Moving to Brazil

Here at Arrowpak International we’ve been moving families, businesses and individuals, to and from Brazil since 1979 so you can be sure you’re in good hands. Wherever you’re moving to in Brazil our specialist team will take care of everything to make sure your move goes smoothly and your household goods arrive at your new home safe and sound.

We realise that moving to another country can be daunting, so we will always be on hand to give you the help and advice you need at every stage of the journey. 

Whether you’re moving to a major city or a tranquil retreat in the countryside, our experts have the local knowledge, contacts and skills to make sure your move goes smoothly and there are no delays or bureaucratic hiccups along the way.

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Brazil

Brazil has the highest GDP in Latin America and is expected to become one of the most dominant economies in the world within the next few decades. In 2014 Brazil’s successful hosting of the World Cup demonstrated its ability to compete with the rest of the world in terms of organisation and security - though not on this occasion with its football. 

Brazil is vast, larger than the United States, and is regarded by many as the most exotic country in the world, probably due to its vibrant lifestyle, carnivals and hip-shaking music.  Brazil is the world’s biggest producer of cane sugar and of course coffee, for which it is famous.  Other crops include oranges, soya beans, cocoa and tobacco.

If you are moving to Brazil you can look forward to meeting friendly people with a happy attitude to life, great food, and some of the most stunning surroundings in the world.

Household effects

If you have a valid permanent visa or work visa, you can import your personal effects duty free into Brazil. To import your personal effects, you will need a visa or passport, the appropriate customs clearance forms and inventory. The team at Arrowpak International will provide you with the correct documentation, which you will need to complete before departure.

Pets Cats and dogs need an international health certificate from the country of origin no more than10 days before their arrival in Brazil. Pets 90 days or older will also require a Rabies vaccination certificate issued 30 days before their date of arrival.

Electricity

Brazil has a variety of electrical voltages, even within the same city. Use the following link to check the situation in the area to which you are moving.

www.trade.gov/mas/ian/ecw/br.html

Motor vehicles

It is not possible to import used motor vehicles into Brazil other than classics over 30 years old, which you may not then use on the road.  The only option therefore is to buy locally or use public transport.

Driving licences

If you hold a full UK driving licence you are allowed to drive in Brazil for up to 180 days starting from the day you enter the country provided you have your original passport and driving licence with you. After this period you must apply to your local DETRAN (Department for Transport) office to have your UK licence recognised.
Embassy: www.brazil.org.uk
Customs info: www.brazil.visahq.com/customs

 
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