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If you have a kid in Brasil

Aren’t those cute? I get to buy a new pair of cute blue havaianas, because according to yesterday’s ultrasound, we’re having another little boy. Yes it was planned, and yes we just got in under our “deadline”  we are leaving in July, so we had to have a kid in April or May so they were old enough to travel.

When we would tell people we wanted to have a kid in Brasil, they always said, “But then he can’t be President!”  Ok, I’ve just robbed my future kid from being President.. it is official, he will be born in Brasil!  I don’t want a kid to be President, and we’re not from a rich family, so let’s be fairly realistic here, most of these guys are pretty well connected and come from money.  Obama went to Punaho, that’s where all the rich bratty kids in Hawaii went. I can say that because I never had the opportunity to go to private school, just Hawaii’s public schools (which are probably just a smidge better than Brasil’s).  You’ll be able to tell from my blogs many many grammar and spelling errors (or I’m just too lazy to re-read and spell check).

Anyway, that’s right we’re pregnant, and having a kid in Brasil. It was planned, because if we have a child here, our child will have dual citizenship.  We can also apply to be Brasilian citizens, as after one year of residence, if you have a spouse or child, you are eligible to also apply.

Foreigners may apply for Brazilian citizenship if they meet the following criteria:

  • permanent residence in Brazil
  • fifteen years of uninterrupted residence in Brazil
  • ability to speak and write Portuguese
  • sufficient personal or family resources to support themselves

The residence requirement may be reduced in certain circumstances:

  • only one year’s residence is required for those who have a Brazilian spouse, parent, or child
So now that we’ve been here for a year and have a Brasilian child, I think that means we can become Brasilian as well.

About scrubgrub

I'm just another soul on the internet, posting random thoughts into the ether, because well I love stumbling on other peoples random thoughts, so I figured why not add mine to the mix too. I'm also the mom to two very funny little boys, and how can you not share that with everyone?

9 responses »

  1. Congratulations! Another little monkey to jump on the bed. Way to execute a plan! That just made me smile – great news to start the day.

  2. Crazy, I am due at the end of March and Meredith from Bound for Brasilia follows about two weeks after, then you. Lots of fall babies in 2012. Congrats!

  3. Congratulations! Can’t wait to see photos. Hope you’re all adjusting and getting some sleep.

  4. Congratulations!!! I’m also glad it was planned

  5. Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That’s so exciting!

  6. Congrats on your exciting news! Dual-citizenship is awesome.

  7. 3rd Culture Children

    Also had a kid in Brazil… she will be one in a couple of weeks! Congratulations! Greetings from


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