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Fernandathurmond posted US family relocating to Fortaleza on the Brazil forum on January 21, 2015:
Any Americans living in Fortaleza? Our family will relocate in 2016. thanks
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RussellO posted Looking for AMC flights to South America. Can you help on the Brazil forum on January 21, 2015:
Looking for AMC flights to South America. Can you help. Passenger terminal.
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Rjcaswell posted Property/house sitting on the Brazil forum on January 19, 2015:
Hi My wife and I own a house and a small cabin to rent in a beautiful rural region of Santa Catarina. We however need to go back to Australia for length of time and need someone to look after the property whilst we are away. I was wondering where would be the best place to advertise this. I know there are house sitting web sites in Australia. I feel like this would be a perfect opportunity for retired expats wanting to get away from the city. You can see photos of the cabin and region on www.cabanapedrabranca.com. cheers Ryan
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caz2013 replied to the thread International Transfers on the Brazil forum on January 16, 2015:
mharris111 initially posted:
Dear Expat Exchange, Can someone in Brazil explain to me how the Banco Central do Brasil applies the PTAX on international wire transfers? What is the tax and why do Brazilians have to absorb it? Are there other costs when making a BRL transfer internationally? (bank costs, wire transfer cost, etc) If anyone could help clear this up it would be appreciated.
caz2013 replied on January 16, 2015 with:
They told me taxes would be applied no matter what bank, almost 20% i believe. The money wasnt earned in brazil though, got a tax person to look into it, consulted other banks, thome country embassy here in brazil, etc,they said these charges would not be applied. Ofcourse all the banks tell you wonderfull things until you actually have to do business with them. I would be interested in hearing how you get on. I have parked the idea for the moment...exchange rate of reais improved against reais, might as well make use of the interest .
exnyer replied on January 16, 2015 with:
If you look at recent USA history, it always appears that some other country is smarter when it comes to macroeconomics. But trust me it is all "rope a dope". The Brasilian reaction to EVERYTHING is to TAX the problem. So where is the money? Certainly not in the form of more police or better schools. Currently the Brasilian government is tiring to tax wealth based on what is bought. If your income is from foreign legal sources it will be subject to double taxation. The question stands, where will the money go?
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Vegas12 replied to the thread Getting a Divorce from Brazilian on the Brazil forum on January 15, 2015:
Vegas12 initially posted:
I was married in Brazil at local civil building. The marriage was never register in the consulate. I am from USA have a lawyer in Brazil they said I need to get a CFP number for them to use to sign document for me. Is this needed and where do I get this I in USA
Vegas12 replied on January 15, 2015 with:
Thanks my lawyer gave me a website to start the process. She told me it will take 8 weeks.
exnyer replied on January 15, 2015 with:
A CPF is like a Social Security card. In Brasil it is used to track ALL your financial transaction above a certain level and to ID you in most important government documentation. It is easy to get but, as an American you may find the process intrusive. Be patient and it will all be over -almost- soon.
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exnyer replied to the thread for everyone on the Brazil forum on January 15, 2015:
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exnyer replied on January 15, 2015 with:
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kiwiinbrazil replied to the thread inscricao consular - anyone done this? on the Brazil forum:
cormorant initially posted:
Hi, UK citizen living in Fortaleza. More problems - thanks for replies to previous post. To get my "permanencia" on the basis of marriage I now have to do "inscricao consular". However when we phoned the consulate in Sao Paulo we were told that UK consulates no longer offer this service in Brazil. Anyone done this and familiar with the procedure?
kiwiinbrazil replied on January 13, 2015 with:
The NZ embassey Did it for me for R$100. It is just letter with from a consulate of your country (in Brazil) that has your full name, full names of your parents and your date of birth and passport number. My first letter didn't have my parents name so I had to get them to send again. They have to do it! They maybe don't know what it is or that it's a requirement for permanencia now
kiwiinbrazil replied on January 13, 2015 with:
The NZ embassey Did it for me for R$100. It is just letter with from a consulate of your country (in Brazil) that has your full name, full names of your parents and your date of birth and passport number. My first letter didn't have my parents name so I had to get them to send again. They have to do it! They maybe don't know what it is or that it's a requirement for permanencia now
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aaronbennis replied to the thread Shjpping vehicle to Brazil on the Brazil forum:
hosscolla initially posted:
I've planned to retire in Salvador and would like to ship my Toyota Tundra there from USA. Will they allow it there? And what about cost?
aaronbennis replied most recently with:
You poor baby! Again, best wishes for a "Happy" New Year & Cheers!
aaronbennis replied most recently with:
The answer to both your first & second question is "yes". Have you ever heard the saying that "a fool, and his money, are soon to be parted"? Happy New Year 2015 & Cheers!
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rsiwa replied to the thread Requerer registro (Permanencia) on the Brazil forum:
cormorant initially posted:
We are filling out this form online (www.dpf.gov.br/estrangeiros) and are being asked for "entrada" or date of entry to Brazil. I am a UK citizen. I entered Brazil for 2 holidays in 2011, then again in March 2012 with the intention of settling here, got married in July 2012, and have been back to the UK for a couple of holidays in 2013 and 2014. To me it makes sense that the date required is the March 2012 one, i.e. the date I came here with the intention of settling here. My wife and her daughter both think it is the date of my last arrival in Brazil, i.e. June 2014. To me this makes no sense. I could have gone on holiday to Peru for a week last month but surely a date like this has little relevance? Anyone know?
rsiwa replied most recently with:
Should be the one in 2014.
aaronbennis replied most recently with:
And I thought that maneuvering thru the bureaucracies of SE Asian gov'ts was complicated. Brazil must be a real nightmare, by comparison. according to your post. Good luck!
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