According to Immigration rules, the seafarers must hold valid seamen book. Therefore, the Immigration demanded the crew to present the S.Book issued by their country of origin or by the vessel's flag Authority.
The local Immigration from Recife and Suape - Pernambuco State, are accepting only seamen Book issued by the Countries signatories of ILO conventions 108 and 185.
IMPORTANT: Philippines it's out of this list.
The non compliance of this rule, the vessel will be fined by the Immigration, R$ 827,00 - Appx. USD 500.00 per crewmember.