Ordinance nº 28/2022
On March 16th, 2022, the Brazilian government published Ordinance No. 28/2022, extending the deadline to September 15, 2022 for the documental regularization of foreigners in Brazil.
There will be no penalties for delays or overstay in Brazil to those whose residency authorization and/or temporary visa remain pending if they regularize their situation until the new deadline established.
Thus, will be considered extended and still valid: (i) CRNM (Carteira de Registro Nacional Migratório); and (ii) Provisional documents pertaining migratory registration in Brazil, such as Protocols that expired after March 16th, 2020. Therefore, these documents remain accepted as valid for all purposes (including travel, registration, renewal and change of status) until September 15, 2022.
This new deadline also applies to circumstances of application for a residence permit completed electronically up to the date of publication (March 16, 2022), but which were unable to schedule an appointment due to local restrictions at the Federal Police service units throughout Brazil.
Regarding the immigration regularization process, it is important to highlight that Passports, ID cards and criminal background certificates issued abroad and expired after March 16, 2020 will still be accepted for migratory regularization purposes, provided that the immigrant has maintained residency in Brazil and seeks to regularize within the new deadline.
Please note that this Ordinance does not apply to documents expired before March 16th, 2020 or in the cases of trips abroad which total duration adds up to over 30 (thirty) days within this period.
Hussein’s team remains ready for any clarifications regarding the new measure published by the Brazilian government.