The Government of Brazil liberalised issuing short term work visas. This move from Brazil Government will enable the IT professionals from India to take up their work assignments in Brazil. The Government of Brazil announced that anyone who applies for the short term work visas will no longer be required to get clearance from Brazil Labour Ministry.
Initially, the person who wanted to work in Brazil for short term had to apply for short-term work visa, which in turn allows a person to remain in Brazil for up to 90 days. This short term work visa had to get a nod from Brazilian Labour Ministry before being processed. The clearances from this ministry eventually required two months time.
With the formation of this new law for short-term visa, a person can get it in around 10 days in case all the documents are perfect. It is important to note that the Brazilian Embassy in India as well as the Consulate in Mumbai had issued around 11000 visas in the year 2012, an increase from 7600 visas issued in the year 2010.
It was also estimated that more than 60 percent of 625 people applying for work visas that were issued in Delhi in the year 2012, will benefit with this new law.