Traveling to North America, especially to the United States, is one of the main dreams of Brazilians, which often ends up not being realized for fear of all the bureaucracy of visiting the country.
The main bureaucracy involved in visiting North America is the visa, but there is no need to be afraid, as it is possible to deal with this very smoothly.
Below we have a simple step-by-step guide on how to get a US visa and a passport to North America without any problems
1. Taking the passport
The first step in getting an American visa is to apply for your passport if you don’t already have one.
This process too, although daunting for many people, is simple, just follow all the steps, have all the necessary documents, and pay the fees.
The request for a Brazilian passport must be made with the Federal Police, so you must access its official website to separate all the necessary documents, and schedule your appointment to apply for a passport and later obtain your American visa.
Recommended: 9 Cool Things to Know about 3D Touch on iPhone 6s and 6S Plus
Some of the basic documents needed to obtain a US visa are:
- Voter title and proof of the last election.
In the case of men, it will also be necessary to present proof of discharge from compulsory military service. And if you already have a previous passport, you will need to present it too.
2. Getting the visa
With your passport in hand, you now need your American visa, which is a little more complicated to issue.
This is because this document is only granted with the approval of the American consulate, but there is no need to panic, as the process is very simple, you just need to be sincere in filling out your form.
The visa application form must be completed on the “US Department of State Electronic Application Center” website, which is English but has a Portuguese translation.
After completing the form, you will be required to pay a fee of US$160 to finalize your US visa application.
Recommended: The Top 10 Photo Hotspots in Brighton & Hove
3. Scheduled the interview
Once payment of the fee is confirmed, it is time to schedule your appointment, which must be scheduled on the website of the “Official US Department of State Visa Appointment Service”. The waiting time for the interview will vary depending on the location you choose.
After payment and in possession of “our number”, it’s time to schedule the date of your interview at the consulate, and the date for data collection, photo, and fingerprints, at the USA Visa Applicant Service Centers (CASV), which is always done before the interview.
Once this is done, you will need to attend a unit of the Visa Applicant Service Centers (CASV), know that there are only units in the states of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Recife, Belo Horizonte, and Brasília.
Recommended: Uncovering Beautiful Beaches in Croatia
4. The interview
At the time of the interview, you must appear at the place previously scheduled, with a valid passport and a confirmation page containing the barcode on the form.
There is no need to be worried, as today, around 96% of Brazilian American visa applications are granted.
The main tip is to keep calm and always tell the truth, confirming the data that were informed in the form, with the data confirmed, the chances of failure is only 4%.
Okay, done that you will have taken your American visa and you are ready to visit the United States legally.