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Brazilian nationality for foreigners: necessary steps*

Brazilian nationality for foreigners: necessary steps*

Brazil is experiencing a new migratory scenario: the number of immigrants registered by the Federal Police has increased by 160% in the last ten years. Because of this phenomenon, issues related to the right to acquire Brazilian nationality have enjoyed a high degree of interest. In Brazil, unlike most European countries, the rules for granting Brazilian nationality are not detailed by law or decree. Instead, the right to Brazilian nationality is foreseen in the Federal Constitution itself. Thus, an individual can either acquire original Brazilian Continue lendo

Living your retirement in Portugal: how to obtain a residence permit

Living your retirement in Portugal: how to obtain a residence permit

Have you ever wondered why many retirees consider Portugal as one of the best places to live? Does the answer seem obvious to you? Good weather, nice food, safety, quality of life. Get familiar with the procedure to obtain a residence permit for you and your family.   GOOD WEATHER. NICE FOOD. SAFETY. QUALITY OF LIFE. It is true that these factors are relevant, but after the initial charm, many retirees bump into evident bureaucracy in the process of obtaining their residence visa. This may happen because of a lack of knowledge of Continue lendo

Traveler’s Rights in Brazil*

Traveler’s Rights in Brazil*

The 2014 FIFA World Cup is approaching, and Brazil, the country that will host this great event, will attract travelers from all over the world, as well as the Brazilians themselves that may also travel throughout the country in order to attend the games, which will be held in the stadiums of the cities of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Fortaleza, Porto Alegre, Curitiba, Salvador, Recife, Cuiabá, Natal and Manaus. Thus, it is important to highlight the main lines of attention to Continue lendo

How to become an individual entrepreneur in Brazil*

How to become an individual entrepreneur in Brazil*

It is a fact that the economic growth and new business opportunities that have arisen in Brazil favor entrepreneurship. However, for investment to be a success, research, planning and preparation are essential. In this sense, entrepreneurs must know the market in which they will operate, seeking new opportunities and anticipating threats that may possibly appear. In Brazil, it is possible to formalize an enterprise through registration as an Individual Micro-Entrepreneur [MEI – Microempreendedor Individual] or Individual Entrepreneur [EI – Entrepreneur Individual], both of which are Continue lendo

Work Visa in Brazil for post-graduate students*

Work Visa in Brazil for post-graduate students*

Resolution n. 103 of May 16, 2013 has recently disciplined the granting of work permits to obtain a temporary visa for foreigners that work in Brazil during holidays that are part of a study period in an academic institution abroad. In this sense, the new resolution grants permission to work abroad to those foreigners that are enrolled in post-graduate training in an educational institution abroad, and that wish to go to Brazil and work on an employer established basis there during academic holidays. Foreigners that are Continue lendo

Work Visa in Brazil: recent changes*

Work Visa in Brazil: recent changes*

The National Immigration Council [Conselho Nacional de Imigração] recently approved RN No. 104 of May 16, 2013, regulating the procedure for work permits for foreigners. Thus, with this new Normative Resolution, it is possible for a company or individual that is interested in foreign labor, whether permanent or temporary, to require a work permit at the General Immigration Coordination of the Ministry of Labour and Employment [Coordenação-Geral de Imigração do Ministério do Trabalho e Emprego] by submission of the application, through a form that is Continue lendo

Revalidation process of diplomas in Brazil*

Revalidation process of diplomas in Brazil*

It is well known that many Brazilian students are now looking abroad for their academic formation or to complement it. Moreover, many foreigners are also seeking similar opportunities in Brazil. Thus, both Brazilians that have studied abroad and foreign graduates that are arriving in Brazil will have to go through the process of revalidating their diplomas. Below, we indicate the main guidelines in order to enable the recognition of diplomas that have been obtained abroad at high school, elementary and university levels. First, it is Continue lendo