Brazil – Stricter Documentary Requirements for Police Registration

Posted on January 8, 2018

Effective 27 December 2017, the Federal Police in Brazil have introduced a new documentary requirement for the mandatory in-country registration (“Registro Nacional Migratório” or RNM). What has changed? Applicants must now submit their original birth certificate (and marriage certificate if… Read more »

Brazil – New Immigration Regulations Published

Posted on December 15, 2017

  On December 8, 2017, the National Immigration Council published new Normative Resolutions regulating residence authorization for foreign professionals. The resolutions implement the recent Brazilian immigration law (13445/2017, published 25 May 2017). Note that the resolutions do not mention renewal… Read more »

Brazil – E-Visa Introduced

Posted on December 4, 2017

  The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil implemented the E-Visa program for nationals of Australia, Canada, Japan, and the United States. Eligible nationals can apply for the e-visa at the following website:  The E-visa costs 40 USD which… Read more »

Brazil – Foreign Police Registration

Posted on January 6, 2017

A new normative published on December 15th, 2016, issued new rules regarding the time frame for registration of foreign nationals before the Federal Police in regards to visa extensions and transformation approvals. According to the new ordinance, once the request… Read more »

Brazil – Technical Visa Work Authorization

Posted on October 28, 2016

A new service order released by the Ministry of Labor will now allow Brazilian intermediary companies to apply for a technical visa work authorization for foreign workers who provide technical assistance or technology transfer.  The current system only allowed companies… Read more »

Brazil – Delays in Obtaining Appointments for RNE Card in Sao Paulo

Posted on August 26, 2016

The system in place to schedule appointments for the Registro Nacional de Estrangeior, or RNE card, is being upgraded to a new IT system in Sao Paulo.  The system will be shut down as the transition takes place which will… Read more »

Brazil – Labor Strike of Ministry Workers

Posted on August 26, 2016

Employees from Brazil’s Foreign Ministry began an indefinite labor strike this week over higher wages.  The strike will leave the staff at a 30 percent capacity to cover consular assistance and passport issuance.  Therefore, employers should expect delays with the… Read more »

Brazil – Member of Hague Apostille Convention

Posted on August 12, 2016

As previously reported by FGI in February 2016, beginning Sunday, August 14th, Brazil will be a member of the Hague Apostille Convention.  The Hague Apostille Convention is a global inter-government organization comprised of 80 countries including the European Union, joined… Read more »

Brazil – New Policies Implemented to Offer Reduced Processing Times and Relaxed Reforms

Posted on June 24, 2016

Following an official decree on May 11, there have been new implementations regarding immigration policies in an effort to reduce processing times and simplify the immigration process. Work permit extensions and one year technical visas may now be filed online,… Read more »

Brazil – Government implements reforms to improve work visa processing

Posted on May 20, 2016

A government decree recently published in the Official Gazette significantly changes work permit procedures under Brazilian immigration law.   The decree positively impacts Brazilian companies that hire foreign nationals, all new and renewal applicants for work visas, and tourists applying… Read more »