Many Norwegians have chosen to buy properties in Brazil through Norwegian companies. These companies are required to create a Brazilian company number (CNPJ number). To create CNPJ number, the company is going to have to have a local representative who is brazilian or someone with permanent residence there. In order to be issued the company number you need to have the company's articles of association and the Certificate of Registration translated by an authorized translator, confirmed by the Brazilian Embassy and submitted to the Junta comercial.