Guide to Doing Business in Brazil

How to get around in São Paulo

With 39 municipalities and nearly 20 million inhabitants, São Paulo’s metropolitan area has a broad public transportation system. Learn in this article how to benefit from it


Differences between Recibo, Nota Fiscal and Cupom Fiscal

Recibo and Nota Fiscal or Cupom Fiscal are terms commonly used to describe documents issued for transactions involving sales or services in Brazil. This article will give a short outline about the difference between these documents and the validity of these papers.


Brazilian Visa with Criminal Record

Providing a background check might be required by some authorities in Brazil, specially during applications for visas. In this article we will learn more about the implications of having a criminal record, and its influences on getting a legal permanence in the country.


Registering Import Licenses and Declaration with SISCOMEX

All international trading with Brazil, whether importing or exporting goods, needs to be registered with SISCOMEX. In this article we will explain what SISCOMEX is and what operations can be registered with SISCOMEX.





Wiretapping in Brazil

Find in this article the regulation for stating wiretapping procedures in Brazil and what are the situations when it is allowed to be used.


Social Classes in Brazil

Brazilian society often relies on social classes when segmenting the demography of their population. This article will give you an introduction to how the concept of social classes works in Brazil.


Crowdfunding Market in Brazil

The crowdfunding market effectively started in Brazil in 2011, with the creation of the website Catarse, which was the first Brazilian company of this type.


Wind Energy Project Deployment in Brazil

Brazil is a country with high potential to produce wind energy, ranked the 10th largest in the world, according to the Global Wind Energy Council. Here we will outline how to obtain the license to deploy and operate a wind farm in Brazil.


How to Buy Real Estate in Brazil

Real estate is one of the more complicated investments you can do in Brazil. In this article we will be looking at how to perform a real estate transaction and how to find high-value real estate prospects.


Taxes and Fees for Buying Real Estate in São Paulo

Costs to buy Real Estate are not restricted to the price of the property itself. Taxes in Brazil can make an initially good deal pricey, especially in São Paulo. Find out in this article what you will also pay for when acquiring property in the biggest Brazilian city.


Brazilian Proof of Residence

Proof of residence can be requested on several different occasions in Brazil and the type of document that is accepted varies according to the institution. In this article we will explain the types of documents used as proof of residence in Brazil and what you can do if you don’t have one.


Complete Guide to Company Formation in Brazil

Much has been written about company formation in Brazil. In this article we will try to give an overview of the process and answer some of the most common questions.


Time Zones Used in Brazil

Brazil is a continental sized country which is spread across four different time zones. In this article we will explain the timezones that are used in the different parts of the country.


Visa for Volunteer Work in Brazil

When seeking to engage in volunteer work in Brazil it is important to clarify the visa situation before you travel to Brazil. In this article we will be looking at the visa requirements for volunteer work in Brazil.


Cost of living in Rio de Janeiro in 2015

Rio de Janeiro is considered to be one of most expensive cities to live in Brazil, and over the last decade the prices have become even more inflated. In this article we will outline some of the prices practiced in the city to give you an idea of the cost of living in Rio.



Point of Sale Terminal Certification

POS terminals used in Brazil need to comply with regulations from both ABECS and in some cases with ANATEL

Anatel Homologation of Telecommunication Cables 

Various types of cables intended for use in telecommunication services are required to be homologated in Brazil prior to their use and commercialization.

General Practices for Accepting Boleto Bancário Payment in Brazil

Boleto Bancário represents one of the most common payment methods for e-commerce in Brazil, and online stores should look into the best strategies to improve the performance of sales that make use of this option.