Newland Chase has more than 25 years of experience helping and advising Brazilian and multinational companies, and private individuals with immigration-related solutions. We have extensive experience assisting corporations and individual applicants in all matters related to migration to and from Brazil.
Our expert consultants are located across more than 60 global offices and are focused on mobilizing work-forces quickly while maintaining compliance. Our global staff is comprised of immigration attorneys and consultants who understand how to navigate complex scenarios and deadline-sensitive projects.
We recognize the increasing need for companies to mobilize skilled workers on short notice while ensuring that they enter a foreign country with the right category of visa. Newland Chase focuses on a consultative approach to manage your entire global immigration process, providing your business with a single point of contact for all of your immigration requirements. Newland Chase can provide effective global coverage across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia and North America. We offers a wealth of knowledge and experience in working with global organizations to manage their mobile workforce and our international presence allows us to meet the needs of your employees around the world.
Our Immigration consultants can manage all of your Immigration needs with a customized solution including:
Newland Chase Brazil is based in Sao Paulo. Our global reach expands to more than 60 worldwide offices. Our team draws upon years of collective experience supporting unique and challenging needs both in Brazil and wherever our client’s needs take them. Our approach is both consultative and high-touch to ensure we meet our clients needs.
We provide consultative Solutions that are designed to streamline the visa and immigration process minimizing risks to your employees and business travellers all within the framework of a safe and compliant program.
We understand that the complexities of applying for an individual visa can be time-consuming and confusing. Our Consultants will communicate with you in a way that is simple and easy to understand. We will work with you to quickly identify the best solution based on your personal situation.
Our team of Brazilian immigration consultants have both in-house and client advisory experience and come from a combination of backgrounds including consulting firms, ex-Government and industry as well as private practice. We provide clients with a dedicated core team with in-depth technical skills and knowledge to cover the area of expertise required for their business.
Newland Chase Brazil is staffed by a team of cross functional professionals specializing in multiple areas of International Immigration Law. Our Immigration Consultants are recognised for their ability to resolve difficult immigration problems using creative thinking and a focus on meeting client needs. We understand that continual training and development for our lawyers and consultants is essential to ensure we remain at the forefront of Global Immigration.
The Newland Chase Brazil Team
Managing Director, Latin America / OAB/SP – email@example.com
Daniela is the Managing Director of Newland Chase Latin America and leads a team of 80 consultants working in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Daniela started her career in 1999 and has significant experience in all aspects of immigration including work visas, permanent residencies, immigration consultancy, local document acquisition, and assisting expatriate’s family members. During her career, Daniela has set up and managed multiple offices including establishing, hiring and training immigration teams. She has extensive immigration experience in Brazil and Latin America. Both Individual and Corporate clients benefit from Daniela's outstanding Leadership experience.
Daniela has been a lawyer since 2004 in the OAB/SP (Brazilian Bar Association) and also has an MBA in Strategic Management and Business Economics. She is member of the Worldwide Employee Relocation Council as a Senior Global Mobility Specialist (SGMS). Daniela is also a member of the IBA-International Bar Association and AILA – American International Law Association as an International Member. She is based in the Newland Chase office in São Paulo, Brazil.
Gestão do departamento de Desenvolvimento de Negócios & Serviços aos Clientesdebora.firstname.lastname@example.org
Debora Verencio began working at Newland Chase in 2011 in the immigration department. She has served in various roles including account management and as a team leader responsible for delivering tailored immigration services and strategies to a diverse portfolio of corporate clients. Today Debora leads the Business Development Department. She has demonstrated success delivering client satisfaction and business results having worked with companies such as Disney and IBM. Debora has a degree in International Relations and International Negotiations and a post graduate degree in Business Management. Her extensive experience delivers outstanding immigration solutions to clients. She is based in the Newland Chase office in São Paulo, Brazil.
Simone Pinheiro has over eight years of immigration experience and, during this period, she has supported many large Brazilian clients in the global mobility area. She is currently the manager of Immigration department leading the team that supports Newland Chase's portifolio of clients. Simone has extensive experience managing immigration processes and work flows. She works on project development, training, lectures and workshops delivering immigration solutions as well as immigration law updates. Simone has a degree in Human Resources Management and a master's degree in Personnel Management. She is based in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Outbound Visas/ Consular department Managerceleste.email@example.com
Celeste Li began working for Newland Chase in 1997 and has served many roles including working on consular, visa, legalizations and passports services. Today she manages the consular team working with clients on training and workshops to deliver visa and travel solutions. Celeste holds a degree in Economical Science and is based in the Newland Chase Office in São Paulo, Brazil.
