As of 25 September 2000, any applications for
LBA visas must now be accompanied by a good conduct record" issued
by the local (applicant's place of residence) police
This document will be
kept on file at the consulate and will be used in confirming registration
with the Brazilian Federal Police when you arrive in
Find out from your local
Brazilian Consulate whether they accept letters of good conduct
from local or state police, as this requirement varies.
Contact that police group for the proper procedure - cost, method of
payment, identification required.
The process itself is quick - just
fill out an application and be finger printed. The time necessary to obtain the
certification paperwork will vary from police jurisdiction to
jurisdiction. Time will also be needed for the local consulate
to legalize it. [see What do I do with it?]
Be aware that these processes
will add lead-time to visa applications and plan
accordingly so your visa will be issued in time for travel.
This certificate is good for 90 days from date of
Once you have the document, send it to your local Brazilian Consulate for legalization (which seems to be a process roughly equivalent to official notarization of the document).
Depending on the consulate,
a $20 fee for legalization of the police good conduct certificate
may or may not be charged, so travelers should verify this
before obtaining money orders or official checks if that
is the way they intend to pay. (Also note: Different consulates
accept different forms of payment. This should also be verified
by the traveler before arrival at the consulate.)