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BRAZIL - MEXICO – Visa Waiver Agreement in Place

The reciprocal visa-waiver agreement between Brazil and Mexico has been signed and has taken effect, from 16 May 2013.

Visa Waiver Activities

Visas are no longer required for tourists or business visitors. For Mexican nationals travelling to Brazil, this means a visa free period of up to 90 days, renewable for a further period of to 90 days (i.e. 180 days in total). For Brazilians travelling to Mexico, the visa exemption allows a stay of up to 180 days. Note that, typically, work may not be carried out on business or visitor status; however, in Mexico, non-remunerated activities for up to 180 days (i.e. where no salary or compensation is received in Mexico, and the assignee remains on home payroll) are permitted on visitor status.

Action Items

  • Note that Brazilian and Mexican nationals no longer need visas to visit each other’s countries as business visitors or tourists.

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Overseas Consultoria

DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this immigration alert has been abridged from laws, court decisions, and administrative rulings and should not be construed or relied upon as legal advice. If you have specific questions regarding the applicability of this information, please contact Peregrine © 2017 Peregrine Immigration Management Ltd.