BRAZIL – FIFA World Cup to Close Government Offices

As the 2014 FIFA World Cup is held in Brazil this year, the government has issued a decree which declares certain days as holidays during the event. On any days that the Brazilian national team is scheduled to play, government… Read more »

BRAZIL – Introduction of Electronic Visa Processing

On May 7th, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and the National Congress announced a change to the main Brazilian Immigration Law (# 6815/80). In its previous form, the law required that all individuals applying for business, tourist, or artist/athlete visas had… Read more »

BRAZIL – São Paulo Suspending Registration Services This Week

São Paulo has suspended Federal Police registrations for the week of March 17th – 23rd.   The suspension has been put into place to offer registration priority to foreign doctors arriving in Brazil under a humanitarian program to fill urgent physician… Read more »