Visas to Brazil

Visas to Brazil

Yes, all Americans traveling to Brazil, whether for tourism or business, are required to obtain a visa.

To get it, go to the website of the Consulate of Brazil in San Francisco, California, fill out the forms electronically and go to our agency in the region , Kitanda / Sendexnet
12700 NE 124th ST # 2 –
WA 98034

If you go to the website of the Consulate of Brazil in San Francisco, you can get all the information you need.

You can also call the Consulate, preferably in the afternoon, Pacific time.

300 Montgomery Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94104

Tel.: (415) 981-8170
Fax: (415) 986-4625

If you want to send a letter to the Honorary Consulate of Brazil in Seattle, please send it to:

PO. BOX 51105
Seattle, 98115
The United States
A Avaaz’s campaign in Brazil won a victory against corruption

A Avaaz’s campaign in Brazil won a victory against corruption

The “clean record” law was a bold proposal that banned any politician convicted of crimes like corruption and money laundering from running for office. With nearly 25% of the Congress under investigation for corruption, most said it would never pass. But after Avaaz launched the largest online campaign in Brazilian history, helping to build a petition of over 2 million signatures, 500,000 online actions, and tens of thousands of phone calls, we won!

Avaaz members fought corrupt congressmen daily as they tried every trick in the book to kill, delay, amend, and weaken the bill, and won the day every time. The bill passed Congress, and already over 330 candidates for office face disqualification!

One Brazilian member wrote to us when the law was passed, saying:

I have never been as proud of the Brazilian people as I am today! Congratulations to all that have signed. Today I feel like an actual citizen with political power. — Silvia

Our strategy in Brazil was simple: make a solution so popular and visible that it can’t be opposed, and be so vigilant that we can’t be ignored.

This victory shows what our community can do – at a national level, in developing nations, and on the awful problem of corruption. Anywhere in the world, we can build legislative proposals to clean up corruption in government, back them up with massive citizen support, and fight legislators who try to block them.

France’s Le Monde called our “impressive and unprecedented petition” campaign a “spectacular political and moral victory for civil society.” And while this victory may be a first, we can make it the precedent for global citizen action.

Amazingly, our entire Brazil campaign was made possible by just a couple of Avaaz team members, serving over 600,000 Avaaz members in Brazil. The power of the Avaaz model is that technology can enable a tiny team to help millions of people work together on the most pressing issues. It’s one of the most powerful ways a small donation can make a difference in the world.

5.6 million of us are reading this email — if a small fraction of us donate just $3 or $5 per week, or 50 cents per day, the entire Avaaz team will be funded and we can even expand our work on corruption and a range of issues. Click below to become a Sustainer of Avaaz and help take our anti-corruption campaigning global:

We’ve seen the heart-wrenching movies about street kids and desperate urban poverty in Brazil, and we know that across the world political corruption preys on our communities and saps human potential. In Brazil, our community has helped turn the tide and usher in a new era of transparent, accountable politics. Let’s seize the opportunity and begin to fight corruption everywhere it’s needed today.

e-mail received from  Ricken Patel –

The greatest manifestation of faith in the world.

A great manifestation of faith happened yesterday in the capital of São Paulo, up to five million people have marched through on Thursday, according to reports from yahoo site! New in July, Brazil has the largest Catholic population in the world. Evangelic took as the streets to sing and pray. Many wore green and yellow in honor of the Brazilian team. The event had truck with gospel music. There was also the participation of 630 floats.

The event in Corpus Christi is a very special event for many Brazilians. Nes day we found a giant manifestation of joy faith and prayers.

Opportunity to study in Brazil

Brazil is the largest country in South America has a wide range of options to visit. Brazil is different from any other place in the Western Hemisphere. The spoken language is Portuguese and not Spanish. Also Brazil received a larger influx of African slaves than any other South American country. Brazil has an important historical centers and national parks, such as Guararapes, Recife and Serra da Canastra in Minas General.
Many students do exchange in Brazil to study. Brazil offers a free foreign degree according to the Education Portal. “The number of foreigners grew 53% over the past two years – all entered the country with student visas. According to the Federal Police, the number of people jumped from 5142 in 2007 to 7889 in 2009. The reason is because higher education is free for some students. Today, some 2700 foreigners studying in Brazil through the program. Over the past five years, the average inflow was 604 new students per year. Last year, the University of São Paulo (USP) received 832 exchange students, of whom 134 were SGP-G. The university has agreements with 472 institutions from 53 countries”.

