Ordinance 93

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Ordinance 93 from the Immigration National Counsel allows foreigners who are victims of human trafficking or slave-like work conditions to apply for a permanent residency visa of one year, limited to 5 years, as foreseen by Article 18, Law 6,815/80 (Immigrant Statute),  in order to assist the criminal investigation to which the foreigner was a victim.

In order to benefit from this provision, the foreigner must be either: (a) in a position of social or economic vulnerability caused by, among other things, psychological distress and/or indigence and susceptible to re-victimization in his or her country of origin, (b) exposed to danger for having cooperated with the applicable investigation, (c) due to the violence which he or she was exposed to, require assistance in Brazil (regardless of whether the foreign cooperated with the investigation or not).

Ordinance / 23 December 2010 / Brazil / Ordinance No. 93 of December, 23, 2010 of the Immigration National Counsel

Ordinance 93 provides for foreigners who are victims of human trafficking or slave-like work conditions to apply for a permanent residency visa of between one and five years in certain circumstances.