Logistic and Bureaucratic
Guidelines Booklet for Foreign
Researchers at UFMG
Summary
MESSAGE TO THE FOREIGN RESEARCHER AT UFMG .................................................................... 3
BEM-VINDO PROGRAM PRESENTATION ....................................................................................... 4
BEM-VINDO PROGRAM TEAM ...................................................................................................... 5
PLACE, TIME OF SERVICE AND CONTACT ...................................................................................... 5
HOW CAN THE BEM-VINDO PROGRAM HELP YOU? ..................................................................... 5
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE SUPPORT GIVEN BY THE DRI TEAM AND THE BEMVINDO PROGRAM? ........................................................................................................................ 6
HOW THE BEM-VINDO PROGRAM MAY HELP YOU FIND A PLACE TO LIVE .................................. 6
HOW TO GET YOUR INDIVIDUAL TAXPAYER ID – CPF ................................................................... 7
HOW TO GET YOUR FOREIGNER RESEARCHER REGISTRATION AT THE POST-GRADUATE
COURSE?........................................................................................................................................ 9
HOW DO I GET MY REGISTRATION AT THE FEDERAL POLICE AND THE ISSUING OF MY
TEMPORARY FOREIGN IDENTITY CARD – CIET? .......................................................................... 11
HOW TO GET TO THE FEDERAL POLICE ....................................................................................... 18
HOW TO MAKE YOUR UNIVERSITY SPORTS CENTER CARD – UFMG CEU ................................... 20
HOW TO GET YOUR LIBRARY CARD? ........................................................................................... 24
HOW TO MAKE YOUR UFMG RESEARCHER STUDENT CARD ...................................................... 25
HOW CAN I USE THE UNIVERSITY RESTAURANT AND PAY THE STUDENT FEE FOR MEALS? ...... 26
SOME TIPS ABOUT PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN BELO HORIZONTE.................................................... 26
HOW CAN I HAVE THE ‘BHBUS’ AND ‘ÓTIMO’ CARDS?............................................................... 28
THE BELO HORIZONTE SUBWAY (METRO) .................................................................................. 30
USEFUL PHONE NUMBERS .......................................................................................................... 31
MESSAGE TO THE FOREIGN RESEARCHER AT UFMG
Dear Researcher,
The Bem-vindo program team wishes you an excellent stay at the
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. Welcome to one of the most
important higher education institutions in Brazil and count on our
strong support to get the best from this academic and cultural
exchange experience.
We are at your disposal to help you with your logistic and bureaucratic
demands. Besides, the Bem-vindo program team promotes socializing
events (walks, cultural meetings) and sends our bulletin with cultural
tips every week to all Exchange students.
Belo Horizonte is a famous city for its rich cuisine, its warm people,
intense cultural life and broad leisure options. We will help you
discover the best that our university and capital of Minas Gerais have
to offer to our visitors! We are glad to extend to you a warm welcome
to our institution, finding friends and people that will help you collect
good stories to tell!
Yours sincerely,
The Bem-vindo Program Team.
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BEM-VINDO PROGRAM PRESENTATION
The International Relations Department Management, in partnership
with the UFMG Tourism Course, structured the Bem-vindo program,
primarily, to help foreign professors, researchers and students that are
working and/or studying at UFMG. However, the program also aims at
assisting the colleagues from education institutions from other states
in Brazil or municipalities in Minas Gerais.
The Bem-Vindo Program aims mainly at supporting this target
audience regarding logistic (housing, transport, food, health) and
bureaucratic aspects (getting a visa and ID documents, opening a bank
account, among others), contributing thus, for the foreign professors,
students and researchers to have an experience of excellence
concerning their welcome at UFMG.
The Bem-vindo team, with the aim of promoting socialization among
the academic community and Exchange students, sends every week a
cultural bulletin to all visitors and promotes sociocultural integration
events. Moreover, the program also promotes a campaign of
sponsoring foreign visitors, an initiative that has helped improve the
relationship of exchange students with their study and/or work
colleagues.
