Brazil: Work Permit Requests Must Be Electronic

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By Rick Vollmar

June 17—Effective Aug. 28, work permit applications to Brazil's Ministry of Labor must be made electronically, Berry Appleman & Leiden reported in a June 15 news release.

The ministry began accepting electronic work permit requests in December 2013, and employers have had the option of choosing between electronic and paper filing since then. After Aug. 27, paper applications will no longer be accepted.

According to BAL, “the order reaffirms the ministry’s commitment to simplify visa applications and improve services to support Brazilian companies that rely on foreign nationals for their workforce.”

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For more information on Brazilian HR law and regulation, see the Brazil primer.