Federal Police Registration

Foreigners will have 30 (thirty) days from the date of arrival in Brazil to register with the Federal Police in the city where he/she will be based, in order to obtain the RNE (Registro Nacional de Estrangeiros), which is an identity card for foreigners. Students should inform us the arrival date in Brazil in advance, so that USP can provide the appointment at the Federal Police.


FDRP International Office helps foreigners (teachers and students) scheduling a visit to Federal Police and CAPEE (USP-RP Center of Support for Foreign Visitors) checks on the paperwork, helps filling up the forms, getting the certified copies and paying the fees. Student just need to bring the original documents.


The Federal Police will require the following documents in order to issue an RNE:


Original valid passport;

Certified copies of the used pages of the passport or travel document;

Visa application form and a certified copy thereof;

Proof of payment of R$ 64,58, concerning registration fee for foreigners;

Proof of payment of R$ 124,23, for the foreigner ID;

Two (02) recent photos, size 3×4 (colored, white background, front, unadorned smooth paper);

Arrival and departure (original and certified copy);

Proof of address in Brasil;


The documents requested and the amount of fees may have sudden changes, so it’s always important to be aware.


Steps to do the Federal Police Registration


  1. 1. Go to the CAPEE Office (Rua das Paineiras, house 4, Campus USP – see the Campus Map HERE) to arrange the details of the appointment to the Federal Police. On this day bring with you the following documents:
    • Passport
    • Visa application form
    • Arrival and departure form
    • Your address in Brazil


  1. 2. On that day, and ONLY if the person carries these documents, it will be scheduled the day of your appointment visit at the Federal Police


  1. 3. On the scheduled day and time, go back to the CAPEE with the same documents mentioned above, plus the declaration housing signed by the person responsible for your house in Brazil and notarized and approximately R $ 250.00 in cash for payments, to perform the following:
    • Payment of fees
    • Certified copies
    • Photo


  1. 4. After these procedures you will be taken to the Federal Police Office to effectively do your National Foreigner Registry (RNE);


  1. 5. Send a copy to the International Office of your RNE protocol.



For further information, please contact:


Centro de Apoio para Professores e Estudantes Estrangeiros da USP Ribeirão Preto (CAPEE)

Email: <capee.pc@usp.br>

Phone: (55) (16) 3315-4926

Location: Rua das Paineiras, Casa 4, Campus da USP-RP

More Information

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