Violence, political crisis and economic instability have created a migrant movement from Brazil not only to live, but also to invest outside.
According to data from the Brazilian Internal Revenue Service, from 2011 to 2017, the number of Brazilians who delivered final exit declarations increased by 160%. The number reflects those who
migrated to the entire world, not counting those who did not declare.
“In the last five years, we have seen a 400% growth in requests from Brazilians who want to immigrate to the United States, and the main reason is insecurity, both due to violence and political instability,” says lawyer Carlos Colombo, specialized in immigration and international business.
He adds that traveling with a tourist or student visa, and then trying to stay is not the recommended route. “The chances of refusal of the definitive visa are high. Even more at this moment, the US government can interpret that the person has already traveled with intent to stay, but tried to circumvent the system.”
The Real Estate specialist, Luca Martins, complements that, in the last 6 years, Brazil is permanently among the 5 countries that have invested most in the United States.