About residence permit in Brazil
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Under Brazilian law, an individual can apply for ordinary naturalization if they meet the following conditions:
- Has civil capacity under Brazilian law
- R esides in Brazil for an indefinite period of at least 04 (four) years;
- T in ability to communicate in Portuguese; and
- He has no criminal conviction or is rehabilitated, under the terms of the law.
The requirement of residence for an indefinite period for at least 04 (four) years will be reduced to 01 (one) year if the naturalized person fulfills one of the following requirements:
I – have a Brazilian born or naturalized child, except for provisional naturalization ; or
II – has a Brazilian spouse or partner and is not legally or de facto separated from him/her at the time the naturalization is granted.
The requirement of residence for an indefinite period for at least 04 (four) years will be reduced to 02 (two) years if the naturalized person fulfills one of the following requirements:
I – has provided or is able to provide a relevant service to the Country; or
II – if already recommended for their professional, scientific or artistic capacity.
For immigrants from Portuguese-speaking countries, only:
I – residence for an indefinite period in the country for one uninterrupted year; and
II – moral suitability.
How can I apply for Naturalization in Brazil?
Step 2 – After analyzing and approving the documentation, it will be necessary to schedule a day and time to go to a Federal Police unit. To make an appointment, click here;
Step 3 – After processing by the Federal Police, the process will be forwarded to the Migration Department for a decision. At this stage, the Migration Department may notify the applicant, if necessary, to complement the documentation presented;
Step 4 – The decision on the Naturalization application will be published in the Federal Official Gazette.
If the request is granted , the naturalized person must deliver the National Immigration Registration Card to the Federal Police unit.
If the application is rejected , the naturalizing person may file an appeal within 10 (ten) days from the date of receipt of the notification.
For more information, visit the Federal Police website.