Brazilian Driver License

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1. Posted by Leonel (Budding Member 3 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

The procedure of applying for a Brazilian Driver License is very simple. Unlike other countries, you don’t have to retest in Brazil if you are a driver already in your native country (almost all Brazilian states).

Under a temporary or tourist visa you are eligible to get a Brazilian Temporary Driver License.

One of the requirements are Driver License Copy from your country and Brazilian Visa Copy or equivalent document.

Temporary Driver License in Brazil is valid for 6 months in Sao Paulo State and 12 months in Rio De Janeiro State and can be extendable.

Don’t forget to translate your International Driver License to Portuguese. It must be made by a notary public – “Tradutor Juramentado” or by the Brazilian Consulate to be valid and accept by Brazilian Law.

In case you are a legal resident in Brazil, you just have to submit the documents required and fulfill a medical test at an authorized clinic by Detran - Department of Traffic).

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2. Posted by Vinell (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!


I need your help. I have a valid RNE and have tried on various occassions to get a Brazilian drivers lisence. To date i have pais overR$1500,00 and received nothing. I live in Rio. Everytime i go to Detran there is something new that they require.
This is now painfull, please advise


3. Posted by beerman (Respected Member 1631 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!


This thread is already over 6 years old.....I doubt that Jose will reply. The original post seemed to pass 6 years ago, but today I would have deleted it as being promotional, which is against our policy. Perhaps try posting your own thread in this Forum asking for help from any of our never know, someone may have an answer for you.

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