= English

USA, Canada, Australia / China lead visa issuance in Brazil

The United States is still the country with the greatest demand for advisory services for the issuance of visas by Brazilians, with 40% of the demands; followed by Canada (20%), and Australia and China (15%, respectively). The information is from the survey conducted between January and November this year by Schultz Consular Visas. According to the study, the types of visas with the greatest demand for advice in the company are: tourism, with 50%; business and work, 30%, and studies, 20%.

Schultz Consular Visits provides advice to companies, agencies and the final public, offering intermediation services to request a Brazilian passport, issue of visas, issue of an International Permit to Drive, legalization of foreigners and extension of stay in the Country, besides of other services.

“The differential of our work is that we are very transparent with our clients, detailing issues ranging from the necessary documents, to a kind of consulting on how to behave during interviews at the consulates,” says Adriana Santos, manager of the Visa Department Schultz Consular Visas, in São Paulo.

The main countries in which consular visas are required, in addition to those already mentioned, are: China, Taiwan, India, Japan and Jordan. Each process respects the cultural and legal issues of the country where the visa is required, as well as the demand for this type of consultancy varies, during the year in Brazil. Visa issuance services for the United States and Canada are made throughout the 12 months of the year. “For China, for example, they usually increase in March and August, due to the fairs in that country,” says the executive.

Another service that has created a demand in the country and for Schultz Consular Visas is the regularization of foreigners in Brazil, known as expatriation. This is a separate procedure and the documents also differ according to the period and reason for the application for extension or residence / nationality and it takes an average of six months to one year for a residence application to be finalized. “The ‘expatriate’ company is the one making the application. We have seen an increase in this demand, “added Adriana.