Artists and Athletes (Temporary Visa III)
This type of visa can be issued to foreign citizens travelling to Brazil as performing artists, sportspersons, show/event technicians and other show/event professionals who will be receiving payment from a Brazilian source.
Application Process in Brazil
Artists and Athletes visa applications must be submitted directly to the Brazilian Ministry of Labor and Employment (specific requirements are listed at www.mte.gov.br, under the heading “Trabalho Estrangeiro”).
The Embassy can only process applications once the proper authorization has been received from Brazil.
It is possible to apply for this visa whilst in Brazil. The requesting party should contact the Ministry of Labour (www.mte.gov.br) to obtain appropriate instructions regarding the application process.
All visas must be issued outside of Brazil. Therefore if an Artists and Athletes Visa is authorised to an applicant that is already in Brazil, they must leave the country in order to receive the visa in their passport, re-enter on the condition of an Artists and Athletes visa and register with the Federal Police Department.
Once the Embassy of Brazil has received the authorisation for an Artists and Athletes Visa, the following documents must be submitted:
Visa Application Form
The Visa Application form must be filled out online at http://scedv.serpro.gov.br. Once filled out and submitted, your online application form will be valid for thirty (30) days. After this period your online form will no longer be valid and it will be necessary to complete a new one.
- Click “Visa Request”
- Read the instructions
- Fill out the form as accurately and completely as possible
- Click “Submit” to receive your application number and receipt
- Print the Visa Form Delivery Receipt (Recibo de Entrega de Requerimento)
- Attach one passport sized photo, according to the photo requirements (do not staple it to the form)
- Sign the receipt in the square at the bottom of the form
- Either photocopy the receipt or write down the application number (protocolo número) and keep in a safe place (can be used to check at which stage of processing your application is at; see "Processing Time")
- EITHER post the duly completed and signed receipt to the Embassy of Brazil together with the required documentation (below) OR hand in the form in person to the Embassy during Consular opening hours, together with required ORIGINAL documentation (below).
1.A Passport, valid for at least 6 (six) months and containing at least 4 (four) blank visa pages. Please note that the amendment pages are not intended for visas;
2.Copy of the applicant's birth certificate;
3.Photocopy of round trip ticket to Brazil, with flight numbers, dates and itinerary. Instead of a ticket, the Embassy will also accept a signed letter from the carrier or travel agent, on company letterhead, with the name of the vessel (in case of ships), itinerary, dates of arrival in and departure from Brazil;
4.Self-addressed stamped envelope for the return of the passport. NB. A mail/courier service that provides a tracking number is strongly recommended – please keep a copy of the tracking number.
The Embassy may at any time request further information or additional documents as deemed necessary.
To see the visa fee, please consult the Table of Consular Fees.
An additional handling fee is incurred when the passport submitted for the issuance of a visa is not delivered by the applicant themselves or duly authorised immediate family member. The same fee also applies to applications submitted by postal and courier services. To see the handling fee, please consult the Table of Consular Fees.
An additional non-refundable reciprocity fee per Work Visa applies to Emirati and American passport holders. For further details, please see the Table of Consular Fees.
To see at what stage of processing your visa application is at, go to http://scedv.serpro.gov.br
- Click “Check Visa”
- Fill in the form (the application number (protocolo número) can be seen on the application receipt (Recibo de Entrega de Requerimento)
- Click “Search”
Applications received through the post: fifteen (15) working days
Applications received in person: ten (10) working days
N.B. If the online application form is not filled out by the applicant themselves, the processing time will be up to thirty (30) days.
- For certain passports, the bearer must enter Brazil within ninety (90) days from the date of issuance of the visa, or it will no longer be valid. To see the list of passports that require entry into Brazil within 90 days, please click here.
- Please note that the Consular Section DOES NOT ISSUE SAME DAY VISAS, unless in the case of a documented medical emergency;
- Applications will only be accepted if all required documents are enclosed. Incomplete applications will be returned at the applicants' expense.
- It is possible to alter your online visa application. Go to http://scedv.serpro.gov.br and click “Update Visa Request Form”. Fill out the form and click “Search”. You can then alter your application form. Click “Submit” and then follow original instructions as above.
- Once your online visa application form has been submitted, it is possible to hand in the rest of the documentation and apply for the physical visa in any Brazilian Consular Representation. Your online form will be valid for thirty (30) days.