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Federal University of Triângulo Mineiro announces call for applications for refugees

The Federal University of Triângulo Mineiro has just announced the call for applications for the admission of refugees in undergraduate courses of the university for the first semester of 2019. The process is aimed at candidates who prove the refugee status by a certificate issued by Conare – National Committee for Refugees – and who […]

Event in SP offers medical exams, food hampers, toys and clothes for free

The Vila Guarani School Club, located in the south of São Paulo, will receive, on December 9, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., a great social action, Islam Solidário. The event, organized by FAMBRAS, the Federation of Muslim Associations of Brazil, is part of the program of the VI Festival of Human Rights, promoted annually […]

New rules for family reunion and extension of refugee status

On October 30, a new Conare Resolution, which deals with family reunions and the extension of refugee status to family members, was issued. In addition to spouse, partner, ascendants, descendants and other members of the family group who depend economically on the refugee, relatives by affinities may also be included in the family reunion and […]

Federal Institute of Goiás opens entrance exams for refugees

The Federal Institute of Goiás (IFG) has open enrollment for a selective process for refugees. For this selection, a vacancy is offered in all higher courses of the Institution. There are 49 places available in 14 campuses. Interested parties have until October 30 to make their registrations, only through the internet on the website of […]

First stateless persons recognized by Brazil receive Brazilian nationality

Brasília, October 4, 2018 – The Ministry of Justice today granted Brazilian nationality to the sisters Maha and Souad Mamo. The naturalization was delivered during the event at the 69th session of the Executive Committee of the UN Agency for Refugees (UNHCR), which is meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. The presentation was made by the Coordinator […]

Free psychological care in São Paulo

The Center for Reference and Assistance for Immigrants (CRAI), of the city of São Paulo, offers free psychological care at its office, at Major Diogo Street, 834, in the Bela Vista neighborhood. The consultations are carried out in partnership with students from the Veredas Group university extension: Immigration and Psychoanalysis, developed at the Institute of […]

Course on Portuguese and Brazilian Culture for Refugees and Migrants in Rio de Janeiro

In August, FAETEC will offer a course on Portuguese and Brazilian Culture for refugees and migrants in Rio de Janeiro.  The course, available in the basic module, is the result of a partnership between the State Secretariat for Science, Technology and Social Development and the Secretariat for Human Rights and Policies for Women and the Elderly. […]

UNILA opens special screening process for refugees and humanitarian visa holders

The Federal University of Latin American Integration (UNILA) has published the edict that regulates the selection process for refugees and holders of humanitarian visas. In total, 29 places are offered, one in each undergraduate course, for admission in the academic year of 2019. Entries are open until August 19 and must be done through an […]

UNICAMP offers vacancies for refugees

The State University of Campinas (Unicamp) offers vacancies for refugees. Those interested should be recognized by Conare to have access to undergraduate and postgraduate courses. It is necessary to have complete high school for undergraduate courses and higher education for postgraduate programs. For more information: https://www.dac.unicamp.br/portal/estude-na-unicamp/vaga-para-refugiados

Election of Civil Society Representatives to the Immigrant Municipal Council

Next Sunday, June 10, 2018, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, the Election of Representatives of the Civil Society for the Municipal Immigrant Council will take place. The Council is an advisory body, linked to the Coordination of Policies for Immigrants and Promotion of Decent Work of the Secretariat of Human Rights and Citizenship of […]

Refugee Cup begins in Porto Alegre and becomes a national tournament

The largest sports integration project involving refugees and migrants in Brazil begins in Porto Alegre this weekend. The so-called Football Refugee Cup involves the participation of 120 amateur players who will represent their respective countries of origin: Angola, Colombia, Guinea Bissau, Haiti, Lebanon, Peru, Senegal and Venezuela. On Saturday (02), the first round of the […]

Art competition awards works of refugees

The contest “Making Art in Conare: Human Mobility in Art” wants to recognize and reward works of art performed or to be performed by refugees in Brazil. Artists wishing to participate must have the refugee status recognized by the National Committee for Refugees (Conare) and register online or by post until June 15. Visual arts […]

Applications open for the course “Awakening the Entrepreneur” for refugees

Applications are open for the course “Awakening the Entrepreneur” at Sesc 24 de Maio, in São Paulo, with a specific class for refugees who are in Brazil. The objective is to enable the student in the whole process of creating and growing his own business, in addition to empowering those who are already engaged in […]

Applications for the Municipal Council of Immigrants of São Paulo are open

Applications are open for the Municipal Council of Immigrants of São Paulo. All immigrants and collectives, immigrant associations and organizations or immigrant support organizations may apply for a vacancy. The in person registration goes until this Friday (27), at the Municipal Department of Human Rights and Citizenship (SMDHC): Rua Líbero Badaró, 119, 7º andar, Centro. […]

Applications for free Portuguese courses at UFABC are open

Applications for free Portuguese courses are open at the Federal University of ABC (UFABC) until Sunday (29). The course material is included and also free of charge. Classes will take place on Saturdays, in the morning or in the afternoon, between May 19 and August 31, at the campuses of Santo André and São Bernardo. […]

UFSCar announces 2019 refugee call for applications

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 […]

Exemption of fee for revalidation of diplomas of refugees becomes law in SP

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 […]

Ordinance that regulates temporary residence for migrants is published

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 […]

Refuge interviews can be scheduled by mobile message

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 […]

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

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 […]