09 May 2014


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The Consulate General of Brazil responsible for Canadians who live in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Yukon and NWT will suspend all visa processing for a month while the consulate works exclusively on FIFA World Cup 2014 visas.

From 15 May until 15 June 2014 inclusive the consular office will give the highest priority to FIFA visas "to ensure that all FIFA World Cup visas are issued on time".

The consul has stated that all FIFA visa applications be submitted prior to 26 May to help ensure timely visa issuance.

During the special period other types of visas (tourist, business, etc) will be issued only if urgency is duly proven" in advance and authorized by the consul prior to an application being submitted. This means any other applicants must submit a signed letter stating their reasons for needing a visa during this period. Applicants can be assured that their letter will be given full and real consideration by the consul.

This only applied to people who live in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Yukon and NWT .

Click here for Brazil visas and Brazil FIFA visas.