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BRAZIL - Ministry Restructuring May Affect Immigration Processing

On 1 January 2019, the new administration published Provisional Measure 870, reorganising government Ministries and public agencies.

Among the significant changes introduced, the Ministry of Labour has been eliminated, responsibility for immigration has been passed to the Ministry of Justice and Public Security, and the Immigration National Counsel (CNIg), has become part of that Ministry’s basic structure.

It is not yet possible to estimate the impact of this change. However, since the end of 2018, residence processing has been subject to delays.

Action items

  • Employers are advised to submit residence applications as early as possible to avoid delays to their projects.

This news alert was prepared with information provided by Newland Chase.

DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this immigration alert has been abridged from laws, court decisions, and administrative rulings and should not be construed or relied upon as legal advice. If you have specific questions regarding the applicability of this information, please contact Peregrine © 2019 Peregrine Immigration Management Ltd.