Starting November, 21st, 2017, a new Decree regulating the new immigration law # 13.445 of 2017 will be launched. This change has been expected for many years now and finally in a few days it will start in Brazil.
There is a lot of anxiety surrounding this change, mainly between the immigration specialists in Global Mobility business, but the new rules will only be confirmed after November, 21st when the Decree will start being valid in the country.
The new immigration law treats the foreigner as a human rights matter and not a national security subject as it used to be and it is aligned with Brazil Federal Constitution of 1988 as well with the Human Right Agreements signed by Brazil.
Some news that the new law is bringing:
The procedures involved in each change will only be known and detailed after the Decree starts. Some of the subjects may not be mentioned on this Decree and we will have to wait for future regulation. This will be only answered after November, 21st.
Also, some concerns that the immigration specialists have about the impact of the changes that the new Decree will bring, examples:
We are excited about this new regulation but worried at the same time because it took so long for the Brazilian National Congress to approve an important law that we are anxious for them covering all the gaps and problems we used to have with the current one. More news to come, keep an eye out!
Written by Samar Jeradi
Operations Manager LARM Brazil