Professional Athlete, Artist, or Technical Staff

Brazil Visa Vitem III Professional Athlete, Artist, or Technical Staff- Indian Nationality:
VITEM-III – Requirements checklist:
Professional athletes, artists and supporting technical staff with a previously approved work permit by the Ministry of Labor of Brazil. Exclusion: unpaid participation on amateur events without admission fees for its audience should apply for a tourist visa.

  • A) Applicant’s Passport: original, undamaged; valid for at least another 6 months, with at least two blank visa pages.
  • B) Visa Application Form: printed receipt of the visa application form filled out and successfully submitted online duly signed by the passport holder (or parents/legal guardian of a minor) and with the photo glued on the appropriate boxes.

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  • C) Photograph: one recent, clear, front view, in color, professional 2″x2″ passport photo of the applicant with a plain white or off-white background.


  • D) Birth certificate: original, certified copy or notarized copy of birth certificate.

‪D1) If the birth certificate does not list parents’ names or if it is not legible, another official document listing their names must be presented.
‪D2) Please make sure that the visa application form lists parents’ names as it is written on applicant’s birth certificate or official document alike regardless of name changes they have had since.
‪D3) If the applicant was not born in the United States, please note that:
D3.1) Documents not issued within the United States must have their originals either legalized by a Brazilian consular office responsible for the jurisdiction of the country the document was issued or certified by the embassy or consulate of that country in the United States.
D3.2) Documents not issued in English, Portuguese, Spanish or French will require either:
– A sworn translation made by a competent translator in the United States with its signature acknowledged by a US notary public; or
– A translation done by or certified by the Consulate or Embassy of issuing country in the United States; or
– A sworn translation made by a competent translator outside of the United States to one of the four accepted languages above and duly legalized by the Brazilian consular office responsible for the jurisdiction of where the document was issued.

  • E) FEES: Individual money order from the United States Postal Service in the exact amount for each visa requested listing applicant’s name on the section “From”.
    • Example: John will come in person to submit 3 visa applications: 1 for himself, 1 for his sister and 1 for his nephew. All three applicants are US citizens. During his appointment he must have 3 USPS money orders in the amount of US$ 250.00, US$ 250.00 and US$ 250.00, respectively.

If the visa application will not be submitted in person:

  • F) Proof of jurisdiction: notarized copy of driver’s license, utility bill, lease, bank statements or school transcript.

If the not applying with a US passport:

  • G) Proof of Legal Residency: notarized copy of visa, permanent resident card or US passport or US birth certificate.

If the applicant is under 18 years of age:

Minor Visa Authorization

For children of Brazilian Citizens:

Declaration of Non-Citizenship

Minors’ visas will not be issued without consent from both parents, except if:
*One of the parents is deceased: in which case the death certificate (original, certified or notarized copy) must be submitted; or
*One of the parent’s is not listed on the birth certificate; or
*Court Order or Divorce Decree granting not only full custody but exclusive parental rights to one of the parents or legal guardian(s). The original or notarized copy of the complete document must be presented along with the other requirements.
If you already have a valid visa on another passport(This applies even if your previous passport was cancelled):

  • I) Passport with the valid visa and a notarized letter from the applicant requesting the cancellation of the valid visa. If the previous visa was authorized by the Ministry of Labor, the work permit must have its status as cancelled on the Ministry of Labor’s website.

If you will be applying for a visa on a passport issued by Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Libya, Nepal, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Palestine, Senegal, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria or Taiwan:

  • J) Detailed information on applicant’s place of lodging in Brazil (hotel reservation or letter from Brazilian host), flight and notarized bank statements reflecting the past 3 months are required.

Working in Brazil is a privilege, not a right. Applicants seeking work in Brazil must be sponsored by a Brazilian employer. Requirements must be met by both the employer and the applicant. A work permit process is to be submitted by the Brazilian sponsoring company to the Brazilian Ministry of Labor to be analyzed. On average, it takes 30-90 days to obtain a work permit approval. Further information on how to apply for a work permit is to be obtained with the sponsoring company’s lawyer or at the Ministry of Labor’s Website ( A procedure guide is available. If you need assistance on legalizing or authenticating documents for a work permit process, please look for information on the Consular Services section of our website. Questions on these matters must be addressed to the Assistance to Brazilians and Legalization Department at
You may verify the status of a work permit process by following these steps:

  1. Go to the Ministry of Labor’s website (
  2. Click on Process Consultation.
  3. Select either:
    1. “Nº Processo” and input the work permit process number; or
    2. “Nome do Estrangeiro” and input the name of the applicant.
    3. Click on “Pesquisar” to search the database.
    4. If the work permit already submitted at the Ministry of Labor, it will show the information concerning its process. It will show its current status which can be:
  • “DEFERIDO” or “AGUARDANDO PUBLICAÇÃO”: which means it was approved.
  • “PUBLICADO”: which means it was published in the official gazette and sent to the Ministry of External Relations to be sent out to the consular office assigned to issue the “work visa” for that specific “work permit” process.

The work permit authorization is usually available to the consular office assigned to it about a week after it was published in Brazil. Only then you may contact the Visa Department to confirm if the work permit is available at this consulate or not ( Please do not send more than one message per week concerning the same work permit.
ATTENTION: VITEM III visa holders may have to be registered with the Federal Police within the first 30 days of their arrival. If you need to be registered with the Federal Police, a Visa Form will be issued in order to proceed with the registration. The form must be an original. Please be diligent. Failing to register in time will result in daily fines.
Currently there are no mandatory vaccines required to visit Brazil. It is recommended to take a yellow fever shot prior to entering Brazil under certain circumstances.
Citizens of the following countries must enter Brazil within 90 days from the date the visa has been issued: Angola, Bahrain, Cambodia, Cape Verde, China, Cuba, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Greece, Honduras, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Laos, Libya, Myanmar, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand and Tunisia. The visa will be considered void if its holder does not enter Brazilian territory within the above-mentioned time frame.
Kosovo and Taiwan passport holders will have their visa issued on a “laissez-passer”.
Incomplete applications will be returned at the expense of the applicant. The Consulate may at any time request further information or additional documents deemed necessary. General conditions are subject to change without prior notice.
Please note that a visa is not an applicant’s right and may be denied. It does not guarantee the right of entry or stay in Brazil and can be cancelled at the discretion of the Brazilian immigration authorities.

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