ANNOUNCEMENT 08 Oct 2012In October 2012, the government of Brazil announced a change for the labour market access of foreign workers.
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On 8th October 2012, Brazilian government has stopped permitting extended business and tourist stays. Previously, nationals of 25 European Countries were permitted to extend their visa-free business or tourist stay in Brazil for an additional 90 days past the standard 90 days, thus permitting a cumulative 180 days of staying in the country in a 365-day period. The new regulation means that the EU nationals will be allowed to stay only for 90 days in a 365-day period before applying for an appropriate visa.
Those who fail to comply with these rules are fined at a rate of $4/day (up to $410 in total), deported or barred from entering Brazil in the future.