Student Visa for Brazil

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Caminhos can help you with your Student Visa for Brazil

If you would like to study Portuguese with us for an extended period of time we can provide you with the necessary documents to apply for a Brazil student visa at your local Brazilian consulate or embassy before you arrive in Brazil.

As you might imagine, this involves a bureaucratic process which may take some time, so we recommend that you only go through this process if you plan to stay in Brazil for longer than 90 days and do not intend to travel to Brazil within the next few weeks. For shorter periods, we recommend entering the country on a tourist visa.

If you do wish to apply for a Brazil student visa, we can organize all the documents you need from here in Brazil, and send them to you (by express delivery) to facilitate the Brazil student visa application process in your home country.

Read our blog post How to get your Student Visa for Brazil with Caminhos Language Centre.

What is included in your student visa package?


from R$8,000

Portuguese courses

Books included

Visa letter

Visa support

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6-months student visa for Brazil:

  • 16 weeks of Intensive Portuguese Group Classes
  • Free after-class activities
  • Material (Caminhos’ workbooks and grammar books)
  • Visa Documents
  • Visa Support

Price: R$8,000

1-year student visa for Brazil:

  • 16 weeks of Intensive Portuguese Group Classes
  • 16 weeks of Caminhos Talk Conversation Course
  • 16 hours of One-on-One Private Classes
  • Free after-class activities
  • Material (Caminhos’ workbooks and grammar books)
  • Visa Documents
  • Visa Support

Price: R$14,000

Steps to obtain your Brazil Student Visa


Look up the consulate or embassy of Brazil in your home country and find out the requirements for obtaining a Brazil student visa. The paperwork requirements differ from country to country.


Take a look at the Portuguese courses Caminhos offers and advise us how long you would like to study. We have a 6-months or 1-year plan for you. It is also good to do our level test so that our teachers can assess your level of Portuguese.


Book and pay for your course (for Student Visas we require full payment up front and we suggest you do a bank transfer to avoid any fees).


Email your receipt of payment to


Caminhos staff will send the required documents for your Brazil student visa by express delivery.


Once you have received your documents, you will need to visit the Brazilian consulate or embassy in your home country. Please make sure you fully read the information on their website and prepare all of the required documents prior to your appointment.


When you arrive in Brazil and go through immigration, you will be told that you have 90 days to register your Brazil student visa with the Polícia Federal. You will need to make an appointment and go to the Polícia Federal department at Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport.


Typically 2-3 months after your Polícia Federal visit, you will be notified by the Polícia Federal (for example, by email) that you can return to collect your Brazil student visa card.


Extending Your Student Visa

Please contact Caminhos if you need information on how to extend your student visa while in Brazil. We can help you with that too.


Changing From Tourist Visa to Student Visa

If you are on a Tourist Visa and would like to change to a Student Visa for Brazil, it is possible now to do this within Brazil. You will just need to go to the Federal Police and follow some steps. The documents from Caminhos can be arranged very quickly once you enroll in your courses and the payment is made.

What do you get for studying with Caminhos:

  • 100% free activities five days a week
  • Caminhos student card for discounts in Rio de Janeiro
  • Certificate confirming your attained level
  • Your fee supports Mais Caminhos, our on-site social program
  • Free WiFi, coffee, and filtered water
  • Invitations for Caminhos events
  • Friendly team

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