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Family Reunion

Overview

Family reunion visas may be granted to legal dependents of a Brazilian national or of a foreign citizen holding temporary or permanent Brazilian visas as follows:

  • Descendants under 18 years old, or at any age in case the financial dependency and the need of support is formally proved;
  • Ascendants or descendants, in case the financial dependency and need of support is formally proved;
  • Orphan, single and under 18 years old, or at any age, who is the sibling, grandchild or great-grandchild of the Brazilian national or of the foreign citizen holding temporary or permanent visa in case the financial dependency and need of support is formally proved;
  • Spouse or partner in a stable relationship, regardless of gender, of a foreigner temporarily residing in Brazil;
  • Dependents listed in sections I and III in case they are enrolled in undergraduate or graduate courses until the calendar year in which they reach 24 years, provided the Brazilian citizens are given equal treatment in the country of origin of the foreigner;

The above types of family reunion visas may be issued to dependents of Brazilian citizens or of foreigners in Brazil bearing temporary or permanent visas: permanent visas (VIPER), temporary visas (VITEM I, II, III, IV, V, VI and VII), temporary holiday visa and tourism (VTFT), temporary residence visa (Viret) or temporary visa for medical improvement (VICAM).

Please be reminded that a legalized/apostilled birth certificate translated in Portuguese should be presented while registering at the Federal Police Station in Brazil

Those who have obtained RNE through family reunion can't invite their families for family reunion again. Please contact visa application centers for details.

VISA FEES AT A GLANCE

Charges are non-refundable and may only be paid in cash or debit card in RMB.

VISIT VISA
COUNTRY CONSULAR FEE (RMB)
(INCLUDES VISA, RECIPROCITY AND PROCESSING FEE, WHENEVER APPLICABLE)
SERVICE CHARGES
(RMB)
Chinese passport holders 920.00 68.00
Australian passport holders 960.00 68.00
US passport holders 1280.00 68.00
Angola passport holders 1440.00 68.00
Algeria Passport holders 680.00 68.00
All other countries 640.00 68.00

TEMPORARY VISA
VISA CATEGORY VISA FEE(RMB) SERVICE CHARGES (RMB)
VITEM I – Academic 800.00 68.00
VITEM II – Health treatment 800.00 68.00
VITEM III – Humanitarian 800.00 68.00
VITEM IV – Study 800.00 68.00
VITEM V – Work 800.00 68.00
VITEM VI – Working Holiday 800.00 68.00
VITEM VII – Religious 800.00 68.00
VITEM VIII – Voluntary work 800.00 68.00
VITEM IX – Investment 800.00 68.00
VITEM X – Relevant economic, scientific, technological or artistic activities 800.00 68.00
VITEM XI – Family reunion 800.00 68.00
VITEM XII – Arts and Sports 800.00 68.00
VITEM XIII – International Agreements 800.00 68.00
VITEM XIV – Brazilian Immigration Policy 800.00 68.00
VITEM XV – Medical school 0.00 68.00

FEES FOR US CITIZENS
  CONSULAR FEE (RMB)
(INCLUDES VISA, RECIPROCITY AND PROCESSING FEE, WHENEVER APPLICABLE)
SERVICE CHARGES
(RMB)
Temporary Visa (VITEM) I and VII 2000.00 68.00
Temporary Visa (VITEM) II, V, VIII, IX and XI 2320.00 68.00
Temporary Visa IV (VITEM IV) 1280.00 68.00

FEES FOR UK PASSPORT HOLDERS
  CONSULAR FEE (RMB)
(INCLUDES VISA, RECIPROCITY AND PROCESSING FEE, WHENEVER APPLICABLE)
SERVICE CHARGES
(RMB)
VITEM over 180 days 1720.00 68.00
VITEM IV 3720.00 68.00

Applicants who wish to submit their visa applications at the Visa Application Centre may pay their Consular Visa Fees along with Service Charges and optional Value-Added Service Charges either by CASH or by DEBIT CARD.

Logistic Fees

Courier Charge (optional) – 70 RMB per person

Photography Charge (optional) – 40 RMB per person

Photocopy Charge (optional) – 2 RMB per page

Application Form Filling Assistance in Brazilian web-based visa management system (optional) – 2 RMB per person

For SMS (optional) – SMS Service(optional) – 18 RMB per person

Please Note:

All payments are non-refundable.

Document Requirements

Checklist for Family Reunion

Photo Specifications

All photos must meet the requirements listed below. If these requirements have not been met, the applicant will have to deliver a new photo that meets the requirements. The photo requirements are the same for children as for adults.

The Photo shall:

  • Be in sharp focus, clear and with appropriate brightness and contrast
  • be printed on high quality photo-paper with high resolution
  • be in colours with white background
  • be 40-50 mm in width
  • Should be recent and no more than 6 months old
  • full-face, facing the camera directly, eyes looking straight at the camera
  • show the whole head and the top of the shoulders. The face shall occupy 70-80 % of the picture
  • show open eyes that are clearly visible. Hair shall not cover the eyes

Regarding glasses:

Glasses are allowed as long as the eyes are clearly visible.

  • the glasses cannot be coloured
  • the rim must not cover any part of the eyes
  • there cannot be reflection in the glasses

Regarding head-dress:

Religious head-dresses are allowed provided that all details of the face are clearly shown.

  • Chin, forehead and both cheeks shall all be clearly visible
  • Shadows in the face due to the head-dress are not allowed

Photo samples for your reference

Processing Time

Processing time varies depending on the type of visa and is entirely at the discretion of the Embassy / Consulate. Applicants applying as part of a group may have a lengthier processing time. Please plan your visa application well in advance to your intended travel date to avoid any disappointments Usually it takes about 10 (ten) working days, after submitting all documents fully in compliant with the Embassy / Consulate requirement.

The estimated processing time does not include:

  • The time an application is withheld by a travel or visa agency;
  • The time the applicant takes to provide additional information/documents required by the Consular Section;

Download Form

Authorization for Brazilian Visa issuance for Minors

Visa Form: The online visa application form is available at https://formulario-mre.serpro.gov.br. The application form should be filled–out online and the Visa Application Receipt (RER) should be printed out. The visa application form expires one month after it was filled out;

To Download a Form:

  1. Click on the form link
  2. When the form opens, save the form on your computer.

OR

  1. Press the right button on your mouse on the required link.
  2. Select Save Target As from the list
  3. Save the form on your computer.