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Gringoes.com Brazil FAQ

Are you moving to Brazil and have a 101 questions, or are you travelling to Brazil and want to know something about where you're visiting, or do you just want to learn some more about Portuguese? For the answers to this, and a lot more, checkout our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Brazil, which covers a variety of topics categorised below. These all link to articles in the database of the 2000 or so articles that have been published on the site. Of course the FAQ will be ever evolving as new articles are added to it, and we plan to add further categorisation as well. Also if you feel something is missing from here feel free to let us know.

Moving to Brazil
Preparing for Brazil - By Cipriana Leme
Brazil: Trading Places - By Mark Taylor
Taking Pets to Brazil Part 2 - By David Jess Borough

Living in Brazil
A Guide to Finding Work in Brazil Part 1 - By Ed Walker
Brazil: Radio São Paulo Part 2 - By Steven Engler (note: click on the link at the end of the article for part 1)
Teaching English In Brazil - By Joe Lopes (note: this is the final part, part 21, click on the links at the end of the article to read the entire series)
Brazil: The Real Estate Mafia? - By Tim Cowman
Brazil: Don't Forget, You're in Another Country! - By Mark Taylor

GPS in Brazil - By Mark Taylor
Brazil: Tips on Buying or Renting an Apartment or House - By Mark Taylor
Brazil: A Layman‘s Carnival Guide - By Mark Taylor
Brazil: Finding Work - By Mark Taylor
Brazil: Gestures - By Mark Taylor
Brazil: Finados (Day of the Dead) - By Mark Taylor

Brazil: Keeping in touch via the Internet - Part 5 - By Mark Taylor
A Brazilian custom: Kissing the Cheek - By Prof Claudia
Different cultures = different behavior - By Profª Lu
Golf in and around São Paulo - By Terje Olsen
Childbirth In Brazil - By Ana Cristina Duarte

Brazilian Weddings - By Monica Trentini

Bureaucracy - Visas, Bank Accounts, Marriage etc.
Understanding Brazil: Health Insurance - By Volker Ruther
Understanding Brazil: Bank Accounts - By Volker Ruther
Brazil: A Moving Experience - By Pat Moraes. An experiential article about shipping items to Brazil.
Understanding Brazil: Driver‘s License - By Volker Ruther
Understanding Brazil: The CPF - By Volker Ruther

Brazil: International Money Transfers - By Jose Santiago
Understanding Brazil: CTPS - The Work Card - By Volker Ruther
Understanding Brazil: CIE - Foreigners ID Card - By Volker Ruther
Brazil: Squatters Rights (Usucapião) - Be Aware! - By Jose Santiago
Understanding Brazil: The Permanent Visa - By Volker Ruther

Brazil: Annual Procedures to Keep Your CPF Number Valid - By Jose Santiago
How to Hire a Lawyer in Brazil Part 3 - By Jose Santiago (note: click on the link at the end of the article for previous parts)
Tax Information for Foreigners in Brazil Part 4 - By Jose Santiago (note: click on the link at the end of the article for previous parts)
How to Hire a Real Estate Agent in Brazil Part 4 - By Boris Goldshmit (note: click on the link at the end of the article for previous parts)
Legal Aspects of Acquiring Real Estate in Brazil - By Jose Santiago

Managing a Brazilian bank account - By Stephen Thompson
Buying Real Estate in Brazil - Part 3 - By Fiona Locke (note: click on the link at the end of the article for previous parts)
Brazil: Making Money Transfers - By Rogerio Jelmayer
Permanent Visas in Brazil - By Jose Santiago
Getting a "Permanent" Visa in Brazil - By Robert Eugene DiPaolo

Choosing a Lawyer in Brazil - By Fabiano Deffenti
Brazil: Stable Union vs. Civil Marriage - By Elza Maria Bastos da Cunha Costa
Understanding Brazil: Permanent Visa by Stable Union - By Andrea

Business in Brazil
Doing Business In Brazil: Part 5 - Acquisitions, Investments and Joint Ventures - By Robert Eugene DiPaolo
Doing Business In Brazil: Part 4 - The Despachante - By Robert Eugene DiPaolo
Doing Business In Brazil: Part 3 - Starting Your Business - By Robert Eugene DiPaolo
Doing Business In Brazil: Part 2 - The Variety of Brazilian Companies - By Robert Eugene DiPaolo
Doing Business In Brazil: Part 1 - By Robert Eugene DiPaolo

Acquiring and Running a Small Business in Brazil - By Stephen Thompson
How Brazilians do Business - By Tom Gunner
Brazil: How To Set Up A Company - By Fabiano Deffenti

