Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Officer Visiting Rio Verde, Goias on August 28, 2018

  United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Officer Visiting Rio Verde, Goias on August 28, 2018 br.usembassy.gov Representatives from the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia are traveling to Rio Verde, Goias on August 28, 2018.  A Consular Officer will be available to meet with U.S. citizens, accept U.S. passport and Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) applications, ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Officer Visiting Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, on August 24, 2018

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Officer Visiting Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, on August 24, 2018 br.usembassy.gov Consular representatives from the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia will be in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais on Friday August 24, 2018.  A consular officer will be available to meet with U.S. citizens, accept U.S. passport and Consular Report of Birth ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Officer Visiting Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, on July 6, 2018

 United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Officer Visiting Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, on July 6, 2018 br.usembassy.gov Consular representatives from the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia will be in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais on Friday July 6, 2018.  A consular officer will be available to meet with U.S. citizens, accept U.S. passport and Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) applications, and provide notarial services on that ...
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American Diplomat Receives Medal of Honor from the Civil Police

The Civil Police of Rio de Janeiro honored on May 24 Matthew N. Jackson, Foreign Service officer and Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) agent with the U.S. Department of State (DOS), with one of its highest honors: the Medal of Friendship; recognizing his work in advancing international cooperation and public security in Brazil. Jackson is the ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Officer Visiting Belem, Para, on June 13, 2018

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Officer Visiting Belem, Para, on June 13, 2018 br.usembassy.gov Representatives from the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia will be in Belem, Para, on June 13, 2018.  A consular officer will be available to meet with U.S. citizens, accept U.S. passport and Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) applications, and provide notarial services on that date from 09:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  For ...
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Consulate Sao Paulo to Hold Voting Info Session

U.S. Consulate São Paulo https://br.usembassy.gov Phone (55 11) 3250-5000 São Paulo, Brasil   February 6, 2017 The U.S. Consulate in São Paulo is pleased to announce an information session on voting for American citizens, scheduled for Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 2 p.m.  The information session will be held at the U.S. Consulate General in São ...
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Health Alert – U. S. Mission to Brazil (February 2, 2018)

Health Alert – U. S. Mission to Brazil (February 2, 2018)   Location: Wenceslau Guimarães in Bahia State Event:  Brazilian public health officials have reported an outbreak of locally-transmitted malaria in the town of Wenceslau Guimarães in Bahia State. Accordingly, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have issued a Level 2 alert for ...
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Assistant Secretary Risch leads U.S. delegation in bilateral Consular Dialogue

Brasilia, February 2, 2018: Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs Carl Risch joined Ambassador P. Michael McKinley in leading a U.S. delegation in a collaborative and productive bilateral Consular Dialogue with the government of Brazil on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 in Brasilia.
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Agency Fortaleza Closed December 22, 2017 – January 2, 2018

CONSULAR AGENCY FORTALEZA CLOSED DECEMBER 22, 2017 – JANUARY 2, 2018 Consular Agency Fortaleza will be closed for basic American Citizen Services (Consular Records of Birth Abroad, first time/renewal passports, and notary services) from December 22, 2017 – January 2, 2018. For any urgent matter please contact the U.S. Consulate in Recife via e-mail at ...
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U.S. Mission to Brazil promotes changes in the Applicant Service Centers (ASCs)

New operating hours and services aim to streamline and improve the process for visa applicants across Brazil Brasilia, November 1, 2017 – The U.S. Mission in Brazil informs that the Applicant Service Centers (ASCs) located in the cities of Brasília, Belo Horizonte, Porto Alegre, Recife, and Rio de Janeiro will begin new weekday operating hours – ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Notice Regarding Social Security Services

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens: Notice Regarding Social Security Services  The Social Security Administration (SSA) has consolidated its overseas operations into several regional offices that provide a full range of SSA services for U.S. citizens residing outside of the United States.  Effective October 1, 2017, individuals residing in Brazil who require ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Zuzu Angel and Mascarenhas Tunnels currently closed

Security Message for U.S. Citizens U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro riodejaneiro.usconsulate.gov Zuzu Angel and Mascarenhas Tunnels are currently shut down due to police operations. U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro has advised its personnel to avoid the area around those tunnels due to the current activity there. The Consulate takes this opportunity to remind you ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Town Hall in Fortaleza

The U.S. Consulate General in Recife is pleased to invite you for a Town Hall on Monday, October 2, 2017, at 6:30 p.m.  at Hotel Luzeiros Fortaleza Av. Beira Mar, 2600 – Meireles, Fortaleza – CE The event will feature speakers from the Federal Police Department of Immigration and Arpen (the Brazilian Notary Association).  The U.S. ...
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Alabama Special Primary Runoff Election Scheduled for September 26

