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March 02, 2010

Goin' to Brazil

Here's what would need to happen in order for me to attend GLEON 10 in Torres, Brazil on May 10-14th, 2010. And here's where Torres, Brasil is:


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1) Looks like I need to buy my ticket first
2) Then complete the GLEON application: http://www.gleon.org/forms/GLEON_10_registration.php
3) The use the paper work from 1 and 2, along with passport, photo etc to apply for my visa. Apply for a visa here.

4) More info on the tourist visa is here.

5) This page explains how to mail the visa application. Need to use USPS Express, include an Express return envelope, $150 money order for the visa fee.

Mail the Visa application to this address:

Consulate General of Brazil in Chicago
401 North Michigan Avenue, suite 1850 - Chicago, IL 60611

From this page, it looks like I need a tourist Visa.

1) Tourist Visa ( VITUR ):

* Tourism trip;
* visit to relatives and/or friends;
* scientists, professors or researchers attending cultural, technological or scientific conferences, seminars (unpaid speakers).
* participation in artistic or amateur sport competitions, whenever no monetary prize or paid admission is involved.

Tourist visa holders are not allowed to engage in any paid activity in Brazil.

This page explains how to mail the visa application. Need to use USPS Express, include an Express return envelope, $150 money order for the visa fee.

Mail the Visa application to this address:

Consulate General of Brazil in Chicago
401 North Michigan Avenue, suite 1850 - Chicago, IL 60611


- Here's a link to the Dept of State website:
http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1072.html#entry_requirements

- Looks like flights start at $1000 and takes a minimum of 18 hours of travel.

Posted by kkwaiser at March 2, 2010 03:51 PM

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