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BEM-VINDO PROGRAM TEAM
Coordination: Professor Márcia Lousada.
Interns: Isabela Peixoto and Jéssica Magalhães.
Voluntaries: Daniela Halley and Larissa Dutra.
PLACE, TIME OF SERVICE AND CONTACT
Our team personally meets your demands at the International
Relations Department/DRI, in the Communications room. This
department is situated next to the Dean’s office building. The days and
times of service are: from Monday to Friday, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Bem-vindo UFMG.
To get more information about our program get in touch with us or
visit us at the Information System Extension /SIEX-UFMG: 401105
HOW CAN THE BEM-VINDO PROGRAM HELP YOU?
We count on a team of interns and volunteers available to help you
with logistic and bureaucratic issues during your stay at UFMG. Count
on us to help you with finding a place to live, opening a bank account,
getting identification documents, visa, information about transport
options, getting the card for the University Sports Center, the library
and other demands. We can assist you personally at our office or clear
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your doubts via e-mail and Facebook. We remind you that it is also
possible for a member of our team to follow you to the bank, Receita
Federal, Federal Police, post or any other place where you may need to
go. Make your appointment beforehand and count on our strong
support. We are at your disposal!
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE SUPPORT
GIVEN BY THE DRI TEAM AND THE BEM-VINDO
PROGRAM?
The International Relations Department team contributes to your
academic guidance, i.e., it will help you regarding your enrolment
process, cancelling of disciplines, emission of grade certificates and
other demands related to your academic life. Whereas the Bem-Vindo
Program team may help you regarding your housing, getting the
identification documents, opening the bank account and other steps of
logistic and bureaucratic nature.
HOW THE BEM-VINDO PROGRAM MAY HELP YOU FIND A
PLACE TO LIVE
The foreign students, researchers and teachers who are at UFMG have
several housing options available in Belo Horizonte. Some agreements,
interchange and mobility programs ensure the visitors a stay in the
student home at UFMG. In other cases, our Exchange students look for
housing options through the register of home hosts (houses,
apartments and rooms for rent) made available by the Bem-vindo
team. There are places near the UFMG campus (Pampulha) and Belo
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Horizonte’s center (near the Law, Architecture and Medicine UFMG
Colleges). We inform you that the options of rent values vary according
to the services available and, and in this case, you yourself can
negotiate the price, services and method of payment with the owner of
the place. Get in touch with us and request the list of home hosts by e-
mail. You can count on our help to find an option that can meet your
demand. Living in a safe and pleasant place is the first step for a good
academic and cultural exchange experience!
HOW TO GET YOUR INDIVIDUAL TAXPAYER ID – CPF
You will need this document to be able to do your Foreign Exchange
Registration in the UFMG Post-Graduate programs and for other
purposes such as opening a bank account. So, let’s go! It would be best
to get the Individual Taxpayer ID/CPF as soon as possible!
To get your CPF you just have to go to
Receita Federal, at Av. Afonso Pena, nº
1316, 4th floor, Centro. Attention: take
cash with you, because a R$ 5.70 rate will
be charged for making the document.
Documents you need to take:
Provide the original or certified copy of your ID document. As an ID
document you may take one of those options:
• Identity card issued in your home country or a document issued by the
embassy of your home country;
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• RNE – Foreigners’ National Identity Card;
• Passport;
• RNE Protocol together with printed search screen of the SINCRE
(National Foreigners’ System) which has register data such as parents’
names, nationality and date of birth.
The ID documents presented by foreigners do not need to have the
parents’ names. Moreover, when they are not written in Portuguese,
the documents should come with a sworn translation.
How can you check your CPF registration?
After requesting your CPF you should follow up and check if your
registration was successful. If your registration was done by an
associated unit or by a Brazilian diplomatic representation, use the
service code received for follow up, via internet, of your request and to
get your CPF number.
To check your enrollment you can show the document where the CPF
number was inserted or with the "CPF Enrollment Document” together
with the ID document.
