U.S. Visa Delays Change Some Brazilian Travel Plans

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Late last week the United States issued a statement saying it was having problems in its worldwide visa processing system and that delays were expected. During the first six months of 2014 more than half a million visas were issued to Brazilian nationals and foreigners living in Brazil, and the current issues will be affecting travel plans for thousands.

In 2013 more than one million U.S. visas were issued in Brazil, making Brazilians one of the largest groups of visitors entering the United States. More than 2,500 visas . . .

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