I want to live in Brazil, permanently. I know about how to get investment visas or marriage visas and that kind of thing. But I was thinking maybe there was a cheaper or easier option. For example getting a passport from another country that has unrestricted access to Brazil. Any ideas?
According to Brazilian Nationality Law, the easiest way is to figure out how to live there for at least four years, learn Portuguese, and don't get (or already have) any criminal convictions. After that, you can apply for Brazilian citizenship and come and go as you please.
If you find a Brazilian partner and marry, or have a Brazilian child, then the time requirement is only one year.
Of course, the trick is to figure out how to live there. You will probably have to get a job in Brazil and an extendable work visa.
If you are a citizen of the MERCOSUL or Portugal, you have special privileges. MERCOSUL citizens can work in Brazil and Portuguese citizens can request a "igualdade de direitos".
Citizens of other countries will have to get a work visa there are several of them. Generally speaking, to get a work visa you need to be hired and sponsored by a Brazilian company.
Here's a list of visas available:
Research, Teaching or Academic Extension (More than 90 days)
Health Treatment (More than 90 days)
Humanitarian/Refugee (only Haitians)
Study (More than 90 days)
Work/Technical Assistance or Technology Transfer
Work in Brazil during Vacation (only New Zealanders and French)
Religious Activity (More than 90 days)
Volunteer Work (More than 90 days)
Economic, Scientific, Technological or Cultural Activities
Family Reunion with a Brazilian Citizen or a Foreign Citizen who is a Temporary or Permanent Resident of Brazil
Artistic or Sports Activity under contract (More than 90 days)
Brazilian Immigration Policy
Medical Practice Visa for foreign doctors (“More Doctors Program”)
I found this
Temporary visas - will be applicable for work (with or without an employment contract), research, health treatment, study, vacation or summer job, family reunion, investment etc. Furthermore, one of the important changes introduced by the Law comprehends the possibility of applying for the temporary visa for work by waiving the requirement of a formal job offer and instead providing evidence of a higher degree diploma or equivalent.