Attention: the CPF request for foreigners who are in Brazil will be
finalized at a Receita Federal unit. The interested party should wait for
the delivery of a mail with the request to show up at the Receita
Federal unit. When you go to the Receita Federal unit, remember to
take an ID document and the protocol with the service code of the
associated unit. If you do not show up by the given deadline, your
request will be cancelled.
We understand that this guide to get your CPF may cause some doubt.
To search for more information about this process you can access the
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Receita
Federal
site
via
the
internet
–
http://www.receita.fazenda.gov.br/PessoaFisica/CPF/CadastroPf.htm
- or visit the Bem-Vindo Program office for us to be able to answer
your questions. You do not need us to go with you to some of the
indicated places; you can count on us to help! Make an appointment
with us, beforehand, a day, to allow us time to be able to help you. We
are at your disposal!
HOW TO GET YOUR FOREIGNER RESEARCHER
REGISTRATION AT THE POST-GRADUATE COURSE?
For you to be able to make your registration and enrollment in the
UFMG Post-graduate Programs it is necessary to show up at the
International Relations Department/DRI and take the following
documents with you:
• Proof of residence in Brazil (copy of any bill – example: energy or
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telephone bill);
Document with the parent’s names in it (father and mother).
Example: copy of passport page or SINCRE/PF page (as long as it has
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data on father and mother);
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(translated to Portuguese);
Copy of the Diploma or Graduation Conclusion Certificate
Copy of Student Visa;
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Copy of Passport with your identification;
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Copy of Individual Taxpayer ID/CPF.
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Besides taking those documents, you should deliver the following data
to the DRI:
• Student’s name.
Information concerning the connection with UFMG:
• Name of Post-graduate course at UFMG;
• Name of tutor / advisor professor at UFMG;
• What is the purpose and object of study of the research to be done;
• Date of beginning of Exchange at UFMG (day / month / year);
• Date of end of connection with UFMG (day / month / year).
Information concerning your course of origin (foreign institution):
• Name of home institution;
• City of home institution;
• State / province of home institution;
• Name of the course at home institution;
• Name of advisor at home institution.
All set! After you take those documents to the DRI and inform them
about the requested data, you may get your Foreign Researcher
Registration at UFMG.
In case you have any problems to get the necessary documents or to
provide the information, get in touch with our team and count on our
support!
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HOW DO I GET MY REGISTRATION AT THE FEDERAL
POLICE AND THE ISSUING OF MY TEMPORARY FOREIGN
IDENTITY CARD – CIET?
To get the Registration at Federal Police and the issuing of the
Temporary Foreign Identity Card – CIET you should provide the
following documents:
Original valid Passport;
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Copy of the used pages in the passport;
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Request for Visa (Visa Application);
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Two recent ¾ color pictures, front-facing and against a white
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background
Completed and printed form for the Federal Police;
Proof of payment of the two requested fees.
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First, we will explain how you will be able to provide the completed
Form for the Federal Police and afterwards we will cover the
information concerning the requested fees.
How to fill in and print the Form for the Federal Police.
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Access the site of the Federal Police (www.dpf.gov.br) and identify on
the left side of the site the menu “Serviços”. Among the options that are
in this item, there is the alternative “Estrangeiro”.
Click on this option - “Estrangeiro”. The site will open a new page.
Choose among the alternatives option 2: “Requerer registro e
emissão/renovação de Cédula de Identidade de Estrangeiro”.
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After this action, at the new page that will open, choose option 1 –
“Preenchimento do formulário para solicitação de registro,
emissão de carteira de identidade de estrangeiro (1ª e 2ª via),
renovação e Acordo de Residência do Mercosul – clique aqui”.
When you click on the indicated place (“clique aqui”) the form to be
completed will open. Complete all the mandatory fields of the form.
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Tips for completing the form:
In “Unidade Federal Police” choose “MG” (Minas Gerais) and
“Belo Horizonte”;
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Always write the complete name following the Brazilian order:
Name and Surname (ex: Maria da Silva);
In “ocupação principal”, choose “Estudante”;
In “Endereço Residencial” put your Belo Horizonte address. In
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case you do not have an established address yet, put the local address
where you are at the moment;
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In case you do not have a telephone in Brazil yet, put DRI’s
general phone (31)3409- 4025.
