Brazil: Resubmissions Required for Conversion of Temporary Work Visas to Permanent Work Visas

Effective immediately, foreign nationals who filed applications to convert temporary work visas to permanent residence visas with the Ministry of Justice prior to November 21, 2017 must refile their applications with the Ministry of Labor, due to incompatibility in the data collection systems of the two ministries. Foreign nationals may experience additional delays in processing due to additional documents required for the resubmission of their application. Resubmission does not require a new government fee.

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Apr 18, 2018
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The situation

Foreign nationals who filed applications to convert temporary work visas to permanent residence visas prior to November 21, 2017 must refile their applications with the Ministry of Labor.

A closer look

  • Reason for resubmission. Foreign nationals have been required to file their applications to convert temporary work visas to permanent residence visas with the Ministry of Labor, whereas previously, these applications were filed with the Ministry of Justice. The two Ministries have incompatible data collection systems, so resubmission is now necessary.
  • Resubmission process. Foreign nationals will not be required to pay a new government fee when they refile, but they may be required to include additional documents, according to a regulation published by the Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Labor.

 

Impact

Foreign nationals can expect processing delays as they may need to prepare additional documents to resubmit their applications.

Looking ahead

Fragomen may assist with the the application resubmission process.

This alert is for informational purposes only. If you have any questions, please contact the global immigration professional with whom you work at Fragomen or send an email to brazil@fragomen.com. Fragomen in Brazil is Fragomen Brasil Serviços de Imigração Ltda., operating exclusively as an immigration consultancy and not as a law firm in Brazil.

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