Places to Visit - Guides, Travel Tips and Experiential articles
Brazil: A Guide to Fernando de Noronha Part 5 - By Mark Taylor (note: click on the link at the end of the article for previous parts)
Around Brazil: Ilha de Gigoia - By Ricky Skelton
Around Brazil: A Guide to Rio de Janeiro - By Karen Austin.
Around Brazil: Salvador - By Rodrigo Matos
Around Brazil: An Introduction to Curitiba - By Simon Steele

Around Brazil: Buzios - By Rodrigo Matos
Brazilian Places: Ilha do Santa Catarina (Floripa) - By Ricky Skelton
Brazil: The Portuguese Language Museum - By Mark Taylor
Brazil: Whistle-stop Salvador Part 2 - By Mark Taylor (note: click on the link at the end of the article for previous parts)
Brazil: São Paulo‘s Pinacoteca - By Mark Taylor

Brazil: 100 Things To Do in São Paulo Part 3 - By Mark Taylor (note: click on the link at the end of the article for previous parts)
Brazil: Teresina Part 3 - By Tim Cowman (note: click on the link at the end of the article for previous parts)
Brazil: Ubatuba - By Mark Taylor
Brazil: Curitiba - Not Like Everywhere Else - By Kyle W. Hedlund
Brazil: João Pessoa - a Victim of its Own Success - By John Fitzpatrick

Brazil: Santa Catarina - By Rafe Stone
Brazil: Itatiaia National Park - By Gary Sands
Brazil: Campos do Jordão - By Kyle Hedlund
Leaning Towers of Santos - By Kyle Hedlund
Brazil: Embu das Artes - By Kyle Hedlund

Brazil Destinations: Visconde de Mauá - By Ed Walker
Brazil Destinations: Paraty - By Ed Walker
Brazil City Guide: Salvador
Brazil City Guide: Manaus
Brazil: Adventures in Fortaleza - By Mark Steinbach

Getting Around In Sao Paulo - By Melody Lee
Brazil: Carnaval in Bahia - By Lynea Newcomer
Brazil: Serra da Canastra - By Ashley Riley Lopes
Brazil: In and Around Paranaguá - By Mark Steinbach
Praia do Rosa - Surfer's Paradise

Imbituba - Whale of a Time
Ibitipoca
Mangue Seco - The land of beach & buggies - By Matthew Flynn
Around Brazil: Santana de Parnaiba - By John Fitzpatrick
Around Brazil: Porto Seguro - By Ricky Skelton

Portuguese Tips
Portuguese Tip: Infinitives and Gerunds Part 1 - By Teacher Claudia
Brazil: Portuguese Tip - Ninguém X Nenhum - By Teacher Claudia
Brazil: Portuguese Tips - Tips on Using "de" - By Ana Luiza Bergamini
Brazil: Portuguese Tip - Tudo vs. Todo - By Teacher Claudia
Brazil: Portuguese Tips - The Present Subjunctive - By Ana Luiza Bergamini

Brazil: Portuguese Tips - Denials - By Teacher Claudia
Brazil: Portuguese Tips - Esse vs. Isso - By Ana Luiza Bergamini
Brazil: Portuguese Tips - The Letter "R" - By Ana Luiza Bergamini
Brazil: Portuguese Tips - Não and Nem - By Teacher Claudia
Brazil: Portuguese Tips - 3 tips for beginners - y Ana Luiza Bergamini

Brazil: Portuguese Tips - Por e Para - By Teacher Claudia
Brazil: Portuguese Tips - Using Deixar in Your Conversation - By Teacher Claudia
Portuguese Tip: If Clauses Part 1 - By Teacher Claudia
Brazil: Portuguese Tips - Expressions with ‘Dar‘ - By Ana Luiza Bergamini
Portuguese Tip: The X Doubts Part 2 - By Teacher Claudia (note: click on the link at the end of the article for previous part)

Portuguese Tip: Odd words - By Teacher Claudia
Interjections, exclamations and onomatopoeia in Brazilian Portuguese - By Mark Taylor
Portuguese Tip: Sounds - By Mark Taylor
Portuguese Tip: Verb Tenses - By Prof. Claudia
Portuguese Tip: The Mystery of Seu, Sua - By Prof. Claudia

To Be in Portuguese: Ser / Estar - By Prof. Claudia
Portuguese Tip: Interjections and Expressions - By Prof. Claudia
Portuguese Tips: Regular Verbs - Simple Future - By Prof. Claudia
Portuguese Tips: Plurals - Part 2 - By Prof. Claudia (note: click on the link at the end of the article for previous part)
Portuguese Tips: The eccentric "~" - By Prof. Lu

Brazil: Portuguese Tips - A story of plurals - By Prof. Lu
Portuguese Tips: Health Part 2 - By Prof. Lu (note: click on the link at the end of the article for previous part)
Portugues Tips - By Prof. Cláudia
Portuguese Tips - By Prof. Lu

1/19/2007


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