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Uniao estável - stable relationship

Hello, I'm new in the community I would love if any of you could help me about the "uniao estavel".
I am Italian, my boyfriend is Brazilian, we have been in a relation for already two years.
I want to make my permanent visa for stable realation but I still have a lot of doubt about the process.
We went to the cartorio and registered our uniao estavel, is it enough to initiate the process? As I understood it is not...it's very hard. Anybody did this process lately?
thank you
Lucy

Lucyinrio,

Here is the proceedure to follow.

Request for permanence based on stable union

Request for permanence based on a stable union, requested by a Brazilian or permanent foreigner, who wishes to establish permanent residence in Brazil, as provided for in MJ Ordinance No. 4/2015 and related legislation (RN 108/2014 CNIg):
Application  pro prio, available in  https://servicos.dpf.gov.br/sincreWeb/ ;


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Authenticated, clear and complete copy of passport or equivalent travel document;


Certificate of criminal record issued by the country of origin, legalized with the Brazilian consular office in the country in which it was issued, and translated by a public sworn translator in Brazil or in the country of habitual residence of the called party;


A document that demonstrates the existence of a stable union, such as:


The certificate of stable union issued by the competent authority of the country of origin of the call or;

O Proof of a stable bond issued by a competent court in Brazil or a corresponding authority abroad



In the absence of the aforementioned documents, proof of a stable union may be made upon presentation of the following documents:


O The presentation of a certificate or similar document issued by a national civil registration authority, or foreign equivalent;

The declaration, under the penalties of the law, of two persons who attest to the existence of a stable union and, at least, one  of the following documents:



O Evidence of dependency issued by a tax authority or a body corresponding to the Federal Revenue Service;

The religious marriage certificate (a minimum of one year will be required for proof)

O Provisions testamentary that prove the bond (it will be required the minimum time of one year for proof);

The Life insurance policy in which one of the interested parties is included as the insurer and the other as the beneficiary (the minimum time of one year will be required for proof);

The Deed of purchase and sale, registered in the Property Registry of Real Estate, in which the interested parties are listed as owners, or lease of immovable property in which they appear as renters (a minimum of one year will be required for proof);

O Joint bank account (a minimum of one year will be required for proof),

The birth certificate of the foreign child of the couple.



Declaration of commitment to maintain, subsistence and exit the national territory, in favor of the call, while the latter remains in Brazil, with a firm recognized in a notary or consular post of career;


Proof of livelihood and financial ability of the caller to sustain the call;


Declaration of the call that was not prosecuted or criminally convicted in Brazil or abroad, with a recognized signature;


Declaration, under the penalties of the law, of the civil status of the calling in the country of origin;


Authenticated copy of the identity document of the caller (Brazilian identity card or alien identity card);


Proof of payment of the respective fee.


Revenue Code: 140066 - R $ 168.13 (Request for Permanence)

Revenue Code: 140082 - R $ 106,45 (Foreign Registration)

Revenue Code: 140120 - R $ 204.77 (Foreigner's Portfolio)



* To request registration, check if there is a calendar available for service, reprint form 154 or generate the GRU for payment of fees, click  here



*  Click here to print list of documents based on stable union



Comments:



The documents issued abroad must be legalized by Brazilian consular office and translated by a sworn translator in Brazil.

The documents that must be presented by means of certified copies may alternatively be presented in simple copies accompanied by the original documents for authentication by the public server that receives them, pursuant to  § 1  of art. 10  of Decree  6.932 of August 11, 2009.