Alabama Special Primary Runoff Election Scheduled for September 26   The State of Alabama will conduct a special primary runoff election on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, for the office of U.S. Senator to replace Jeff Sessions. A special primary election was held on August 15, 2017. With no candidate receiving more than 50% of the ...
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Security message for U.S. Citizens: Increased crime on Corcovado hiking trails – July 7, 2017

Security Message for U.S. Citizens U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro July7, 2017 Increased Crime on Corcovado Mountain Hiking Trails According to security authorities, there has been a steady increase in crime on and around mountain hiking trails, particularly since January 2017.  Based on this information, the Consulate is temporarily restricting access for its employees ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Increased Violence in Public Transportation March 30,2017

  U.S. Consulate General Recife, Brazil Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Increased Violence in Public Transportation March 30, 2017  The U.S. Consulate General in Recife alerts U.S. citizens of an increase in criminal activity in public transportation in all northeastern states.  According to the media, in Pernambuco specifically, criminal activity in public transportation is 97.2 ...
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Security Situation in Vitoria, Espirito Santo February 7,2017

 The U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro alerts U.S. citizens to monitor local media and take adequate precautions if traveling in or near Vitoria, Espirito Santo.  Media reporting and social media postings indicate increased criminal activity in Vitoria and its greater metropolitan area.  News outlets are reporting the absence of local police on the ...
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Consular Agency Fortaleza closed Feb 3 to Feb 20, 2017 and Feb 24 to March 1, 2017

CONSULAR AGENCY FORTALEZA CLOSED FEB 3 TO FEB 20, 2017 AND FEB 24 TO MARCH 1, 2017. Consular Agency Fortaleza will be closed for basic American Citizen Services (Consular Records of Birth Abroad, first time/renewal passports, and notary services) from Feb 3 to the 20th due to staff training and from Feb 24 to March ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Political Demonstrations on December 4, 2016

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia alerts U.S. citizens in Brazil that demonstrations are planned throughout Brazil for December 4, 2016. Demonstrations are likely to occur in multiple cities.  Please see the end of this message for the latest list of potential protest sites.  Streets around demonstration areas will likely be ...
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U.S. Consular Agency in Porto Alegre to close on December 12

Sao Paulo, December 1, 2016 – The United States Consulate General in Sao Paulo informs that the Consular Agency in Porto Alegre will close effective on December 12, 2016.  This closure is in anticipation of the opening of the U.S. Consulate in Porto Alegre in early 2017.   Should routine and emergency services be required between ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations Occurring in Brasilia

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations Occurring in Brasilia November 29, 2016 The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia alerts U.S. citizens that several unforeseen demonstrations are occurring on the Esplanada in Brasilia today, November 29, 2016.  According to reports from the Military Police, approximately 4,000 people have already gathered, and the ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens – Final Opportunities to Return Voted Ballots

Don’t wait – return your voted ballot right away! Remember:  U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States.  The majority of states require voted ballots to reach local election officials by the close of polls on Tuesday, November 8.  U.S. citizens who want to participate ...
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Phase-Out of Additional Visa Pages

Announcing Phase-Out of Additional Visa Pages for U.S. Passports   For cost and security reasons, the U.S. Department of State has begun phasing out the option of additional visa pages for U.S. passports. Since October 1, 2014, all embassies and consulates worldwide have been issuing only 52-page passport books for full-validity passports.  Requests for additional ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests in Rio de Janeiro on September 26-27, 2015

Social media and news reports are tracking gatherings that could lead to conflicts in the Southern Zone ( Zona Sul) of Rio de Janeiro involving local criminal elements today, Saturday the 26th of September, and tomorrow, Sunday the 27th of September. According to media reports, law enforcement are preparing for a rally in Ipanema at 10am of ...
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U.S. Department of State Technological Systems Issue Continues

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs continues to experience technical problems with our overseas passport and visa systems.  This issue is not specific to any particular country, citizenship document, or visa category.  We apologize for the inconvenience and are working urgently to correct the problem and restore full operability. Due to the ...
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United States Extends Validity of Media Visas (I) and Reduces Reciprocity Fee

Visa validity is extended to four years and fee is reduced to US$20.00 The U.S. Department of State has extended the validity and reduced the reciprocity fee for non-immigrant I-category visas for Brazilian journalists and media professionals to make them commensurate with the validity and cost of visas issued by the Government of Brazil to ...
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Visa System Outage

Public Notice The U.S. Department of State continues to work to restore visa systems to full functionality after major technical issues with a critical database. The consular sections in Brazil are continuing to process and send out approved visas although it may not always be within our typical service standard of 10 days. If a ...
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