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Welcome to Brazil! We want you to enjoy your trip to the maximum. Therefore, we will provide the international services you need, such as withdrawals in local currency and money exchange. You don’t even have to be our customer.

International Withdraws

Money Exchange

Tips and Information

International withdrawals

International Withdraws

You can withdraw local currency at about 2,000 ATMs (20,6mb) all over Brazil. No matter if you are our customer or not.

See how:
You just need an international card to make a withdrawal – MasterCard and/or Maestro (Cirrus) or Visa and/or Electron (Plus). See the examples below:

Other services available at our ATMs:

  • Withdrawal with credit or debit (current and/or savings account) cards.
  • Balance inquiry (Current and/or savings account).

Make sure your bank offers these services.
Important: withdrawals in local currency (Real) are subject to fee charges¹. The fee amount will be charged in the local currency of your card’s issuing bank country. Fee amount conversion, taxes or exemptions, as well as transactions allowed, are under the responsibility of the card’s issuing bank. Talk to your bank.

Check how to withdraw in local currency (Real – R$):

Identify the logos of Cirrus and/or Plus networks at Santander's ATMs.
Insert you card and choose the language: English, Spanish or Portuguese.
For inquiries and/or withdrawals, enter your pin.
After finishing your transaction, a receipt will
Money Exchange

Money Exchange

To buy or sell currency², you can count on over 200 Santander branches, located in 13 Brazilian states.

Learn about the conditions and benefits:

  • Competitive exchange rates.
  • Guaranteed repurchase of unused notes, upon current exchange rate. 
  • Availability  of the four most tradable currencies:
US Dollar and Euro in over 235 exchange stations around Brazil.

US Dollar (US$) and Euro (€)
in over 200 Santander branches around Brazil. 

Pound available at Guarulhos (Terminal 2) and Rio de Janeiro (Galeão) International Airports, and at Av. Paulista, nº 1374

Pound in Santander Branches at Av Paulista, 1374 , São Paulo-SP and in the main international airports in Brazil: Guarulhos  (Terminal 2)– SP and Galeão – RJ.

Yen available at Guarulhos International Airport (Terminal 2).

Yen in Santander Branch in  Guarulhos international airport (Terminal 2)

  • Tax over fiinancial transactions (IOF) of 1,1% when buying and 0,38%, when selling to Santander.
  • The only document needed when buying or selling currency is a valid passport.
  • Purchase or sale of foreign currency up to R$ 10,000 (ten thousand reals) in no later than 90 days.

Check the fees for cash purchase and sales of currency on the Current Fee Chart.

1 - The so-called "Withdrawals in Reals with card (credit or debit) issued abroad" fee is applied. The fee amount is found in the Current Services Chart.

2 – According to the Normative Instruction from the Brazilian IRS (nr. 1,385 of 08/15/2013), the traveler who enters the country or leaves it with over R$ 10,000.00 (ten thousand Reals) in cash, in local or foreign currency, must declare it to the Brazilian IRS through the internet by filling out and recording the Electronic Declaration of Goods (e- DBV). The declaration form is available on www.receita.fazenda.gov.br.

Tips and information

Tips and information

Museu do Amanhã (Tomorrow´s Museum)

App Câmbio Legal (Nice Exchange)

With Câmbio Legal (Nice Exchange) you can check out information regarding money exchange and find all stations authorized to sell and buy currency. The app is provided by the Brazilian Central Bank and it is available for Android and iOS