Remember my frustration last week when the Brazilian embassy was saying that I needed to apply for a work permit?! Well.. get this: Our client has changed the itinerary of the trip because we didn’t want to run the risk of me not having a visa.
So no paid assignments, and more a business meeting focus: media interviews, meetings, keynote presentations at conferences that sort of stuff….
So that means that the business visa would be the better option, right?
Yesterday I received my passport with the $98 money order AND the application form back… and you know why?
I HAVE A DUTCH PASSPORT
Yep – you read that correctly.. Australian passport holders must pay $98 for a business visa but I get in for FREE!!! No visa required.
I still don’t understand it though but I am not going to complain… it turns out to be a pretty good outcome for our client and me and we’ll do the training bit the next time I go over there so we give our self some time to get it all sorted properly.
Better start downloading my beginner Portuguese lessons on my iPod..
Originally posted 2008-10-30 10:37:49. Republished by Blog Post Promoter