Brazil – New Temporary Visa/Residence Permit

What has changed

On October 26, 2018, the Brazilian Immigration Council approved Normative Resolution No. 35/2018, which regulates the granting of temporary visa/residence permit to immigrants who want to travel to Brazil to receive training in a Brazilian company, without an employment relationship with a local sponsor. This resolution details the regulations for those who will receive training for handling, operation, and maintenance of machinery, equipment or other goods produced, in whole or in part, in Brazil, and acquired by a foreign company.

Previously, Normative Resolution No. 19/2017 which regulates Brazilian residence visas for individuals traveling to Brazil to receive general training (not to give training) was the only option for foreigners who would receive training in Brazil.

Who is affected

All clients who are planning to send employees to Brazil to receive training in the upcoming days/months.

What to expect

Emigra Worldwide (EOW) will assess the suitability of a training visa (NR. 19/2017 or NR 35/2108) upon receiving the client’s initiation. EOW will keep clients informed about updates related to new procedures for the temporary visa/residence permit and their impact on ongoing and upcoming assignments.

If the intended length of stay is no longer than ninety (90) days, applicants may request this visa directly at a Brazilian Consulate abroad, without previous approval from the Brazilian Ministry of Labor. If the proposed length of stay is longer than ninety (90) days (up until one [1] year), previous approval from the Ministry of Labor is required. This approval can be requested at either a Brazilian Consulate abroad or under an “in-country” procedure (after the applicant enters the country as a tourist). Applicants are unable to extend their visa after the initial term.

What you need to do

  • EOW can provide an assessment on a case-by-case basis to confirm the requested criterion for the appropriate visa.
  • Contact your EOW representative for further details on how these updates may impact you or your client.