New measure is valid until March 3, 2023
By Andreia Verdélio – Agência Brasil – Brasília
Brazil´s government has extended the granting of temporary visas and residence permits to Ukrainians who left the European country because of the war. The authorization published today (Aug. 30) in the Official Gazette was signed by the Ministers of Justice Anderson Torres, and Foreign Affairs Carlos França.
The previous authorization for humanitarian reception of Ukrainians was released in March this year and would expire on August 31. With the new measure, visa and residence requests can be applied until March 3, 2023.
The temporary visa benefits those born in Ukraine and stateless people affected or displaced by the armed conflict situation in Ukraine, invaded by Russia in February. This does not preclude other measures that may be taken by the Brazilian government to benefit these people.
The visa will be valid for 180 days. In possession of it, Ukrainians who arrive in Brazil fleeing the war can apply for a residence permit that has a validity period of two years. If a Ukrainian citizen is already in Brazil, regardless of the war going on in his homeland, and wants to apply for a residence permit, the person can also do so for a period of two years as well.
After arriving in Brazil, the refugee has 90 days to start the process of recognition of the stateless condition at the Ministry of Justice and Public Security.
The Brazilian government guarantees the refugees free access to work in the country.