I lived in Brazil for 4.5 years (from July 2010 to March 2015), and I had my initial 2-year work visa exchanged by a VIPER. The stamp in my passport says: "Registrado como permanente" and the end date is 30/06/2021.
I left Brazil on 28/03/2015. I am planning to travel to Brazil in the coming weeks (May 2016). I wanted to know if my visa is still valid, or do I need to apply for a VITUR. I had heard that the visa expires if you are out of Brazil for more than a year, but what I found in the gov.br websites (http://www.planalto.gov.br/ccivil_03/leis/L6815.htm --> ART 51) says it is 2 years.
Does anyone know if I need a visa or not?