Before you travel
The professor or researcher that will be receiving you at Unicamp must provide an invitation letter that you will need in order to get a visa.
How to obtain the visa
Check with Consulates and Embassy of Brazil in your country the requirements and related fees in order to get a visa.
Types of Visas:
|Target||Activities||Visa Category||Residence period||Observations|
|Professors, Researchers, Scientists||university visits; conferences, seminars, workshops or meetings||Tourist||90 days||1- It only allows the visitors to receive amount for subsistence expenses or reimbursement of subsistence expenses while in Brazil|
|Professors, Researchers, Scientists||Mission for Studies and Scientific-Technological Cooperation without employment contract||Temporary||Up to 2 years||1- I allows to receive research brazilian scholarship2- visas up to 90 days allows to receive labor compensation (pro labore)|
|Student||Undergradute or Graduate||Temporary||Up to 1 year||1- students without scholarships must prove you have sufficient money to meet all your expenses while studying in Brazil|
||Aperfeiçoamento profissional||Temporary||Up to 1 year non-extendable||1- To follow reciprocity with the foreign country|
|Professional Training||Immediately proceed with the completion of higher education or vocational||Temporary||Up to 1 year non-extendable||1 – To follow reciprocity with the foreign country;2- it not allows to receive any payments in Brasil. The source of payment should be abroad.|
|Medical Residence||Health Professionals||Temporary||Up 2 years non-extendable||1- The application must be done by the institution at the Brazilian Ministry of Labour.2- Own resources, study scholarships or Cultural Agreement|
|Technician, service provider, Volunteer, Specialist, Scientist and Researcher, supported by an International Cooperation Agreement||Develop activities with official entities, private or non-governmental||Temporary||Up 2 years non-extendable||1- Prove you have sufficient money to meet all your expenses while in Brazil.2- The visa must be resquested in the country of origin.|
Tipping is optional in Brazil, and in most cases it is not expected, although many restaurants already include the value in the bill. The amount you tip is up to you, but usually the value goes around 10% and 15%.
Brazil uses 4 different time zones: UTC/GMT -2 in some islands, such as Fernando de Noronha; UTC/GMT -3 in most of the country, including states of the South, Southeast and Northeast and the disctrict of Brasília; UTC/GMT -4 in the states of Central-west and most of North; UTC/GMT -5 in the state of Acre and 13 cities of Amazonas, both North states. Daylight Saving Time (add one hour) starts at the third Sunday of October and ends at the third Sunday of February, only in the states of Central-west, Southeast and South.
Electrical Goods and Voltage
There isn’t a national standard voltage for domestic use in Brazil, but usually it is used either 110 or 220 volts. The standard sockets in Brazil are 2 or 3 round pins. Adaptors can be bought in your country and it is highly recommended to buy them before the arrival in Brazil.
Weights and Measures
Brazil uses the metric system of weighs and measures. Speed and distance are measured in kilometers (km), weight in kilograms (kg), volume in litres (l) and temperature in degrees Celsius (ºC).