10 January 2018

BRAZIL: New requirements for police registration 

Effective 27 December 2017, some new document requirements have been introduced for the mandatory police registration - Registro Nacional Migratório (RNM).

The new requirements are as follow:

  • An original birth and marriage (if applicable) certificate or its legalised copy.
  • A legalized copy of police clearance certificate covering the last five years.
  • Birth certificates should include the names of both parents.
  • If the birth certificate does not clearly state the name of both parents, the applicant can present a recent, original consular attestation (“cedula consular”), in lieu of the certificate.
  • Copies of certificates must be notarized and legalized at the Brazilian Consulate abroad responsible for the jurisdiction where the document was issued, or apostilled under The Hague Convention, if the country is a signatory.
  • Certificates that are in a language other than Portuguese require a sworn translation into Portuguese to be completed in Brazil and present in the original.
  • Previously, birth certificates were not required as long as another document was submitted stating both of the applicant’s parent’s names.

How does this affect the client?

In order to avoid any delays, foreign nationals should be prepared to submit all the required documents for the police registration which takes place after arrival. 

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