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Brazilian Residency & Sexy Brazilian Women By Cohabitation

Would you like to know a possible route to getting residency in Brazil that involves HOT SEX with Brazilian women?



Well, just the other day, I came across some interesting information that combines the two topics.

As you can see here, someone in a Telegram chat that I am part of referenced an interview he saw on Youtube that claims that you can get residency in Brazil through cohabitating with a Brazilian chick.

Marriage not necessary.

It does sound nice, doesn’t it?

But is it true?

Well, I first wanted to find the video of where this is said and this is supposedly it here.

Out of curiosity anyway, I went ahead to find any information I could to verify if this route to residency exists for us gringos.

Now, to be fair, I am not a “lawyer specialized in getting Brazilian residency” so just understand that.

I’m simply researching this out of curiosity on my end because the idea of finding ways to get residency down here in Latin America has increasingly been a topic on my mind these days.

So just keep in mind that I’m learning with you on this topic.

But, for those curious, below is the information I could find from the Brazilian government itself and other websites on this topic.

Let’s get to it!

Getting Residency in Brazil through Cohabitation?

First, as you can see here, it does seem true and the residency you would be getting seems to fall under what is called a “Family Reunion Visa.”

From what I could tell in that same source above and from this source here, it seems like you can get either temporary or permanent residency with this visa.

As this other source here states, you can basically see it as a “common law marriage” type deal.

“A. Spouse or companion (similar to common-law marriage, in Brazil widely known as “União Estável”);

Common Law Marriage situations are very common to occur, since many foreigners who meet their significant other in Brazil have to find a solution to not overstay their tourist visas (Please see our article on how to extend your time as a tourist in Brazil), but at the same time cannot commit to a marriage contract and its consequences. However, to prove a common law marriage can sometimes be tricky according to the visa requirements, and appropriate council on this matter is highly recommended.”

However, as you can see from the Brazilian government here, this type of agreement doesn’t actually change your martial status.

“The so-called Brazilian stable union is a document that formalises the union of either a same sex couple or an opposite sex couple. It is a deed registered at any Civil Registry Office in Brazil, and does not alter the individual’s marital status – one remains single. It is possible to establish a matrimonial property scheme. The stable union certificate can eventually be converted into marriage. Based on Law 13.445/2017.”

And, based on that last source, we have this interesting bit of information here.

“Validity: visa is valid for 1 year. This means that the applicant must use the visa within 1 year from date of issue before expiration.”

There’s a few points to be made here before going forward regarding that first quote.

For one, it makes me wonder how many foreigners actually try to extend their time in Brazil through cohabitation if they are directly talking about it here?

We also have the video shown way above where the expat in Brazil claims plenty of foreigners extend their time in Brazil this way supposedly.

And, if a lot have been doing it, I could definitely see the Brazilian government cracking down on it someday as governments tend to focus on “loopholes” that foreigners use to extend their time legally in the country.

Second, the source above says that proving your common law marriage can be tricky.

I would imagine it so!

You try to gain residency to any other country through marriage and there’ll usually be government efforts to verify that you aren’t just trying to “cheat the system” by doing this with any random woman to stay legally in the country.

When it comes time to apply for the visa, how much proof do they ask of you to get this visa?

I couldn’t find much evidence on that outside of the basics that you can see here from the Brazilian government.

But the basics are not always the same as the process.

You might meet those requirements in that link above but does the government typically seek a certain amount of time of cohabitation and/or how much proof of a relationship would they want before approving the visa?

For example, from this source here, we have this quote:

“Random visits by the Federal Police may occur with the purpose of identification of the situation declared. If any irregularity is discovered, the foreigner can dispute the claims both through an administrative procedure level and the judicial system however.”

At any rate, you get the idea. When it comes to the process itself, it quite likely would be stricter than just meeting those basic requirements for the visa.

Those requirements involving a lot of documentation, an interview at the Brazilian Embassy or Consulate, proof of relationship with the Brazilian you will be with and more. You can check those requirements out here for the temporary residency and you can check out this source here for the requirements for the permanent residency.

