General Information About Brazil
Diverse and colorful culture combined with complex landscapes, Brazil is an ever-popular destination for travel and relocation. Sprawled across 8.5 million km² and boasting a population of 213 million occupants, it is the world’s 5th largest country in size as well as population. Brazil is defined as the territorial head honcho of South America, enclosing almost half of the land within its borders. Like the continental United States, Brazil crosses four time zones. Home to the world’s most extensive virgin rainforest and over 7,000 miles of coastline, from cityscapes to sparkling Iguaçu Falls, colonial towns to Sugarloaf Mountain, the Amazon to Bahia, there is no shortage of sights to see.
Brazil lies in the Southern Hemisphere, so seasons are opposite to those in the Northern Hemisphere and summer months range from December to March while winter extends from June to August. Climates vary based on area, from tropical to subtropical and a pocket of arid with a minimum average temperature of 21°C and the average maximum of 27°C. Rio de Janeiro in the southeast experiences periods of heavy rainfall during winter. Overall, Brazil offers year-round sunshine, though visitors tend to prefer the winter season and simply plan around the predictable afternoon rainfall.
The immigration system for Brazil is relatively transparent and navigable if you know what you're looking for. Brazilian authorities are increasingly known to follow the law and public offices are generally welcoming to non-locals, dutifully prospective residents with their processes and questions. Services paid for are services rendered and it is useful to do adequate research and solicit guidance for your immigration process as needed.
Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo are top destinations for relocation, business, investment and retirement. Rich in both human and natural resources, with an enviable cultural heritage - Brazil pulsates with architecture, art, literature and music. A former Portuguese colony, Brazil declared its independence in 1822 and has forged forward since, paying homage to Europe yet maintaining its own distinct identity.
Below we have compiled a quick overview of some of Brazil’s most popular cities for relocation.