Reporting the World Cup and Getting There: Travel Tools for Journalists
When it comes to the World Cup, in Brazil from June 12 to July 13, 2014, the rules are changing for relationships between reporters and football teams. It’s become increasingly important for journalists to be on the ground during the Cup.
Since the Confederations Cup, Coach Dunga has surprisingly canceled interviews and blocked journalists from interviewing soccer players
, leaving news correspondents, especially for radio, scrambling for content. Only photographers are permitted on the pitch, and writers and correspondents are often relegated to viewing a screen of the game.
With this restricted access, it’s vital that journalists be there. Viewers who are continents away—or even in Brazil!—and are excited for any news and immediacy
to the games.
These are the requirements for acquiring a journalist’s or media visa, as established by the Brazilian Consulate General.
- Applicant’s Passport: Original, valid for at least another 6 months on submission date, with minimum two blank visa pages and signed.
- Photograph: One recent (less than six months old), professional 2”x2” passport photo of the applicant in color, with a white background.
- Visa Application Form: Printed receipt page of the visa application form.
FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014: VISA FOR FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT (VITEM VI-TE)
Specific supporting document required: A letter from the media company for whom the applicant works which must explicitly contain:
- Details about the media company;
- Information on the activities to be performed;
- The address and location of the office the individual will be linked to in Brazil and
- The letter of accreditation with FIFA’s press committee.
FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014: VISA FOR PRESS (VITEM II-TE)
Specific supporting document required: Proof of accreditation by the press committee of FIFA.
The visa can be extended to a legal dependent accompanying the visa holder, for the same period of stay, without documentation proving accreditation as “press.” Proof of relationship must be provided.
The visa for a foreign correspondent can be extended to legal dependents. Proof of relationship must be provided.
If you are particularly pressed for time, our experts are happy to help you obtain the visa you need in the timing you need. Passport Visas Express.com (https://www.passportvisasexpress.com/visa_services/brazil/brazil_washington_dc_embassy/tourist_visa) has been working closely with the Brazilian Consulate General for over fifteen years and is well-versed with Brazilian travel policies.
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