Steps to obtain your Brazil Student Visa
STEP 1: REQUIREMENTS
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.
STEP 2: CHOOSE A COURSE
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.
STEP 3: BOOK YOUR COURSE
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).
STEP 4: EMAIL US
Email your receipt of payment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
STEP 5: DOCUMENTS
Caminhos staff will send the required documents for your Brazil student visa by express delivery.
STEP 6: CONSULATE
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.
STEP 7: REGISTRATION
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.
STEP 8: STUDENT VISA CARD
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.