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Family Reunion Visa Brazil

Updated on Monday 22nd November 2021

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Family Reunion Visa Brazil.jpgIf you are interested in obtaining a family reunion visa in Brazil, you must fall into the list of relatives that is settled by the authorities. If you are applying for a visa as a spouse of a foreign national who has been granted temporary residence in Brazil, please note that the applicant spouse will be granted the same residence period. 
The lawyers at our law firm in Brazil can help you in the application process of obtaining a family reunion visa. Usually, the application process for a Brazil family reunion visa takes 20 working days. The applicant will receive an SMS when his/her passport is ready for collection from the Brazil Visa Application center. A fee of USD 100 must be paid in cash at the application center when the application is submitted.

Who can get a Brazilian family reunion visa?

Please find below the list of individuals who can apply for a family reunion visa in Brazil under the migration law of this state:
  • An individual who has a Brazilian under his/her custody or guardianship;
  • Brother of a Brazilian or immigrant who has obtained the residence permit;
  • An individual who has a Brazilian son or a daughter;
  • Single children under the age of 18 years;
  • Children above 18 years but proved to be unable to provide their own sustenance;
  • Parents or grandparents who are unable to support themselves;
  • An individual who has an immigrant son or daughter with the Brazilian residence permit;
  • Spouse of a temporary or permanent resident foreigner in Brazil.
Based on the current legislation, a family reunion visa in Brazil cannot be granted if the marriage was concluded through a power of attorney. Our immigration lawyers can help you acquire a family reunion visa in Brazil if you are eligible under the situations described above.
Moreover, if someone is descending or ascending to the second degree of a Brazilian or an immigrant who has a residence permit, our lawyers can also assist him/her in the procedure of obtaining a Brazilian family reunion visa.

Requirements for a Brazil family reunion visa

It is suggested to get legal assistance when you submit the documents because any negligence would lead to the cancelation of your applicant. The seasoned lawyers at our law firm in Brazil can help you in the collection and compilation of the required paperwork. A list of necessary documents is given below, but please keep in your mind that the consulate may request additional documentation as deemed necessary:
  • Passport: it must have at least two blank pages, the pages reserved for amendments cannot be used for visa purposes;
  • Visa application form: fill in the application with correct information;
  • Photos: one photo of 2 x 2, and it must be taken within the last 6 months, with a plain white or off-white background;
  • Birth certificate: it must be detailed along with the names of parents;
  • Proof of jurisdiction: attach utility bills, or bank statements;
  • Medical exam: any individual, regardless of his/her age, must undergo a medical exam;
  • Proof of financial support: the applicant must provide evidence of his financial means to support his/her finances in Brazil;
  • Criminal record: If an individual has been convicted or discharged of a crime, he/she must present a certified copy of each court and prison record. The court records should consist of information regarding the crime of which the applicant was convicted and the disposition of the case.
Other documents may be required, such as a document called Termo de Responsabilidade, which is an affidavit of support sworn by the Brazilian spouse that he/she has the financial means to support the applicant or children (if any) in Brazil.

All these documents must bear an official stamp of the issuing authority and must be legalized by the consulate. The attorneys at our law firm in Brazil can help collect and submit any additional documents if required to avoid any unnecessary delays. They will legally assist you to obtain a family reunion visa in Brazil swiftly.
The processing time for a Brazil family reunion visa is 4 to 8 weeks. After that, the embassy may ask for additional documents if necessary. You can get more details about the family reunion visa if you still have any questions. 
Furthermore, if you need legal backing regarding immigration from US to Brazil, you can get in touch with our skilled lawyers without any hesitation. They can provide you with assistance throughout the relocation process. 

Tax implications in Brazil for foreigners

Brazilian tax authorities impose a tax on both incomes, earned inside and outside the country, unless the state has an active double taxation treaty. Please find below the Brazilian tax information below:
  • Brazil has double taxation treaties with over 30 countries;
  • The foreign nationals must pay tax if they intend to stay in Brazil for more than 183 days in any 12 months;
  • Other foreigners must pay 25% tax on income earned from Brazilian sources;
  • Those individuals who hold a permanent or temporary resident visa must pay taxes just like the Brazilian residents.
Reach out to our lawyers if you are interested in obtaining a family reunion visa in Brazil.

Brazil net migration rate


As Brazil is an attractive spot for foreigners to settle in, most of the expats relocate under different visas including Brazil family reunion visa. Please find below the net immigration rate in Brazil:
  • In 2015, the net migration rate was at the level of 0.02 migrants per thousand population;
  • Whereas, in 2020 the migration rate increased to 0.1 migrants per thousand population.
Contact our immigration attorneys if you are interested in relocating under a family reunion visa in Brazil. They will provide you with comprehensive assistance throughout the process.
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