How to Get a Brazil Student Visa at the New York Consulate

Brazil Student Visa New York Consulate

Brazil Student Visa New York Consulate

The New York Consulate serves the States of Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and the Bermuda Islands.

This visa is for students at the undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate or technical level, including religious courses, offered by academic institutions recognized by the Brazilian Ministry of Education (MEC).

Maximum duration of the VITEM-IV visa is one year although you will likely be issued a visa that will cover just the duration of the course.

Go to my Brazil student visa page for more information on how to get a Brazil student visa if you are applying at a different consulate or embassy.

Enroll in a School in Brazil
Get Your Formal Document of Acceptance to the School in Brazil You Will Attend

Once you enroll, you will either receive on the Brazilian institution’s letterhead a Declaração de Pagamento (an official document from the institution recognizing that you paid for the course) or a Declaração de Matricula (an official document recognizing that you have entered the course).

  • Either ask the institution to get this notarized by a Notary Public in Brazil (i.e. “Cartorio” in Portuguese) or ask them to direct you to a Notary Public in Brazil to get it notarized.
  • When I got this done, I got a little slip of paper from the Brazilian school I was attending that directed me to their Notary Public.
  • I took my Declaração de Pagamento to a Cartorio in Rio De Janeiro, paid a few Brazilian Reais, and got the signature on the Declaração de Pagamento notarized in 5 minutes.
Gather the Required Materials
  • Go to this site and gather all of the required documents in the “General Requirements” section and “Additional Requirements” section.
Visa Fee

Check to see that you have gotten a USPS (United States Postal Service) money order in the correct amount.

  • Fee amounts are here.
  • Money order instructions are also at the link in the bullet point above
Submit Your Materials
  • The Brazilian Consulate will give to you your brand new Brazilian Visa.
Vaccination Requirements
  • Check vaccination requirements here at the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
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