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Brazil Visa Processing Normalized 15 November 12

Posted by Jonathan V. Phillips in Visa News.
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Brazil Visa Processing Normalized

Two weeks after the first announcement that Brazilian consulates were having technical difficulties, visa processing has resumed at all consulates.  The Chicago Consulate was the last to resume processing, but they have begun to accept visa applications again as of today.

At all consulates except for Miami, the visa processing times have reverted to their typical speed.  The Miami Consulate is still maintaining the lengthy processing time of 45 business days that was instituted shortly before the other consulates announced the technical problems.  At this time, the Miami Consulate has not given any indication that they will be speeding up processing times in the near future.

Even at normal processing speeds, acquiring a Brazilian visa can take a significant amount of time. (Please see below for a chart of current processing times.)  G3 recommends that travelers plan ahead and apply for their visas well in advance of their trip.  Brazil visas are valid for 10 years, and may be used for the first time at any time during that 10 year period.  For travelers with urgent departures, Emergency Processing is available through G3; email Brazil@g3visas.com for more information.

Consulate Jurisdiction Processing Time
Atlanta AL,GA, SC,MS, TN 15 business days
Boston ME, MA, NH, VT 12 business days
Chicago IA, IL, IN, MI, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD, WI 13 business days
DC DC, KY, OH, MD, NC, VA, WV 12 business days
Hartford CT, RI 15 business days
Houston AR, CO, KS, LA, NM, OK, TX 7 business days
LA AZ, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY, Southern CA 22 business days
Miami FL, PR, USVI 45 business days
NYC DE, NJ, NY, PA, Bermuda 6 business days
San Francisco AK, OR, WA, Central and Northern CA 17+ business days

Applicants for visas to Brazil can register their requests directly through the G3 website on our Brazil page.

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1. Scotty - 18 November 12

Are they accepting applications by mail like usual (Chicago consulate)? All I’m seeing online is that they are accepting them by 3rd parties or in person. Any help on this would be great. Thanks!

Jonathan V. Phillips - 7 February 13

Thanks for your inquiry and pardon the delay in getting back to. I found your note marked as spam. To the best of my knowledge, you can send your documents into the consulate via mail.

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