June 6, 2013:
Under a new Brazilian government policy, all applicants for Brazilian work and residence visas will eventually be required to present their birth certificate as part of the consular filing. This new requirement is being gradually rolled out, being already in effect at some consulates. Birth certificates will not be needed for only business or tourist visa applications.
Currently, all visa applicants are required to provide their parents’ full names on their application forms. The requirement for applicants’ birth certificate is intended to verify that the information provided on the application forms matches official government records. Previously only dependent children were required to present a birth certificate.
All Points recommends employers to confirm the requirements of their consulates. While some are accepting notarized copies of birth certificates, other consulates are requiring original copies. Birth certificates may be required for applications currently in process, and thus delays should be expected in those instances.
This Relo-lert is intended for informational use only. If you have any questions regarding the impact of this information on your organization, please contact All Points Relocation at [email protected].