It is possible to get a permanent visa for Brazil in four ways:
1. Investing more than 150.000 reais
2. Having a pension of more than $ 2000,- per month
4. Having a Brazilian child
Investing more than 150.000,- reais
It is a little bit bureaucratic but not too complex. A good accountant
lawyer can do the procedure for you. They charge at least 12.000
Brazilian reais for the procedure including the opening of a Brazilian
firm which has to be in the for of a Ltda. A type of Ldt, limited
company. This can be any type of company, for example a hotel, a
cunsultancy company, an administration firm, a shop, a construction
company etc. Anything. It doesn´t matter which type of
what matters is an investment of more than 150.000,- reais in the company.
There are some rules: this company has to have at least two associates
and one has to be either a Brazilian or a person who already has a
permanent visa. In most cases the accountant uses a Brazilian who gets
1 (one) percent of the company. When the whole procedure is done and
you have the permanent visa you can change the firm to a normal
individual firm and don´t need more the Brazilian associate.
in the beginning you need the associate because this is the law.
Another very important and essential rule is that the transfer of the
investment is registered by the Brazilian Banco Central. Therefore the
transfer cannot be done before the firm is open and a special registry
number for the money transfer is required by the Central Bank of
Brazil, a so called R.E. number.
This is going to be the official proof and base for your requiry of the
permanent visa which then has to be send to the Ministry of Labour in
Brasilia. After aproval they will send your proces to the consulate in
the country where you want to pick up the visa. Important:the
permanent visa, called ´Permanencia´ you cannot
Brazil itself. It has to be obtained outside of Brazil. This can be in
your own country but sometimes people who already work or opened a
business in Brazil just fly to Buenos Aires in Argentine to pick up the
If you have a confidential person or relative in Brazil you can give
him/her an authorization to sign and do the paperwork for you: a so
The whole procedure depends a lot on the bureaucratic rules and
cooperation of the official departments and can take anywhere between 2
months to 6 months. Also depends of the type of firm you open. You need
some certificates like: certificate of good conduct (valid max. 90 days
and officially translated) and to get a Brazilian social/tax number
called CPF which you get easy in one day at the ´Receita
As already said there are accountants and lawyers specialized in these
procedure who can explain and do everything for you.
Who has a pension of more than $ 2000,-
per month can get a
permanent visa for Brazil at the consulate of your country. This takes
also a little bit of bureaucracy but is a sure way to get one.
Who is married with a Brazilian man or
woman or someone who
already has a permanent visa can get the permanent visa too. This can
be applied for in Brazil itself at the Policia Federal. You need the
official and officially translated certificates of marriage, good
conduct and passport.
Who has a Brazilian child automatically
has the right to get a
permanent visa which has to be applied for at the Policia Federal.