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What You Need to Know to Get a Brazilian Investor Visa and Permanent Residency

Obtaining an investor visa in Brazil is a fundamental step for foreigners wishing to establish long-term residence and authorization to work in the country. This type of visa opens up several opportunities, allowing people to invest in opening a business in Brazil, in real estate projects or stock market investments, and even facilitates the opening of a savings account in the country.

Obtaining an investor visa in Brazil means more than just legal residency: it means the potential for significant economic contributions and business commitments in the thriving Brazilian market. With this visa, individuals gain the flexibility to pursue business ventures and investment opportunities, encouraging growth and participation in Brazil’s diverse economic landscape. Explore the benefits and requirements for obtaining an investor visa in Brazil and discover the full spectrum of opportunities available in this dynamic South American nation.

In this article, we will be going over what you need to know to get an investor visa in Brazil. Keep reading and ensure you are aware of all the ins-and-outs of the Brazilian Investor visa!

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Getting an Investor Visa in Brazil will allow you to live and work permanently in the country

How to Get Brazilian Citizenship?

You may apply for Brazilian Citizenship after 4 years of official legal residency in Brazil. With Brazilian citizenship, you are eligible for dual citizenship and public sector jobs.

How to Get a Brazilian Investor Visa?

Getting a Brazilian investor visa will allow you to live and work permanently in the country. Below, check out the answers to some common questions people have about getting a Brazilian investor visa in regard to money requirements, length and restrictions, and rules once you get a visa.

What are the Requirements for Obtaining Citizenship in Brazil?

If you are interested in becoming a Brazilian citizen, you need to make sure you have all the requirements listed below.

  • Have proof of uninterrupted residence in Brazil for at least four years prior to applying. Keep in mind that trips abroad do not count as interruptions.
  • Learn how to read and write in elementary Portuguese.
  • You must be able to provide for yourself and your family.
  • You can provide proof that a relative provides you with enough income to match legal requisites.
  • Pass a criminal background check.
  • Not owe any taxes in Brazil.
  • Provide proof of righteous conduct.
  • Obtain a ‘Certificate of Good Health’, unless you have lived in the country for more than two years.

You can also obtain your Brazilian citizenship in one year if you have a Brazilian spouse, child, or parent. It can also take two years for those possessing certain professional, scientific, or artistic skills, and three years for individuals who are of high net worth or are company owners.

Brazilian Investor Visa Money Requirements

From the amount of money you need to invest in Brazil to how to invest your money in the country – in this section, you will find all your investor visa money answers. You must be able to invest at least R$500,000  in an already existing Brazilian business, or a new company. If you decide you do not want a Brazilian investor visa, you can take back your money any time, however, please note that the visa will then not be renewed.

Brazilian investor visa length and restrictions

Stay on top of the amount of time you have to stay in Brazil with the answers to other time restraints or requirements you might not have been aware of in the country.

  • How long is the investor visa valid for? – Your residency status is permanent so therefore you can live and work in Brazil as long as you maintain your investment in the country. You can also apply for Brazilian citizenship after 4 years in normal cases and 13 years in special cases.
  • How long does it take to renew the residency? – The first renewal is after 3 years and you will receive the new document in about 90 days.
  • Can I leave the country during my residency period? – Yes, you can leave the country for trips but it must not be longer than 6 months out of each year. 

Brazilian investor visa rules after you have your visa

Here, you will find more answers on what rules you have to adhere to, to maintain your visa

  • Can I bring family to Brazil during the visa process? – Yes, you can bring your family to Brazil after you get your investor visa. Once your investor visa is issued, your family members will have permission to come to Brazil.
  • Do I have to come back to Brazil to keep my residency status? – You need to visit Brazil once every 2 years in order to maintain permanent residency status on an investor visa.
  • Do I have to keep my investment in Brazil? – Brazilian authorities will periodically check if your investment is still in the country. If you have left your investment in the country, your investor visa will be automatically renewed.

Interested in Obtaining your Brazilian Investor Visa?

You have all the information you need to get your Brazilian Investor visa. For more tips on incorporating a business in Brazil you can check out our resources and get your investment going in the growing Latin American economy.

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The information provided here within should not be construed as formal guidance or advice. Please consult a professional for your specific situation. Information provided is for informative purposes only and may not capture all pertinent laws, standards, and best practices. The regulatory landscape is continually evolving; information mentioned may be outdated and/or could undergo changes. The interpretations presented are not official. Some sections are based on the interpretations or views of relevant authorities, but we cannot ensure that these perspectives will be supported in all professional settings.
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