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When we asked expats in Brazil if foreigners are allowed to own property, they answered...

"Yes, foreigners are allowed to own property in Brazil. According to the Brazilian Constitution, foreign individuals and companies are allowed to purchase and own real estate in Brazil. However, there are certain restrictions in place. For example, foreigners are not allowed to own land within 50 kilometers of the borders of Brazil, and they must obtain permission from the Brazilian government before they can purchase property. Additionally, foreigners must have a valid visa in order to purchase property in Brazil," remarked another expat in Brazil.

"Foreign citizens may own any type or size of urban property in Brazil, and there is no restriction on the amount. However, when buying rural land, a foreign citizen must meet certain size restrictions. The municipality in which the land is located will determine the size allowed. Some registries may also require foreign citizens to obtain a Brazilian ID card known as RNM to allow a new title to be issued on their names. ," wrote Luciano Oliveira from Oliveira Lawyers.

Luciano Oliveira is an attorney licensed in Brazil, Texas, and California. Luciano has worked with hundreds of foreign citizens like you to help them make the most of their plans for Brazil.

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Luciano Oliveira is an attorney licensed in Brazil, Texas, and California. Luciano has worked with hundreds of foreign citizens like you to help them make the most of their plans for Brazil.

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