Brazil Allows Foreign Students to Stay and Receive Work Visas

Before the resolution, those students interested in staying in the country needed to return to the country of origin and apply for a work visa.

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Just in time for Christmas this year authorities announced that foreign undergraduates or postgraduates in Brazil may work legally in the country. The measure is also valid for students who have already finished the courses and intend to stay in the country.

The resolution authorizing the work visa of foreigners was published in last Thursday's edition (December 22nd), in the Diário Oficial da União (Official Gazette of the Union) and is already in force.

According to the announcement, conversion of the visa from studies to work will not . . .

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