Brazil Business Visa
Brazil Business Visas
There are several types or catagories of business visas issued by the Brazilian Governement. The business visa is also know as a "temporary" visa. The temporary visas are classified based on the intended purpose of your trip to Brazil. The most common temporary visa is the Vitem II or type 2 business visa.
Temporary Visa I ( VITEM-I ):
* Scientists, professors, researchers, participants in cultural, technological or scientific missions. (services provided must not be paid for by a corporation or other legal entity based in Brazil, except for wages for services rendered, with the submission of a receipt);
* Scientists, technicians, researchers or volunteers under the umbrella of an international cooperation program;
* Interns and other unpaid trainees, bearers of scholarships receiving professional practice in Brazil;
* Exchange students;
* Technicians receiving training in the operation and maintenance of machinery or equipment produced in Brazil;
* Amateur athletes, under 21 year old, participating in training programs in Brazil;
* Provision of services to a religious or social assistance entity, without employment relationship with a corporation or other legal entity based in Brazil.
(Temporary Visa I holders are not allowed to engage in any paid activity in Brazil.)
Temporary Visa II ( VITEM-II ):
* Travelers with business purposes, except when the trip involves the provision of services of any nature in Brazil (in which case a Vitem V is mandatory). Business visas are issued to business travelers who possess signed import/export contracts or who are traveling to visit companies, make commercial contacts or evaluate investment opportunities;
* Media coverage or filming;
* Flight/ship crew members not holding an international crew card. and
* Adoption of a Brazilian child.
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Temporary Visa III ( VITEM-III ):
* Paid participation in athletic or performing arts events.
Temporary Visa V ( VITEM-V ):
* Provision of services to the Brazilian Government, arising from an international agreement, contract or undertaking to which Brazil is a party;
* Employment contract with a corporation or other legal entity based in Brazil;
* Technical assistance services arising from a contract, cooperation agreement, services agreement, or similar instrument signed with a foreign corporation or other legal entity;
* Professional training, without an employment relationship, immediately after the completion of vocational training or university education;
* Medical residency in an educational institution accredited by the Ministry of Education and Recreation;
* Employees of foreign companies admitted to work in Brazil as trainees or interns at a subsidiary or Brazilian branch of the foreign company, provided that they are paid exclusively outside of Brazil by that foreign company;
* Foreign instructors or professors who intend to travel to Brazil for a period of training in foreign language instruction;
* Crew members of foreign vessels traveling to Brazil to operate in waters under Brazilian jurisdiction, as required under a charter, services or risk contract entered into with a Brazilian company;
* Crew members of foreign fishing vessels leased by Brazilian companies;
* Crew members or other professionals who perform paid activities aboard cruise vessels along the Brazilian coast, in the Amazon River basin, or in other inland waters.
Temporary Visa VI ( VITEM-VI ):
* Media correspondents
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