Processes and requirements vary by the type of visa. To figure out which visa your business requires, click below to request our Brazil fact sheet or click here to set up a consultation.
The home country, type of work, and duration of stay determines the type of visa needed for working in Brazil. In almost all cases, foreign nationals need a residence visa and a work visa before beginning employment in Brazil. It’s crucial for you to make sure your employees have a valid work visa before their official start in Brazil.
With the exception of the Business Visa and the Working Holiday Visa, foreign nationals applying for work visas in Brazil need to already have a job lined up in Brazil. When applying, all foreign nationals need to submit a proposed employment contract in addition to the other required documents. Additional requirements for Brazilian work visas include: having an appointment at their local Brazilian Embassy or Consulate and applying for and securing a Foreigner’s Identity Card once they arrive in Brazil.
Because all visas must be applied for and secured before arriving to Brazil, it’s important to file all the necessary paperwork with plenty of time in advance of when you’d like them to begin working in Brazil.
There are a variety of visas, but we’ve included a list of the most common work visas for Brazil below.