• Brazil: Federal Police Strike Causes Registration Delays in São Paolo
  • June 15, 2010
  • Law Firm: Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP - New York Office
  • A strike by the workers of the Federal Police Department of São Paulo in Brazil is expected to cause significant processing delays for new work permit holders trying to complete in-country registration procedures, and for business visitors and tourists seeking to extend their stays in that city. The duration of the strike is unknown. Federal Police Departments in other Brazilian cities are currently operating normally, and their registration and extension procedures are unaffected. It is not yet known whether they will join the strike.

    Foreign nationals who will remain in Brazil for more than 90 days must register with the Federal Police within 30 days of entry. Until registration procedures are complete, those individuals cannot obtain their RNE number, the identification number that a foreign national needs in order to be added to a local payroll, open a bank account, obtain a driver's license, and complete other post-entry formalities.

    New visa and renewal applications may still be submitted to the Ministry of Labor and Ministry of Justice, respectively. These agencies have not joined the strike at this time.

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