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Brazil

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.

Business visitors to Brazil use a Business Visitor Visa, for stays of up to 90 days.

The two main visa categories are:

Temporary Visas: Suitable for various categories of workers and investors intending to work and live in Brazil. Foreign nationals apply for a temporary visa at a Brazilian consular post. Visa validity is granted based on the visa type. Some of the most common visa types included in this category are:

(1) Technical Visas: For foreign nationals performing technical activities as follows:

  • Short-Term Technical Visa – valid for up to 180 days
  • Long-Term Technical Visa – valid for up to one year
  • Transfer of Technology Visa – for foreign nationals who will impart a of training and expertise to Brazilian nationals, valid for up to one year

(2) Work Visas: For foreign nationals who will secure their work visa before entering Brazil to perform general work activities.

 

Residence Authorization: Suitable for eligible foreign nationals seeking to change their status to a more permanent transfer, in-country. This visa is valid for one year.  Depending on the visa type, the application can be submitted to the Ministry of Labor or at the Federal Police.  Some of the most common visa types included in this category are:

  • Work Visas: For foreign nationals who are already in Brazil and seeking work authorization.
  • Statutory Director Visas: For foreign nationals who are joining a Brazilian company’s Board of Directors.
  • Mercosur Visas: for nationals of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay.

 

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.

riodejaneiroinfo@fragomen.com

+55 21 2103 7652

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

Fragomen Brasil Servicos de Imigracao Ltda.

saopauloinfo@fragomen.com

+55 11 3506 5250

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