Fee Exemption Information:



DECREE Nº 6.771, FEBRUARY 16, 2009: It provides that the citizens of the member countries of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP), an international organization formed by  Angola ,  Brazil ,  Cape Verde ,  Guinea Bissau ,  Equatorial Guinea ,  Mozambique ,  Portugal ,  São Tomé and Príncipe  and  Timor-Leste,  are exempt from the payment of fees and emoluments due on the issuance and renewal of residence permits, except for the costs of issuing documents. This means that there is no need to pay the application fee for the extension of the term of temporary visas, stay or registration fee,

"O Proof of a stable bond issued by a competent court in Brazil"

anybody knows how can I get this?
:(

Lucyinrio,

I believe your registration paperwork from the Cartório is all you need. If you have that I don't think you need anything from the court. I have not dealt with the stable union process but what I am reading in the list of requirements point to either the registration from the Cartório or the court certificate.  Most people opt for marriage because it is easier.

Jim

yes I know, but we don't want to marry yet.. the list says that if you have the paper from cartorio you also need:

O Evidence of dependency issued by a tax authority or a body corresponding to the Federal Revenue Service;

The religious marriage certificate (a minimum of one year will be required for proof)

O Provisions testamentary that prove the bond (it will be required the minimum time of one year for proof);

The Life insurance policy in which one of the interested parties is included as the insurer and the other as the beneficiary (the minimum time of one year will be required for proof);

The Deed of purchase and sale, registered in the Property Registry of Real Estate, in which the interested parties are listed as owners, or lease of immovable property in which they appear as renters (a minimum of one year will be required for proof);

O Joint bank account (a minimum of one year will be required for proof),

The birth certificate of the foreign child of the couple.


thanks anyway for your help! very appreciated

Lucyinrio,

I don't believe you are understanding the requirements. The items you mentioned are needed if you do not have the certificate from the Cartório.   Here is a better explaination of what is needed.

ces > Foreigners > Permanence > Request to stay on the basis of stable union




         
         

Request for permanence based on stable union
Request for permanence based on a stable union, requested by a Brazilian or permanent foreigner, who wishes to establish permanent residence in Brazil, as provided for in MJ Ordinance No. 4/2015 and related legislation (RN 108/2014 CNIg):

    Own request , available at https://servicos.dpf.gov.br/sincreWeb/ ;

    Two (02) 3x4 size pictures, recent, colorful, with white background.   Click here for the guidelines on photography.

    Authenticated, clear and complete copy of passport or equivalent travel document;

    Certificate of criminal record issued by the country of origin, legalized with the Brazilian consular office in the country in which it was issued, and translated by a public sworn translator in Brazil or in the country of habitual residence of the called party;

    A document that demonstrates the existence of a stable union, such as:

The certificate of stable union issued by the competent authority of the country of origin of the call or;

O Proof of a stable bond issued by a competent court in Brazil or a corresponding authority abroad

    In the absence of the aforementioned documents, proof of a stable union may be made upon presentation of the following documents:

O The presentation of a certificate or similar document issued by a national civil registration authority, or foreign equivalent;

The declaration, under the penalties of the law, of two persons who attest to the existence of a stable union and, at least, one of the following documents:

O Evidence of dependency issued by a fiscal authority or a body corresponding to the Federal Revenue Service;

The religious marriage certificate (a minimum of one year will be required for proof)

O Provisions testamentary that prove the bond (it will be required the minimum time of one year for proof);

The life insurance policy in which one of the parties is listed as the insurer and the other as the beneficiary (the minimum time of one year for proof is required);

The Deed of purchase and sale, registered in the Property Registry of Real Estate, in which the interested parties are listed as owners, or lease of immovable property in which they appear as renters (a minimum of one year will be required for proof);

O Joint bank account (a minimum of one year will be required for proof),

The birth certificate of the foreign child of the couple.

    Declaration of commitment to maintain, subsistence and exit the national territory, in favor of the call, while the latter remains in Brazil, with a firm recognized in a notary or consular post of career;

    Proof of livelihood and financial ability of the caller to sustain the call;

    Declaration of the call that was not prosecuted or criminally convicted in Brazil or abroad, with a recognized signature;

    Declaration, under the penalties of the law, of the civil status of the calling in the country of origin;

    Authenticated copy of the identity document of the caller (Brazilian identity card or alien identity card);

    Proof of payment of the respective fee.

