Guided Media Tour to the Visa Section of the U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro

The U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro will open its visa section on Friday, May 29, 2014, for a guided press tour. The event will start with a U.S. diplomat briefing media about the step-by-step for getting a non-immigrant visa, followed by a tour of the consular section facilities.

Beginning on April, 2012, the U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Brazil changed the visa application process, significantly reducing the average wait time for a visa interview to two days. Due to the procedures, applicants only spend an average of 18 minutes at the Consulate for the visa interview.

Media interested in covering the Consular Section tour of the U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro must pre-register by Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at 5PM, through e-mail imprensario@state.gov.

What: Media guided tour of the Consular Section of the U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro

When: Thursday, May 29.

What time: 10AM. We kindly ask journalists to arrive by 9:30AM in order to go through security.

Where: U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro – Avenida Presidente Wilson, 147 – Centro – Rio de Janeiro

For more information:
U.S. Consulate Rio de Janeiro’s Press Section – imprensario@state.gov – Phone# (21) 3823-2119/2169