On July 25, 2018, the National Immigration Council published Normative Resolution 30/2018 regulating procedures for the renewal of residence authorization for foreign professionals, effective immediately.

Residence Renewal

Normative Resolution 30 establishes that the Ministry of Labour may renew the period of residence authorization for up to two years or change the term of residence to an indefinite period. The Ministry of Labour will make a decision on a residence renewal application within 30 days.

Among the documents that must be presented for a renewal application are a copy of the national Migration Card (in Portuguese, Carteira de Registro Nacional Migratório or CRNM) and a signed declaration that the applicant has no criminal record.

Action Items

Employers who would like further clarification of any aspect of the recent changes to the immigration rules in Brazil should contact their immigration specialist.

China – Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Workers Will No Longer Require a Work Permit for Mainland China

The Chinese government has announced that it will abolish the work permit requirement for employees from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.

Further details of how this change will be implemented are expected in the next few weeks.

Action Items

Employers who may be affected by this change are advised to consult an immigration specialist for the latest implementation details.


Please note that this is general information only and not intended as advice on a specific matter. Please feel free to contact Fakhoury Global Immigration directly with questions exclusive to your situation. This news alert may have been prepared using information from Peregrine Immigration Management, which is licensed to Fakhoury Global Immigration.