Brazilian Passport – obtain your Brazilian citizenship!

Do you want to get a reputable second passport in a completely legal way without having to spend a minimum amount of time in the country?

Brazilian citizenship by investment

Through our partners in Brazil, Tax Free Today offers the possibility of getting Brazilian citizenship in a completely legal and transparent way through investment.

A Brazilian passport allows you to travel to more than 145 countries without a visa, as well as opening doors to one of the largest countries and economies in the world. Unlike some investments for obtaining other nationalities, this is an investment that can be profitable in itself.

There are several routes to getting a Brazilian passport. On the one hand, you can obtain it if you are a native inhabitant of a Portuguese-speaking country and have spent 365 consecutive days in Brazil or equally if you are a native of any other country and have lived there for more than 15 years. On the other hand, there are also options for foreign investors and businessmen that we can help you with.

You can get Brazilian citizenship after four years by investing at least 500 thousand Brazilian reals in a company. You must create at least 10 new jobs.

Another, more straightforward option is to purchase a property worth 700 thousand reals (108.74 thousand EUR or 129.22 thousand USD) in the north or northeast of Brazil or a property worth 1 million reals (155.34 thousand EUR or 184.59 thousand USD) anywhere else in the country.

And another important point to mention for anyone who is not travelling alone or perhaps might be having children in the future is that citizenship is granted to both the applicant as well as to his/her current and future family, regardless of how many children you may have.

Advantages of having a second passport

  • Choosing a strong and reputable passport such as a Brazilian passport will allow you greater freedom of movement.
  • Freedom to enter or leave the country (in this case, Brazil) without restrictions.
  • It provides you with additional investment opportunities (many countries don’t allow certain types of investments by non-nationals).
  • More security (you can choose which passport to use or present depending on the situation).
  • Greater independence from your country of origin. You are not entirely subject to the same laws of your country of origin as its nationals.
  • It allows you to escape possible attempts to impose a citizenship-based taxation system in your country of origin.

Here you can analyse the possibilities that this passport could give you in detail (countries that don’t require a visa, visa on arrival etc.):

The process

In terms of the process, it is possible to purchase a property remotely; our lawyer will provide you with all the paperwork, without you needing to be there in person. The initial procedures for the investment and residence usually take around 5 to 6 months (our lawyer can usually cut this down to 3 or 4 months).

Of course, our contacts in Brazil speak Portuguese, Spanish and English, so communication should not be a problem.

Then, once you have been granted provisional residence, you will have to go to Brazil and spend 30 days there. At this point you will be given an RNE (an identity card for foreigners).  Once this step has been completed, you are free to leave or stay in Brazil for as long as you like and you will have the same rights as any Brazilian citizen; you can work and receive free health care.

After 2 years, you will need to renew your residence permit, but in order to do so it is not necessary for you to be there in person. You can give a power of attorney to our lawyer and he will deal with the procedure without you having to return to the country.

Then, after 4 years you can apply for a passport. In this case, citizenship is granted to anyone who fulfils the aforementioned steps, with no exceptions. However, you must be able to speak some basic conversational Portuguese, which will not be difficult if you spent a few months there.

To summarise, after investing and once you have a residence permit and have spent 30 days in Brazil, it will take 4 years to get a passport. Until then, you can live there just like any other Brazilian or you can choose not to set foot in the country until the time comes to apply for a passport. After 2 years you must renew your residence permit, but you can do this remotely. After the 4 years, you can get your passport, but you must be able to show that you are capable of holding a basic conversation in Portuguese.

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