[council] Visas for Brazil

GNSO.SECRETARIAT@GNSO.ICANN.ORG 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 
Country/Passport Number.
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.
Thank you.
Kind regards,

Glen de Saint Géry
GNSO Secretariat - ICANN

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