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CNJ ceases to apply rule that invalidates foreign documents

In a recent decision, the National Council of Justice (” CNJ “) decided not to apply article 20 of Resolution 228, published on June 23, 2016, which establishes procedures for apostiling foreign documents in Brazil, under the terms of the Handbook of The Hague, promulgated by Decree No. 8.660, of January 29, 2016.

Pursuant to article 20 of Resolution No. 228, as of February 14, 2017, all foreign documents legalized prior to August 14, 2016, by Brazilian Embassies or Consulates, would lose their validity, regardless of the deadlines established therein.

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