Global Strikes at Brazilian Consulates and Embassies Effective May 12

May 12, 2015 - The Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that its members, including diplomatic staff, officers, and assistants have implemented an indefinite strike effective today, May 12, 2015. Participants exclude local Consulate and Embassy employees who will continue their work activities as scheduled. Currently, consular posts in Rome, Madrid, Sydney, and Hong Kong have officially enforced the strike. Due to the uncertain effects that the strike will have on the processing times of visa applications and document legalization services, it is advisable that clients and transferees with active or soon to be submitted applications contact their relevant Brazilian Consulate or Embassy for updated information.

*AIReS worked with Assessoria Técnica Atene Ltda. in preparation of this bulletin. This document contains information contributed by Atene and is intended for informational purposes only. This summary does not constitute legal advice nor should it be a substitute for specific legal advice in any situation.

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