ANNOUNCEMENT 19 Nov 2012

In November 2012, the government of Brazil announced a change for the labour market access of foreign workers.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 0 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising
Inception date: 19 Nov 2012 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Labour market access

 On 19 November 2012, the Brazilian government has announced facilitated immigration rules for foreigners working for the soccer World Cup 2014 and the Olympic Games 2016. The main changes include:

  • 5 day priority processing (in contrast to standard processing times of 4 to 6 weeks)
  • Requirements for proof of education and professional experience were lifted

Visa applicants need to provide a proof of connection with the aforementioned events in order to be eligible for these benefits. 

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