New Visa Application
Procedures - Sao Paulo, Brazil
The Canadian Consulate
General in Sao Paulo Brazil issued this statement recently.
It includes important information about new visa application procedures
IN SÃO PAULO TO
IMPROVE VISA SERVICES
The Canadian Consulate General in São Paulo strives to provide
with efficient, quality service. In order to ensure that the high-quality
service standards are met, the Canadian Consulate General will adopt
technology and visa application procedures that will go into effect
Canada has become an increasingly popular destination among Brazilians
visit, study, or conduct business. In 2004, the number of visa applications
by Brazilians wishing to visit Canada went up by 60%. In 2004, the
Brazilians applying for transit visas grew some 250% compared to
number of student visas issued has also gone up consistently to
where in 2004 Canada became the number one destination for Brazilian
students studying abroad.
As a result of the increase in the number of visa applications,
and in an
effort to eliminate the inconvenience and discomfort caused by need
clients to travel to our office and the long queues and a crowded
room that our Brazilian clientele currently face in order to apply
Canadian visa, the Canadian Consulate General in Sao Paulo will
new procedures beginning May 16, aimed at facilitating visa applications
the part of Brazilian travellers to Canada. From that date, the
majority of visa applicants will no longer have to attend the Canadian
Consulate to submit an application in-person and will instead be
to submit applications via travel agents or third party couriers.
To ensure that the Canadian Consulate in Sao Paulo can continue
to provide a
quality service, new bar code technology will be introduced on all
non-immigration visa applications submitted via travel agents or
couriers. This new technology will enable the Canadian Consulate
provide 2 day processing time on agent-submitted applications. For
visitors to Canada who still wish to submit their visa applications
person, the Canadian Consulate General in São Paulo will
adopt a call-in
system to schedule an appointment to allow applicants to submit
application. Only applicants who have made a telephone appointment
allowed to submit their application. The processing time for in-person
applications will also be 2 business days from the application receipt.
Additional time may be required if the visa officer requests additional
documentation or information, further checks, a medical examination,
The Canadian Consulate General in São Paulo informs that
using a third party
(travel agent/courier) to submit a visa application is voluntary.
is welcome to submit an application in-person if preferred; however,
note that the appointment queue for submitting an application may
Also, submitting an application in person does not give right to
interview, or any other kind of preferential treatment. The vast
applications is finalized based on documents and information submitted
Visa and immigration services
are centralized at the Canadian Consulate General in Sao Paulo,
which processes applications for permanent residence, permanent
resident determinations or to visit Canada temporarily as tourists,
students or workers. Non-refundable processing fees are charged
for all applications.
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04578-000 SÃ£o Paulo, SP, Brazil
Tel.: (55-11) 5509-4343
Fax: (55-11) 5509-4262
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