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Brazil - Renew your ID Card (RNE - Foreign Nationals)

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Remember that an 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.


Provide eligibility criteria's for going through this procedure.

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Please provide instructions on obtaining the certificate/documents.
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. Renewal of a foreigner’s identity card can only be done personally, before its expiry.
  2. The revalidation process must be started at the Department of the Federal Police with a minimum of 30 days before its expiry, to avoid the payment of a fine.
  3. The documentation required for its renewal depends on the type of stay you have.

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Required Documents

In general lines, the documents necessary are:

  • original ID (or protocol) accompanied by a copy;
  • two recent 3x4 photos, colored, with a white background;
  • payment of the corresponding tax;
  • completion of the form in the act of renewal; and
  • payment of the corresponding tax using a GRU, code 140120


Explain the fees structure which is required for obtaining the certificate/document.


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
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.

Please follow the link to find the PF closest to you

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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.
e.g In the following url "" Video ID is "Y0US7oR_t3M". 

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

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