Investment Visa Overview

Brazil Residency & Citizenship options

Brasil residency is a great option for investors for a number of reasons. For starters, Brasil offers a number of tax advantages for investors, including a lower corporate tax rate and a number of tax breaks for individuals. In addition, Brasil is home to a growing economy, with a number of industries that are attracting foreign investment. And finally, Brasil offers a number of lifestyle advantages, including beautiful weather and beaches, a vibrant culture, and friendly people.

Program 1
  • Name
    Permanent visa (VIPER)
  • Description

    Foreign nationals who intend to stay in Brazil for more than two years and are married to a Brazilian citizen or permanent resident, retired persons who receive a regular pension, qualified employees or professors, scientists or researchers, or administrators, investors, or directors of companies located in ZPE (free trade zone), or investors or members of a religious order may be granted a Permanent Visa (VIPER).

  • Requirements

    Dependents, such as a spouse, dependents under the age of 24, and parents, may be included in the application. Although a permanent visa allows a resident to live and work in Brazil eternally, it is subject to revision within the third year of issuance. As a result, it is advisable to visit the country on a regular basis while still meeting the requirements for the renewal to be accepted. A resident may petition for citizenship after four years of having a permanent visa. Citizenship will be granted to a person who has lived in the country continuously and can demonstrate ties to the country, appropriate Portuguese abilities, and understanding of the country's culture and history. If the resident is married to a Brazilian citizen, the time frame may be shortened.

  • Validity
    3 years (unl. extensions)
  • Investment Type
    Income
  • Avg. Processing Time
    4 months
  • Investment Amount
    $2,000
  • Avg. Agent Fee
    N/A
  • Physical Presence Requirement
    185 days of the year
  • Can family be included?
    Yes
Program 2
  • Name
    Passive income (VIPER)
  • Description

    Foreign nationals who intend to retire in Brazil and have a pension that may be sent to Brazil on a regular basis may get a permanent visa under Resoluço Normativa number 45 (VIPER)

  • Requirements

    To be eligible for the permanent visa, the retired individual must receive a monthly pension of at least R$6,000 (US$ 1200). Dependents may necessitate additional payments. The applicant must present documentation of retirement as well as a declaration stating the monthly pension income, both provided by a government agency. Visa is subject to amendment three years after it is issued. Visit the country at least once during the first two years to renew it and show that the needed monthly amount has been sent to a Brazilian bank institution.

  • Validity
    3 years, extendable.
  • Investment Type
    Living Expenses
  • Processing Time
    4 months
  • Investment Amount
    6,000 reais per month
  • Avg. Agent Fee
    N/A
  • Physical Presence Requirement
    185 days of the year
  • Can family be included?
    Yes
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Investment Types
Passport Overview

According to the SovSpot Passport Ranking Index, the Brazilian passport is now ranked 21st. It allows entrance to 171 countries without requiring a visa. It is one of the most sought-after passports in the world because to its high mobility score. Brazilian passport holders can travel to countries such as the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, Russia, and the European Union without a visa. This enables for almost instantaneous travel opportunities all around the world. Brazilian passport holders, on the other hand, need a visa to visit 58 countries around the world. China, India, and the United States are among the countries that require visas.

Passport Rank

21

Visa Free Countries

171

Mobility Stats
  • Dual Citizenship Allowed?
    Yes
  • Visa Free Destinations
    130
  • Visa on Arrival
    39
  • Visa Online
    2
  • Visa Required
    12
  • Visa Free Access
    Schengen, UK, Russia
  • World Surface Area Reachable
    54%
  • Unesco Heritage Sites Access
    40%
Passport Ranking Factors

Brazil Passport Visa Free Countries

The number of countries Brazil passport holders can enter without a visa (i.e. visa-free countries) is added to the number of countries Brazil passport holders can enter by obtaining a visa on arrival (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) or an electronic travel authorization (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) (eTA). There are now 130 visa-free countries for Brazil passport holders, 39 visa-on-arrival countries for Brazil passport holders, and 2 eTA destinations. In total, Brazil passport holders can visit 171 countries without a visa, via a visa on arrival, or via an eTA. As a result, the Brazilian passport is currently ranked number 21 in the world. Apart from the visa-free and visa-on-arrival countries, there are 58 more countries that require a physical visa or an eVisa for Brazilian passport holders to visit (i.e. visa required countries).

Citizenship by Descent - Details
  • CBD Available?
    No
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