2014 Update

Firstly – Happy New Year to all my visitors! It’s great to see that this blog still gets a lot of interest and has been able to help some people. I was excited to see its had over 10,000 hits since launching it!

I know that I haven’t been around for a while, so I thought I would share a little update.

Paulo and I have been together now for 4 years now, and in the UK for 2. He acquired his UK Visa in June 2012, so we are now looking to apply for our renewal which we give him ‘Indefinite leave to remain.’

After first moving to the UK we lived in Braintree for 1 1/2 years, which although being a small city, we loved! Since July of last year we have been living near Watford, London. We moved this way due to my new job (Which I’ve since left,) and are enjoying being closer to London!

The plan is to update this blog with information of our UK visa application soon. We are visiting Brasil soon which I’m excited about too!

All the best for 2014



Sad News…Edited

Today we heard from the Ministério do Trabalho e Emprego, Conselho Nacional de Imigração, responsible for all applications of this time.

We had seen rumours on-line that states you need to have certain documents a year or older to make your application. We were lucky enough to have our application accepted, and a proto-call given to us, before being told simply ‘NO’

The letter reads that we need to either submit a Stable Union made by the judge OR certain documents to support our current stable union which are over a year old.

If we are un-able to do so in 30 days the application will be archived. At this point we are not sure what it means for my ‘Protocall Visa’ as it expires on June 10th. Today we will be Emailing Brasillia to pose this question

Will keep you posted


Gay Partnership in Brazil?

With the recent news stating same-sex couples can get married in Brazil I wanted to share some light about how this affects those applying for Visas.

The Visa I applied for is Stable Union. This is Brazil’s version of ‘Marriage’ or ‘Civil-partnership.’ This, in our state, has been available to Same-sex couples for around a year now.

With it now being available through-out the country, it gives same-sex couples the same rights to apply for a visa as hetro-sexual couples. I’ve seen many different success stories already!

The biggest thing. Remember, everyone’s story is different. There is no consistency when applying for this Visa, and depending where you are applying, is dependant on what your told!

Congratulations to those states that didn’t have this Same-Sex partnership in place already! 🙂

Permanent Residency

So you want to stay in Brazil!?

Take a look at the new page I’ve just added to see how I managed to become one step closer to being a permanent resident!

I hope this helps, and I hope you succeed if you are going through a similar process!

Hello world!

Hey All!

My name is Cristovão, I’m 22, and have been in Brazil since 2010. So far I have visited Campo Grande, Rio & Sao Paulo, with more travelling to come!

I am currently living in Campo Grande – MS. The city itself is the biggest in MS State, relatively boring, but very highly populated.

I moved here in June 2010 – The whole idea of living in Brazil was so crazy, yet very exciting! When I arrived I spoke NO Portuguese, and I am sad to say it is still very poor – But improving – Slowly!

After my own experience of trying to find other English speakers or advice about living in Brazil from a real person, I decided to make a Blog to share with you my experiences – past, present and future. So here it is!

I really hope the information posted on this site is useful to you, and maybe you’ll meet some new friends along the way. Please feel free to share your stories and experiences to! I would love to hear them!