank pages. Please note that pages reserved for amendments cannot be used for visa purposes.


One standard-sized passport photo (3.5 x 4.5 cm)

The photo must be recent, with white background.


Visa application form

a) Completion instructions:

  • The form must be filled in online.
  • Enter complete information – please note that some fields are mandatory.
  • Parents' names must be entered in full (name and surname), exactly as displayed in the applicant's birth certificate.
  • Upload the digital copies of all documents listed below (items 2 to 8).
  • Click on the "Complete Application" button to generate the Visa Request Form Receipt (RER).

b) After the form is concluded:

  • Print and sign the RER; affix your photo on the indicated field. If the applicant is under 18 years old, the RER must be signed by both parents.

Gather all original documents listed below. They must be presented during your interview at the Brazil visa application center, in addition to the RER..


Criminal record

Extract of Lebanese criminal record (dated less than three months), translated into English, French or Portuguese (for applicants aged 18 years or above). The criminal record can be obtained through the Internal Security Forces (ISF);


Copy of the return ticket

The applicant must submit either a booking confirmation (paid ticket or e-ticket) or a booking reservation (or letter from a travel agent on the applicant's behalf), containing the complete itinerary, flight numbers and arrival / departure dates.


Evidence of financial means compatible with the entire period of stay in Brazil or proof the applicant has been granted a scholarship / bursary

Recent evidence must be presented (from at least the last 6 months), such as bank and/or credit card statements containing sufficient funds, proof of student loan / financing.
Students being financially supported by their families must submit a declaration signed by the sponsors, in addition to a copy of the identification pages of their passports and recent evidence of financial capacity.


Original letter from the Lebanese university

Applies only to higher education students.
The document must attest the student is currently enrolled in higher education.


Letter from the Brazilian education institution to which the student will be linked

Original letter – the signature on the letter must be certified by a notary public ("tabelião") in Brazil. The signature authentication will not be necessary if the student is going to attend an undergraduate or postgraduate course at a public-funded (Federal or State) university.
The document must:
a) Be presented on institution letterhead;
b) Declare that the applicant is duly enrolled or has been accepted into the intended course;
c) Inform the name of the course, duration, period (include activities' start and end dates), and weekly course load (for regular courses and study exchanges, it must be greater than or equal to 15 hours per week);
d) Inform that the course has been fully paid (if it is not free of charge) or that the student has been awarded a scholarship / bursary / maintenance grant.
e) In the case of regular courses, include the Corporate Taxpayer Identification Number (CNPJ).
f) Inform the contact details (full name, telephone number, e-mail) of the person handling the student's admission into the Brazilian education institution.


Original full birth certificate*

Copy of Birth Certificate, translated into English, French or Portuguese. Thus the presentation of the birth certificate during the visa application stage abroad is not compulsory and will not prevent the visa from being issued, but is highly recommended in order to avoid possible inconveniences.


Travel authorization
(only for applicants under 18 years old)

Authorization signed by the parents / legal guardians in case of child or adolescent, as well as the details of the person who will be responsible for the minor in Brazil.

* Applicants willing to travel accompanied by their spouse / partner / children: click here to check their eligibility. If eligible, in addition to the above-mentioned items (1, 2, 3 and 5), the following documents must be presented:
Minor children (under 18 years old):

  1. Original full birth certificate;
  2. Visa consent: by signing the minor's Visa Request Form Receipt (RER) in person at the Consulate, before the consular authority, the parents / legal guardians authorize the issue of the visa. In case one of the parts is unable to come to the Consulate, the signature must be certified.

Spouse / partner:

  1. Original marriage certificate (or equivalent) and/or full birth certificate of each child;
  2. Police check (item 4 of the table above).

 Registration with the Federal Police

Holders of this type of visa must register with the Federal Police within 90 days from first entry in Brazil. Contact the Federal Police directly (click here) to learn how to register.

The Brazil visa application center anticipates that, among other documents, the applicant will have to present the Visa Application Form (FPV) provided upon issue of the visa, as well as his/her original full birth certificate, containing the parents' full names.

Bring copies of all documents to be presented.

All documents in Arabic must be translated, by a sworn translator, into Portuguese and stamped at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Additional documents could be requested by the Consular Authority.

Process Time

- The application processing time is About 20 working days. The applicant will receive notification SMS when his passport is ready for collection from Brazil Visa Application center.

Please note that the Brazil Visa application Center in Beirut does not process same day visas (no rush fee).

Photo Specifications

Please provide one recent photograph (not more than 6 months old) of yourself, which should not have been used previously in the passport. The photograph should be in color and:

  • Taken against white background so that features are distinguishable and contrast against the background.
  • Clear share quality and with the face in focus.
  • Printed on normal photographic paper (camera print).
  • Full face, non-smiling [without sunglasses, a hat/cap or other head covering, unless the applicant wears such items because of their religious belief or ethnic background]
  • Please stick the Photograph on the RER printed Form.

Note: Please follow these instructions carefully. If photographs presented do not meet these requirements your application will be considered incomplete. A photo booth meeting these requirements is available at the Brazil Visa Application Center.

Note: We regret we cannot accept photographs that do not meet these requirements

Online Application Form

Please visit below link

  • The form must be filled in online.
  • Enter complete information – please note that some fields are mandatory.
  • Parents' names must be entered in full (name and surname), exactly as displayed in the applicant's birth certificate.
  • Upload the digital copies of all documents listed below (items 2 to 8).
  • Click on the "Complete Application" button to generate the Visa Request Form Receipt (RER).

After the form is concluded:

  • Print and sign the RER; affix your photo on the indicated field. If the applicant is under 18 years old, the RER must be signed by both parents.
  • Gather all original documents listed below. They must be presented during your visit to the Brazil Visa application Center, in addition to the RER.


  • The requirements for Academic research, scientific cooperation, academic extension programs, and visiting professors visa are the same for all nationalities.
  • The visa application should be submitted by:
    1. The applicant in person at Brazil Visa application Center office;
    2. Family member properly identified and dully authorized; or
    3. Third person with written authorization. Nevertheless, the bearer of the passport has to be in Lebanon when the visa will be granted, even if the application was presented through a third party. Travel agencies cannot apply for visas.
  • Applications, which are filled and submitted online, may not be sent by e-mail.

Please note that the application form completed (to be filled out on-line) is valid for one month only; if you come to Brazil Visa application Center office to submit your application after that period it will be necessary to complete (fill out) another form.

Minors under 18 years traveling to Brazil must have the application signed by both parents in front of the Consular Authority. If one of the parents is out of Lebanon, he/she must provide the original of a written authorization, notarized by the Lebanese Consulate of the country he/she is in.

Non-residents in Lebanon can apply for a tourist visa, provided they fulfill the above mentioned requirements.

It is recommended that Brazilian citizen, even if he/she has another nationality, presents his/her Brazilian passport when entering or leaving Brazil.

  • Please note that issuing or denying a visa is a sovereign act of Governments. The kind of visa, its granting and its validity are also a sovereign decision of the Embassy. No discussion on this matter will be accepted and the Brazil Visa application Center does not have to justify why a visa is not granted. It is advised to be sure that the visa was approved before buying a ticket. The Brazil Visa application Center in Beirut is not responsible for any cancellation fee incurred, in case a visa is denied.

The entry visa, in any case, is an expectation of right. The entrance of foreign citizens and permanence in Brazil may be prohibited by decision of the Ministry of Justice and enforced by the Federal Police.

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