Are you thinking of leaving Brazil? Argentina, Uruguay, United States, Canada, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand may be the solution.
2019 is knocking on our doors, and lots of people want to start life and the year in another country. Due to the rise in unemployment and the low expectations for the economy, many Brazilians are thinking about a new start far from Brazil and with better living conditions. With this in mind, we have listed some of the main countries in America, Europe and Oceania that grant work visas for Brazilians without the typical bureaucracy that this kind of documentation requires in some nations. In order, respecting the items of linguistic, cultural, and geographic proximity, we have chosen opportunities in Argentina, Uruguay, United States, Canada, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
Let’s start with our Argentinean “brothers”. Argentina permits work visas for Brazilians, because of a bilateral agreement between Mercosul countries. Thus, you are allowed to immigrate to any country in South America without too much bureaucracy. You can, for instance, apply for a temporary residence visa of up to 2 years, to study, work, and travel in Argentina. The same agreement permits a new start in Uruguay. Just as in Argentina, beyond what’s already been said, you can open a business on Uruguayan soil. To that end, just follow the instructions in the guidebook from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Now, let’s go to North America, beginning with the famous American Dream, no matter how hard it is to obtain a Green Card, especially with the stringent immigration policies of US President Donald Trump. The difficult path to escape the bureaucracy is to find a job while still in Brazil, and arrive in America already employed by an American firm, or else transferred by a multinational business with headquarters in Brazil. In neighboring Canada, things are easier: a favorite of exchange students, the country permits a work visa of up to 20 hours a week for students. The visa remains valid for 2 years after the student’s graduation, with the possibility of applying for permanent residence.
Now we come to the Old Continent. Another favorite of Brazilians is Ireland, which harbors the largest non-European foreign community. This is because in Ireland it’s possible to combine trips to the continent with studies and temporary work. The flexibility of the work visa, compared to other European neighbors, added to the quality of life, makes one desire to apply for a permanent visa in the country. Quality of life can also be found in the last two countries on the list, the ones in far off Oceania: Australia and New Zealand.
In Australia, you are allowed to work temporarily, or even get a permanent work visa. According to the Australian Ministry of Labor, just in the last few years, over 1100 Brazilians have obtained Australian citizenship. In New Zealand, it’s even easier to obtain a work visa: you can start with a student visa and, even so, work for 20 hours a week. To that end, you must be enrolled in a course with the duration of over 3 months. After the course, with a job in an area related to the course’s subject, you can obtain a visa for two more years. For a permanent visa, you must have mastered the local language, English, have no criminal record, and have lived in New Zealand for at least 5 years.