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Changes to migration procedure and enforcement during the coronavirus pandemic

Written by
Veirano Advogados, one of the leading and most renowned Brazilian business and employment law firms.
Brazil has amended its immigration and residency procedures in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, even though requests for prior residence authorisations and residence permits under the Brazilian Migration Law are still being analysed by the General Coordination of Labor Immigration, deferrals are not being granted other than in emergencies duly justified to the immigration authorities.

The Federal Police is also only attending emergency cases, and since 13 March 2020, deadlines have been suspended and ceased to run.

Maria Luisa (Isa) Soter
Partner - Brazil
Veirano Advogados