Newland Chase delivers both high-touch and highly customized solutions to a national and multinational clients. We offer a complete line of immigration services and have extensive experience supporting simple and complex visa and work permit cases. In addition, we understand that the complexities of applying for an individual visa can be time-consuming and confusing. We will work with you to quickly identify the best solution based on your personal situation.
We offer clients a range of bespoke migration services which you can review below:
- Global Immigration Services & Management
- Immigration Policy Consulting
- Compliance Strategies
- Immigration Audits
- Business Traveller Solutions
- Immigration Case Management
- Family Visas
- Travel, Business & Visitors Visas
- Legalization & Apostille of documents
How We Can Help
Newland Chase’s experienced Immigration Consultants will work with you and your Brazilian employer to conduct an Initial Assessment. This critical first step is carried out to ensure the selection of the correct visa type. Once this has been confirmed, we will then handle all aspects of the application including:
- Manage the process until the visa is issued
- Deliver the necessary documentation for the application
- Provide guidance and assistance with Legalization of documents
- Explain Department of Human Resources regulations
- Present a simple over view of the conditions and or restrictions of the visa category that has been granted
A Temporary Work Visa can be extended only once and for the same period as it was initially granted. Note that this permanent visa might remain restricted for another two years, as per a discretionary decision of the Brazilian Government. If this is the case, you must apply to the local federal police to change your identity card, attesting that your original employment relationship has been maintained. Visa extensions or a change of status must be requested directly from the Ministry of Justice or via a Federal Police office that has jurisdiction for the temporary resident’s address in Brazil. The Ministry of Justice will review with the Labor Ministry before granting the request, which must be made before the original visa expires.
Requests for visa extensions or a change of status can take several months to process. While the request is under consideration, the applicant will be issued with a temporary document showing the process number assigned to the application. This document is known as a protocolo or protocol. Legally, it has the same standing as the residence document.
How We Can Help
The extension process is complicated and involves co-ordination between the Brazilian Government, the local federal police, the Ministry of Justice and the Labor Ministry. Each of our consultants has the expertise and understanding to navigate the Brazilian Immigration System to ensure your visa extension is successful.
The holder of a Permanent Residence Visa may remain in Brazil indefinitely, provided you do not break the law. Unlike a tourist, business and temporary working visa, the permanent visa does not expire, and it is quite common for non-Brazilians to spend many decades in the country on this visa.
This visa will be granted only to applicants who satisfy the special requirements established by the National Immigration Council, Ministry of Justice or the Ministry of Labor.
There are six situations where a foreigner can obtain a permanent residence visa:
- The individual is an administrator, manager or director of a professional or business corporation
- An individual who intends to remain permanently in Brazil and will invest foreign funds in productive activities
- A researcher or high level specialist
- An officially retired individual, who will transfer the equivalent of at least R$ 6.000,00 per month to Brazil
- An applicant who is married to a Brazilian citizen
- An applicant who has Brazilian offspring
The permanent residence visa is not granted by a Brazilian Embassy or Consulate. It is granted by the Ministry of Justice after consultation with the Ministry of Labor, or in some cases directly by either the Ministry of Justice or the Ministry of Labor, in accordance with requirements established by the National Immigration Council.
In the case of a senior manager or investor, the application for a Permanent Residence Visa is initiated by the applicant’s company and not by the individual.
How We Can Help
The Permanent Residence process is complicated and involves co-ordination between the Brazilian Government, the National Immigration Council, the Ministry of Justice and the Labor Ministry.
Obtaining a Permanent Residence Visa involves a complicated application with an extensive list of documents. The process can be lengthy and time consuming. Many of the documents must be presented in a specific, legally-approved manner and notarized by government departments. Each of our consultants has the expertise and understanding to navigate the Brazilian Immigration Systems to ensure your Permanent Residence application is successful.
This visa category covers incoming Foreign Investors and is initially tied to the company the individual will invest in. By definition, therefore, this visa category is not available to Brazilian companies will continue to have 100% Brazilian capital. It is available only to existing or new Brazilian companies that have or will have at least part of their capital from foreign direct investment.
The visa can only be granted to an individual who brings foreign funds into Brazil, invests them in productive activities, and who plans to remain in Brazil indefinitely to directly manage his investment. Note that bringing capital into Brazil for private investment, for example to buy a house, land or stocks, does not qualify.
