Brazil published this week a joint ministerial decree establishing the new procedures for the concession of temporary and residence permits to nationals of the Community of Portuguese-speaking countries including Angola, Cabo Verde, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique, and São Tomé and Príncipe.
The new procedures for these countries have been streamlined. According to the decree, the temporary visa is meant for professors; researchers at recognized specialized centres; highly skilled professionals; entrepreneurs; and cultural agents, which includes artists, athletes, representatives of the media, writers, musicians, promoters, and organizers of cultural and sports events; and students participating in recognized exchange programs between educational institutions in their home country and those in the host country.
For the resident permit, on the other hand, applicants fulfilling all the necessary requirements can apply for an initial 2 years.
The joint ministerial decree, signed by Brazil’s Ministers of Justice and Public Security and of External Relations under the scope of the Agreement on Mobility among the Member States of the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries, signed in Luanda on July 17, 2021, and promulgated by Decree No. 11,156 on July 29, 2022.
The decree enters into effect on October 2nd, 2023, and can be downloaded on this link (in Portuguese).