Brazil passes resolution on visa and residence permits

Measures were devised by the National Immigration Council

Published in 30/07/2018 - 15:40 By Pedro Peduzzi - Brasília

A resolution was published Wednesday (Jul. 25) by Brazil’s National Immigration Council, an agency linked to the country’s Labor Ministry, on the granting of temporary visas and residence permits for foreigners working under special conditions in Brazil, especially those hired outside the country.

The temporary visa will be granted to immigrants planning to come to Brazil “as technician, service provider, volunteer, specialist, and teacher, with official, private, or non-governmental bodies.”

To start the process, immigrants must first present consular authorities the following: valid travel document; international immunization certificate, when necessary; payment of consular fees; visa request; proof of transport entering the country, and leaving the country, if required; criminal record or the like.

Applicants must also produce proof of professional qualification and experience; job invitation directed at applicant, including living conditions, job description, and length of employment, as well as a guarantee that the immigrant will not be remunerated by a source in Brazil.

The documents necessary for a visa application are also required when immigrants already in Brazil decide to apply for a residence permit, in which case immigrants are allowed to stay in the country for up to two years.

Translation: Fabrício Ferreira -  Edition: Valéria Aguiar / Augusto Queiroz

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