Brazil Introduces New Visa for Portuguese Speakers

A new Brazil InterMinisterial Ordinance regulates the granting of temporary visas and residence permits to nationals of the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CPLP), effective October 2, 2023.

CPLP member states, apart from Brazil, include Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Mozambique, Portugal, São Tomé and Príncipe and Timor-Leste.

Key Information
  • The CPLP Temporary Visa, issued by a Brazilian consulate and valid for entry within one year, will be available to CPLP nationals who are highly-qualified researchers and teachers, technicians, business people and entrepreneurs, and cultural agents, including exchange students. The visa holder must register with the federal Police within 90 days after entry and can then remain in Brazil for up to two years.
  • The CPLP Residence Permit is available to CPLP nationals who have already arrived in Brazil, and is valid for a stay of two years. It can be renewed within 90 days before expiry for an indefinite period, provided that the holder can prove financial means and no criminal record in Brazil.
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