Getting a U.S. Visa in Brazil 2022

Looking to get your US Visa at the US Embassy or Consulate in Brazil?

Below you will find reviews from others who have, including turnaround times, and appointment wait times.

If you’re looking for more information about the types of visa available and other locations, visit my Immigration section and you can read everything from a step-by-step guide to the E3 visa through to introductions to the best immigration lawyers available.

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If you’ve recently gone through a visa process (good or bad), I’d love to hear about it so I can help people in the future!

Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


6 days

999 days

2 reviews


 E-3 Renewal
5 Days
They're not too familiar with the process, so expect a few additional questions.
- Tara (about 4 years ago)


 E-3 New
7+ Days
Proceed with caution. The over complicate the process by making you go to two appointments. One to get your photo and fingerprints done and the other to actually have your consulate interview. These two appointments are at opposite ends of the city and need to be scheduled individually. To pick up your visa they will ask you to make an appointment at the location where you got your fingerprints and photo done. This is a hassle because you are at the whim of their appointment scheduling system and I had to wait 2 days to be able to get an appointment. No one speaks English in these locations adding to the anxiety. I also ran into trouble when they forgot to cancel my existing visa and I had to go back to the consulate to get them to correct this before I few out.
- Jeni (about 3 years ago)

São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil


3 days

308 days

2 reviews


 E-3 New
3 Days
If you are doing visas in Sao Paulo, be aware that the consulate first requires the applicant to go to the Applicant Service Center (ASC) to provide fingerprints and digital photograph (booking is necessary). After the ASC, the applicant can go to the Consulate for the interview.
- Marco (about 4 years ago)


 E-3 New
3 Days
- Francisco (about 3 years ago)