Brazil now granting humanitarian visa to Afghans


Brazil will grant humanitarian visas to Afghans, stateless persons and people affected by the situation of severe institutional instability and violation of human rights in Afghanistan.


Interministerial Ordinance No. 24/21, which regulates the granting of temporary visas and residence permits for these purposes, was published this week, Sept 6th, in the Brazilian Official Gazette.


The visa will be valid for 180 days and special attention will be paid to requests made by women, children, the elderly, people with disabilities and their family groups


For Afghans who are already in national territory, a residence permit valid for 2 years will be granted.


According to a joint statement from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Justice and Public Security, the measure is based on the "humanitarian foundations of Brazilian immigration policy, as stipulated in Law No. 13,445 of May 24, 2017, which offers a protection mechanism, reaffirming Brazil's commitment to respect for human rights and international solidarity."


Embassies in Islamabad, Tehran, Moscow, Ankara, Doha and Abu Dhabi will be able to process these visa applications for humanitarian purposes. Currently, Brazil has no embassy or consulate in Afghanistan.


For more information, please contact Figueiredo Law Advocacia

Phone: +55 11 5087-8832

WhatsApp: +55 11 94464-8943

Email: figueiredolaw@figueiredolaw.com.br

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