Revenue Code: 140066 - R $ 168.13 (Request for Permanence)

Revenue Code: 140082 - R $ 106,45 (Foreign Registration)

Revenue Code: 140120 - R $ 204.77 (Foreigner's Portfolio)

* To request registration, check if there is a calendar available for service, reprint form 154 or generate the GRU for payment of fees, click here

* Click here to print list of documents based on stable union

Comments:

    The documents issued abroad must be legalized by Brazilian consular office and translated by a sworn translator in Brazil.

    The documents that must be presented by means of certified copies may alternatively be presented in simple copies accompanied by the original documents for authentication by the public server that receives them, pursuant to § 1 of art. 10 of Decree 6.932 of August 11, 2009.

Fee Exemption Information:



DECREE Nº 6.771, FEBRUARY 16, 2009: It provides that the citizens of the member countries of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP), an international organization formed by Angola , Brazil , Cape Verde , Guinea Bissau , Equatorial Guinea , Mozambique , Portugal , São Tomé and Príncipe and Timor-Leste, are exempt from the payment of fees and emoluments due on the issuance and renewal of residence permits, except for the costs of issuing documents. This means that there is no need to pay the application fee for extension of the term of temporary visas, stay or registration fee of foreigner, being due only the payment of the foreign portfolio issuance fee, when applicable.

I hope this is better and  helps.


Jim

Sometimes, including in Brazil, you need to be careful what you ask for.   Permanent residency by way of stable union may not be all that "permanent."  Also you should take a look at the original text of the administrative resolution, and not just a summary, even it appears on a government web site.

For instance in Article 9 of the Resolution referred to earlier,

Art. 9º O Ministério da Justiça poderá conceder a permanência
temporária ou definitiva de que trata esta Resolução Normativa.


Do you really want to go through this much more convoluted process by stable union and then have to reapply and go through it again?

Wow very interesting conversation because I am going to the register on Friday to get information on our process to get married under this process.

Seems like it will take a while

interesting, let me know if you find out the certain way to do it pleaseeee! :)

Yes i will keep you posted

I had originally  been  looking  at  stable  union  myself.  As a friend did did  it  and said  it was  easy, she stayed  illegally  though. But i have  heard  and  read Stable  Union  can be  time  consuming  and  not always  easy.   Due  to some  issues  i actually   ended  uo going  through  a lawyer  and  they said  as a few  others did  also  that Marraige  was  easier  and better. I'm   returning  to Brazil  next week.   I went  back  to  UK to see family  and  sort  things.  Police  Check  etc  abd doing  it at consulate  was  nice  and quick.


One thing  I will say  is that.  Is if your passport   has only  a year  or  two  left  on it (mine  had  15 months)  get  it renewed  before  you apply  for Viper.    As they do not  transfer  it  to new  passport,   so  it means  you would  have  too carry  two  passports (or certified  copies)   around  with  you as proof.

Update with regards to my visit to the register on Friday. I was able to get great information and also was able to get a CPF number with my passport. The only issue that they had was my birth certificate had been translated in November 2016 and they say it needs to be more resent.
So I had to go an get it recertified. Just alot of time needed for everything.
Plan to spend the day running around because all the offices are not close. They are all downtown.

So all I have to do is go back to confirm that all paperwork is in order and my partner has his information on what is needed

Saint

When your process is done it would be helpful to others if you could post what you had to do to get it .

Thanks
Jim

Yes i would surely do that

Hello All,
I made Uniao Estavel with my Brazilian boyfriend in Cartorio. I needed just my international passport and translated Birth Certificate.
I will start the proccess of permanencia next month and will write you my results..maybe it will be helpful for someone..


Cheers,
Valentina

Hi all I have completed the stable union application.

Process:
As stated above, you will need to have you birth certificate no more than 180 old
Translated in Brazil
Apply for a CPF number
2 witnesses
And you are done

Note that this is not marriage but for those that know about common law in North America. It's the same thing.

