Moving to Brazil with the pros

For German emigrants who move to Brazil for professional reasons, the prospects are very good, because many international and German companies have settled in the big cities like Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro. Regardless of whether you want to move to Brazil for professional or private reasons, the start in a distant, foreign country needs to be well thought out. To ensure that the move goes as smoothly as possible and that you quickly feel at home again, Geuer’s experienced relocation experts will take care of all your relocation planning.

Our moving service - your moving company

Our moving team is ready to advise and assist you from the very beginning. The detailed relocation consultation covers all details of the overseas move. Our competent moving staff accompanies the move from Germany to the destination in Brazil according to the “door-to-door principle”. That means


  • from moving out of the previous apartment
  • including dismantling and packing of the household goods
  • the transport of the entire removal goods in climate-adapted removal containers to unpacking and setting up at the new residence.

The necessary initial supplies, such as clothing, are sent in advance by air freight. Everything else reaches Brazil by sea freight. Of course, our relocation service also includes planning the optimal transport route, assistance with official formalities and import regulations. The removal goods are imported duty-free into Brazil, but a removal list must be prepared for the sea freight. When planning, it should be considered whether the entire household goods have to be taken along. Especially in the case of electrical appliances, it often makes sense to replace them with new appliances in Brazil.


A passport is required for entry into the country. Prerequisite for your emigration to Brazil is the permanent residence permit, the Permanencia. In Brazil you need a so-called CPF, comparable to the German tax card. Since you are not allowed to work or do legal business without a CPF, it must be applied for in Germany at the Brazilian consulate, preferably together with the residence permit. If you take plants and animals with you, keep in mind that certain requirements must be met here and birds may not be imported at all.

What awaits you in Brazil

With 200 million inhabitants, Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world. Accordingly, it has a wide variety of climatic zones, ranging from dry to subtropical. In the Amazon rainforest, for example, it rains every day. The Amazon is the river with the most water on earth and is of great importance for the country. 90 percent of the population lives in the coastal regions of eastern and southeastern Brazil. Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro are the largest cities. The population composition is considered mixed. The national language is Portuguese.

Brazil’s economy is the seventh largest in the world and tends to be oriented toward the domestic market. Services and raw materials dominate. The previously strong economic growth has been slowed in recent years by the decline in commodity prices.

What you need to pay attention to

Our moving guide has valuable tips for you. Remember to give notice on time, register and re-register with insurance companies and authorities. Important to know: The Brazilian currency is the real. As in any foreign country, it is advantageous to know the language. The official language here is Portuguese. Medical care is provided free of charge by the state health system SUS, but it is advisable to take out additional private health insurance. School education is also free of charge.

Our experienced moving staff for private overseas moves will ensure that the entire relocation project runs smoothly and on schedule. Trust the moving services of Geuer.