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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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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As of September 10, the Alto de Pinheiros ASC will transfer its operations to Vila Mariana

São Paulo, September 1st, 2017 – The U.S. Mission to Brazil informs that, as of Sunday, September 10, operations at the Applicant Service Center (ASC) in Alto de Pinheiros, São Paulo, will be transferred to the Vila Mariana unit at Avenida José Maria Whitaker, 370, São Paulo. The transfer will allow the U.S. Mission to concentrate its services in a single ...
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Visa Clerk

U.S. Consulate General Sao Paulo, Brazil Vacancy Announcement Number:  2017/03 This announcement will establish a roster of candidates which will be valid for six months.  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 ...
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Statement on Countries Currently Suspended from Travel to the United States

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would like to clarify the classes of aliens affected by the 90-day temporary pause on travel, with case-by-base exceptions and waivers, as outlined in the President’s Executive Order entitled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.”
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President Donald J. Trump Statement Regarding Recent Executive Order Concerning Extreme Vetting

America is a proud nation of immigrants and we will continue to show compassion to those fleeing oppression, but we will do so while protecting our own citizens and border. America has always been the land of the free and home of the brave. We will keep it free and keep it safe, as the ...
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Presidential Executive Order on Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The U.S.

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, including the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq., and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, and to protect the American people from terrorist attacks by foreign nationals admitted to the ...
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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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U.S. Mission to Brazil Recommends Travelers Needing U.S. Visas Apply Prior to Start of the Olympics and Paralympics

Due to an anticipated increase in workload during the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the U.S. Embassy in Brasília and the Consulates in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, and Recife will provide limited visa services in August and September.  Tourists, students, business travelers, and others needing visas, who are planning to travel to the United States ...
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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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Ambassador Says Relations Between Brazil and the USA Have Improved

Interview by Sergio Lamucci, from Valor Econômico newspaper, published on March 23, 2015. The US Ambassador to Brazil, Liliana Ayalde, says relations between the two countries have indeed changed up a level since January, after the meeting between President Dilma Rousseff and Vice President Joe Biden. On the day she was sworn in, Rousseff indicated ...
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The United States Diplomatic Mission to Brazil Announces Visa Statistics for December 2014

The United States Mission to Brazil releases visa statistics for the month of December 2014. U.S. Consular staff across Brazil work daily to improve the customer experience and make the process simple, efficient and pleasant for those applying for visas.  Information about wait times can be accessed online at any time by any member of ...
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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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