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All applicants who are not Brazilian citizens or not a permanent resident of Brazil, and who are willing to work temporarily in Brazil are eligible to apply for the Brazilian Work Permit Visa. The Ministry of Labor issues the work visa to people who can be useful as skilled hands for businesses or corporations, which are looking for such candidates in the country with or without an employment contract and are unable to find them in Brazil. The applicant must be sponsored by a Brazilian employer.
01Eligibility for Work Visa (VITEM-V):

    With an employment contract
    • To work with a legally established organization in Brazil
    • To work with a Brazilian government under a contract, which can be under an international agreement
    • To work with a foreign fishing company leased with a Brazilian government
    Without an employment contract
    • To work under an agreement to train people about technology (max stay is one year)
    • To receive professional work experience after completion of higher studies (max stay is one year)
    • To undertake internship in a Brazilian organization or branch of a foreign company (max stay is one year)
    • To work aboard a foreign cruise in Brazilian waters as maritime crew member
    • To work as a backup personnel or crew member in an offshore organization

02Requirements for Work Visa

    • Original passport with validity of six months from the date of submission of application and at least two blank pages
    • Completed and duly signed visa application form with a photograph attached at appropriate boxes. The form has to be submitted online
    • A 2×2 colored professional photograph with white background
    • Copy of birth certificate
    • If the applicant is a minor (dependent to VITEM-V holder)- Notarized birth certificate, copy of the parent’s passport or identity document and completely filled out parent’s consent form.
    • If the applicant is over 18 years of age - Criminal background check is required, which should have original letterhead with contact information of the issuing authority and must have relevant information of the applicant, and this information should match with applicant’s proof of address.
    • Proof of relationship (if the name is not listed in the work authorization letter) of the dependent with VITEM-V holder. Marriage certificate for a spouse should be submitted along with an affidavit for moral and financial responsibility notarized and duly signed by the VITEM-V holder.

03Emergency Work Visa

    An emergency work visa is issued to professionals who are requested to undertake an emergency technical work in Brazil due to some odd situation, which can pose a risk for human lives, the environment or services of a Brazilian organization. An emergency work visa is granted to the same person only once in a three-month period. It is valid for 30 days and cannot be extended.

04Technology Work Visa

    This visa is granted to a professional who is invited to perform technical assistance or technology transfer work to an employer who is in agreement with a Brazilian company. It is valid for 90 days and cannot be extended. This work visa will not be issued for any administrative, management or financial services.
    Other documents needed are:

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