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6th May 2019
Applicants are requested to consider the following opening hours during the holy month of Ramadan.
VAC opening hours:  9am to 3pm
Application submission:  9am to 12pm
Passport collection: 9am to 3pm

 

 

Gerry's is pleased to announce a collaboration with The Embassy of Brazil in Pakistan to provide convenient and expeditious visa application submission. All applicants can now submit their Brazilian visa application at their nearest Gerry's Visa Services office for processing at the Brazil Embassy Islamabad effective from Wednesday, 1st June 2016.

Following are the types of visa applications being dealt with by Gerry's Visa Services :

    • Tourist Visa
    •  Business Visa
    •  Student and researcher visas
    •  AIESEC Internship Program
    •  A permanent visa for the family reunion

 

VISA APPLICATION PROCESS:

Step 1: 

Please Visit the Embassy of Brazil website in Pakistan:

http://islamabade.itamaraty.gov.br/en-us/types_of_visa.xml

Apply for an online visa 

Step 2: 

Bring a print out of the confirmation form, your passport (valid for more than 06 months), passport size photograph, a copy of passport on A4-size paper, along with other supporting documents mentioned on the Embassy’s Website as per your desired visa category. 
Before visiting Gerry's offices, please deposit the appropriate fee in cash (US Dollars) at any of the branches of Habib Bank Limited (HBL) in Pakistan.

Please find the visa application fees here.

Following are the account details

ACCOUNT TITLE:

Embassy of Brazil Consular

HBL ACCOUNT:

08740052595610

IBAN NUMBER:

PK43HABB0008740052595610

SWIFT:

HABBPKKA

CURRENCY:

USD

Step 3: 

Collect your documents in person at any of our nationwide Gerry’s offices.

Visa categories and requirements:

Service Fees:

Visa Application PKR 5006

Legalization of Civic Documents PKR 1252

 

Our Offices:

Islamabad:

Gerry’s Building, adjacent to Punjab Cash and Carry, Park road Chattha Bakhtawar, Chak Shahzad, Islamabad.

Peshawar:

Deans Trade Center, Saddar Cantt.

Lahore:

20/20A Opposite Ganga Ram Hospital, Queens Road.

Gujranwala:

384-A, Beneath Pizza Hutt, Latif Mall, Main Market Model Town

Faisalabad:  

679 Batala Colony, Ghouri Arcade, Main Satiana Road, Saleemi Chowk. 

Multan:

Business City Plaza, Bosan Road

Sialkot:

786 Kashmir Road, Pacca Garha, Sialkot

Karachi: 

4th Floor, Bahria Complex IV, Chaudhry Khaliq-uz-Zaman Road, Gizri, Karachi

Hyderabad: 

Shop #3 & 12, Indus Ranches Ground Floor Near R.T Restaurant Auto Bhan Road, Shah Latifabad

Quetta:

Shop# S-9, Swiss Plaza M.A. Jinnah Road.

Sukkur:

Unit # C-7, City Bangalow, Shikarpur Road, Sukkur.

 

