VITEM I - TEMPORARY VISA Eligibility: Scientists, professors, researchers, participants in cultural, technological or scientific missions. (Note: services provided must not be paid for by organizations or corporations established in Brazil, except for per-diem allowance); interns with scholarships; non professional athletes, under 21 years of age, participating in training programs in Brazil. Visa holders are not allowed to engage in any paid activity in Brazil. Procedures: a letter from the Brazilian sponsoring organization(s), on their letterhead stationary, introducing the applicant and clearly stating the purpose and duration of the visit to Brazil; proof of residence within the consular jurisdiction for the past 12 months; proof of financial ability to pay for the one's stay in Brazil; A visa fee payment of US$60.00 per visa. VITEM-II – BUSINESS TRIPS business trips, except when the trip involves the provision of technical assistance services of any nature (in which case a Vitem V is mandatory); travel for media coverage or filming; flight/ship crew members not holding na international crew card. Business visa holders are not allowed to engage in any activity under employment contract with a Brazilian organization/corporation. Procedures: letter from the employer or sponsoring company, on their letterhead stationary, and signed by a senior manager (an equivalent to Vice-President or above), briefly introducing the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant) and clearly stating the precise nature of the business to be conducted by applicant in Brazil; the employer or sponsoring company shall also specifically attest to each of the following statements: that the visa applicant will maintain his residency in his/her own country, that the visa applicant's trip to Brazil is of a short-term nature, that the goal of the visa applicant's trip to Brazil is strictly for business meetings not involving any technical assistance, not to exceed the legally authorized stay per visit, and that the visa applicant has no intention to immigrate to Brazil; A visa fee payment of US$60.00. VITEM-III - ARTISTIC OR ATHLETIC/SPORTS travelers under contract for artistic or athletic/sports performance in Brazil or, in any case, whenever a paid admission is involved. Procedures: submission of contract directly to the Brazilian Ministry of Labor (CIMT) for necessary approval; once obtained the necessary approval of contract by the Ministry of Labor, submission to the Consular Service of one visa application form per applicant. A visa fee payment of US$40.00 per visa. VITEM-IV – Students Visa Students at the undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate or technical level. Student Visa (i.e. Vitem-IV) holders are not allowed to engage in any paid activity in Brazil. Procedures: and duly signed (parents must sign for those under 18 years old), together with the following documentation: documented proof of enrollment at a Brazilian educational organization; proof of residence within the consular jurisdiction for the past 12 months; proof of financial ability to pay for one's stay in Brazil; A visa fee payment of US$40.00 per visa. VITEM-V - CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT Travelers holding contract of employment with a Brazilian organization or corporation; volunteers engaging in unpaid community service activities (services provided must not be paid by organizations/corporations in Brazil, except reimbursement for expenses or per diem allowances); business travelers providing technical assistance of any kind in Brazil. Procedures: Submission of the employment contract directly to the Brazilian Ministry of Labor for the necessary approval; upon approval of the contract by the Ministry of Labor, submission to the Consular Service of two visa application forms per applicant, properly filled in (front and back) and duly signed (parents or legal guardians must sign for those under 18 years old), together with the following documentation: Proof of residence within the consular jurisdiction for the past 12 months; Good conduct record issued by the local (i.e., applicant's place of residence) police department/authority; A visa fee payment of US$100.00. VITEM-VI - MEDIA CORRESPONDENTS Procedures: Submission to the Consular Service of two visa application forms per applicant, properly filled out (front and back) and duly signed (parents must sign for those under 18 years old), together with the following documentation: Letter from the employer or sponsoring organization, on its letterhead stationary, specifying the nature of the job to be performed and the duration of the contract, as well as providing proof of assumption of full financial responsibility by employer/sponsor for the applicant’s stay in Brazil. recent (i.e., less than 90 days old) non-criminal record issued by the local (i.e., applicant's place of residence) Police Department; visa fee payment of US$ 20.00 per visa. VITEM-VII – MISSIONARIES/RELIGIOUS PURPOSES travel for religious/missionary purposes. Procedures: Submission to the Consulate of the following documents, together with letter informing the reasons for the visa request: ordination certificate and/or diploma or school transcript for complete graduate theological studies; curriculum vitae; as applicable, marriage, birth certificate or official dependency document for spouse/children/dependents; signed statement of commitment that the applicant will not engage in any activity in indigenous areas without the proper FUNAI's ("National Indian Foundation") authorization; recent non-criminal record (i.e., less than 90 days old) issued by the local (i.e., applicant's place of residence) Police Department. A visa fee payment of US$70.00 per visa. Brazilian notarized documents (send the documents with the original stamp by the "Cartório", plus two copies each): form "Pedido de Visto Temporário VII", filled out by the religious congregation in Brazil; constitutive minutes/statutes of the Brazilian religious or missionary organization; the Brazilian religious or missionary organization's representative empowerment certificate; financial affidavit drawn at a "Cartório" by the Brazilian religious or