The Brazilian government extended its immigration deadlines and emergency COVID-19 health measures until March 15, 2022.

Key Points:

  • Foreign nationals whose immigration documents expired after March 16, 2020, have until March 15, 2022, to obtain or register permanent residence or a temporary visa.
  • Foreign nationals will not be penalized for an excess of stay or a delay in registration if they complete the registration before March 15, 2022.
  • Passports, identification documents and criminal background certificates issued abroad that expire after March 16, 2020, will be accepted in the immigration process as long as the individual remained a resident of Brazil and seeks to become regularized by March 15, 2022.

BAL Analysis: Officials made the decision to extend the immigration deadlines and emergency health measures due to the ongoing global pandemic. The response to COVID-19 continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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