For family members of Brazilians, you may apply for a visa so long as:
- Your ancestry such as, grandparents or parents were residents of Brazil or Brazilian.
- You have a Brazilian sibling.
- Your spouse or partner under common law reunion is Brazilian or lives in Brazil (note this includes same sex partnerships). Officials are known to do surprise visits to anyone wanting the permanent visa based on marriage/union.
- This is done to ensure the partnership is real and has not been used as a fraudulent way to get into the country!.
In all cases certain documents will be required depending on each individual category of application for a Brazilian permanent visa. Generally one can not change one’s type of visa. For example, while you may have one visa that is valid you may not then go and apply for another type.
However, in some cases though, a person may ask to transfer his / her temporary visa to a permanent visa. This may happen when:
- Visiting family members in Brazil and you decide to stay.
- You are a member of a religious institution.
- You are working under contract for the Brazilian government in a capacity of teacher, scientist or as another type of stipulated professional.
You would need to begin the application process by going to the Federal Police of Brazil. As with any country, always do your research before leaping ahead. This may well prevent any unnecessary disappoints and unexpected delays.
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