The card can be purchased through the channels made available by Brazil Prepaid and can be used on all public transports in the State of Rio de Janeiro, regardless of the charge amount, with no restrictions of use and time, including the payment of several tickets in the same vehicle and/or access turnstile.
After its purchase, precharging of the transport function is required in RioCard recharge channels for use in public transport. Credits charged in the “Visa prepaid” function can be used for purchase of transport credits in some RioCard recharge channels. But they can not be used directly for the payment of tickets.
At every use of the transport function, the amount corresponding to the fare of the mode used will be charged and the remaining balance will be displayed on the display of the respective transport access validator. Since the transport recharge validation in the card can take up to 48 hours depending on the recharge channel used, it is recommended care and control of the balance, thus avoiding it to become zero, not permitting access to public transportation.
For not meeting the registration requirements demanded by the applicable law, and because it is a Card aiming the non-resident public in the city of Rio de Janeiro, the transport function should not be enabled to Intermunicipal Single Ticket (State Law No. 5,628/2009 and it is not associated with the Transport ticket benefit (Federal Law No. 7,418 / 85).
When in doubt, you should consult the product use contract or contact the Brazil Prepaid service channels.