Brazil – Clarification of Procedure for Change of Status from Temporary to Permanent Residence Permit

Posted on April 20, 2018

The Ministry of Labour and the Ministry of Justice have issued a joint statement clarifying that applications for conversion of temporary residence into permanent residence permits must be submitted to the Ministry of Labour for processing, rather than the Ministry… Read more »


Brazil – Relaxation of New Police Clearance Requirement for Residence Renewal Applicants

Posted on March 19, 2018

  The Ministry of Labour has issued a Technical Note stating that current resident visa holders applying for residence renewal in Brazil are not required to present a legalized and translated police clearance certificate from their country of residence covering the last… Read more »


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: http://www.vfsglobal.com/brazil-evisa/.  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 »