Finally, are you able to work while having this visa?

For one, as you can read here, you can apparently get a work visa in Brazil on this visa.

Though, as I implied before, “rules on the books” are always different from how they play out in real life.

I’ve always heard informally that Brazil is a difficult place to get a work visa as a foreigner so I do have doubts about how easy it would be to get a work visa as a foreigner coming in (assumingly with limited Portuguese) that is only living in the country because he cohabitates with someone.

Still, it is technically possible to get the work visa from what I’ve read.

From what I am reading here, you supposedly won’t have to wait too long.

“Applicants seeking to work in Brazil must be sponsored by a Brazilian employer.  A work permit process is to be submited by the Brazilian sponsoring company to the Brazilian Ministry of Labor to be analysed. On average, it takes 30-90 days to obtain a work permit approval.”

At any rate, that’s all the basic information I could find on this topic.

As I said, I’m not a lawyer for getting Brazilian residency. Just a guy who finds the topic interesting regarding options for getting residency in Latin America.

But there are a few other things that come to mind as I think about this specific option.

Let’s wrap this up.

Final Thoughts

Being honest, this option to get residency really doesn’t sound as great as the guy in the Telegram saying.

There’s a few reasons why.

First, I guess it depends on what are you looking for with a life in Latin America?

Do you want to be here for just a little bit of travel and fun before going back home?

Most expats do eventually go back home. Not all of them obviously but quite a few do “move on.”

If that’s your case, you really don’t need to go through this process, do you?

While Latin America has, over the years, gotten stricter on foreigners living down here legally, it is still very easy to do.

Be it visa runs, mixing your time up between several countries (like 6 months in Brazil and 6 months in Colombia every year) and, for those a little more adventurous, being illegal on an overstayed visa (which some countries are stricter than others on deporting those that do that but most gringos get away with it by just paying a fine at the airport).

Second, for the foreigner who is genuinely in love with a chick and isn’t looking to use this as a way to just get residency but hates the idea of marriage, I guess this would be THE ideal visa for you.

After all, it doesn’t change your martial status technically.

You can have your agreement with some chick, be here legally and all that.

The only thing I would add here though is, given this is referred to as a “common law marriage,” I do wonder how that exposes you legally in the event of a breakup?

In other countries like the US (depending on your jurisdiction), a common law marriage can still fuck you over when you two break up. You can still lose shit. Financial risk still is there.

So is that the same in Brazil? I have no idea but is something to keep in mind.

Either way, for this type of gringo who truly does want to be with someone forever but doesn’t want a legal marriage, this seems like who the visa is ideally for obviously.

Third, as you can see in that first quote in this article, apparently it’s known well enough that some gringos use this as an option to extend their time in Brazil as you can see here again.

Common Law Marriage situations are very common to occur, since many foreigners who meet their significant other in Brazil have to find a solution to not overstay their tourist visas (Please see our article on how to extend your time as a tourist in Brazil), but at the same time cannot commit to a marriage contract and its consequences.”

I do wonder though how many gringos legit see this as a way to just extend their time and don’t actually care as much about the chick?

I’m sure it’s not much but I can truly see someone trying to game the system like that as you do have those who “marry for the Latin American green card” as I wrote here.

And so if you got those marrying locals for the Latin American green card, why wouldn’t some just do cohabitation instead? Seems like less of an investment (at least legally anyhow).

Fourth, if you are a gringo who is in a relationship but just sees this as a way to extend your time down here, I also question how effective this approach will be long term.

For one, while millennial women around the world seem more “open minded” to not being married, I doubt that your chick is going to be cool with not having an actual marriage and just a cohabitation agreement in the long run.

Most women will want a marriage so why not just go for it?

Especially if you want children someday and that’ll make you more likely to want marriage also.

By insisting on not wanting marriage but having this option as a way to extend your time in Brazil, I can see this causing issues with her that’ll break the cohabitation apart.

Then I wonder how long it takes for the visa to expire? When do they next check to see if you two are still together?

