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Immigrating to the United States from Brazil

Brazilians are one of the fastest growing immigrant populations in the United States
August 31, 2022
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If you are from Brazil, learn more about whether studying in the U.S. is right for you.

Two cheerful Brazilian female students with blue backpacks.

Brazilian immigrants have sought to call the United States home since the 1980's. The majority of the foreign-born Brazilians (65% ) in the United States have immigrated to these 5 states:

Students with a Plan

Brazil is known to be a country of joy, sun, Cachaça, warmth, music and beautiful people! So it is no wonder that although most Brazilians arrive in the United States with a long-term plan of returning after three to five years of working, they travel frequently back and forth between the two countries.

No matter if you search for prosperity in the "Sunshine State" or the "City that Never Sleeps," this article has some great tips about how to feel at home in your new environment!

Are you applying for an F-1 Visa?

In 2017 Brazilians were 1% of the United States immigrant population and it is predicted that Brazil will become one of the top five countries worldwide for outbound students within 15 years. To study in the United States, you’ll need an F-1 visa. The quickest and easiest way to learn about the process and apply for a visa is online at  

Whether you want to get an education in the U.S. or work... a U.S. credential evaluation is the first step to a world of possibilities!

Credential evaluations convert the academic study completed in one country to education completed in the U.S. and/or Canada. International students can use credential evaluations to present their previous coursework and grades when applying to universities and colleges, employers seeking to confirm a person’s background and skills, and governments reviewing immigration applications.

ECE® Aid recipient story from Brazil

"I have a pretty straightforward story. I came to the U.S. to reunite with my family and to restart my professional career after the company I was working for in Brazil decided to reduce the personnel as a result of the country's recession. I was working for them for 8.5 years, and I have a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications engineering. I think it was important to get the ECE evaluation to prove my education for either future employers or educational institutions. I was very glad that I was eligible for the ECE Aid fee waiver and that ECE supports new immigrants with a service aimed to put us in the adequate place in the job market where we can best contribute and give back to this new community that is receiving us.” – Arthur

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