The Brazilian government will grant humanitarian visas (temporary visa and a residence permit) to Ukrainian refugees and stateless persons who have been affected or displaced by the armed conflict going on in Ukraine. This was defined on March 3, 2022 with the publication of Interministerial Ordinance No. already in force and valid until August 31, 2022.
The expected period of residence is two years, extendable. A parent, representative or legal assistant may apply for a residence permit on behalf of a child, adolescent, or any relatively incapable individual.
To apply for the humanitarian visa, there are two options:
Request the visa in the Brazilian consulate at the Ukrainian Consulate/Embassy where the applicant lives at the moment;
valid travel document
completed visa application form
proof of means of transport to enter Brazilian territory
certificate of criminal record issued by officials in Ukraine. If this is not possible, then a declaration under the penalties of the law, of absence of a criminal record in any country.
- Come to Brazil as a visitor, and put in a request for the residence permit at the Federal police. (Ukrainian citizens have visa exemption for 90 days in a period of 180 days).
- Documents needed:
- Valid passport
- Birth or marriage certificate in which the parents names are stated. For the residence permit request, based on the situation of refuge, it is not necessary to legalize the documents in Ukraine prior to coming to Brazil.
- Criminal records. If this is unavailable, it can be replaced by a handwritten delcaration
- Documents needed:
Period of stay
The residence is valid for 2 years and can be extended for an undetermined period.
After submitting the residence permite request at the Federal police, the foreigner will receive a protocol. If the request is approved, the refugee may receive the Brazilian ID card (CRNM) within 90 days. Please, note that since the date of the request at the Federal police, the foreigner can request the digital workbook and start working in Brazil, in the local payroll.
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