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Brazil - Register with National Registery of Foreigners (Registro Nacional de Estrangeiros)

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The National Registry of Foreigners is granted to an alien with the status of temporary, permanent, asylee or refugee, who is required to register and identify themselves at the Ministry of Justice, the Federal Police.

Following are procedures on how to register with the National Registry for the foreigners.


The Identity Card for Foreigners is issued to foreigners on permanent condition that are greater than 51 years and for disabled people of any age.

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The application for the National Register of Foreigners must be presented be submitted to the Federal Police (PF) nearest to the person's residence.

Required Information

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


  1. Registration must be made within 30 days of the entry or granting of asylum or refuge. In the case of visa processing and granting of residence, the request must be registered with the Federal Police within 90 days after publication in the Official Gazette, to be issued a new identity document.
  2. The applicant must submit the application for registration with the breakdown of the Federal Police (PF) nearest their residence.
  3. Applicant must fill out the form, freely distributed, and must be with the documentation required for each case indicated on the form. The RNE will be issued by the Federal Police.

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Required Documents

  • Completed application form


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Office Locations & Contacts

Customer Service (for foreigners)

Annex II, Room T3 - Ground Floor of the Ministry of Justice

Hours : 8h to 18h, Monday to Friday.

E-mail :

Ministry of Justice Website

Federal Police Website

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External Links

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