Working Holiday Visa in Brazil

About this visa

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Young travelers from France, New Zealand and Germany can with this working holiday visa live an travel in Brazil for up to one year.

Participating countries

Brazil has made Working Holiday visa agreements with the following 3 participating countries:

If you are a Citizen of Brazil and are considering a Working Holiday experience in one of the participating countries above, contact the Embassy of the country in question for more information.

With this visa you can

This visa allows you to:

  • Live in Brazil up to one year
  • Work for an employer for max. three months
  • Study/ train a course for a max. of three months
  • Re-enter Brazil after traveling to other countries in South America

Things to note

You must register at the nearest federal police station within 30 days of your arrival.

If you wish to work during your stay, you must get a labour and social security booklet. This booklet is granted free of charge by the Ministry of Labour and Employment.

You will need to bring your passport and the proof of registry from the federal police in order to get this labour and social security booklet.




  • Be a a citizen of New Zealand, France or Germany
  • Be aged between eighteen and thirty years, both inclusive, at the time of
  • Must not accompanied by dependents;
  • Posses a valid New Zealand, France or Germany passport
  • Posses a return ticket, or sufficient funds to purchase such a ticket
  • Possess sufficient funds for his/her maintenance during the period of stay in
    the Federate Republic of Brazil
  • Pay the prescribed working holiday temporary visa application fee;
  • Agree to hold medical and comprehensive hospitalisation insurance for your stay in Brazil
  • Comply with any health requirements imposed by the Federative Republic of

Note: The visa conditions outlined above are subject to change without notice.

How to apply

You must apply at the Embassy of Brazil in your home country.

Bring along the supporting documents, such as your passport, bank statement, proof of travel insurance for your stay in Brazil.

Embassy of Brazil in Germany

Wallstraße 57, 10179 Berlin

Embassy of Brazil in France

34, cours Albert 1er
75008 Paris

Embassy of Brazil in New Zealand

10 Customhouse Quay, Wellington 6011

The immigration authority in Brazil for processing Working Holiday visa's is Ministry of Foreign Relations of the Federation Republic of Brazil .

Go to: Ministry of Foreign Relations of the Federation Republic of Brazil

Visa quotas

  • There is a max. of 300 working holiday visas for New Zealanders per year

Additional resources

Here are additional links and resources related to the Working Holiday visa in Brazil. All resources are in English unless otherwise stated.

You can find the working holiday visa here – Memorandum of Understanding between New Zealand and Brazil

You can find the Memorandum of Understanding between France and Brazil here

You can find the Memorandum of Understanding between Germany and Brazil here


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