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Official Website and Apply Online: https://www.in.gov.br/en/web/dou/-/resolucao-cnig-mjsp-n-45-de-9-de-setembro-de-2021-375554693

  • 📆 Duration: One year, with the option to renew.
  • 💵 Visa Fee: USD 120
  • ⏱️ Application processing: 2 weeks
  • 💰 Income requirements:
    • Minimum monthly income of USD 1,500
      or
    • USD 18,000 cash bank balance
  • 🛂 Eligibility: Foreign nationals who are self-employed or employed by a company outside Brazil.
  • 🏦 Taxes: Tax exemption for the first 183 days. After which, Brazil will consider you a tax resident.
  • 🧾 Background checks: Must provide evidence of a clean criminal record.
  • 🏥 Health insurance: Travel health insurance is required—we recommend Safety Wing.
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Brazil's Digital Nomad Visa (VITEM XIV)

Christ The Redeemer overlooking Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Photo by Agustin Diaz Gargiulo

Brazil's Digital Nomad Visa (VITEM XIV) allows foreign nationals employed by companies outside of Brazil to live and work in the country for up to one year, with the possibility of renewal. The program aims to attract remote workers to enjoy Brazil's rich culture, sports, architecture, and natural beauty, ranging from rainforests and mountains to deserts.

waterfalls lined with green trees
Iguazu Falls, Brazil on the border of Argentina Photo by Tom Wheatley

Applicants must meet several criteria, including proof of employment with a foreign company, a minimum monthly income of $1,500 or a bank deposit of $18,000, private medical insurance valid in Brazil, and a criminal clearance certificate.

The application process involves submitting these documents in person at a Brazilian consulate or embassy. The visa is open to citizens of most countries, including the United States, Canada, and Europe.

Brazil offers a unique experience for digital nomads, with its bustling cities like Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo and island destinations like Florianópolis, known for its digital nomad community and coworking spaces.

aerial view of green and brown mountain beside body of water during daytime
Armação, Florianópolis, Brasil Photo by Cassiano Psomas

The cost of living varies, with options ranging from high-rise apartments in major cities to more affordable homes in the countryside. The country's internet infrastructure is generally reliable, especially in coworking spaces, and its status as the world's largest coffee exporter ensures a steady supply of quality coffee for remote workers.

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