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Customs clearance in Brazil: how to proceed when bring in video and photo equipments.

If you intend to shoot in Brazil and plan to bring in your own equipment here, be aware of these recommendations below and know that since Jan 2022, Brazil is no longer a signatory to the ATA Carnet as an acceptable document at customs.

Registering your equipment before travelling to Brazil

To avoid any headaches when entering Brazil, it is very important to register in advance all of your video and electronic equipments through the link: EDBV - Traveller’s Electronic Declaration of Goods. This form is hosted on the website of Receita Federal do Brazil (Brazilian Federal Revenue), the equivalent to the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) from the United States.

The procedure is free and can be done by anyone, we can also help you with this. Recently the E-DBV form page has been updated with English and Spanish versions, which makes it easier for travelers to get the register.  

Entering in Brazil

After registering the equipment on the website mentioned before, all you need to do is print out the form and present it at Brazilian customs when you land at any international airport in Brazil. Look for the sign "Goods to declare" and present the equipment with the form. Brazilian agents will check that all the gear brought in is correctly listed on the form. If everything is okay, you will receive a stamp on your E-DBV form.

Leaving Brazil ​


The same stamped entry form must be presented when leaving Brazil, where customs agents will verify if the same equipment brought in is leaving the country.

Do you have any questions about Brazilian Customs or need someone to help you with it? Rest assured, we are experienced in solving these procedure.

Camera filming a documentary interview in north of Brazil. (Photo by Douglas B. Silva)

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Good fixers are able to connect you with the local culture, people and crew, not only being a translator but someone who understands your needs, and your story. They also solve issues of permissions, transport, security and others...  Read more


With a diversity of natural, urban and unique landscapes, there is no doubt, Brazil is a land blessed by God. We'll find the perfect place for your video production, or we'll research the location where your story take place... Read more


We keep a close eye on the stories and news across the country. We can support your project throughout research for specific subjects, people, casting, or locations at anywhere in Brazil. We can also contribute with story ideas and others... Read more


For some shootings is required the registration at the ANCINE (Brazil film agency), which can be done through a local production company. We have all credential to offer this service... Read more


For some video shoots in Brazil only  a qualified cameraman is needed to execute your shoot or follow you in field, we have bilingual professionals with the expertise to offer a complete service, especially for digital content and news features... Read more


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We find the right crew for your project (directors, producers, DPs, camera operators, editors, sound mixers, and many others). We can also rent from our partners all the necessary equipments to shoot the most demanding film and TV productions... Read more


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Fishermen being filmed in Brazil. Photo by Otávio Pacheco.

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