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