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Visa for USA: Embassy in SP will be closed this Wednesday

Visa for USA: Embassy in SP will be closed this Wednesday

This Wednesday, the 13th, the US Consulate in Sao Paulo will be closed to the public. Safety training for major events will be held at the building, Sagara Santo Antonio (South Zone) and nearby. Therefore, the embassy will be closed to the public and there will be no assistance for visa applicants.

The simulation will be held from 8 am to 1 pm, near the headquarters and embassy. Henry Dunant and Thomas Deloney streets will be closed from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The training is part of periodic training at US government diplomatic facilities around the world. Similar exercises have already taken place in São Paulo in 2014 and 2016.

Movement at the US Consulate in Rua Henri Dunand, south of São Paulo Photo: Werther Santana/Estado

The main objectives are to prepare embassy staff for potential emergencies and coordinate with local agencies involved in this type of situation, such as police, firefighters and first responders. The exercise will involve police cars, ambulances, helicopters, alarms and explosions, and will involve civil and military police, medical teams from public and private services and other professionals.

According to the consulate, information pamphlets are being distributed to residents of the neighborhood to inform them about the training.

Throughout this year, there is a waiting list for interview aspirants US visa He spent more than 200 days at the embassy in the capital, São Paulo, over several months for tourism and business (B1/B2).

Brazil is experiencing an all-time high in demand for visas to the United States. On average, six thousand are processed every day at the five consular missions in the country. In total, 1.2 million visas to enter the United States should be processed in the country by the end of this year.

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