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Enem tax exemption facilitates entry into Brazilian Public Universities (03 apr 2018)

The National High School Examination (Enem) is an annual exam of the Ministry of Education that tests the knowledge of students who seek to enter Higher Education Institutions in Brazil.

It is possible to request, until April 11, the exemption of the exam registration fee from!/inicial if:

– You are taking the last grade of high school this year at a public school.

– Have attended all high school in public school or as an integral fellow in the private network and have per capita income equal to or less than a minimum wage and a half.

– Declare a situation of socioeconomic vulnerability, being a member of a low income family and enrolled in the Single Register for Social Programs of the Federal Government (CadÚnico).

– Did the National Exam for Certification of Competences of Young and Adults (Encceja) last year and reached the minimum grade.

The results come out on 23 April.

After applying for exemption, you must register for the exam between May 7 and 18. The events take place on 4 and 11 November.

Learn more about Enem here.

UFSCar announces 2019 refugee call for applications (02 april 2018)

The Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar) has announced the rules for the selection of refugees in 2019 in its undergraduate courses.

This will be the fourth consecutive edition in which UFSCar will use the results of the National High School Exam (Enem) as a selection criterion. Applications for registration of people who have participated in the Enem editions from 2014 until 2018 will be accepted until September 10. Candidates also have to prove, through a certificate issued by the National Committee for Refugees (Conare), the status of refugee.

For further information, please visit: Refugees_2019

Exemption of payment of fee for revalidation of diplomas of refugees becomes law in SP (22 mar 2018)

A new law (No. 16,685) was approved this Wednesday (21) by the government of the State of São Paulo, instituting the exemption of the payment of the fee charged for the revalidation of undergraduate, postgraduate, master’s and doctorate degrees at public universities in São Paulo for refugees who live in the state.

The decision will facilitate the process of integrating refugees in Brazil, allowing refugees the access to job opportunities according to their respective formations, as well as enabling the continuation of their studies.

To access Law 16.685, click here.

Published Ordinance that regulates temporary residence for migrants (15 mar 2018)

It was published this Thursday, March 15, the Interministerial Ordinance No. 9, from March 14, 2018, which regulates the grant of temporary residence, for a period of two years, to the migrant who is a national of a border country, where the Residency Agreement for Nationals of MERCOSUR and Associate Countries Parties is not in force.

The request for temporary residence should be made to the units of the Federal Police by submitting a list of documents.

For further information, click here.

University in Campinas receives photographic exhibition that portrays refugees (14 mar 2018)

From March 19 to April 19, the Central Library Cesar Lattes receives the photo exhibition “Refugiados da Casa de Passagem Terra Nova” (Terra Nova Halfway House Refugees). Photographers Eduardo Tarran and Mário Castello portrayed African refugees living in the Terra Nova Halfway House, from the State Government of São Paulo, which since 2014 shelters and offers assistance to refugees and victims of human trafficking. The exhibition, which last year was hosted by the Memorial of Latin America, was taken to Unicamp by the Coordination of Centers and Interdisciplinary Research Nuclei (Cocen) in partnership with the Sérgio Vieira de Mello Chair.

The opening will be on March 19, 2018, at noon, in the first floor of the Central Library Cesar Lattes and will count with the presence of the university rector, Prof. Marcelo Knobel.

From 19 March to 19 April.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 7h30 – 22h45.

Where: Biblioteca Central Cesar Lattes (Cesar Lattes Central Library), 1º floor, beside the acquis.

Address: Rua Sérgio Buarque de Holanda, 421. CEP: 13083-859. Cidade Universitária “Professor Zeferino Vaz”. Barão Geraldo – Campinas.

Further information: Tel.: (19) 3521-6486, 3521-6473. Fax: (19) 3521-6498, (19) 3289-5806.

Free Portuguese course for refugees (12 mar 2018)

The Sesc Vila Mariana (Rua Pelotas, 141, Vila Mariana, São Paulo) offers a free course on basic knowledge of the Portuguese language, habits and customs of the Brazilian culture for refugees and asylum seekers. Classes begin on March 20th.

Enrollment through the institution Cáritas.

Refuge interviews can be scheduled by mobile message (30 jan 2018)

The Ministry of Justice issued a statement on Tuesday (30/01) reporting on the new mode of scheduling interviews for asylum seekers, as follows.

Refuge interviews can be scheduled by mobile message

The measure aims at reducing costs and achieve greater effectiveness in communication

Brasília, 30/1/18 – Interviews of refuge requests in Brazil can now be scheduled through a mobile message application. According to a decree published in the Official Gazette of the Union, notification to provide statements in the process of requesting refuge may be carried out by any means that ensures the science of the interested party, including by messaging application for mobile devices.

According to the national secretary of Justice, Rogério Galloro, the measure aims at reducing costs and increasing the effectiveness of the procedure. “This is a safer and faster way to notify asylum seekers in Brazil, in addition to being cheaper,” he explains.

The general coordinator of the National Committee for Refugees, Bernardo Laferté, explains that today the communication is done by letter and many addresses of the applicants are outdated, causing them not to receive the correspondence and, therefore, lack the interviews. “It is common for refuge seekers to change addresses, but they are less likely to change their cell phone numbers. In addition, the use of electronic message application is widespread throughout Brazil, “he points out.

With the initiative, the Ministry of Justice will also save costs. Each correspondence cost R$ 6.85, regardless of destination in Brazil. The current data package costs to the MJ R$ 39.90, and allows sending as many notifications as needed per month.

For refugee applicants who do not use an electronic message application, the e-mail or physical correspondence will be used, without prejudice to the interested party.

Refugees and asylum seekers are required to report travels abroad through the MJ website (25 jan 2018)

The Ministry of Justice issued a statement announcing new procedures for reporting travel abroad for refugees and asylum seekers. Stay tuned.

Refugees and asylum seekers are required to report travels abroad through the MJ website

The procedure, which was done previously by e-mail, aims at greater security in communication

Brasília, 25/1/18 – Communication and authorization procedures for international travel of refugees and asylum seekers have been updated. What used to be done via e-mail, now is made through the page of the Ministry of Justice, via electronic protocol.

Access the forms for:

International travel communications (for asylum seekers)

International travel authorization (for recognized refugees)

The change brings greater security since some emails did not arrive and no protocol number was generated for follow-up. Now, both the refugees and the analysts of the National Committee for Refugees (Conare), can follow the process through the website, with a single protocol number.

Travel communication is necessary for refugee applicants who wish to leave the national territory during the procedure of the request for refuge procedure.

The travel authorization is mandatory in cases of travel to the country of origin, travel to any destination with a duration of more than 12 months and travel using the passport of the country of origin as a travel document for refugees already recognized in Brazil.

The request for travel authorization must be completed at least 60 days prior to the scheduled travel date. The applicant must wait for Conare’s decision to travel in the situations described above.

Refugee applicants may leave Brazil once, for a period not exceeding 90 days, under penalty of filing the refugee status recognition process.

Recognized refugees, by virtue of the provisions of item IV of art. 39 of Law 9.474/97, can only leave the country after Conare’s authorization, under penalty of loss of refugee status.





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