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The Cadastro de Pessoas Físicas (CPF; Portuguese for "Natural Persons Register") is the Brazilian individual taxpayer registry identification, a number attributed by the Brazilian Federal Revenue (Receita Federal do Brasil) to both Brazilians and resident aliens who pay taxes or take part, directly or indirectly, in activities that provide revenue for any of the dozens of different types of taxes existing in Brazil. It´s not a mandatory procedure like the Federal Police Registration. To get a CPF number, the foreigner must follow those steps:


BEFORE arriving in Brazil

Foreigners living outside Brazil can obtain the registration CPF instantly in a Brazilian Diplomatic representation abroad. To get a CPF in your home country you must follow the procedures:


  • Fill in the electronic form availableon this link and print it;
  • Submit the form, alongisde with copies of personal documents in a Brazilian consulate (consulate or embassy with consular section) to complete the request.


The Brazilian consulate will process the request and inform the registration number. If there is any data inconsistency, the application for registration shall be submitted for analysis. In this case, the applicant can track the progress of its request at the website of the Brazilian Federal Revenue. Within 90 days, the applicant may:

Issue the Registration Certificate in the CPF through service available on the site of the RFB; and

In case of inaccuracy in registration data, request the rectification without charge.



 AFTER arriving in Brazil

1.If you´re already in Brazil, you can go to any Banco do Brasil or Post Office (there´s a branch of each one in our campus), or even to a Caixa Econômica Federal  Bank branch, fill a form and pay a tax (R$ 7,00). You must have with you:

  • Passport
  • Visa application form
  • Your address in Brazil
  • Cash to pay the fee

2. After 24 hours, you must go to Receita Federal Office (Av. Dr. Francisco Junqueira, 2625) with the following documents to get your document with your CPF number:

  • Passport
  • Visa application form
  • Proof of payment for the fee

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