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Brazil: A two-year residency permit for Haitians


The Brazilian government on Thursday announced priority treatment to immigrants of Haitian origin who will live in that country, granting them a humanitarian visa and a temporary residency permit, local media report.

According to Brazil’s Foreign Affairs Ministry, the measure will also benefit the thousands of descendants of Haitians affected by a controversial ruling handed down by Dominican Republic’s Constitutional Court in 2013.

It said however, that the visa cannot be requested at its consulates world worldwide, but will be issued exclusively by the Brazilian embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and will give Haitians a two-year residency permit.


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