Save and print the document.
How to request an Appointment for Registration at the Federal Police.
After completing the form you should return to the main page of the
site (www.dpf.gov.br), go again to “Estrangeiro” – situated next to the
“Serviços” menu. Then, choose, again, option 2: “Requerer registro e
emissão/renovação de Cédula de Identidade de Estrangeiro. In the
second option, you should click on “Verifique aqui se existe agenda
disponível” to get to know about the days and times when you may
request the appointment at Federal Police to register. Then, inform
your Request Code – situated in the upper part of your Form to be
delivered at the Federal Police. Check, then, the days and times
available and choose the one that is available or that suits your
preference. Click on save and print the document which confirms the
day and time chosen. Attention: PLAN! COME TO THE POLÍCIA
FEDERAL AT THE APPOINTED TIME AND DAY!
Obs.: In case there there are no available days and times on the site,
you just have to go to the Federal Police taking all the necessary
documents for registration. However, you should come to the Federal
Police up to 30 days after your date of arrival in Brazil. We recommend
that you go to the Federal Police office during the morning shift and
that you arrive very early, because every day there are many
foreigners with the same demand as you in the place.
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How to pay the requested fees.
To pay the requested fees you should print a type of document that is
called Guia de Recolhimento da União/GRU. You will print two
collection forms – one Guia de Recolhimento da União and one form for
the Foreign Identity Card. Those documents can be obtained via
Internet and there is the necessary information for you to pay the fees
in those documents. Let’s go! Follow our instructions to get the Guias
de Recolhimento da União:
Form 1 – GRU - Guia de Recolhimento da União
1 – Access the site www.dpf.gov.br
2 – Look for the menu “Serviços” on the left hand side of the site and
click on the alternative “GRU” (one of the options of the Serviços
menu).
3 – Click on option 1: “GRU - FUNAPOL (estrangeiro, segurança
privada, transporte internacional, armas)” and, afterwards, click on
option 3: “Pessoas e entidades estrangeiras”.
4 – To complete the Guia de Recolhimento da União – GRU your
address should be in Brazil. In case you do not have an address yet use
the DRI address (Avenida Antônio Carlos, 6.627/Pampulha –
CEP:31270-901). In the field “Unidade Arrecadadora” select: “MG
(015-9) Superintendência Regional no Estado de Minas Gerais”.
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5 –In the field “Código da Receita STN”, type the number “140082”.
On the page of the site you will see written: Registro de
Estrangeiro/Restabelecimento de Registro and the amount of R$64.58.
6 – Check the data completed and click on “Gerar Guia”. After that,
print the document.
Form 2 – Cédula de Identidade de Estrangeiro
1 – Repeat the same instructions from number 1 to 4 to obtain the Guia
de Recolhimento da União.
2 – In the field “Código da Receita STN” type the number “140120”
(Carteira de Estrangeiro de Primeira Via, amount R$124.23).
3 – Check the completed data and click on “Gerar Guia”. Print the
document to pay the fee.
The GRU may be paid in any bank institution, lottery booth, post offices
and corresponding banks, obeying the criteria established for receiving
those until the deadline (informed on the form) and before doing the
registration at the Federal Police. For the registration you will need to
take the payment receipt that will be given to you at the Bank.
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Temporary RNE Model
HOW TO GET TO THE FEDERAL POLICE
The Federal Police office in Belo Horizonte is situated inside the
Shopping Center Plaza Anchieta. The address of the office is:
Federal Police: Av. Francisco Deslandes, 900 – Bairro Anchieta.
Telephone: (31) 2517- 9900 or 2517-9943
We will explain some possible routes for you to be able to get to the
Federal Police quickly and safely.
