The national migration registry, established by Law 13,445/2017, consists of the insertion of data into the Federal Police system, being mandatory for all immigrants holding a temporary visa or residence permit.

This process consists of the former National Registry of Foreigners or RNE, procedure established by the revoked foreign statute.

The registration will result in the issuance of the national migratory registration card that will be the immigrant identification document in the country.

The registration of the Federal Police is mandatory, if the immigrant is a holder of a temporary visa or a residence permit.

It is important to note that the registration process must be carried out within the period established by law:

– up to 90 days from the date of arrival in the country, for holders of temporary visas and
– up to 30 days from the date of publication of the approval, if the residence permit has been approved in Brazil.

It is important to emphasize that until the issuance of the national migratory registration card, the protocol issued on the date of registration will be accepted, being guaranteed to the immigrant all the rights provided in the new migration law, for a period of up to 180 days, extendable by the Federal Police.

Documents and procedures:

The federal police department is the authority responsible for carrying out the national migratory registration.

As a general rule, the federal police stations require the immigrant to make a prior appointment, via Internet and attend the indicated place with the necessary original documents, such as: original passport; prior appointment; 2 photos 3 × 4, colored on white background; visa application form, if applicable; government fees paid, among others.

Subject to exceptions or priorities set forth by law, the immigrant must proceed to the corresponding federal police station located in the jurisdiction of his residence or work.

At the time of registration, the immigrant will receive a protocol, which will have legal value until the definitive document is issued.

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