Temporary visa based on a family reunion may be requested by the immigrant who has a family relationship with a Brazilian or a foreign immigrant who is residing in Brazil on a regular basis.
The migration law establishes the situations in which a visa can be granted based on a family reunion. They are below:
- I – spouse or partner, without any discrimination, under the terms of the Brazilian legal system;
- II – son/daughter of a Brazilian or an immigrant to whom has been granted a residence permit;
- III – someone who has a Brazilian son/daughter;
- IV – someone who has an immigrant son/daughter to whom has been granted a residence permit;
- V – ascending to the second degree of Brazilian or immigrant holder of residence permit;
- VI – descending to the second degree of Brazilian or immigrant holder of residence permit;
- VII – brother of Brazilian or immigrant to whom has been granted a residence permit; or
- VIII – someone who has a Brazilian under its guardianship, custody or guard.
The visa based on a family reunion can be requested at the Brazilian Consulate or Embassy in the country of the applicant.
Because it is an expectation of grant, the applicant may be called to conduct an interview, as well as to present additional documents to evidence family relationship, when necessary. Regarding family relationship the applicant must fit into one of the eight hypotheses provided for in Article 45 of decree no. 9199/2017.
I have a visa based on family reunion – Article 45 of decree no. 9199/2017. Will I be able to perform paid work in Brazil?
Yes. Under equal conditions in compliance with current Brazilian legislation.
Is it possible to apply for a visa based on a family reunion, along with the temporary visa of the caller family member?
Yes. In this case, the authority will process both requests.
It is worth noting that if the caller is the holder of a residence permit, provisional residence permit, or visa based on a family reunion, he/she can not appear as a caller, since he/she is not the holder of any of the above situations.
I have a visa based on family reunion, should I register at Federal Police?
Yes. It must be registered in the federal police department that has service to immigrants, in the district of residence of the foreigner.
Exceptionally, the following can be registered at the federal police station: (I) persons with disabilities; (II) elderly persons aged 60 or over; (III) pregnant women; (IV) nursing mother; (V) Women carrying infants and (VI) the obese.
At the time of registration, the foreigner will receive a protocol and, subsequently, his/her national migratory registration card – CRNM.
Most federal police stations require a prior appointment to perform the registration. Therefore, we suggest that the immigrant check in advance the necessary requirements to carry out the process.
In addition to the family reunion visa, is it also possible to apply for a residence permit based on this possibility?