Humanitarian visa for Ukrainian nationals extended

29 Mar 23



The Brazilian government has extended its humanitarian visa for Ukrainian nationals and stateless persons affected by the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

Key Points:

  • Ukrainian nationals and stateless persons displaced by the ongoing conflict in Ukraine remain eligible for a two-year residence permit that allows them to live and work in Brazil.
  • Those who are eligible for the humanitarian visa can submit applications at any Brazilian consulate. Applicants should bring a valid passport, travel documentation from Ukraine to Brazil and a noncriminal records certificate.
  • New applications can be made until Dec. 31, 2024, subject to further extensions.

Additional Information: More information regarding the two-year residence permit is available here.

BAL Analysis: Brazil is among a number of countries that have adopted special immigration measures for Ukrainians in response to Russia’s invasion of the country. Employers and employees are reminded that actions taken as a result of the invasion of Ukraine may change with little or no notice.

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