Moving to Brazil

Brazil moving, shipping and removals guide

Moving to Brazil
Brazil is a growing destination for Abels. Moving to Brazil will involve personal effects and household goods being shipped to the country either by air or by sea. It will involve specific arrangements and documentation so that your effects and household goods can be imported. Your customer services manager will thoroughly brief you, and assist in ensuring you meet all the requirements during your move.

Your move to Brazil will initially involve our team expertly packing and export wrapping all your personal effects and household goods, using quality materials. Depending upon your chosen shipping method, these will then be loaded into a vehicle for consolidation into a container at our warehouse, loaded into a dedicated container for shipping direct, or packed into air freight pallets ready for shipping by air. Whichever shipping method is used, your goods will be unaccompanied – we have prepared some general guidance on what you can and cannot include.

In Brazil, our agent will then deliver your personal affects and household goods to your new home, and unpack them, taking away the wrapping and packing materials.  

Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world with an impressive coastline spanning 4,655 miles. The largest cities in Brazil are São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte, each of which is home to several million of the 190 million population of the country. Brazil is a highly urbanised country with almost 85 per cent of its population living in towns or cities, although there are rural areas, even surrounding the largest cities.

Brazil is situated in tropical South America. The country’s good climate allows the Amazon Rainforest, which is widely recognised as having the greatest biological diversity in the world, the Atlantic Forest and the Cerrado, which has the greatest biodiversity, to thrive. Indeed, Brazil is home to many indigenous plant and animal species which can be found nowhere else in the world.
This hot climate does not only nurture biodiversity, but also a booming tourist trade. Eco-tourism is an ever increasing and important part of Brazil’s economy. The country traditionally derives its income from large scale agriculture, mining, manufacturing and service sectors, and still does to this day.

Brazil is also benefiting from the effects of globalisation which has seen exports rise exponentially. Major exports include products such as textiles, footwear, iron ore, steel, orange juice, coffee, aircraft and electrical equipment. According to the World Bank, Brazil is the tenth most prosperous country in terms of market exchange rates. It is estimated that in decades to come, the Brazilian economy will be amongst the five strongest in the world.

Brazil is the political and economic leader in South America. The country is not a world power however because it is held back by human rights and social problems. Whilst Brazil has a code of law and a court system, the justice system has been criticised for being unnecessarily slow and bureaucratic and for detaining prisoners without trial for, in some cases, decades. Brazil and its population, as a country, an economy and a society, face the threats of climate change, wide scale cattle ranching and intensive farming, inflation and tackling the poor Human Development Index listing received by the UN for the abuse of human rights.
Brazil was previously part of the Portuguese Empire and this is reflected in the country’s culture. The official state language and the language used most widely amongst the population is Portuguese and the country’s most prevalent religion is Catholicism.