Employ Candidates Compliantly in Brazil

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  1. Overview: Brazil
  2. Global HR Compliance
  3. Global PEO and payroll
  4. Work permit for hiring expats via PEO
  5. Expand without a company set up
  6. Contractor vs. employee: which is better?
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Visa, work permit & immigration support in Brazil

Brazil is turning into a promising innovative ecosystem, demonstrating significant economic growth in recent decades. Today, it ranks eighth in GDP and reaches approximately $2.5 trillion, compared with $655.5 billion in 2000. The largest country in Latin America accommodates 1.5 million foreigners, making it one of the most attractive places to live and work in the region. Sao Paolo is recognized as the number one destination with a population of about 15 million people, generating 18 percent of the county’s gross national product.

Foreign investors seeing Brazil as a treasure chest. Venture capital investments into the country’s ecosystem grew six-fold in 2018. In addition, Brazil is the main recipient of capital injections from private investors such as SoftBank, which recently created an innovative fund for Latin American development worth $5 billion.

Brazil possesses effective resources for business expansion and growth. If you ever thought to transfer or integrate your venture into this prosperous ecosystem, Acumen International appears to be the best partner for going well together. With years of employment expertise and hundreds of international projects put forward, we are ready to assist you in your global initiative.

Work Permit + Expats Employment in Brazil

Addressing global employment solutions is the right way to protect yourself from deterioration and a huge risk. We are thrilled to assist you in expatriates employment within the local labor market by delivering high-end immigration support and work permit sponsorship in Brazil.

Acumen International is a leading provider of advanced employment solutions in more than 190 countries. We have fostered many companies to perform their debuts in global expansion by hiring the best professionals. Make sure that with our help, your candidates will receive their work permits within the standard deadlines and full compliance with the local Labor and Immigration Code. Focus on your core business goals, leaving us to solve administrative tasks.

With Acumen’s work permit sponsorship and immigration support in Brazil, your candidates will remain well informed about visa application and permits validity in a host country.

Address our work permit & immigration support solution to benefit the following way:

  1. Complete support during long-term expat employment with full legal compliance in Brazil
  2. As a transitional solution before establishing your own business entity in Brazil

Solution for global mobility of expats in Brazil

Acumen International is your entrusted companion when it comes to long-term international assignments and relocation projects. We look forward to hiring foreign employees in Brazil on your behalf with a 100% compliance and risk-free approach. Relieve yourself and your candidates from the burdensome immigration procedures as we turned it into an expedient solution. We can handle your international relocation duties, providing employment services that can be tailored to the specific needs of your global mobility program.

Get acquainted with the timeline and document requirements for getting a work permit in Brazil below.

Estimated time for work permit issuance

The processing time of work permit issuance in Brazil may vary greatly, depending on the visa type, candidate’s nationality, and applicant’s legal status. It may take from 5 business days up to 6 months.


Major steps to get a work permit in Brazil

  1. Work Permit Application
  2. Online Visa Form
  3. Temporary Vitem V Visa Application
  4. Entry to Brazil
  5. RNE Card Application
  6. RNE Card Collection

Documents for work permit in Brazil, main applicant

Name Notes
Passport With a minimum validity of 6 months
Visa Application Form – One per applicant (Copy + original)
– Completely filled out online
– Dated and signed by the passport holder or his/her parents
2 Passport Photographs – 3.5cm x 4.5cm in color, with a white background
– Face forward, mouth closed, eyes open
Letter of Authorization Signed and notarized
Letter of Invitation Provided by the Brazilian entity
Business Cover Letter – Notarized/Addressed to the Brazilian Consulate
– Giving the job references, nature of duties to be performed in exact detail, proof of financial support for the applicant while in Brazil and return transportation
Resume/CV (5 years) Showing relevant professional experience and education for at least the last five years
Copy of passport valid for 6 months minimum Copy of biodata and signature pages only
Evidence of Qualifications and Skills Diploma, Certificates and/or references from the previous employer.
Digital Photo A digital passport photo
Evidence of legal immigration status Evidence of legal residency in the applicant’s country of residence, where the application is being made (if he/she holds a passport from a different country)
Police clearance certificate From the country of current residence, issued up to 90 days prior to the visa application.
Proof of Departure Date e.g. flight itinerary, although original tickets may be requested at the discretion of the diplomatic post.
Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate Only required if the applicant has traveled within the last 90 days to Angola, Benin, Bissau Guinea
Birth Certificate Original or Notarized copy (depending on applicant’s origin)
Power of Attorney (Applicant) If using a third party to submit the application, then a power of attorney from the applicant should be provided.

Copy of Passport Information Page

If you need to have your expat personnel legally work for you in Brazil without having to set up your own business entity for that, trust us to assist you with work permit and immigration support, and then employ your expats locally on your behalf.

Contact our team to let us take up your foreign employees’ immigration matters and relieve you of the responsibility of getting work permit by working with our local partners to organize and obtain all the necessary permits, as well as provide you with a detailed update on the progress of the process.

Contact us for more details about how you can get a work permit for your expatriate staff and employ them through Acumen International in Brazil.

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