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BRAZILIAN IMMIGRATION: Residency Permits for technology transfer

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By Aline Moreira

Continuing on the theme of the previous article, we will address here the second type of residence permit created with the aim to providing technical services.

Normative Resolution No. 04/17 regulates the granting of a residence permit for the purpose of technology transfer.

In this case, the immigrant comes to Brazil with the intent of providing technical training to local workers.  There is no employment relationship between him and the Brazilian company and the idea is that the employees acquire sufficient knowledge to develop the work, without the company having to repeatidly resort to foreign labor. Because of this, the legislation itself provides that, if the Brazilian company is interested in continuing on relying on the provision of services by the immigrant, it must hire him locally.

The immigrant must come to Brazil as a result of a contract, cooperation agreement or agreement, signed between the Brazilian company and the foreign company. In addition, as it involves the transfer of technical knowledge, the presentation of a Training Plan is also mandatory. Said plan must include, among other points, the scope, form of execution, duration and expected results of the training.

The company that will receive the technology transfer services, the Brazilian company that belongs to the same economic group as the foreign company that intends to employ the immigrant who will come to provide the service, or the Brazilian company that is the intermediary of the foreign company that employs the technology can apply for said residence as long as the legal requirements are fulfilled.

The duration of the residency mentioned above will be of 01 (one) year.

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