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Whether your company is sending employees to Brazil or expanding outside of Brazil to destinations around the world—Fragomen is here to help. Our experienced Brazil immigration professionals partner with you to develop immigration strategies that help you meet inbound immigration needs and manage your regional or global immigration program.

Brazilian law provides many solutions to help employers of foreign nationals.  Requirements, processing times, employment eligibility, and benefits for accompanying family members vary by visa classification.

The new law which went into effect on November 21, 2017 has overhauled the immigration system in Brazil. The law offers greater flexibility for visitors and temporary workers and restructures Brazil’s current visa categories.

Business visitors to Brazil will now use a Business Visitor Visa, for up to 90 days.

Brazil has also created new categories for temporary and more permanent transfers. The appropriate category will depend on the duration and specific nature of the assignment to be performed in Brazil.

The two categories are:

Temporary Visa, which is designed for individuals who are not permanently migrating to Brazil, and Residence Authorization, which is designed for more permanent assignments. Both categories have options for workers, and are valid for an initial period of two years.

Additionally, the new law allows foreign nationals to apply for their visa process at the Ministry of Labor, while in Brazil.

Detailed Immigration Snapshots, Document Lists and Process Guides are available to clients on request.

Fragomen in Brazil is Fragomen Brasil Serviços de Imigração Ltda., operating exclusively as an immigration consultancy and not as a law firm in Brazil.
Rio de Janeiro

Fragomen Brasil Serviços de Imigração Ltda.

+55 21 2103 7652

Avenida Presidente Wilson, 231, 9th floor
Rio de Janeiro, RJ 20030-021
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São Paulo

Fragomen Brasil Servicos de Imigracao Ltda.

+55 11 3506 5250

Avenida das Nações Unidas, 11.857 13º Andar
Sao Paulo, SP 04578-908
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