U.S. expert talks about drought impact and the alternatives for Southern Brazil producers

Lecture will be broadcast at no cost via Zoom and the YouTube channel of the U.S. Embassy and Consulates this Thursday at 4:00 PM   Porto Alegre, April 12, 2021 – Researcher Donald A. Wilhite, professor and emeritus director of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Natural Resources, will discuss his experience with drought management …

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U.S. Department of Commerce holds virtual seminar on the internationalization of Rio Grande do Sul companies to the United States 

SelectUSA RS event takes place on March 4, open to the public and requiring prior registration Porto Alegre, February 26, 2021 – The internationalization of Rio Grande do Sul companies in 4.0, ICT and manufacturing industry sectors is the main topic of the SelectUSA RS webinar, promoted by the U.S. Department of Commerce in partnership with the U.S. …

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U.S. Consulate General Porto Alegre announces call for proposals for projects for 2021  

Proposals will be accepted continuously, as received, until August 1st, 2021. Porto Alegre, February 19, 2021 – Organizations from Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina can apply for  funding from the U.S. government  or the implementation of projects in the areas of education and culture focused on entrepreneurship, innovation, science and technology, social inclusion, freedom of the press and combating …

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U.S. Consulate General Porto Alegre – Public Affairs Section Annual Program Statement for FY 2021

The Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Consulate General in Porto Alegre, Brazil is publishing this Annual Program Statement, which outlines program priorities and themes for this year. This document also outlines specific procedures for submitting funding proposals. The U.S. Consulate General in Porto Alegre invites proposals that strengthen ties between the United States and Brazil, through cultural, …

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American expert in Data Journalism closed event promoted by Famecos with support of the U.S. Consulate in Porto Alegre

C.W. Anderson, known for his research in data journalism, closed the virtual and free event Credibility at Play: journalism against disinformation, held yesterday, December 8, by the Journalism course of the School of Communication, Arts and Design – Famecos / PUCRS with the support of the Consulate General of the United States in Porto Alegre. Anderson’s lecture was simultaneously translated to …

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Amcham Joinville and US Consulate promoted free investments webinar

Event had the participation of Santa Catarina’s International Relations Secretariat and representatives of local companies trading with the United States  Porto Alegre, December 1, 2020 – Today, Tuesday, December 1, Amcham Joinville (American Chamber of Commerce) and the Consulate General of the United States in Porto Alegre held a free webinar open to the public on ”Economic relations between …

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U.S. Consulate and Sebrae/SC present business and entrepreneurship course results 

English learning as a mean for economic development is one of the pillars of U.S. government’s presence in Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul   Porto Alegre, November 23, 2020: The partnership between the U.S. Consulate General and Sebrae/SC that trained entrepreneurs seeking to internationalize their business had a closing event today, Monday, 23. The …

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U.S. Embassy and Consulates recognize eight Brazilian women for their crucial community work

The Awardees are making a positive impact on their communities and serving as inspiration to their fellow citizens Brasilia, November 23, 2020: The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil have the pleasure to announce the 2020 Brazilian Women Making a Difference Award. The award honors Brazilian women who are making a positive impact on their …

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U.S. Consul General in Porto Alegre departs post

Julia Harlan led the reopening of the U.S. consulate in 2017 and boosted business partnerships and security and education initiatives in southern Brazil Porto Alegre, July 13, 2020: After three years as head of the U.S. Consulate General in Porto Alegre, Julia Harlan is departing post this week. Julia took up her duties as consul …

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Rio Grande do Sul Legislative Assembly launches Brazil-U.S. Parliamentary Front

Initiative was launched by the Legislative Assembly with the presence of the U.S. Chargé d’Affaires in Brazil and the Consul-General of the United States in Porto Alegre Porto Alegre, February 19, 2020 – It was with a chimarrão in hand that the president of the Legislative Assembly of Rio Grande do Sul, deputy Ernani Polo, received …

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The United States returns to Expointer after 26 years

The U.S. booth in the International Pavilion will have information on tourism and educational opportunities in the United States.   Porto Alegre, August 23, 2019 – The United States Consulate General in Porto Alegre, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Commerce, will launch its booth at the 42nd Expointer’s …

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Update: Resumption of Consular Activities in Porto Alegre

The U.S. Consulate General in Porto Alegre will resume normal consular operations on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019.  Applicants whose interviews in Porto Alegre were cancelled should reschedule their appointments.  All appointments for visas must be made online at https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-br/niv .  Please consult our website and follow us on social media  for information about U.S. Embassy and Consulate services and activities.

