The U.S. Consulate General in Porto Alegre has suspended routine visa services temporarily for repair work in our consular facilities. American citizen services for U.S. citizens will not be affected. All other sections of the Consulate General in Porto Alegre will continue regular operations. Normal consular operations in Porto Alegre are expected to resume on Aug. 21, 2019. Please follow our website and social media for updates.
Visa applicants may schedule an interview appointment at the Consulate in Porto Alegre for August 21 or later. Interview waiver cases, such as many visa renewals, will be processed normally. Applicants whose interviews in Porto Alegre are cancelled should reschedule their appointments. Alternatively, applicants can apply for interviews at the U.S. Consulates in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Recife or the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia. All appointments for visa or American citizen services must be made online at https://ais.usvisa-info.com/pt-br/niv. People with emergency medical travel scheduled should email PortoAlegreNIV@state.gov or schedule an appointment in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Recife, or Brasilia.