ANNOUNCEMENT 17 May 2013In May 2013, the government of Brazil announced a change for the labour market access of foreign workers.
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National Immigration Council, normative resolution no. 104, official federal gazette of 17 May 2013 (in Portuguese), http://www.in.gov.br/visualiza/index.jsp?jornal=1&pagina=200&data=17/05/2013
CSEM Centro Scalabriniano de Estudos Migrat?rios, news item from 21 May 2013 (in Portuguese), http://www.csem.org.br/csem/noticias/1203-nova-regra-facilita-visto-de-trabalho-para-estrangeiro-no-brasil
Fragomen (immigration law firm) news item from 23 May 2013, http://www.fragomen.com/newsresources/xprNewsDetailFrag.aspx?xpST=GlobalAlerts&news=2140
Fragomen news item of 16 December 2013: http://www.fragomen.com/newsresources/xprNewsDetailFrag.aspx?xpST=GlobalAlerts&news=2432
Brazilian National Immigration Council (CNIg) news item of 16 December 2013 (in Portuguese): http://portal.mte.gov.br/trab_estrang/atencao-migranteweb-digital-entrara-em-funcionamento-dia-16-12-2013-clique-aqui-e-saiba-mais.htm
On 17 May 2013, Brazil's Official Gazette published resolution no. 104 establishing an online tool reducing the application procedure for work permits. The new e-procedure will hand out work permits right away. The requested translated and solicited documents, such as diplomas, can be submitted until 60 days of receiving the work permit. Documents will also be archived in an online databank so that future application procedures can be streamlined.
On 16 December 2013, the Brazilian National Immigration Council (Conselho Nacional de Imigraçăo, CNIg) officially launched the online tool, Migranteweb (MTE), which was announced in May 2013.