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United States calls for proposals on Design and Implementation of Access Programs in Brazil 

Funding opportunities are open for Belém, Manaus, Brasília, Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, São Luís, and São Paulo Brasília, August 15, 2019: The U.S. Embassy and Consulates and the Regional English Language Office (RELO) are seeking proposals from non-profit educational organizations, with English language teaching capacity, to create and implement Access Programs in: Belém, Recife, …

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U.S. Consulate in Porto Alegre becomes a Consulate General

On June 25, the United States Consulate in Porto Alegre became the United States Consulate General in Porto Alegre. The change was announced by the U.S. Chargé d’Affaires in Brazil, William Popp, during the celebration of the 243rd Anniversary of Independence of the United States of America held that day at the consulate in Porto …

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Film Showcase Honors 247th Anniversary of Porto Alegre

U.S. Consulate and Cinemateca Capitólio will screen feature films and documentaries in free sessions from March 26 to April 2 Porto Alegre celebrates its anniversary on March 26 and the U.S. Consulate decided to honor the city and its residents with a free showcase of films at the most iconic movie theater of Porto Alegre, …

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Voter Registration Facebook Live Session on September 5, 2018 at 2pm (Brasilia time)

Message for U.S. Citizens: Voter Registration Facebook Live Session on September 5, 2018 at 2pm (Brasilia time) br.usembassy.gov We have an invitation for you! U.S. Citizens across Brazil are invited to participate in a Voter Registration Facebook Live Session on September 5, 2018 at 2pm (Brasilia time). You will have the opportunity to ask a U.S. …

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Security Alert – United States Mission to Brazil (April 6, 2018): Porto Alegre

A sizable protest, with potential for violence, is planned for today, Friday April 6 in Porto Alegre. The demonstration is being organized in response to the recent legal proceedings involving former President Luiz Ignacio Lula da Silva, and will take place at Esquina Democratica – beginning at 5:00 p.m. and possibly going until midnight.  Other …

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Visa Clerk – deadline: February 27, 2018

U.S. Consulate Porto Alegre, Brazil Vacancy Announcement Number:  2018/02   Open to:                     All Interested Candidates / All Sources The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position.  The “Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained later in this vacancy announcement.  Position:                    Visa Clerk, …

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Visa Assistant (Team Leader) – deadline: February 27, 2018

U.S. Consulate Porto Alegre, Brazil Vacancy Announcement Number:  2018/01   Open to:                     All Interested Candidates / All Sources The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position.  The “Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained later in this vacancy announcement.  Position:                    Visa Assistant …

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Voting in 2018 U.S. Elections

Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate seats have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters? All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot …

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Improvements to Safety and Security Information

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens:  Improvements to Safety and Security Information January 3, 2018   On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Department of State will make changes to our safety and security information to make it easier to find, understand, and use. Travel Advisories will replace Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts.  Every …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Holiday Security and Personal Security Best Practices

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Holiday Security and Personal Security Best Practices As the holiday season approaches, we would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone about effective personal security practices and pass along helpful tips.  This is also a good time to get familiarized with the State Department’s recently updated and redesigned travel website  and review …

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Thanksgiving Message from Ambassador P. Michael McKinley

On behalf of the entire U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Brazil, my wife Fatima and I would like to extend our warmest wishes to all Americans celebrating this Thanksgiving holiday in Brazil. As we gather with friends and family, around dinner tables in the United States or abroad, we carry on with a tradition dating back …

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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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Message for U.S. Citizens: Town Hall in Porto Alegre

