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Brazil creates a visa for foreign “digital nomads”

The country follows in the footsteps of dozens of nations around the world, offering temporary residence to people working remotely for foreign countries. Justice Ministry officials say it will attract foreign capital and boost tourism

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Earlier this week, The Brazilian Report highlighted a worrying trend for the country’s tech sector: after years seeing promising talents move abroad, the rise of remote work has led to a wave of Brazilians going to work for foreign startups, while still remaining in the country. However, Brazil’s Justice Ministry is hoping that a new visa program could help turn the tide, attracting so-called ‘digital nomads’ from around the world.

At the end of January, the Justice Ministry published a resolution introducing a brand-new work visa category for these globetrotting remote workers, following in the footsteps of dozens of countries...

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