Individual Taxpayer Registry - CPF

The CPF (Individual Taxpayer Registry) is a database managed by the Brazilian Federal Revenue Office (RFB) and is an individual document required for enrollment at UFSCar (Federal University of São Carlos) and access to various public and private services in Brazil.

It is highly recommended that the CPF be issued before coming to Brazil.

Foreign students can obtain the CPF before coming to Brazil directly at the Brazilian diplomatic representations in their respective countries or by email according to the information below.

Issuance before coming to Brazil - At the Embassy or Consulate

It should be requested at the Brazilian Embassy or Consulate in your country of origin. We recommend that when applying for a visa at the Brazilian Embassy or Consulate in your country of origin, you also request the issuance of the CPF.

Issuance before coming to Brazil - Online

To request the CPF registration, first fill out the online form on the Federal Revenue Service website, at the following link:

Before filling out the form, make sure your browser's pop-up blocker is disabled. If you are a foreigner, leave the " Voter's ID card" field blank. After clicking SEND, you will receive a registration form containing the attendance e code.

Then, send an email to with the following documents:

  • Individual Taxpayer Registry form (FCPF), containing the attendance code;
  • Identification documents proving name, date of birth, and nationality (e.g., passport, national identification document);
  • A selfie holding the open identification document close to your face, to confirm the identity of the applicant.

After arriving in Brazil - Virtual Service

The CPF request can be made by e-mail according to the instructions below:

Send a request for the CPF issuance to the email - 8th Fiscal Region (SP)

Required documents:

1. Service protocol generated online:

2. Identification Document:

  • For individuals over 16 years old: CRNM/RNE, RNM protocol + passport, refuge protocol, DPRNM, consular certificate, or travel document accepted in Mercosur.
  • For individuals under 16 years old: Birth certificate of the minor or one of the documents mentioned above, plus the identification document of the responsible parent, mother, or guardian.

3. Proof of address/declaration of address - Fiscal condition declaration available here:

4. Photo ("selfie") of the interested party holding the identity document near the face, showing the photo and document number. If the document is laminated, send two photos, one with the front and the other with the back of the document. In the case of minors, the parent or guardian should send the selfie holding their own document, not the child.

NOTE: All documents must be clear, legible, and fully visible. Do not use sharing applications. Attach the files preferably in one of the following formats: PDF, JPEG, JPG.

After arriving in Brazil - In-Person Service

In Brazil, the CPF can also be requested at authorized locations by the Federal Revenue Office:

  • Civil Registry Office for Natural Persons;
  • Banco do Brasil;
  • Caixa Econômica Federal; or
  • Post Office.

The service at authorized locations has an approximate cost of R$7.00 (subject to change).


We kindly ask that as soon as you have your CPF number (even if you are still in your country of origin), please inform us via email so that we can expedite the procedures for your enrollment at UFSCar. Inform us through the email: and/or

Further information is available at the following link: