The 1951 UN Convention and its Protocol (1967) are the foundations of the refugee protection on which many international laws and practices are based. In Brazil, the issue is regulated by Law nº 9.474, of July 22, 1997, which created the National Committee for Refugees – Conare.
Refugees are people outside their country of origin and cannot return due to a well-founded fear of persecution because of their race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in social groups, or widespread human rights violations.
How to apply for refugee?
To request a refugee in Brazil you must be in the national territory. The refugee can be requested at any unit of Federal Police Department. The protection of the Brazilian government will be required by submitting the below form, duly completed and signed, along with the collection of biometric information.
Step by step for the request of refuge