On October 26, 2018, the government published Normative Resolution 35/2018, regulating the issuance of a temporary visa and residence authorization for receiving training related to the operation or maintenance of equipment or other goods produced in Brazil.

The Resolution allows for an application to be made to a Brazilian consulate, for a visa valid for a stay of up to 90 days, or for prior residency permit or change of status application to be made to the Ministry of Labour in Brazil for stays of between 90 days and one year.

The applicant must submit evidence of the purchase by a foreign company of machinery, equipment or other goods produced in Brazil, and evidence of their connection with the foreign company. A simple training plan must also be submitted, containing information about the applicant’s professional qualifications and the scope, method, location and duration of the training.

Action Items

  • Employers interested in using this new route are encouraged to contact their immigration specialist for case-specific advice.
  • Temporary visa holders must register their visa with the Federal Police within 90 days after arrival in Brazil, or within 30 days of post-arrival change of status.

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.