Brazil Immigration Services

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.

​• ​​​The immigration laws of Brazil provide many options ​to employers of foreign nationals. Brazil is a member of the MERCOSUR treaty. Requirements, processing times, employment eligibility, and benefits for accompanying family members vary by visa classification.
• ​​A business entry authorization is required for any business activities in Brazil. Visa-waived nationals may receive the business entry authorization upon arrival, while visa nationals must obtain a Visitor Visa from a Brazilian consular post​.
• Foreign nationals​ who intend to work in Brazil must secure work authorization through one of the two main categories: ​(1) Temporary Visas are suitable for various categories of workers, technicians, and investors. Temporary visa applicants file their visa requests at a Brazilian consular post once they have secured approval from the Ministry of Justice; (2) Residence Authorizations are suitable for various categories of workers and investors who are in Brazil and wish to change their status to a resident permit in country. Depending on the residence type, the application can be filed with the Ministry of Justice or with the Federal Police. Validity is granted based on the visa or residence type.
• The primary long-term work authorization is the Work Contract Visa, used by foreign nationals to work for a Brazilian entity under an employment contract for an initial two years. Brazil also has several other specialized visa categories for foreign nationals depending on their activities in Brazil (e.g., technical activities, training, offshore activities), nationality, or position, among other criteria.
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.
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