Project Tamar saves Marine Turtle

Create in 1980 by IBDF (Brazilian Institute for Forest Development), the Tamar project aims to preserve endangered marine turtles. According to data from the project about nine million turtles have been saved. Work began in Bahia (Praia do Forte), Espírito Santo (Train) and Sergipe (Pirambú). Can you visit this project’s facilities to see the turtles all around the Brazilian coast – for instance, the friend in the photo above is available to meet you Every day from 9:00 to 17:00 in the project center on Praia do Forte. The idea is fantastic and has many people involved in this project, volunteers and non-profit institutions. If you want to know the project adopt a turtle and buy a t-shirt will be doing their part in those animals so very friendly benefits. The project also aims to environmental education, raising awareness about the preservation of marine life. When animals are found sick, injured are rehabilitated and returned to the sea

Brazil couldn´t be a better place for honeymooners and all kinds of travellers

Couples couldn’t pick a better destination than Brazil for their honeymoon. Many styles of music pulsate throughout this South American country. Some, such as bossa nova and samba, are well known outside Brazil, while others, including axe, choro, forro and frevo, are more localized. There’s music to celebrate Carnival, music inspired by martial arts, music that sounds like hyped-up marching bands and music that requires an accordion. Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Brazilian influences pervade many genres. And there are much more amazing things to enjoy in this wonderful and huge tropical country, which got independent from Portugal in 1822. Its people are vivacious, generous and very outward going.

“The Frank Sinatra of Latin America” has sold 120 million records

When he first emerged as a singer, Roberto Carlos was nicknamed the Elvis Presley of Brazil. Fifty years later,  he is more often described as “the Frank Sinatra of Latin America”. No Latin American has sold more records than Roberto Carlos, who  performed on Friday and Saturday night at Radio City Music Hall, part of a North American tour that wraps up a year’s worth of events commemorating half a century as a recording artist.  He is considered one of the most influential artists in Brazil during the 1960s, being cited as a source of inspiration by many artists and bands up to the 1980s. Roberto Carlos left Jovem Guarda in 1968, changing direction to appeal to a wider audience. Moving to romantic ballads,  he became an international star, gaining popularity, awards and breaking musical sales records. During the 1970s, he was also a regular performer on both Brazilian and international television variety shows. He is known to every Brazilian simply as “the King”.

Brasília is celebrating its 50th anniversary

The Brazilian capital, Brasília, designed by the one of the greatest architect of the world, Oscar Niemeyer, is going to celebrate half a century on April 21st. The new city, located right in the middle of the country, in Central Plateau, started to be build in mid 1950´s, by then president Juscelino Kubitscheck, to be the new Brazilian capital. Built in under four years, Brasília was a dream for many Brazilians who thought the country should have its capital inland, not in the coat as was Rio de Janeiro´s case. Today, Brasília has nearly 3m inhabitants, where the empty spaces of barren land are becoming more and more scarce. Since 1960, the city has turned into a giant, still rapidly expanding. The evidence is in the landscape which, when seen from above, reveals the diversity of Brasília and the Federal District. The urban centre of the capital today is a mosaic of cultures from all over Brazil.

Brazilians pay homage to Chico Xavier, their most revered Medium


This year will be marked by successive homage Brazilian people will pay to the late medium Francisco Cândido Xavier in the year of the centenary of his birth. Born on April 2, 1910 and christened with the name of Francisco de Paula Cândido, Chico Xavier became famous not only as a medium and one of the largest publishers in the history of Spiritualism, but as a true apostle of love and charity. Born in Pedro Leopoldo, metropolitan region of Belo Horizonte, his parents were named Maria João de Deus and João Cândido Xavier. Educated in the Catholic faith, Chico had his first contact with the Spiritist Doctrine in 1927, during an obsessive process, which affected one of his sisters. He proceeded to study and develop their abilities, which, as he reported in a note in the book Parnassus from Beyond the Grave, only gained greater clarity at the end of 1931. Spiritism is is the belief that spirits of the departed are all around us and that the physical world is influenced by, and influences, the spirit world. Much of its main ideas are in The Spirits Book, which was compiled by Allan Kardec in France in the mid 19th century. The Spiritist Doctrine was taken to Brazil by Brazilians educated in France and there it took hold with the general population.