Archive - January 2013

1
Top Five Tips for Your Scouting Trip to Brazil
2
Having Our Baby in Brazil – a Success Story
3
Top Four Ways to Stay in Brazil Legally Without Getting a Job
4
Part 7: After Giving Birth in Brazil, Here’s What You Do Next
5
3 Tips to Make Moving to Brazil Easy
6
Part 6: Before and During Birth – Getting Ready and What to Expect
7
A Year in Review – The Good, Bad and What’s to Come
8
Part 5: Choosing Insurance When Giving Birth in Brazil

Top Five Tips for Your Scouting Trip to Brazil

Ever wonder what the most important things are to consider when figuring out where to settle down in Brazil?

Well today we have a special guest blog post from Joe Naab, where he is going to give us the top 5 tips we should know for a scouting trip to Brazil.

Joe is probably one of the most active and successful members of the foreign community in Brazil, and I mention Joe and his expertise quite a bit on this site – he is really worth listening to. (you can see his contact info at the end of this post)

So without further ado, here are the 5 tips:

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Having Our Baby in Brazil – a Success Story

PregnantInBrazil

There we were, a family of four looking for a way to get our feet back into the country we loved.

Long over were the days of overstaying tourist visas and other temporary stays, we needed something permanent and lasting.

The problem was that I was American and my wife Danish, meaning that visas would be difficult, the frustration ensued…

I will never forget that one evening where I was sitting in front of my computer and trying to figure out a way to get back into the country legally, which had become a daily ritual by that point.

And suddenly *BAM* there it was, the answer I had been looking for all this time lay right in front of my four eyes (reading glasses)!

Any baby born within the boarders of Brazilian territory, automatically , what’s even more, the parents of the Brazilian child can legally stay in the country permanently as a Brazilian child has the right to live in his/her country.

We ended up taking a leap of (blind) faith and booking our flight tickets to give birth in Brazil even before my wife was pregnant.

And so the journey began…

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Top Four Ways to Stay in Brazil Legally Without Getting a Job

Today, we’ve got a special guest post by Addison Sears-Collins.

There is a lot of focus and attention on getting work visas in Brazil these days. And it’s easy to imagine why as it gives you both the security of an income and a visa all in one.

Truth be told, that a work visa is one of the hardest and complicated ways to get into Brazil – so what if you would just like to get to Brazil and either live off your saving or figure out a job after you get there?

In comes Addison from visahunter.com, he has been so kind as to give us an overview over the 4 ways that you can stay in Brazil without it being illegal (think: no overstaying a tourist visa).

Addison lives in Rio de Janeiro and he has a dream of making countries borderless by decoding their visas into a simple, easy to use website.

Let’s give Addison a warm welcome here on Live in Brazil

So, you have fallen in love with Brazil, or maybe have you have fallen in love with a person from Brazil. Whatever your motive, you want to stay in Brazil without actually working. Fortunately, there are a handful of ways to achieve this possibility, of which expats and travelers are regularly taking advantage of.

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Part 7: After Giving Birth in Brazil, Here’s What You Do Next



An example of how an infant's passport will look

An example of how an infant’s passport will look

I’ll never forget holding my swaddled little baby girl for the first time while gazing over the beach from our apartment window.

As I was looking at her, a culmination of feelings hit me but one main feeling stood out above others: “This little girl is beautiful…and she’s Brazilian!”

Then the sense of accomplishment hit me like a ton of bricks, all of these months of planning and hard work to make that one moment happen were over… and the mission was accomplished – we had a Brazilian child.

So the hardest part was over and the next steps would be a piece of cake compared to what we had to go through to figure out everything alone – which you hopefully wont have to with this guide I’ve made for you.

After having gone through these next steps, I’ve decided to share them with you today.

Here they are:

  1. Get a birth certificate.
  2. Get a passport for the baby.
  3. Apply for residence.

Note: if you haven’t read any of the previous posts in this series, I would recommend that you check out the main page first

Note 2: your baby receives citizenship upon birth regardless of the parents’ citizenship!

Let’s do this!

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3 Tips to Make Moving to Brazil Easy

Moving to BrazilSo many are interested in moving to Brazil but so few are able to due to three major factors holding them back.

And being behind the scenes of this website allows me to get a real picture of what these three factors are.

See, I get messages everyday from different people needing help with different Brazil related issues…

… and within these messages, there is a common theme that I’ve boiled down into being the three main factors keeping people like you from moving to Brazil.

These three factors are something I’ve had to overcome in the past and I am happy to share them with a solution for each today so that you won’t be hindered in moving to Brazil – here they are:

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Part 6: Before and During Birth – Getting Ready and What to Expect

BabyinBrazil

So you’ve settled down in a certain area, chosen a doctor and hospital and are well aware of the financial and insurance obligations with having a baby in Brazil.

What’s to expect next?

Today, I am going to give you a great idea of how the pre-natal and delivery happens so that you can have a secure feeling of what to expect.

I will never forget my surprise when first being introduced to the Brazilian way of having a baby.

Though people were super happy, helpful and surprised whenever they saw that my wife was pregnant, it just seemed that it was looked at more as a condition that could only be treated by a doctor.

Don’t get me wrong, I know that the right doctor will be competent and helpful, it was just a shock to see people’s views towards the pregnancy (both good and bad).

Back where my wife comes from (Denmark), pregnant women are treated much differently both in and out of a hospital.

For the first part, you get taken care of by midwifes the whole way through and rarely see the doctor – if at all.

And secondly, the midwives are focused on keeping things as natural as possible.  Whereas in Brazil, it’s views as needing to be done clinically.

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A Year in Review – The Good, Bad and What’s to Come

2012 just flew by and 2013 has finally arrived and with it there have been both good and bad here on liveinbrazil.org, not to mention amazing things to come!

The beginning of a new year is a chance to reflect on those things that happened the year before and set a new plan for the coming year.

So how did 2012 go here and what’s in store for 2013?

The Bad of 2012 – My Mistakes

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Part 5: Choosing Insurance When Giving Birth in Brazil



A look inside one of the suites at Hospital Ilha, Florianópolis

A look inside one of the suites at Hospital Ilha, Florianópolis

So you’re considering having a baby in Brazil (or having one) and wondering what your insurance options are.

  • Will travel insurance cover any of your birth? 
  • What about Brazilian health insurance? 
  • Are you covered if you give birth in a public hospital?

Today, your questions will be answered and you will walk away a very informed person.

This is Part 5 of the Giving Birth in Brazil Series, you can see the other parts at the main page.

Let’s get to those three above areas and let you know what your options are.

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