Note that the process for permanent residency is very long with stable union. Much shorter with the marriage route

Yes, people should be ready for the long process in Policia Federal..
As for documents in cartorio, I would advise to go to different cartorios and ask list of documents for uniao estavel. I was in two cartorios and they gave me different lists of docs.. So I chose the one where I needed less docs  - international passport and translated birth certificate. They checked if I can do it without CPF, and did Uniao estavel without it.

Hi guys,

Great, useful information here. However I still have some queries.

I'm comfortable with the stable union application process. Call a few cartorio's, and ask what documents they need:

Grab my girlfriend and two witness, along with passport
Apostilled birth certificate, translated in Brazil
Maybe CPF ( I'll get this anyway when I arrive)

However I will be arriving on a tourist visa, which obviously expires after 90 days, or 180 extended. I've done research and some places say you can only apply for permanent residency on stable union after living in Brazil for one year - is this the case? Will the stable union allow me to stay in Brazil?

Thanks,

Nick

Correct, the process for permanent residency with a stable union is long because it is not a marriage.
It's a stable union for legal purposes

Hi Saint9711, and thank you for the prompt response. Glad I'll be able to stay.

Do I apply for permanent visa straight after I gain stable union, or only after a year?

It all depends on when your visa ends. I would apply as soon as possible and you will get a protocol 180 day as you are going the process as was stated on the forums. But the key is you must wait 1 year with stable union.
You need to go on the police federal website. All the information is there and how long it takes

I can stay in Brazil on a tourist viza for 6 months. I made Uniao Estavel and will give docs to Policia Federal for permanencia on my 7th month in Brazil. They told me 6 months of Uniao Estavel is OK...when I give the docs to PF, I will update my story here :)

Wow, it doesn't make sense that you will summit you documents on the 7th month when you are here illegally. Also when were told that you can apply after being in a stable union for only 6 months instead of 1 year?

Last week I was in Policia Federal and they told me this.. They told me I can give docs for permanencia when I am already illegal, just need to pay the fine for these "illegal' days.
I am in Brazil for 6 months now so I couldn't put the date of Uniao Estavel earlier than this time of 6 months..because before I was in another country.

Ok I c

Any update on your visa?

Yes. Due to getting a date after I was supposed to be leaving the country. They said that I could not put my application in. However I got a protocol to go across any country next to Brazil to just get a stamp in my passport with the next 10 days and then it will be ok. So I am going to Argentina, cheaper flights for 1 day.

Lucyinrio :

Hello, I'm new in the community I would love if any of you could help me about the "uniao estavel".
I am Italian, my boyfriend is Brazilian, we have been in a relation for already two years.
I want to make my permanent visa for stable realation but I still have a lot of doubt about the process.
We went to the cartorio and registered our uniao estavel, is it enough to initiate the process? As I understood it is not...it's very hard. Anybody did this process lately?
thank you
Lucy

Hi there
have a look at this link, you might find what your looking for if not try emailing the people that asked the questrons on the forhum, they might have not some updates they not put on
type in on the shearch part ......stable relationship

http://www.expat.com/en/search/south-america/brazil/

Also 8 forgot to tell you that there was a fine of 91.00R, for 11 days over my stay

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I got my permanencia!!! As I saw, it depends a lot on the city where you will apply for it. In smaller cities it is a little easier.

Not only small cities. I got my residency in less than 2 months and I am in BH.

I think it's all about your pass and your partner, etc

I mean comparing with Rio. In Rio it was a a little more complicated, officers everytime said something new and found many "mistakes" in the documents..

Hi guys,

Thanks for the updates. I have all my documents, do I need the witnesses to come with me to the cartorio, its slightly difficult as they all have work!!

Nick

If you are talking about the document for PF = DECLARAÇÃO DA TESTEMUNHA DE UNIÃO ESTÁVEL, then, unfortunately, yes, they need to come to cartorio.  Show this document and ask this in your cartorio, to be sure..

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