Legal Matters

The UK welcomes people from all over the world, visitors who delight in the British sights, culture and entertainment. But not everyone is motivated solely by tourism There are plenty of good reasons to visit the UK besides tourism: study, work, marriage, business. In each case – in accordance with border control regulations – a specific type of visa is required for the duration of your stay. A word of warning: we always recommend that you consult a visa specialist and contact the Brazilian Consulate when planning your visit. They are best placed to clarify all of the requirements and…

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There is a large network of professionals in the legal services and UK immigration area who work with legal advice and visa advice in London, and offer high quality, trustworthy and experienced consultancy. Legal services providers in London can help you with a range of issues. Here is a list of some: Visas: Residency visas, marriage visas in the United Kingdom, visas for children born in England are some of the most sought after. A good immigration advisor can help you understand how things work and tell you what you need to do. Work: Labour issues are not…

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Attention! The mobile number for the Consulate-General’s Duty Officer has changed. Brazilians in the United Kingdom who are in an emergency (accidents/serious illness, death, detention, domestic violence etc.) can call the assistance desk by getting in touch with these contact details: http://cglondres.itamaraty.gov.br/pt-br/assistencia_a_brasileiros.xml The Consulate emphasises that the number should only be called in the situations described above. Questions about consulate services should be sent via email to: http://cglondres.itamaraty.gov.br/pt-br/contatos.xml Source: Consulate-General of Brazil in London

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The Consulate-General of Brazil in London’s website has a new feature to make the Brazilian community in the United Kingdom’s life easier – a Power of Attorney section. One of the most important services for Brazilians living abroad, Power of Attorney requests are one of the most commonly required services of the Consulate. Power of Attorney means that a physical or legal person concedes the right to another person to sign official documents in their name on Brazilian soil. Among the most common types requested are: marriage/divorce, real estate purchase and sales and transfer of possessions. Private requests are simple…

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The Consulate General of Brazil in London has prepared a guide with practical information  about how to do business in the UK and turn your dreams into a reality! The UK represents one of the largest economies in the world; with a fully diversified and dynamic market it is an attractive environment for overseas investors. The Brazilian community in the UK is growing steadily and is estimated to be about 140,000 people, most of who were attracted to the country by favourable economic conditions. From large companies that have set up operations in London as a means of international expansion,…

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Do you need a document legalised? Find out how to get it done on the Brazilian Consulate website! The web page has been totally revamped and is now far easier to use. Have a look at: http://cglondres.itamaraty.gov.br/pt-br/reconhecimento_de_firma.xml And remember: if you need to request an appointment with a member of the Consulate’s staff, you can do so by booking one online, from the legalisation department’s tab. Legalisation of documents is a method of declaring that a person’s signature is authentic. There are two ways of legalising a signature: by similarity or by authenticity (commonly referred to as “by truth”).

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Important Brazilian documents: the good news for Brazilians is that from this year the consular processes are much easier, with Brazil’s adherence to the Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents, which eliminates the need for consular legalisation for the use of Brazilian public documents in the 108 countries party to the agreement – including the UK. Learn more about some of the services offered by the Brazilian Consulate in London: Certificate of Residency The certificate is intended to verify the length of overseas stay of Brazilians returning to Brazil indefinitely. The document needs to be presented…

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As of 14 August 2016, it will no longer be necessary to have British documents legalised for use in Brazil at the Brazilian consulate. With the coming into effect of The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents, the only requirement to use such papers in an official capacity in Brazil will be to have them recognised by The Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

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Did you realise you can apply for your passport through the post? The best part: if your papers are all in order, your passport will be ready in between 3 and 5 working days! There’s no need to book an appointment in person at the Consulate unless you are renewing a lost passport. Have a close look at the instructions on the official website (http://cglondres.itamaraty.gov.br/pt-br/passaporte.xml) and send off your application by post! It couldn’t be easier!

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