I am not a Brazilian citizen, do I need a Brazilian visa to work in the U.S. Embassy?
Yes. One of the eligibility requirements to be considered for an advertised position is to have the legal right to work in Brazil. Therefore, you must have a residency and work visa. Please note that the U.S. Embassy is not able to sponsor candidates for a Brazilian residency or work visa.
Do I need an United States visa to work in the U.S. Embassy?
No. It is not required.
Do I have to complete the application for employment form in English or Portuguese?
ERA is only available in English. However, if you are applying for a position that requires an English Level III (good working knowledge) or IV (fluent), the application must be completed in English. If the English level required is I (rudimentary knowledge) or II (limited knowledge), the application may be completed in Portuguese.
Please keep in mind, that there are no Portuguese forms available in ERA.
Can I apply for all advertised positions?
To determine your eligibility and qualification for a position, you must consider the following factors:
Open To – Make sure that you meet the eligibility category of the vacancy announcement. To determine the eligibility category, please read the “Who May Apply” link.
Also you must be sure that you meet all the requirements listed on the vacancy announcement (i.e.: education, experience, language, knowledge and skills and abilities). Only applicants who meet all advertised requirements will be given further consideration.
If you are eligible and qualified for more than one position, you may apply for multiple vacancies at the same time.
Will the Embassy inform me if I was not selected?
Yes. All candidates that have applied will receive a notification after the process has been concluded. Please keep in mind that the timeframe for a position to close varies on each process.
If I am not selected for a position, can I continue applying for other positions?
Yes. A non-selection is not a disqualifying factor for other available vacancies.
If selected for a locally recruited position at city other than the one I reside will the Embassy/ Consulate pay for my family and me to relocate to the city of hire?
No. If selected, the candidate is responsible for any costs incurred for travel, relocation or transportation.
I am a U.S. citizen; will I get paid in U.S. dollars?
No. U.S. citizens are compensated according to the local compensation plan (reais) and are subject to local labor Law and Taxes. U.S. citizens are also subject to U.S. taxes.
If I am selected for an Embassy position, will I get paid in U.S. dollars?
An Ordinarily Resident (OR) is compensated according to the local compensation plan (reais). An ordinarily resident is: A Brazilian citizen, a foreign national or a U.S. citizen who is locally resident; and, has legal, permanent resident status in Brazil; and, is subject to host country employment and tax laws.
A Non Ordinarily Resident (NOR) is compensated in U.S. dollars. A NOR is a U.S. Eligible Family Member (USEFM) or an Eligible Family Member (EFM). Please see the vacancy announcement for specific definitions of USEFM and EFM.
If a relative works in the Embassy, can I apply for a position in the Embassy?
Yes, if there are no nepotism or conflict of interests issues. Examples of nepotism or conflict of interest are: your relative is involved in the hiring decision of the advertised position, your relative supervises the advertised position, your relative occupies a position that is in the same line of authority of the advertised position.
Can I send the same application package for several positions?
Yes. However, it is highly recommended that you review your application package for each vacancy that you apply for. This is because you need to provide specific and comprehensive information on the advertised requirements, which are different for each advertised position.