Route from UFMG to the Federal Police
To get to the police leaving from the UFMG Pampulha campus use the
bus 2004 (Bandeirantes – Pilar). This bus passes by the stop at
Avenida Antonio Carlos, opposite UFMG. Get off at Praça da Liberdade
(bairro Funcionários) and, at that same bust stop, wait for line 2103
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(Anchieta – Prado). The bus 2103 has a stop opposite the Federal
Police. In case of doubt, ask the agent on board to tell you where the
bus stop where you should go down to go to the Federal Police is.
Route from the Student’s Home to the Federal Police
In case you are at the Student’s Home, start your route using the free
UFMG bus line that will conduct you to the UFMG Pampulha. After you
arrive at the university campus, follow the same instructions already
described for the UFMG – Federal Police route.
OBS: The management of the line to the Student’s Home is under the
responsibility of the Fundação Mendes Pimentel - FUMP. For more
information on this line call 3498-2573 or send an e-mail to
[email protected]
Route from the Center to the Federal Police
If you are in the Center of Belo Horizonte use the bus line 2103
(Anchieta – Prado). This bus passes by Avenida Afonso Pena between
the numbers 942 and 1270. This bus also passes by the Avenues
Augusto de Lima and Amazonas, respectively, before arriving at the
Afonso Pena Avenue. As described, this line stops at a bus stop
opposite the Federal Police.
For more information about the times and itineraries of buses in Belo
Horizonte you may access the site of BHTrans –sector of the City Hall
that is responsible for the management of municipal transport. The
BHTrans site is:
www.bhtrans.pbh.gov.br/portal/page/portal/portalpublico.
Another option is to access the site of Transfácil- Operational
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Consorcium of Collective Passenger Transport by Bus of the
Municipality of Belo Horizonte – to obtain this type of information:
www.transfacilbh.com.br.
We emphasize that the registration should be made up to 30 days after
the arrival in Brazil. After this date a daily fine is charged and the
foreign person’s situation in the country becomes illegal. Count on our
help, if you had any doubt after reading the guidelines, come and talk
to our team!
AND PAY ATTENTION: ALL THE EXCHANGE STUDENTS SHOULD
BRING A COPY OF THE RNE (FOREIGNER NATIONAL REGISTRATION)
TO THE DRI.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR UNIVERSITY SPORTS CENTER CARD
– UFMG CEU
As a foreign exchange student at UFMG you will have access to the
University Sports Center. Known as “CEU”, the sports center has courts,
pools, dressing rooms, picnic area, bar and other equipment. The CEU
is for the use of University students and workers, and it is situated at
Avenida Coronel Oscar Paschoal, São José neighborhood, right behind
the “Mineirão” football stadium.
To ensure your access to the university sports center you should make
a User Card. Pay attention to the guidelines for you to get the
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documents necessary for the card to be produced:
Enter the CEU site (http://www.ufmg.br/ceu), and click on the
Confecção de Carteira option situated in the box Formulários;
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A new window will open for the Requerimento para
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Associação to be done. First, you should read the laws and rules of the
Club. After reading the text, click on “concordo” and after that on the
option “Avançar”.
After that, you should select the option Adicionar Novo Titular
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e seus Dependentes;
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In Tipo de Usuário you should choose Intercambista
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Estrangeiro UFMG and complete the form;
In the field regarding RG you should put your passport number.
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The CPF field may be left blank in case it is not ready yet. Regarding
your phone number, in case you have no phone number in Brazil, you
should put DRI phone number: 34094025 (Reception), 34094401
(Doubts about programs and notices). Do not fill in the fields referring
to dependents’ data.
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After completing the form, click on Enviar Solicitação. Take
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notes of the number of your request and print the Enrolment Form;
Once it is printed, sign the field Termo de Responsabilidade.
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Notice that, in your form, in the field Instruções, there are other
documents that you should present to make your Card: 3/4 recent
color picture, Passport (original and copy) and the Original Proof
of payment to the Conta Única do Tesouro, the amount of R$10.00;
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To make the payment to the Conta Única do Tesouro you should
go the the Banco do Brasil counter and make your request. Request the
help of one of the assistants of the bank branch. The bank will request
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your CPF number. Therefore, we recommend that you have your CPF,
because it may be requested in several moments of your academic life.
