Brazil – Delays in Obtaining Appointments for RNE Card in Sao Paulo

The system in place to schedule appointments for the Registro Nacional de Estrangeior, or RNE card, is being upgraded to a new IT system in Sao Paulo.  The system will be shut down as the transition takes place which will cause delays in obtaining an appointment for the RNE card.  Walk in appointments will not be available as well.

The foreign national must apply for an RNE card in order to be placed onto the Brazilian payroll.  They can, however, begin working without the RNE card in their possession.