The Federative Republic of Brazil has a total area of 8,515,767 km² (3,287,956 sq. mi). The Brazilian landscape is very varied. It is most well-known for its dense forests, including the Amazon, the world's largest jungle, in the north. But there are also dry grasslands (called pampas), rugged hills, pine forests, sprawling wetlands, immense plateaus, and along coastal plain. Total Population is 208,733,102 and its capital is Brasília. Portuguese is the official language of Brazil. According to an estimate 64.6% Catholic, 22.2% Protestant, 8.0% Irreligion, 2.0% Spiritism, and, 3.2% Others.
The climate of Brazil comprises a wide range of weather conditions across a large area and varied topography, but most of the country is tropical. Northern Brazil - there is no real dry season, but there are some variations in the period of the year when most rain falls. Temperatures average 25 °C (77 °F), with more significant temperature variation between night and day than between seasons. The South enjoys subtropical conditions, with cool winters and average annual temperatures not exceeding 18 °C (64.4 °F); winter frosts and snowfall are not rare in the highest areas. Peak season is Dec–Jan, when the weather is generally hot and humid, and during Carnival (Feb/Mar). The climate, tropical in the north and subtropical in the south, can vary widely by region and season. In southern Brazil, Mar–Nov is the dry season and Dec–Feb is the wet season. Brazil's winter (Jun-Sep) is relatively warm and mild.
Taxi rides are reasonably priced, and a taxi is the best option for getting around cities at night. Taxis in cities usually have meters that start at R$5.20 and rise by something like R$2 per kilometer (more at night and on weekends). In small towns, taxis often don’t have meters, and you’ll have to arrange a price – beforehand. If possible, orient yourself before taking a taxi, and keep a map handy in case you find yourself being taken on a wild detour. Both Rio and São Paulo have excellent metro systems, with Rio’s system being expanded for the 2016 Olympic Games. These metros are a safe, cheap and efficient way of exploring the cities. One-way fares are R$3.70 in Rio and R$3.50 in São Paulo. Jumping on a local bus is one of the best ways to get to know a city. With a map and a few dollars, you can get an overview of the town. Local bus services tend to be decent. Since most Brazilians take the bus to work, municipal buses are usually frequent and their network of routes comprehensive. One-way fares range from R$2.50 to R$3.70. In most city buses, you get on at the front and exit from the back, though occasionally the reverse is true. Usually, there's a money collector sitting at a turnstile just inside the entrance.
The core culture of Brazil is derived from Portuguese culture, because of its strong colonial ties with the Portuguese Empire. Among other influences, the Portuguese introduced the Portuguese language, Roman Catholicism, and colonial architectural styles. The culture was, however, also strongly influenced by African, indigenous and non-Portuguese European cultures and traditions. Some aspects of Brazilian culture were influenced by the contributions of Italian, German and other European as well Japanese, Jewish and Arab immigrants who arrived in large numbers in the South and Southeast of Brazil during the 19th and 20th centuries. Brazilian art has developed since the 16th century into different styles that range from Baroque (the dominant style in Brazil until the early 19th century) to Romanticism, Modernism, Expressionism, Cubism, Surrealism, and Abstractionism. Brazilian cinema dates back to the birth of the medium in the late 19th century and has gained a new level of international acclaim since the 1960s.
The indigenous Amerindians influenced Brazil's language and cuisine; and the Africans influenced language, cuisine, music, dance, and religion. Brazilian cuisine varies greatly by region, reflecting the country's varying mix of indigenous and immigrant populations. This has created a national cuisine marked by the preservation of regional differences. Feijoada is considered the country's national dish whereas regional foods such as beiju, feijão tropeiro , vatapá, moqueca, polenta (from Italian cuisine) and acarajé from African cuisine. The national beverage is coffee and cachaça is Brazil's native liquor. Cachaça is distilled from sugar cane and is the main ingredient in the national cocktail, Caipirinha. A typical meal consists mostly of rice and beans with beef, salad, french fries and a fried egg. Often, it's mixed with cassava flour (farofa). Fried potatoes, fried cassava, fried banana, fried meat and fried cheese are very often eaten in lunch and served in most typical restaurants. The popular are pastel (a fried pastry); coxinha (a variation of chicken croquete); pão de queijo (cheese bread and cassava flour/tapioca); pamonha (corn and milk paste); esfirra (a variation of Lebanese pastry); kibbeh (from Arabic cuisine); empanada (pastry) and empada, little salt pies filled with shrimps or heart of palm. Brazil has a variety of desserts such as brigadeiros (chocolate fudge balls), bolo de rolo (roll cake with goiabada), cocada (a coconut sweet), beijinhos (coconut truffles and clove) and romeu e julieta (cheese with goiabada). Peanuts are used to make paçoca, rapadura and pé-de-moleque. It includes açaí, cupuaçu, mango, papaya, cocoa, cashew, guava, orange, lime, passionfruit, pineapple, and hog plum are turned in juices and used to make chocolates, popsicles and ice cream.
The most popular sport in Brazil is football. The Brazilian men's national team is ranked among the best in the world according to the FIFA World Rankings and has won the World Cup tournament a record five times. Some sports variations have their origins in Brazil: beach football, futsal (indoor football) and footvolley emerged in Brazil as variations of football. Volleyball, basketball, auto racing, and martial arts also attract large audiences. The Brazil men's national volleyball team, for example, currently holds the titles of the World League, World Grand Champions Cup, World Championship and the World Cup. In martial arts, Brazilians developed Capoeira, Valetudo, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. In auto racing, three Brazilian drivers have won the Formula One world championship eight times. At the 1963 event, the Brazil national basketball team won one of it is two world championship titles. Brazil hosted several high-profile international sporting events such as the 1950 FIFA World Cup and recently has hosted the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The São Paulo circuit, Autódromo José Carlos Pace, hosts the annual Grand Prix of Brazil. São Paulo organized the IV Pan American Games in 1963, and Rio de Janeiro hosted the XV Pan American Games in 2007. On 2 October 2009, Rio de Janeiro was selected to host the 2016 Olympic Games and 2016 Paralympic Games, making it the first South American city to host the games and second in Latin America, after Mexico City. The country also hosted the FIBA Basketball World Cups in 1954 and 1963.
Famous places includes Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Foz do Iguaçu, Florianópolis, Manaus, Paraty, Fortaleza, Armação dos Búzios, Natal, Recife, Ouro Preto, Jijoca de Jericoacoara, Gramado, Ilha Grande, Angra dos Reis, Porto Seguro, Belo Horizonte, Balneário Camboriú.
Offices closed for Ashura

September 15, 2019

Some of our Visa Application Centres will be closed during Ashura. Check here for more details.

Users calling 9999

September 15, 2019

Jazz users unable to connect to Gerry's Contact Centre are requested to dial 0900 07860 instead.

Important notice

September 15, 2019

Applicants are requested to pay only for the published charges/applicable fees. Anyone demanding charges/fees other than the ones listed, should be reported immediately to the Visa Application Centre Manager and file a complaint at: [email protected]

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September 15, 2019

New visa application and legalization requirements will be implemented by the Embassy of Argentina from the 1st of February, 2019.

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4 FedEx offices are now accepting UAE attestation applications in Karachi

Eid timings 2019

September 15, 2019

Click here for more information about the opening hours of our Visa Application Centres during Eid-ul-Fitr 2019.

Gerry’s Visa partners with Saaf Suthra Sheher to responsibly recycle their waste

September 15, 2019

Gerry’s Visa, under the umbrella of corporate social responsibility, has recently partnered with Saaf Suthra Sheher to reduce their footprint by collecting and disposing of recyclable waste generated in their Islamabad office and to help mainstream recycling into society.

Gerry's signed an agreement with China

September 15, 2019

Gerry’s International Pakistan and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China have signed an agreement on the development of Chinese visa application centres in Pakistan at an impressive ceremony held in Beijing on 6th March 2019.

New telephone numbers for UAE inquiries

September 15, 2019

Call now toll free to learn more about attestation applications to the United Arab Emirates' diplomatic missions. Our new dedicated number is 051-843-9332!

Gerry’s Visa accredited ISO 9001-2015 & 27001-2013

September 15, 2019

Gerry’s Visa was recently awarded certificates of the International Standardization Organization for their excellence in Information Security Management and Quality Management.

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