There is a branch of the Banco do Brasil situated at the UFMG Service
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Square (the CPF can also be requested in that place);
Then, take your payment receipt to the CEU together with all the
other necessary documents for the Card to be made.
The Card will be valid for 1 semester. If your stay in Belo Horizonte is
for 1 year, you may renew your card. For the renewal, you just need to
take to the CEU:
• The original club card;
• The original payment receipt for the Conta Única do Tesouro in a total
amount of R$10.00 (see instructions on how to get it in the previously
mentioned guidelines);
• The UFMG enrolment document (original and photocopy);
• The ID card or passport;
• The completed and printed renewal form (also available at the CEU site
in the “Formulário” box).
HOW TO GET YOUR LIBRARY CARD?
The library card is necessary for borrowing books from any of the
units of the UFMG library system. Moreover, to have a right to have
lunch at the sector restaurant (Bandejão) with a student fee it is
necessary to show this document.
To get the library card, you should look for the library at your unit,
take your enrolment number, passport and R$1.00. After you are
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finished at the library, pay the fee for the card at the Banco do Brasil
(the library staff can give you the information on the bank account for
the payment of the fee) and after 15 days, your card will be ready! The
card will be delivered to the same place where it was requested.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR UFMG RESEARCHER STUDENT CARD
With the student card (issued by the DCE – Diretório Central dos
Estudantes) you can count on benefits in several places, products and
services in Brazil and in the world. The UFMG student card can also
ensure you have special discounts at the Cine Belas Artes, 40%
discount in the value of the ticket for any session, 10% discount in the
cinema Café/Bar and the 10 first students who have their DCE card
issued get in the first session of each movie from Monday to Friday for
free.
To get your UFMG student card you have to fill in the form for the
request that you can find at all the DA's (Diretórios Acadêmicos) and
CA's (Centros Acadêmicos).
After that you need to give it back to the DA (Diretório Acadêmico) or
CA (Centro Acadêmico) of your unit together with the amount of
R$10.00. If you have a FUMP grant, your student card is given to you
free.
The card can also be made at the DCE office (Service Square of the
Pampulha Campus) with a 3x4 picture, a copy of your identity
document, a copy of the enrollment document, and R$10.00 (if you are
assisted by FUMP, it is free).
The card takes about 5 days to be produced.
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HOW CAN I USE THE UNIVERSITY RESTAURANT AND PAY
THE STUDENT FEE FOR MEALS?
Provide your Library card and show an identity document with your
Picture whenever you go to the “Bandejão”. To get your library card,
follow the instructions in the previous item. The meals and times of the
university restaurant are: lunch – 11am to 2pm – and dinner – 5:30pm
to 7pm. The restaurant is next to the ICEX (Instituto de Ciencias
Exatas) and the bus lines (free, 9502 and 5102) which help the UFMG
Pampulha campus, by having a stop opposite the restaurant. The units
of Health and Law Campuses also have a university restaurant in their
structure, only the Architecture school does not have its own unit.
SOME TIPS ABOUT PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN BELO
HORIZONTE
The municipal public transport is managed by BHTrans. To get to know
about the lines, times, itineraries and bus stops in Belo Horizonte
access
the
BhTrans
site
(http://www.bhtrans.pbh.gov.br/portal/page/portal/portalpublico)
and get the information in the area “Como chegar” and ‘Meu Ônibus’.
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In case you want information about the bus lines of the Belo Horizonte
metropolitan region, access the DER site www.der.mg.gov.br and
insert the line number you would like to know information about.
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HOW CAN I HAVE THE ‘BHBUS’ AND ‘ÓTIMO’ CARDS?
BHBUS CARDS
The BHBus cards are electronic credit cards, which can be used by
individuals who would like to have the benefit of paying the ticket,
directly to the integrations and much more. The card may be
‘Identified’ or ‘Not specified’.