missionary organization on behalf of the visitor; VITEM-VIII - TOURIST VISA Eligibility: Citizens of the following countries do not require a visa to visit Brazil on holiday: Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, San Marino, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Surinam, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad & Tobago, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vatican, Venezuela. Procedures: Submission to the Consulate of the following documents, together with letter informing the reasons for the visa request: a round trip ticket to Brazil, which may be substituted by a ticket in transit, a letter from the travel agency, a printed itinerary, or an airline ID card; proof of means of subsistence. If you are a national of one of the countries listed above, you may be required, on arrival in Brazil, to present a passport valid for at least 6 months, a return or onward ticket and proof of means of subsistence. These documents will admit the traveller for a stay of up to 90 days with multiple entries. If you require an extended stay you should contact the Federal Police in Brazil. Tourists are not permitted to work in Brazil. If you are a national of a country that does not appear on the above list, you will need a visa to enter Brazil on holiday. To apply for your visa, you must submit the following documents: passport with a minimum validity of 6 months; an application form, completed front and back and signed by the applicant; one passport sized photograph; Visa fees and issuing time vary according to nationality. Application forms and details concerning all requirements may be obtained by contacting the Brazilian Consulate- General. If applying by post, please send a stamped and self-addressed envelope and a written request stating: your nationality; status and length of residence in the country of origin, when applicable; validity of the visa of the country of origin, when applicable. Note that the above information is essential since additional requirements may apply, depending on the circumstances. VITEM-IX - DIPLOMATIC AND OFFICIAL VISAS/ VISOF Eligibility: persons participating on a Diplomatic or Official mission. Procedures: Submission to the Consular Section the following documents: A letter from the US Department of State, Diplomatic Mission or International Organization stating the nature and duration of the mission. 1. Submission to the Consular Service of one visa application form per applicant, properly filled in (front and back) and duly signed (parents must sign for those under 18 years old), together with the following documentation (for a stay longer than 90 days, submit two application forms and two photos); 2. A passport with a minimum validity of six months (containing at least one blank page available for the visa stamp); 3. one recent 2" x 2" passport-type photo, either in color or black and white, front view, full face, with a light background (snapshots are not accepted); 4. as applicable, yellow fever vaccination certificate (only if the applicant has traveled within the last 90 days to any of the following countries: Angola, Bolivia, Benin, Burkina Cameroon, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, French Guiana, Gabon, Ghana, Gambia, Republic of Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Peru, Sierra Leone, Sudan or Venezuela). Yellow fever vaccination is advisable if applicant's destination in Brazil includes any of the following States: Acre, Amapá, Amazonas, Federal District, Goiás, Maranhão, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Pará, Rondônia, Roraima, and/or Tocantins. 5. A person under 18 years of age not traveling with both parents or legal guardian(s) must provide a notarized letter of consent signed by the non-accompanying parent or guardian, together with the appropriate payment to facilitate formal authentication by the Consular Service of the notarized letter of consent and, as applicable, the guardianship document (proof of guardianship is required); 6. for children between the ages of 3 months and 6 years, an international polio vaccination certificate; 7. Applications may be submitted by mail only by residents of the District of Columbia, Kentucky, Ohio, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. Please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope to allow for the passport to be returned, with the appropriate postage. A Priority mail or Express Mail are preferred. We do not receive packages from FEDEX, DHL or Airbourne Express. If the traveler needs services from private shipping companies the arrangements have to be made by the applicant. THE CONSULAR SERVICE WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR PASSPORTS SENT BY MAIL; 8. For a stay of longer than 90 days, a recent non-criminal record certificate issued by the Police Department of the applicant's place of residence (this does not apply to persons less than 18 years of age). 9. The requirements listed above should not, in any way, be considered all-inclusive. The Brazilian Consular Office processing the visa reserves the right to apply additional requirements, when they are deemed necessary. 10. One's first entry into Brazil must take place within 90 days from the date when the visa was issued. 11. This visa is good for multiple entries, for the time of the visa's duration. If necessary, extension, may be obtained from the Federal Police in Brazil, if requested at least 30 days prior to its expiration. 12. Visitors planning to stay for more than 90 days must register with the Federal Police in Brazil within 30 days from their first entry into the country (together with the passport, you must submit the original visa application form that will be returned to you by the Consular Service). 13. Visa will be issued on a "laissez-passer " to nationals of the following countries: Bhutan, Central African Republic, Comoros,Kampuchea, North Korea, Taiwan. 14. Brazilian nationals must enter and leave Brazil with their Brazilian passport only. Those who have lost their Brazilian nationality must submit proof that the Brazilian Decree of renunciation of their Brazilian citizenship was published in the Diário Oficial .