SAVE THE DATE! The U.S. Consulate in Porto Alegre, Brazil is pleased to invite you to our introductory Town Hall Meeting  Tuesday, September 19, 2017 4:00 to 6:00 PM at the U.S. Consulate Porto Alegre Av. Assis Brasil, 1889 | Passo D’Areia | Porto Alegre | RS R.S.V.P at PortoAlegreACS@state.gov by Friday, Sept. 15 Please provide the …

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Nationwide Demonstrations Affecting Porto Alegre June 30, 2017

United States Consulate Porto Alegre, Brazil Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Nationwide Demonstrations Affecting Porto Alegre June 30, 2017 U.S. Consulate Porto Alegre June 30, 2017   The U.S. Consulate Porto Alegre alerts U.S. citizens that Porto Alegre and other cities in the State of Rio Grande do Sul will be affected by a planned general strike on June …

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Nationwide Demonstrations on Sunday, March 26, 2017

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Nationwide Demonstrations on Sunday, March 26, 2017 U.S. Embassy Brasilia March 24, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia alerts U.S. citizens in Brazil that media reports and social networking sites indicate that numerous anti-corruption demonstrations are planned for Sunday, March 26, 2017, in cities throughout Brazil. U.S. citizens …

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Administrative Clerk – apply until March 24, 2017

Vacancy Announcement Number:  POA2017/1 Open to:                     All Interested Candidates / All Sources The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position.  The “Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained later in this vacancy announcement. Position:          …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Insel Air

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Insel Air U.S. Embassy Brasilia February 3, 2017   This message is to inform U.S. citizens that U.S. Consulate General Curaçao has temporarily prohibited U.S. Consulate Curacao personnel from flying on Insel Air.  The Consulate adopted this policy following an internal review of safety-related considerations.   You are receiving this message …

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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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American Citizen Services Assistant (Caseworker) – deadline to apply: August 26, 2016

Vacancy Announcement Number: POA2016/30 Open to:                     All Interested Candidates / All Sources The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position.  The “Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained later in this vacancy announcement. Position:                    American Citizen Services Assistant …

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Political Assistant (Full Performance) – deadline to apply: August 26, 2016

Vacancy Announcement Number: POA2016/22 Open to:                   All Interested Candidates / All Sources The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position. The “Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained later in this vacancy announcement. Position:  …

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Political Assistant (Trainee Level) – deadline to apply: August 26, 2016

Vacancy Announcement Number: POA2016/22T Open to:                    All Interested Candidates / All Sources The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position. The “Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained later in this vacancy announcement. Position:  …

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Secretary (Protocol) – deadline to apply: August 26, 2016

Vacancy Announcement Number: POA2016/23 Open to:                     All Interested Candidates / All Sources The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position. The “Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained later in this vacancy announcement. Position:                    Secretary, FSN-7; FP-7, A01-120-500 …

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Public Affairs Specialist (Trainee Level) – deadline to apply: August 26, 2016

Vacancy Announcement Number: POA2016/24T Open to:                   All Interested Candidates / All Sources The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position. The “Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained later in this vacancy announcement.  Position:  …

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Public Affairs Assistant – deadline to apply: August 26, 2016

Vacancy Announcement Number: POA2016/25 Open to:                     All Interested Candidates / All Sources The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position. The “Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained later in this vacancy announcement. Position:          …

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Public Affairs Specialist (Full Performance) – deadline to apply: August 26, 2016

Vacancy Announcement Number: POA2016/24  Open to:                     All Interested Candidates / All Sources The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position. The “Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained later in this vacancy announcement.  Position:          …

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Supervisory Visa Assistant (Full Performance) – deadline to apply: August 22, 2016

Vacancy Announcement Number: POA2016/28 Open to:                     All Interested Candidates / All Sources The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position. The “Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained later in this vacancy announcement. Position:                    Visa Assistant, FSN-8; FP-6, …

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Guard Supervisor – deadline to apply: until filled

Vacancy Announcement Number:  POA2016/9 Open to:                     All Interested Candidates / All Sources The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position.  The “Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained later in this vacancy announcement. Position:                  …

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