Brazil – Brazil Delays Visa Requirement for US, Canada, and Australia Citizens Until January 2024 (October 2023)

Posted on February 1, 2024

Brazil – Brazil Delays Visa Requirement for US, Canada, and Australia Citizens Until January 2024 In a recent update as of August 29, the Brazilian government has decided to postpone the implementation of visa requirements for passport holders from the… Read more »

Brazil – Certain Nationals soon to be Visa Exempt

Posted on April 1, 2019

Effective June 17, 2019, nationals of the United States, Canada, Japan, and Australia can travel to Brazil visa exempt for a stay up to 90 days in a year. In the meantime, before the effective date, Australian, Japanese, Canadian, and… Read more »

Brazil – New Visa for Receiving Technical Training

Posted on November 6, 2018

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… Read more »

Brazil – New Rules for Residence Renewal Published

Posted on August 17, 2018

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… Read more »

Brazil – Changes to Qualifying Dependents

Posted on July 16, 2018

Criteria for dependents have changed effective immediately. Qualifying dependent relationships now include: Spouses (opposite and same sex) Domestic partners (opposite and same sex) Children, grandchildren, and stepchildren who are economically dependent on the sponsor Parents Grandparents Siblings who are financially… Read more »

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:  The E-visa costs 40 USD which… Read more »