Registro Nacional de Estrangeiros

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Specimen of the National Foreign Registry issued by the Federal Police Department. It contains the holder's full name, parents' name, date of birth, place of birth, nationality, entry date, and date of expiry.

Registro Nacional de Estrangeiros (RNE, Portuguese pronunciation: [ʁeˈʒistɾu nasioˈnaw di/dʒi estɾɐ̃ˈʒejɾus], National Foreigner Registry) is a personal identity document that has been required since 1938 for foreign individuals living temporarily or permanently in Brazil.

The Federal Police Department is the government entity responsible for registering foreigners at the Ministry of Justice and issuing the document. Applicants have to fill out a form and provide documentation including travel document, visa granted by a Brazilian Embassy, and birth certificate (or marriage certificate, when married).[1] Documents shall be translated by a sworn translator.[2]

According to the Ministerial Decree of 1 December 2015, the issuance of such document for refugees and asylum seekers recognised by the Brazilian Government is for free.[3] Citizens of Portuguese-speaking countries are also eligible for fees exemptions.[4]

Physical appearance[edit]

The information contained on the current ID is given in Portuguese.

Front side[edit]

The front side shows the Brazilian Coat of Arms and the words "República Federativa do Brasil" (Federal Republic of Brazil) and "Cédula de Identidade de Estrangeiro". It contains the following information:

Rear side[edit]

It contains the following information:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Orientações gerais sobre o registro e emissão/renovação de Cédula de Identidade de Estrangeiro.". Portal da Polícia Federal (in Portuguese). 
  2. ^ "Living in Brazil - Detailed guidance". GOV.UK. 
  3. ^ "Requerer Registro / Emissão / Renovação / Segunda Via de CIE". Portal da Polícia Federal (in Portuguese). 
  4. ^ "Permanent residence procedures". Portal da Polícia Federal. 

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