Foreigners that have to work in Brazil need specific permits and visas to perform their activities in the country. Find out what the necessary documents to get these permissions for artists and sportspeople are in this article.
As there are different types of work visas, there is one specific for artists and sportspeople with no employment bonds. It’s a temporary visa that's valid for up to 90 days and can be renewed with a formalized request made before the term expires. The visa can be individual or collective, and the require must be made by a company established in Brazil.
This visa authorizes artists and sportspeople to go to Brazil in order to participate in determined events, and in cases when they have no employment bonds with individuals and companies headquartered in the country. It also applies for the coaches in entertainment shows and other professionals that participate in the activity of the artist or sportsperson as their assistants.
This visa doesn't apply for the hiring of artists or sportspeople who go to Brazil, as well as to participants of sports competitions and artistic contests who will not receive any remuneration or payment coming from a Brazilian source, even if they are competing for prizes (including money). These people have to apply for a tourist visa straight in the Brazilian consular office abroad.
Documents Needed to Apply
In these cases, the necessary documentation is the following:
- Work Permit Application Form, in Portuguese named Formulário de Requerimento de Autorização de Trabalho.
- GRU - Proof of payment of the individual tax of immigration for the foreigners and for each legal dependent (in the cost of BRL 16,93 by person).
- Copy of the identification page of the foreign passport. It must contain the number, name, birth date, nationality and photography, but it doesn't need to be notarized.
- Document declaring that the information provided are true, with the commitment of presenting proof documents.
- Power of attorney of document that grants powers to represent the contractor; both can be represented by a notarized copy.
- Agreement of the services provision for artists or sportspeople without employment bonds for short term presentations, duly signed by all parts, in which the following information must be presented:
- qualifications of the contractor's parts
- validity period
- object of the contract, with the respective obligations defined
- title of the program, spectacle or production, even if temporary, indicating the character or work, when that's the case
- places, days and times, including the optional ones, of the events
- money adjustments regarding trips and displacements, according to the law
- money adjustments regarding the eventual inclusion of the name of the person in the presentation credits, posters, brochures and programs
- name and address of the contractor's legal responsible, in each one of the states where the person will make presentations
- commitment with the repatriation of the beneficiaries with the work authorization
- list of members of the group, if that's the case, with name, nationality, passport number, government that issued the passport, passport expiry date and function to be performed.
When applying for a work permit or visa, it's important to check at the Brazilian Ministry of Labor and Employment and at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs their requirements when applying for a work permit or visa, since the necessary documentation may change.
From May 7th 2014 on, artists and athletes no longer require a tourist or a temporary visa to go to Brazil. The new regulation works for countries which apply the same rules for Brazilian artists and athletes.