The Federal Police, through Ordinance No. 21-DIREX / PF, published in the Federal Official Gazette of 3/8/2021, extended the deadlines for migratory regularization for foreigners in view of the persistence of the scenario of forced restriction by pandemic of COVID-19 and considering the estimate that there is still a significant number of foreigners pending regularization.
Below are the main measures of the Ordinance:
The deadline for migratory regularization of foreigners who have migratory identification documents expired from March 16, 2020 is extended until September 16, 2021, with the possibility of regularization, regardless of the application of fines for delay in registration or excessive permanence that occurred in this period.
The service protocols related to migratory regularization, national migratory registration cards and other documents related to the activities of the Immigration Police produced by the Federal Police expiring from March 16, 2020 must be accepted as valid for all purposes and may be used until September 16, 2021, including for the purposes of entering, registering, renewing or changing the term of residence.
For the migratory regularization procedure, documents expired after March 16, 2020 will be accepted, as long as the immigrant has resided in the national territory and seeks to regularize his migratory status until September 16, 2021.
In the event that it is impossible to leave Brazil within the period of stay granted due to restrictions imposed by a third country, the visitor may justifiably request an extraordinary extension of the deadline of his departure, even if he exceeds the limits of the migratory year.
With the measures adopted, the aim is to guarantee the regularization of foreigners in the national territory, avoiding administrative punishment for those who may have failed to comply with migratory norms and formalities due to the restrictions imposed by the Public Health Emergency of International Importance, caused by the Coronavirus.