[council] Visas for Brazil
gnso.secretariat at gnso.icann.org
Sat Oct 28 18:08:10 UTC 2006
Dear Council members,
There have been several requests from Council members about visas for
Brazil and the help that ICANN could give in this respect.
GNSO Council members from the following countries will need visas for
the ICANN meetings in Sao Paulo - Australia, Canada, Cambodia, Ethiopia,
Togo, Mexico and the United States. Council members from Argentina,
France, Germany, Sweden, South Korea, Italy, Israel, Great Britain / UK,
and New Zealand may enter the country for up to 90 days without a visa.
On behalf of our meeting host in Sao Paulo, Hartmut Glaser has offered
to help facilitate the visas for the GNSO Council. He will be notifying
the various consulates of the people attending the ICANN meeting who
will be coming to them for visas. We hope this will make the process
easier. We need to provide him with the following information for each
council member requiring a visa so that He can send the data to the
Brazilian Consulate before you submit your visa application.
The required information is: Complete Name, Nationality and
If you could please provide this information to:
Tanzanica King <tanzanica.king[at]icann.org> Communications and Operations
+1 310 823 9358 (main)
+1 310 301 5804 (direct) this will expedite the process.
Please copy me, <gnso.secretariat at gnso.icann.org>
We will in turn be providing you with an invitation letter from ICANN
and a separate invitation letter from the local hosts.
You should check the local consulate's requirements before submitting
your visa application. For instance in the United States, they require a
completed visa application form, filled out, dated and signed by the
applicant; a passport valid for a minimum of (6) six months from the
date of intended arrival in Brazil, with at least one blank page
available; one recent 2"x2" passport-photo, front view, white background
and a copy of a round trip ticket or booked itinerary showing travel
to/from Brazil, confirming purchase of the ticket and passenger's name,
itinerary, flight no. and arrival/departure date. Additionally, in Los
Angeles, either the passport holder or a passport service must submit
the visa request. For example, a staff member cannot take the visa forms
to the Consulate for the staff - a service must be used. It can also
take up to 10 working days to obtain the visa.
The information on our hosts' site can be found at
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Glen de Saint Géry
GNSO Secretariat - ICANN
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