All non-Brazilians who plan to study in Brazil, regardless of program length, are required to obtain a student visa.
You MUST apply for your student visa through the Brazilian Consulate with jurisdiction over your current or permanent state of residence (see consulate link below). You should consult your Consulate General's website immediately to obtain a student visa application, a list of requirements, and to verify the application process and timetable. For in-person appearance, most Consulates require appointments to be made and have limited spots.
If you are not able to travel to your Consulate General in person, most consulates will allow your application to be mailed in for an extra $20 fee. Be aware that mail-in applications are subject to longer processing times.
The application process currently costs $160 for U.S. citizens and $40 for certain non-U.S. citizens (check the list on the consulate website for specific country fees).
If you are not a U.S. citizen, you will need to check with your local embassy or consulate to verify entry requirements for Brazil.
*You should apply for your visa at least 30 days prior to departure but no more than 90 days prior to departure. You are ultimately responsible for securing your visa.
Note: Embassy and consulate contact information is subject to change without notice. Please refer to the website of the embassy or consulate to verify information.
In order to find contact information for your specific consulate, please choose the state or region of your permanent residence from the dropdown box below, and click submit to continue.
The U.S. Embassy in Brasília, three U.S. consulate generals, and five consular agencies located in cities around Brazil provide consular services to U.S. citizens resident or traveling in Brazil.
Non-emergency services (e.g. renewal of U.S. passports, consular reports of birth abroad and notarials) provided by the U.S. Citizen Services Unit at the U.S. Embassy and Consulate Generals are available through an online appointment system.
Hours: 08:00 am to 05:00 pm
For security reasons, visa applicants and U.S. citizens are not allowed to enter the Consulates or the Embassy grounds with bags (with the exception of one small purse), cell phones or any other electronic devices.
Operating temporarily at:
1025 Thomas Jefferson St, NW, Suite 300W (3rd floor)
Washington, DC 20007-5250