Foreign Work Visas Issued in Brazil Drop 60 Percent in Past Five Years

According to a new government report, the number of work visas issued to foreigners in Brazil continues to fall, down to 25,937 last year, more than a 14 percent drop from 2016 and a stark 58 percent decline since 2013.

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The number of work visas issued to foreigners in Brazil has tumbled 58 percent in the past five years, falling from 61,842 in 2013 to only 25,937 in 2017. Last year's figure also represents a 14.5 percent decline from 2016's total of 30,327 foreign work visas issued--the sixth consecutive year of such declines.

The latest figures were published in a new annual report from Brazil's Ministry of Labor and Employment titled, Migrações e Mercado de Trabalho no Brasil (“Migrations and . . .

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