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Brazil: New Immigration Law takes effect

Latest updates to the Immigration Law in Brazil

On 21st November 2017 a new law was introduced to the immigration system in Brazil. The changes in law include:

  • The creation of a new visitor visa (allowing tourism, business, consulting and auditing activities)
  • Permission for foreign nationals in Brazil (on a temporary/visitor visa) to obtain a residence permit
  • An increase in the time allowed to register for the visitor visa after entering Brazil which is now 90 days
  • The elimination of the previous permanent visa

The processing times for visa and residence permits are yet to be established by the Brazilian Authorities therefore until these are published applications will not be considered.

This has affected Brazilian consulates and embassies worldwide. For example, in Paris it is not possible to obtain a Consulate appointment before January 2018 and all appointments in November and December 2017 have been halted.

More information

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Immigration team at immigration@sterling.com or call +44(0)20 8836 3359.

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