Volunteer Visa in Brazil? Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a “volunteer visa” per se. Any employment — even for no remuneration — requires a work permit/work visa.
You may not work, even as a volunteer, on a tourist visa. In fact, you may not conduct business of any kind on a tourist visa with the exception of some minor carve outs for people attending conferences or athletes participating in single athletic events.
Visas for volunteer activities in Brazil require a lower level of approval than for a foreigner looking to take a paying job.
But you’ll still need the following documents:
- Letter of invitation from the organisation in Brazil signed by a duly authorised representative
- Record of constitution of the organisation in Brazil
- Proof of the registration of the Brazilian organisation in the corresponding council of social assistance
- Document characterising the place where services will be rendered and description of the activities that shall be performed
- Affidavit from the organisation in Brazil pledging responsibility for the financial support of the candidate and the return to their country of origin
- Proof of health insurance valid in Brazil
- Police report showing that the candidate has no criminal records
- Resume that demonstrates previous work experience or degree for the field in which the applicant is requiring the visa
- Proof that the Brazilian organisation is functioning regularly
- Passport valid for at least for six months after arrival in Brazil
- Birth certificate or equivalent official document stating the applicant’s parents’ names
- Itinerary printout
You take these documents, along with the application, to your nearest Brazilian embassy or consulate along with you check book.
Cost of Visa might be a minimum of $160 — since that’s what the business visa costs.
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