The CPF (Taxpayer Number) is a document required in Brazil for several situations, such as opening a bank account, acquisition of goods, buying flight tickets etc. It´s not a mandatory procedure like the Federal Police Registration. To get a CPF number, the foreigner must follow those steps:


  1. 1. 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 branch, fill a form and pay a tax (R$ 5,70). You must have with you:
  • Passport
  • Visa application form
  • Your address in Brazil
  • Money to pay the fee


  1. 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
  • Proof of residence, that can be any phone bill, light bill etc., issued 90 days before the date of requirement, or a signed declaration from the responsible for the residence testifying that the foreigner resides at the address indicated in the document;

More Information

Rodrigo Brunelli Pirani Phone: +55 16 3315-0112 Email: international.lawrp@usp.br