Brazil: Implementation of the New Immigration Law and Normative Resolutions

30 Jan, 2018

Global Trend

In 2018, Brazil will focus on implementing its new Immigration Law, now that authorities have released dozens of normative resolutions establishing visa categories, transitional arrangements, new procedures and criteria, and the new residence authorization categories.

The New Law on Migration (Law No. 13.445) was approved in May 2017 by President Michel Temer and was implemented six months later on Nov. 21 by Decree No. 9.199. The New Law reorganizes visa categories, and establishes general guidelines regarding immigration, foreign nationals and refugees. It also contains important new provisions and categories affecting corporate immigration, expanding the opportunities for foreign professionals and technical experts.

Authorities have also released dozens of normative resolutions establishing visa categories, transitional arrangements, new procedures and criteria, and the new residence authorization categories. In this publication, BAL analyzes the new provisions and categories that affect corporate immigration and expand the opportunities for foreign professionals and technical experts in Brazil.

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