Arrival guide

1. CRNM (Carteira de Registro Nacional Migratório)
Upon your  arrival in Brazil, you must obtain a CRNM (Carteira de Registro Nacional Migratório) from the Federal Police. This is a mandatory document for temporary residence in Brazil, which must be obtained within 90 days from the date of arrival in the country.
Only with this registration number you will be able to open a bank account, buy a school pass, or perform any other activity that requires confirmation of your prolonged stay in Brazil.
How to REQUEST the registration and issuance of the National Immigration Registration Card, click here and here,
2. CPF (Cadastro de Pessoa Física)
The next step is to obtain the CPF (Cadastro de Pessoa Física) number from Receita Federal  in order to open a bank account. To apply for a CPF number the visitor or student may do it at:
- Cartório de Registro Civil de Pessoas Naturais;
- Banco do Brasil;
- Caixa Econômica Federal; 
- Post Office;