We found out 8 days ago that our work visa (which was in process to be renewed) was denied. It took them 10 months to review it and decide that they were going to deny the renewal. 4 months ago Melody was born in Brazil and automatically became a Brazilian citizen. So when we got the official telegram in the mail saying we had 15 days to do something about our work visa, we got on the ball and got all our paperwork together to get our permanent visa. Basically there is a law in Brazil that says a baby born in Brazil has the right to grow up in Brazil. Since she can't just hang out in Brazil by herself, her parents are granted permanent visas.
The paperwork was a bit confusing at first, but after a quick visit to the Federal Police office we figured everything out. Two trips to Recife later and it looks like everything is turned in. Now, to wait again. Hopefully this time it will be less than 10 months!
|From Melody Anabel Cart Turner|