The investment must involve an initial transfer of foreign capital equivalent to at least R$ 150,000.00 (one hundred and fifty thousand reais). The National Immigration Council (CNI) will examine visa requests for foreign investors who intend to bring in a smaller amount of foreign currency provided they can demonstrate that their investment project will create at least 10 (ten) new jobs in Brazil within five years.
Note that the application for a visa is made by the company receiving the investment, and NOT by the foreign investor. As a result, an investor who is setting up a new company in Brazil must do this before applying for the visa.
How We Can Help
Once the company has been formally established and the investment received, the application for a visa for the incoming shareholder can be initiated. The application is made to the Immigration Coordinator of the Labor Ministry in Brazil. The Investor Visa process can be complex with an extensive list of documents. In addition, the process can be lengthy and time consuming. Each of our consultants has the expertise and understanding to navigate the Brazilian Immigration Systems to ensure your Investor Visa application is successful.
Since 1989, we have assisted Individuals with legal and consulting services on immigration rights and issues including applications for temporary and/or permanent visas. In addition Newland Chase can assist Individuals with applications for Brazilian identity cards, driver’s licenses, work documents and social security cards and the Legalization of documents at all Embassies and Consulates.
There are many types of Individual Immigration Application Services including:
Cultural trip or a study mission
The Application should be presented to the Brazilian Ministry of External Relations via the Brazilian Consulate with jurisdiction for the applicant’s normal place of residence. Applicants must produce a written invitation or equivalent from a private or official cultural or scientific entity, justifying the trip and specifying the length of stay as well as demonstrating means of support.
Professional Artist, Entertainer or Sportsman
This visa requires the person to provide services to an entity in Brazil. The application is presented to the Labor Ministry in Brazil.
Individuals working for social organizations may receive a temporary or permanent visa. The application must be made to the Brazilian Consulate with jurisdiction for the applicant’s place of residence.
The Application is made by the individual to the Brazilian Consulate with jurisdiction for the applicant’s place of residence. All Student visa applications require a document that identifies the foreigner as the beneficiary of a scholarship at a specific institution for a specific time. Alternatively the candidate must demonstrate sufficient resources to support himself during his stay.
The application is presented to the Brazilian Labor Ministry. The applicant must prove they are currently studying or have graduated within a year of the request. It is necessary to present a Term of Commitment between the foreigner and employer.
Minister of Religion, member of a consecrated order or equivalent
The application is made to the Brazilian Consulate with jurisdiction for the applicant’s normal place of residence. Applicants require a document from a religious entity in Brazil assuming financial and contractual responsibility for their stay in and departure from the country.
How We Can Help
Newland Chase understands that the complexities of applying for an individual visa can be time-consuming and confusing. Our Consultants will communicate with you in a way that is simple and easy to understand. We will work with you to quickly identify the best solution based on your personal situation.
The holder of a Permanent Residence Visa may remain in Brazil indefinitely, provided he does not break the law. Unlike the tourist, Business and Temporary Working Visas the Permanent Visa does not expire, and it is quite common for non-Brazilians to spend many decades in the country on this visa.
Although the permanent visa does not expire it is subject to periodic re-issue, currently at nine-year intervals. Re-issue is automatic and there is no question of re-application, re-assessment or re-qualification, but the process can be bureaucratic and time-consuming.
This visa will be granted only to applicants who satisfy the special requirements established by the National Immigration Council, Ministry of Justice or the Ministry of Labor. There are several situations where a foreigner can be granted Permanent Residence as an Individual.
Permanent Visa – Stable Union
A Permanent Visa can be granted based on a couple “living as married”
Permanent Visa – Child
In this case a Permanent Visa can be issued if the applicant has a Brazilian Child
Permanent Visa – Marriage
A Permanent Visa can be granted when the applicant is married to a Brazilian Citizen
This process allows a non-Brazilian citizen to acquire a Brazilian Nationality
How We Can Help
Obtaining a Permanent Residence Visa requires the presentation of an extensive list of documents. The process is complex and lengthy, and many of the documents must be presented in a specific, legally-approved manner and notarized by specific government departments. Each of our consultants has the expertise and understanding to navigate the Brazilian Immigration Systems to ensure your Permanent Residence application is successful.
In addition to the necessary visa, foreign visitors to Brazil will also require additional documentation depending on their visa type and length of stay.
Brazil ID Card or RNE
To be recognized by the Brazilian government, a foreigner must have an ID called an RNE (Registro Nacional de Estrangeiros)
Brazil Work Card or CTPS
A “Work Card” is required to be able to work legally in Brazil (Carteira de Trabalho e Previdência Social)
Tax Registration Card or CPF
Tax Registration Card (The Cadastro de Pessoas Físicas)
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