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The Cadastro de Pessoas Físicas (CPF; Portuguese for "Natural Persons Register") is the Brazilian individual taxpayer registry identification, a number attributed by the Brazilian Federal Revenue (Receita Federal do Brasil) to both Brazilians and resident aliens who pay taxes or take part, directly or indirectly, in activities that provide revenue for any of the dozens of different types of taxes existing in Brazil. It´s not a mandatory procedure like the Federal Police Registration. To get a CPF number, the foreigner must follow those steps:


BEFORE arriving in Brazil

Foreigners living outside Brazil can obtain the registration CPF instantly in a Brazilian Diplomatic representation abroad. To get a CPF in your home country you must follow the procedures:


  • Fill in the electronic form availableon this link and print it;
  • Submit the form, alongisde with copies of personal documents in a Brazilian consulate (consulate or embassy with consular section) to complete the request.


The Brazilian consulate will process the request and inform the registration number. If there is any data inconsistency, the application for registration shall be submitted for analysis. In this case, the applicant can track the progress of its request at the website of the Brazilian Federal Revenue. Within 90 days, the applicant may:

Issue the Registration Certificate in the CPF through service available on the site of the RFB; and

In case of inaccuracy in registration data, request the rectification without charge.



 AFTER arriving in Brazil

1.If you´re already in Brazil, you can go to any Banco do Brasil or Post Office (there´s a branch of each one in our campus), or even to a Caixa Econômica Federal  Bank branch, fill a form and pay a tax (R$ 7,00). You must have with you:

  • Passport
  • Visa application form
  • Your address in Brazil
  • Cash to pay the fee

2. After 24 hours, you must go to Receita Federal Office (Av. Dr. Francisco Junqueira, 2625) with the following documents to get your document with your CPF number:

  • Passport
  • Visa application form
  • Proof of payment for the fee

In June 2014, Ribeirão Preto will host one of the biggest sporting events in the planet: the FIFA World Cup. We are very proud the French football team will be based in our city during the games!


Learn the history, culture and infrastructure of Ribeirão Preto, a city influenced by France in several ways!



Ribeirão Preto (Portuguese for "black stream") is a city in the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil. It is nicknamed Brazilian California because of a combination of an economy based on agribusiness plus high technology, wealth and sunny weather all over the year. With more than 600,000 inhabitants, Ribeirão Preto is the eighth largest municipality in the state. With a total area of 652,2 square kilometers, its latitude is 21º 10' 42" South e 47º 48' 24" West; and it is 330 km far from the capital city and 708 km far from Brasília, the federal capital. The average altitude is 546,8 m. Ribeirão Preto is in the center of a urban agglomeration with more than one million inhabitants.



The city was founded in June 19th, 1856, by farmers who came from the southeast of Sao Paulo State to search good climate and soil for coffee growing. The city was laid by a stream called "Black Stream" and was named after it. Eventually the farmers' choice revealed very adequate and the fertile soil of the area allowed the highest crop productivity in Brazil.


After the New York Stock Exchange crash in 1929, the economy of Ribeirão Preto, based only on exportation crops, collapsed, and the city had to adapt to a new situation. Since the city is relatively far from other major Brazilian urban centers, it found a new economic vocation in the services and commercial sector, which was developed to meet the local and regional demands.



The second economic boom in the history of Ribeirão Preto occurred after the oil crisis in the 1970s. The increase in the oil price forced Brazil to look for alternative means of fueling and the solution found was the sugarcane ethanol program, or Pro-Álcool as it was called. The program led to the development of a technology which allows the use of ethanol either as automotive fuel or as a gasoline additive to improve performance and decrease polluting emissions. Due to the Pró-Álcool program, local farmers were encouraged by government subsidies to grow sugarcane. The high productivity of the land around Ribeirão Preto rapidly placed the region as the biggest ethanol and sugar producer of the world, being responsible for 30 percent of Brazil's sugarcane ethanol.


In an opposite direction to what had happened during the city's first economic boom, this time Ribeirão Preto farmers and entrepreneurs did not concentrate themselves exclusively on a single crop and diversified their investments making the city one of the most important agribusiness centers of Brazil. Besides sugar and ethanol, Ribeirão Preto's major products are orange juice, cotton, rice, meat, dairy products, textiles, machinery, steel, furniture, building materials, agrochemicals, pharmaceuticals and beer.


The sugarcane boom brought a new age of prosperity for the city, which was called the "Brazilian California" during the 1980s and early 1990s, and this has increased the city's wealth and turned it into a sophisticated center of services for Brazil and South America.



Ribeirão Preto is a very warm city during the whole year. Generally between the months of May and September the temperature drops considerably in the mornings and at nights, but it is still warm during the afternoons. It is strongly important to remember that in these months, the air humidity is considerably very low and it rarely rains.



*With the collaboration of Imprensa FEA-RP

Click on the image below to view the campus map of USP Ribeirão Preto

Dean: Prof. Dr. André Lucirton Costa

Full Professor from Business Administration Department


Associate Dean: Prof. Dr. Fabio Augusto Reis Gomes

Full Professor from Economics Department



Edna Maria Correa Vedolin


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Phone: +55 (16) 3315-3922

Address: Av. Bandeirantes, 3900, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil

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FEA-RP has recently defined its internationalization policies, including the priorities for formalizing new agreements and renewing the already existing ones. It is important that the institution interested in formalizing agreements should be of the school's interest, have common teaching and researching areas; or should be a FEA-RP professor's contact point; or should even be really outstanding in its home country and/or abroad.

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