Identified:
The system allows the purchase of electronic credits for tickets of
users of Belo Horizonte public transport who do not receive the benefit
of transportation vouchers. In case of theft or loss, the card cannot be
blocked and remaining credits are transferred to a new card.
The charge and recharge of the cards are done directly at the
TRANSFÁCIL sales points, internet or phone. For more information
access
https://www.transfacil.com.br/estCartoes_USU_identificado.aspx.
Not specified:
The system allows the purchase of electronic credits for tickets for
users of Belo Horizonte public transport who do not receive the benefit
of transportation voucher. In case of theft or loss, there is no way of
transferring the credits to a new card.
The charge and recharge of cards is done directly at the TRANSFÁCIL
sales points, BHBUS stations and subway stations. For more
information access:
https://www.transfacil.com.br/estCartoes_USU_portador.aspx.
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You can also have a subway-bus integration through the BHBus
card.
For
more
information
access
http://www.metrobh.gov.br/cbtu/final/operacao/integracao/int
egracao_imo.html.
ÓTIMO CARD
The ÓTIMO card is the electronic ticket for the Belo Horizonte
Metropolitan Region. It consists of a method of ticket payment through
electronic credit. The card may be ‘Ótimo cidadão identificado’ or
‘Ótimo cidadão não identificado’. In case you live in the Metropolitan
Region, this card is very useful for your traveling to Belo Horizonte.
Ótimo cidadão identificado:
The Ótimo card identified citizen is for the individual, self-employed
professionals, students and domestic workers who wish to recover
their credits in case of loss, theft or miscarriage of the card.
You can get the Ótimo card identified citizen by accessing the ÓTIMO
site (www.otimoonline.com.br) and following the steps explained in
the link http://www.otimoonline.com.br/produtos/?secao=3&site=1.
Ótimo cidadão não identificado:
The Ótimo card non-identified citizen is for the individual, self-
employed professionals, students and domestic workers. In case of
loss, theft or miscarriage, the credits cannot be recovered in a second
copy of the card.
In case of doubt access: www.otimoonline.com.br
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THE BELO HORIZONTE SUBWAY (METRO)
The Belo Horizonte subway is the metro-rail system operating in the
city of Belo Horizonte, operated by the Companhia Brasileira de Trens
Urbanos (CBTU).
The subway is presently formed by the Line 1, which crosses the city
from West to North, interconnecting the Belo Horizonte central region.
The METRÔ BH line 1 Project connects the neighborhood Água Branca
in the municipality of Contagem to Venda Nova neighborhood in the
municipality of Belo Horizonte. It connects the West Region of the
Metropolitan Region, bordering the central area of Belo Horizonte,
with the North Region, on the border of the Santa Luzia/Vespasiano
municipality. It goes along the guideline of Ribeirão Arrudas and the
cargo line. The line cuts all Belo Horizonte municipalities promoting
the mobility among several areas of the Metropolitan Region.
The system transports presently, on average at weekdays, 160,000
passengers. It is expected to reach 220,000 passengers day with the
improvement of integration and operation of the Vilarinho Station.
Although the Belo Horizonte subway does not reach UFMG, it serves
several important places (cultural, touristic places among others) in
the municipality, such as for example the Natural History Museum and
the UFMG Botanic Gardens.
For more information about the subway operation (stations, time,
price,
services,
etc)
access
http://www.metrobh.gov.br/cbtu/final/operacao/linhas/linhas.htm.
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Other information about the Belo Horizonte subway may be found at
the
http://www.metrobh.gov.br/cbtu/final/principal/principal.htm.
USEFUL PHONE NUMBERS
We selected a list with the main emergency telephone numbers for
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you:
Fire Brigade: 193
Civil Defense: 199
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Women’s Police Stations: 180
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Hot-Line: 181
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Civil Police: 197
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Federal Police: 194
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Military Police: 190
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State Highway Patrol: 198
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Federal Highway Patrol: 191
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Emergency: 192
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