Every foreigner can work in Brazil. The current Normative Resolutions provide for the following situations:
Living in Brazil based on Family Reunion is a visa/residence permit that is granted to the foreigner when it fits in any of the following situations:
Brazilian Naturalization is the act by which a person voluntarily acquires a nationality different from his or her nationality. The Brazilian Ministry of Justice provides Naturalization services to foreigners who intend to acquire Brazilian nationality on their own initiative. The order conditions are divided into categories, they are:
Permanence based on marriage or Brazilian child is possible when a foreign citizen marries Brazilian national or is a parent of Brazilian offspring. The interested party may request permanent stay in Brazil under the Normative Resolution of the National Immigration Council, provided that the individual has civil capacity.
CRMN – (Carteira de Registro Nacional Migratório) National Migratory Registration Card – Former RNE: granted by public department, is the first step towards regularization and that proves the legality of the foreign citizen in Brazil.
The CRMN is issued by the Federal Police in conjunction with the Ministry of Justice and must be requested by all foreign citizens in situations of “Temporary”, “Permanent”, “Refugees”, “Stateless” and “Asylum” in Brazil.
CTPS (Carteira de Trabalho e Previdência Social) for Foreigners: The work and social security card is the document responsible for recording all professional activity of the foreigner working in Brazil in CLT (Consolidação das Leis Trabalhistas – Consolidation of Labor Laws).
Foreigners residing in Brazil also need to obtain their work card and enjoy all the guarantees and labor rights it provides.
CPF (Cadastro de Pessoa Física – Individual Taxpayer’s ID number): The CPF, for various situations in Brazil, is also required to the Brazilian citizen.
It will be necessary to present in lease and acquisition of real estate, opening of bank current account, shareholding and lawsuits.
CNH (Carteira Nacional de Habilitação) for Foreigners: This is the National Driver’s License granted by DETRAN (Departamento Estadual de Trânsito – State Department of Traffic) that authorizes foreigners to drive in Brazil. The care taken to obtain it is very important once the requests are divided into two groups: the group of citizens of countries that are part of the Vienna Convention and the group of countries that are not part of the convention. This fact differs in the request when it comes to documentation.