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Brazil - Apply for Employment and Social Security (CTPS)

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  • Go to the Regional Superintendent of Labor and Employment, substation work or service station to apply. To view locations
  • CTPS will be issued upon submission of all the required documents.

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Required Documents[edit]

  • Two (2) recent 3x4 photos (colored, white background, with or without date)
  • Proof of residence

Original and Copy of the document

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

To view locations

Ministries Esplanade

Block F - CEP: 70056-900

Braslia - DF Phone: (61) 2031-6000

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00 to 18:00

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The CTPS will be issued to all applicants aged 14 and over.

The hiring of minors aged between 14 and 16 years is the responsibility of the employer.


  • This procedure is free.


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

View a sample CTPS 1

View a sample CTPS 2

Processing Time[edit]

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Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type="website">video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites.
Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
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To apply, individuals must go to the Regional Labor and Employment (SRTE), substation work or service stations.

Required Information[edit]

A list which displays the kind of information which is required to complete the procedure.
1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.

Need for the Document[edit]

Individuals providing services, may it be industry, commerce, agriculture, livestock or domestic in nature, needs to obtain a document called Carteira de Trabalho e Previdncia Social (CTPS).

The new CTPS being issued in Brazil has differentiation for both foreign and Brazilian workers in the colors of the covers and content, which, combined with other security enables effective control of labor, foreign labor, preventing the use of false CTPS by illegal aliens in the country.

The new CTPS is issued through a computerized system that allows the integration of national emissions by preventing data duplication and form a database that contains worker data, qualification, status of the worker and other information like: address, number CPF, the Voter, CNH, photograph, fingerprint and signature scanned and no NIS / PIS.

Information which might help[edit]

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

  • CTPS:


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