Do I need a CPF number?

The short answer to this question is, yes.

A CPF number is similar to a social security or tax file number. It’s basically an identification number which is required when you do just about any financial transaction in Brazil.

It’s also an essential document for registering your baby’s birth and for parents’ permanent residency applications.

Getting a CPF only takes a few minutes (if the queue is not too long!). We take care of this for all clients. We will complete your forms and accompany you to your appointment at the Receita Federal to take care of this.

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