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Brazil - Apply for ID Card (RNE - Foreign Nationals)

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RNE is an indispensable document for all foreigners who intend to perform any remunerated activity in the country, as well as an appropriate entrance visa.


A foreigner admitted under temporary, permanent, asylum or refugee status is obliged to register and identify himself/herself with the Ministry of Justice, together with the Federal Police, within 30 days of his/her entrance into the country.

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e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.


  1. Fill in the electronic form completely.
  2. After completing and printing electronic form, check for schedule available in the DPF unit and select date and time to meet. You will need to inform the request code printed on the form header . WARNING Do not miss the registration deadline, if no delivery schedule, the applicant must appear immediately Unit of the Federal Police Department nearest your residence.
  3. Attend the Federal Police Unit which made scheduling, or in case of no schedule, go to the Federal Police Unit closest to where the applicant will settle with all required documents.

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Required Documents

The documentation required depends on the type of legal protection that the foreigner has to stay in Brazil. However, in general, the documents required are:

  • Valid travel document (may be ID to ARGENTINA, URUGUAY, PARAGUAY, CHILE, BOLIVIA, PERU and COLOMBIA), original and photocopy of passport pages used which may be authenticated by the Notary or employee of the DPF
  • Visa and Consular obtained form the original visa application or, in the case of stay obtained in Brazil, a copy of the Official Gazette-Gazette, which was published granting of residence (in the case of residence must be submitted personal document stating membership, such as enrollment Consular)
  • Two 3x4 recent photos, colored with white background
  • Pay the corresponding fees


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e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use

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Sample Documents

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Processing Time

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Office Locations & Contacts

You can submit your documents at the Federal Police (PF) department closest to your residence.

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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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