Fifth, the idea of tying my legal status to a country based SOLELY on marriage or cohabitation doesn’t sit well with me.

Because, as I said in the last point, if you two break up, then what happens to the visa? How much longer are you allowed in the country?

In short, it feels like you’d almost be dependent on the woman to kiss her ass and ignore shit that she does if you are THAT desperate to stay in the country that you’d do a cohabitation agreement with someone for the visa.

That’s putting a lot of power in someone over you who can basically be like “fuck you, you do what I say or we are done (meaning I’m getting your ass sent out of the country).”

I’d much rather just dump a load in the chick so we have kids together. That way my legal status isn’t dependent on any woman, could never be lost and I want to have kids someday anyway.

Therefore, at least when it comes to this visa, I can again see how it’d be useful in the short term to get you a visa NOW to stay longer in the country (assuming you found the right woman anyway) but it’d have to be a step to something bigger in my opinion.

Sixth, since this is basically just a cohabitation/common law marriage agreement, I don’t see as much benefit here compared to any other Latin American country where I can marry someone to get a Latin American green card.

The thing is that, from my understanding, the divorce courts in most of Latin America aren’t AS bad as what I’ve heard about in the US or Canada.

Especially if you don’t share a house, your bank account is back in the US, you work remotely and all that.

Your exposure, from what I’ve informally heard from others, is lower.

Seventh, so is this a good tool to stay in Brazil longer than what a tourist visa allows?

In a way, I could see it being useful if you found the right woman and don’t feel the need to fuck around with other chicks.

Obviously more suited for at least the following groups of men:

  • The man who doesn’t want a legal marriage but loves someone enough to want a cohabitation agreement (ignoring how, as I said, whatever legal consequences a common law marriage has in Brazil that I’m not aware of).
  • The man who simply fell in love and wants to be in the country longer but doesn’t want marriage NOW but wants to test the waters with a cohabitation agreement.
  • The scheming foreigner who is super obsessed with staying in Brazil longer, doesn’t necessarily care about the woman in question and just wants SOME option to stay in the country legally for longer than a tourist visa. “Just got to get that Latin American Green Card, broooo.”

Either way, for some groups of people, it seems like a good visa option but not one that is particularly interesting to me.

I have no desire to live in Brazil currently (though I would like to visit again) and I don’t know any hot Brazilian women to cohabitate with.

If I wanted to “cheat the system” though and use this as a way to get into the country legally (not encouraging it), I’d do the following:

  • Get on Tinder & Brazilian Cupid and talk with chicks from Brazil.
  • Find the cutest chick who seems the most into me out of all of the options and just get her to love me (ideally someone who doesn’t live with her parents).
  • Show up to Brazil and fuck her brains out every day until she starts screaming out like a dog in heat “ QUERO SEUS FILHOS BRANCOS!!!”
  • Each THRUST inside those PUSSY walls gets me closer to RESIDENCY!
  • FUCK her like your immigration status DEPENDS on it!
  • When you cum inside her, you just grunt out loudly “AGGHHH!!! MAH RESIDENCY!!!”
  • Take her on nice dates. Speed up the relationship quick. Document EVERY little detail about the relationship (lots of photos, gifts, etc that we could show Brazilian immigration authorities). Make sure she knows every little detail about me and I know everything about her in case they ask us questions about each other to see if the relationship is legit.
  •  Given I can legally stay in Brazil for 180 days in a 12 month period, I would probably try to convince her to move in together at the 3 month mark.
  • Try to see if I could apply for the visa from within Brazil. If not, then maybe leave Brazil at the 5 month mark so I can, in theory, have that extra month to come back later to establish the visa (or use it to have a month of seeing each other during the 6 month gap that Brazil would want me out of the country).
  • Apply for visa and cross your fingers.

At any rate, I have no idea how well that would work. Just shooting from the hip here.

And, being honest, I have no intentions to do the above (nor do I encourage it. Just a thought experiment!).

It is anyway, as I said, a topic that I find more interesting these days: how to get residency in Latin America.

But that’s all that comes to mind!

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