Retirement Visa

These are the general Brazilian consulate guidelines for those wishing to apply for a retirement visa.

• Foreign nationals over the age of 50 wishing to retire in Brazil require this type of visa.
• Your local Brazilian consulate will request the approval of this visa in the Ministry of External Relations of Brazil, in Braslia.
• Regular monthly income should be of at least US$ 2,000.00 (two thousand US dollars).
• The applicant should be able to legally transfer this amount to Brazil.
• Based on this level of income, the applicant will be allowed to take two dependants. If the applicant has more than two dependants, an extra US$ 1,000.00 per dependant, per month, will be applicable.
• Passports must be valid for at least six months from the date of intended arrival in Brazil, and have enough blank pages for visas and entrance stamps.
• First entry into Brazil must be made within 90 days from the date the visa is issued. It is the responsibility of the applicant to make sure the application is lodged accordingly.
• Registration with the DPMAF (Brazilian Immigration Authorities) must be made within 30 days of arrival in Brazil. For this purpose, make sure you take the second copy of the application form which will be returned to you duly stamped by the Consulate.

Ask Philip Gamble whether you (or your children) have a claim to British nationality.

Learn more about these routes to British Nationality: is a specialist UK Nationality and British Citizenship site offering an online search and assessment. Claims to hold a British Passport can be complex and the site offers a quick, simple search to give you the answers. While many people qualify for the UK Ancestry Visa based on holding a Commonwealth passport with a UK born grandmother or grandfather, we have found that if you have a grandparent born in the UK, or if your mother is British or your father is British, then there are several scenarios where you can claim British Nationality and the right to hold a British Passport. This stems from Britain’s collection of British Colonies, British Protectorates and British Protected States in the middle of last century and the Nationality rules concerning what are now the countries of the Commonwealth.