📅 Published at 06 November, 2022 & Last updated at 09 August, 2023

Brazil Digital Nomad Visa: Application and Requirements

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Brazil Digital Nomad Visa: Application and Requirements

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Digital nomads have been relocating to Brazil for years, but recently it has flourished as a Digital Nomad destination. Some of the most popular cities are Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, and Florianópolis, and you have plenty more to explore. 

In this article, we share with you everything you need to know about the Brazil Digital Nomad Visa: Application and Requirements.

Is there a Digital Nomad Visa for Brazil?

Yes, there is a Digital Nomad Visa for Brazil. You can apply to the Brazilian Consulate in your country or you can go to Brazil as a tourist and convert your entry permit into a Nomad Visa. 

What is the minimum income required for the Brazil Digital Nomad Visa?

You must earn a minimum of $1500 monthly. 

How long can I stay in Brazil with a Tourist Visa?

It depends on your nationality. You can usually access the country for 3 months and then extend for another 3 months, so you can stay approximately 180 days. You can check the time and process of your country on the official page here.

Can I apply for the Brazil Digital Nomad Visa if my Tourist Visa is running out of days?

If your tourist visa has expired and you have already applied for the Digital Nomad visa, you may be able to stay but will have to pay a penalty for each day you overstay on a tourist visa. It is better to prevent immigration problems and apply in advance.

See this entry on How to Extend your Tourist Visa in Brazil.

How can I apply for the Brazil Digital Nomad Visa?

1- A valid passport and the existing pages which show your entry to Brazil (if you are applying in Brazil) 

2- Birth certificate 

3- Criminal record from your country of residence 

IMPORTANT NOTE: These two documents, birth and police certificate, must be apostilled by the authorities in your country.

4- Employee contract or service agreement, showing an income proof of $1,500 USD monthly. If your work contract does not show that you count on this income, you can also show that you have savings in your account of over $18,000 USD. If this is your case, then you would also need to show your bank statements. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Some nationalities such as Cuban or Russian might be required to show more documents during the process. 

Remember that you can also reach out to our verified experts for Brazil to get help with your application process. 

Once you apply on the online platform, the Department of Justice has 30 days to analyze your case and give you an acceptance or rejection response. Sometimes it only takes 2 to 5 days, but it depends on the case. 

If your visa is approved, you must register with the Brazilian Federal Police, which will take your fingerprints and photos and provide you with a residence card for 6 months. One month later, you will receive your card which is valid for a full year. 

You can add your family members to the application or apply for a Family Reunification Visa for them.

How long does it take to apply for the Brazil Nomad Visa?

The time it takes to apply for the Brazil Digital Nomad Visa varies depending on the availability of the required documents. 

Our verified lawyers can provide a comprehensive list of all necessary documents and guide you in obtaining them. You can chat with our verified experts here.

Once you have all the required paperwork, you can apply for your visa in as little as one week!

How long is the Digital Nomad Visa valid? Is it possible to renew the Brazil Digital Nomad Visa?

The Brazil Digital Nomad Visa is initially valid for one year. After the first year, you can renew it for another year, giving you a seamless and extended stay in the beautiful country of Brazil.

Can I apply for the Brazil Digital Nomad Visa with savings? Should I be employed by a company?

You must fulfill two requirements to qualify for the Brazil Digital Nomad Visa. Firstly, you must have a contract, letter of employment, or any document proving your relationship with a foreign employer or the provision of services. Secondly, you must have either a monthly income of $1,500.00 or bank funds of $18,000.00. 

So, yes, you can apply with savings, but you also need to demonstrate your affiliation with a foreign employer.

What is the cost of applying for the Brazil Digital Nomad Visa?

The government fee for the digital nomad visa application is R$168 (reais), and for issuing the CRNM (foreigner's identity in Brazil), it is R$204 (reais). 

You can contact Caroline and Gabrielle if you would like to hire a verified lawyer to assess your case to prevent any delays and issues. For more information on fees, feel free to contact them directly. 

Their comprehensive service includes:

  • Guidance for obtaining all documents
  • Issuance of necessary Brazilian documents
  • Validation of the required documents
  • Issuance of forms and completion
  • Issuance of declarations and completion
  • Application of the Digital Nomad Visa
  • Monitoring throughout the process
  • Scheduling and guidance for obtaining CRNM (Foreigner Registration in Brazil)

Can you apply for Permanent Residency after getting the Brazil Digital Nomad Visa?

The Digital Nomad Visa is not a path to acquiring permanent residency later. Check out other visa options such as the Investor Visa. 

Can I apply for the Brazil Digital Nomad Visa if I have an online business offering services overseas?

If you have an online business that provides services overseas, it may qualify for the Brazil Digital Nomad Visa. However, you must provide proof per the law to establish your eligibility.

Does Brazil have any visas for retired military veterans?

Absolutely! Brazil offers a residence permit modality for retirement that includes retired military veterans. To qualify, you need to have a minimum income of $2,000. If your retirement income falls short of this amount, it can be complemented with other sources of income. 

We hope this blog entry has provided valuable insights and answers to your questions about applying for the Brazil Digital Nomad Visa. If you are ready to embark on this exciting journey, do not hesitate to contact our verified experts. They are here to assist you every step of the way, ensuring a smooth and successful application process. 

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