Residence Permit for Digital Nomads in Brazil

By Juliana Mitico Valente Riccardi
Lawyer & Global Mobility Expert
Partner at Mitico Advogados and BR-Visa

The Brazilian legislation defines “digital nomad” as the migrant who remotely and with the use of information and communication technologies, performs in Brazil labor activities for a foreign employer.

A migrant who carries out a work activity, with or without an employment relationship, for an employer in Brazil or whose residence permit for exercising such labor activity in the country is regulated by specific regulation shall not be considered a digital nomad.

Applicable Permit

Brazil has a specific residence permit for digital nomads, migrants, with no employment relationship in Brazil, whose professional activity may be carried out remotely.

Applicable legislation

Normative resolution nº 45, from the Brazilian Nacional Immigration Council, of September 9th, 2021, disciplines the granting of this residence authorization for migrants that intend to live in Brazil as digital nomads.

Main Requirement

The main requirement to request the residence permit to live in Brazil as a digital nomad are:

  • statement from the applicant attesting applicant´s ability to carry out the professional activities remotely, through technologies of information and communication.
  • labor agreement or provision of services agreement or other documents that prove the relationship with a foreign employer.
  • proof of means of subsistence, from a foreign paying source, in a monthly amount equal to or greater than US$ 1,500.00 (one thousand five hundred dollars) or availability of bank funds in the minimum amount of US$ 18,000.00 (eighteen thousand dollars).

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The professional activities of a digital nomad may be carried out by the migrant in the condition of visitor, considering the authorized period of stay as a visitor for the corresponding nationality and the Brazilian visitor visa requirements and exemptions.

Timeframe – Issuance and Validity


It takes around 30 days for the residence permit to be approved, counting from the date the process is filled.


This residency authorization for digital nomad will be valid for 1 (one) year, provided that this validity period may be renewed.

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