IMPACT – LOW
What is the change? Today, the Ministry of Justice published three regulations (Portarias nº 7, 8 e 9) establishing procedures for students (including interns), those seeking medical treatment in Brazil, and neighboring nationals of non-Mercosur countries.
What does the change mean? Effective immediately, these regulations list specific requirements for the above categories of individuals to apply for temporary visas or residence authorization.
Background: These additional Regulations (Portarias) clarify certain important scenarios and list the documentary requirements for each category.
BAL Analysis: These new regulations provide flexibility to certain immigrants by allowing them to choose between applying for a temporary visa processed at the Brazilian Consulate prior to entry, or to seek residence authorization while in Brazil if they are in-country under another status, as long as they have the required documents. The residence authorization application will be submitted to the Federal Police and the authorization is valid for one to two years (depending on the case). Applicants should note that a proof of immunization from the National Health Institute (ANVISA) of Brazil is required for residence authorization.
This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice group in Brazil. For additional information, please contact email@example.com.
Copyright © 2018 Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. All rights reserved. Reprinting or digital redistribution to the public is permitted only with the express written permission of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. For inquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
State Department data shows a dramatic increase in the number of visas issued last fiscal year. Colleges say the need
Danish immigration authorities released new rules that update the work permit exemption policy for employees working within affiliated companies....
The Swiss government has set work permit quotas for 2024, leaving them unchanged for EU/EFTA, non-EU/EFTA and U.K. nationals. Quotas
Canadian officials announced that a dedicated humanitarian pathway to provide permanent residence to Colombian, Haitian and Venezuelan foreign...