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Brazil: Whether a naturalized Brazilian citizen has a right to sponsor or in any other way facilitate the immigration of their spouse and children to Brazil; if so, the legal requirements that must be met by the spouse

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 May 1999
Citation / Document Symbol BRA31838.E
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Brazil: Whether a naturalized Brazilian citizen has a right to sponsor or in any other way facilitate the immigration of their spouse and children to Brazil; if so, the legal requirements that must be met by the spouse, 1 May 1999, BRA31838.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ac6d5b.html [accessed 13 July 2014]
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According to Paragraph 2 of Article 12 of the Constitution of the Federative Republic of Brazil:

The law may not establish any distinction between born and naturalized Brazilians, except in the cases stated in this Constitution [which reserve certain offices for born Brazilians] (1996).

According to the Website of the Brazilian Embassy in Washington, DC, spouses and children under the age of 21 are eligible to apply for permanent visas for "family reunion" (28 Nov. 1998). For information regarding the procedural and documentary requirements for obtaining a permanent visa please refer to the attached information taken from the same source.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Response.

References

Brazilian Embassy, Washington. 28 November 1998. "Requirements for Permanent Visa." [Internet] [Accessed 26 May 1999]

Constitution of the Federative Republic of Brazil. 1996. (REFWORLD)

Attachment

Brazilian Embassy, Washington. 28 November 1998. "Requirements for Permanent Visa." [Internet] [Accessed 26 May 1999]

Additional Sources Consulted

Brazilian Consulate, Montreal. 26 May 1999. Telephone interview with Vice-Consul and fax sent to Consul General.

IOM Legislation Database.

REFWORLD.

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