• Federal Police Add New Location for Foreign Registration in São Paulo
  • December 14, 2011
  • Law Firm: Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP - New York Office
  • Federal Police in Brazil have added a new registration office at the São Paulo international airport, which may help reduce foreign registration wait times. Foreign nationals may continue to register at the central Federal Police office in São Paulo, which until now has been the only available registration location. Federal authorities have not yet indicated whether the new airport location will be permanent.

    Registration appointments are currently backlogged and are being scheduled for dates approximately six months after the foreign national requests an appointment.

    Foreign nationals staying in Brazil for more than 90 days must register with the police within 30 days of entry and obtain an RNE. The RNE is not required to begin work with the sponsoring employer. However, a foreign national must have an RNE in to be added to the employer’s local payroll, open a bank account, obtain a driver's license and complete other post-entry formalities.

    What This Means for Employers

    The airport registration office was opened to curtail the lengthy backlog of registration appointments. However, it is not yet clear whether the office will reduce the appointment wait times.