Alert for Visa Applicants Regarding Yellow Fever-Affected Areas
15 February, 2018
Due to the resurgence in human cases of yellow fever in various regions of Brazil, including São Paulo city and state, the U.S. Consulate is joining Brazilian authorities in monitoring the situation. Recently, three monkeys found in the Santo Amaro neighborhood adjacent to the U.S. Consulate compound were confirmed to have died of yellow fever. Additionally, one monkey was found dead on consulate grounds on February 12, and is still being tested for cause of death.
Please be advised of guidance provided by local authorities in order to exercise caution in areas known to be affected by yellow fever. Public health authorities recommend that individuals older than 9 months and under the age of 60 receive the Yellow Fever vaccine. Those over 60 years of age or nursing mothers or pregnant women should consult with their physician regarding whether the vaccine is appropriate. Other precautions include taking measures to prevent mosquito bites, including wearing long sleeve shirts and long pants, using mosquito repellent, and avoiding outdoor activities.
Please be aware that the visa waiting and interview areas at the São Paulo Consulate are outdoors. If you would like to reschedule your appointment for a later date, please sign in to your account on this site and select the "Reschedule Appointment" link. Please also note that Visa operations at the other consulates and embassy are unaffected.
Important information to whose that have an appointment scheduled in Consulate in São Paulo in 15-Feb-2018
14 February, 2018
We regret to inform that all visa appointments scheduled on Thursday, 15th February 2018, in the US Consulate in São Paulo are cancelled.
The applicants may access the accounts in this system to select a new date and time to schedule the visa interview as per your convenience.
In case you have any questions, please verify our available contact information at https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-br/niv/information/contact_us.
The appointments scheduled in all other Consular Sections in Brazil remain unchanged.
New address in Porto Alegre
30 January, 2018
Beginning on Monday, February 5, 2018, all passport pick-ups and document drop-offs for visa applicants in Porto Alegre will be done at the new Document Service Center at Avenida Assis Brasil, 1712 in Porto Alegre.
The current Applicant Service Center at Avenida Carlos Gomes, 1501 will be closed and all services will be transferred to the new Document Service Center location as of February 5, 2018. All other Applicant Service Centers in Brazil remain open.
Supreme Court Order on Presidential Proclamation on Visas (December 4, 2017)
11 December, 2017
On December 4, the U.S. Supreme Court granted the Government’s motions for emergency stays of preliminary injunctions issued by the U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Hawaii and Maryland, which prohibited the enforcement of certain sections of Presidential Proclamation 9645 (P.P). Nationals of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, and Venezuela are subject to the restrictions and limitations. More information is available at this link: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/presidential-proclamation-archive/2017-12-04-Presidential-Proclamation.html.
Consulate Porto Alegre Biometric Collection
1 November, 2017
Beginning Friday, December 1, 2017, the U.S. Consulate in Porto Alegre will collect biometrics (fingerprints and photos) at the time of the visa interview. We will no longer require applicants to attend a separate biometric appointment at the applicant service center (ASC) prior to their visa interview appointments at the Consulate.
Thursday, November 30 will be the last day for biometric appointments at the ASC on Avenida Carlos Gomes for applicants requiring visa interviews. Those who qualify for the interview waiver program may still drop off their passports, photos, and other supporting documents at the ASC as is current practice.
We expect these changes will make the visa application process convenient for applicants, and demonstrate our commitment to improved customer service.
Visa Reciprocity Fee Payment
11 August, 2017
The visa reciprocity fees may be paid with credit card or cash in all US. Consular Sections in Brazil at this time, including U.S. Consulate in Porto Alegre.
Immediate changes to the Interview Waiver Program
15 February, 2017
Per U.S. Presidential Executive Order 13769 signed on January 27, 2017, there are immediate changes to the Interview Waiver Program.
- Any first-time Brazilian or Argentine applicants aged 14 or 15 or between ages 66 and 79 are now required to appear in person for an interview with a consular officer at the Embassy or Consulate.
- Any applicant whose B1, B2, B1/B2, C1/D, F, or M visa expired more than 12 months prior to the date of application are also required to appear in person.
- Applicants under age 14 or over age 79 or whose B1, B2, B1/B2, C1/D, F, M visa is still valid or expired within the last 12 months may still qualify for a waiver of interview.
Attention: Chinese citizens with 10-year B1, B2 or B1/B2 visas in People's’ Republic of China passports
28 November, 2016
As of November 29, 2016, Chinese citizens with 10-year B1, B2 or B1/B2 visas in Peoples’ Republic of China passports are required to update their biographical and other information from their visa application through the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) before travelling to the United States. This update must be done every two years, or upon getting a new passport or B1, B2, or B1/B2 visa, whichever occurs first.
EVUS enrollment is available at www.EVUS.gov. There is currently no fee for EVUS enrollment. Until a fee is implemented, travelers can enroll in EVUS without charge. The Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will keep visa holders informed of new information at www.cbp.gov/EVUS.