Brazilian Government Grants Haitians Humanitarian Visa

The visa allows Haitians temporary residence in Brazil for two years with possible extension.

By Melissa Van Brunnersum, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On April 9th, the Brazilian government made the decision to grant priority treatment to Haitians who intend to live in Brazil. The government can now provide temporary visas and residence permits for humanitarian purposes up to two years.

The decree was published in the Official Gazette of the Federal Government and is authorized by the Itamaraty, the Ministries of Justice, Public Security, and Labor. The visa will . . .

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