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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 department/authority. 

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 Brazil.

  • What do I do first?

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.

  • How long will this process take?

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.  

  • How long is the certificate valid?

This certificate is good for 90 days from date of issue.

  • What do I do with it?

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).

  • How much does it cost?

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.)

 


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