Permanent residency form Brazil, and a passport from France. Can you apply at the consulate in Rio or Sao Paolo for an E-2 investor visa using the French citizenship? Or do you have to go back to France?
The quickest answer would be to contact the U.S. embassy directly. My experience in the past is when they said one could apply there, once the person applied they were told they could not apply.
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Ask the US Embassy in Brazil if they would be willing to accept your an application. Please see
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You may seek such application on merits, yet, the location in the foreign country would raise a red flag in my opinion.
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You should be able to apply in Rio, but it's best to contact them via email and ask them. I have applied for an E-2 visa for French citizens in Tel Aviv, Israel, without any problems. Each US consulate should make the same accommodation, but you never know. Each US consulate abroad has its own "modus opernadi". On this, however,'they should all agree, but you never know. It pays to know in advance.
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Check the consulate website and email mail them for guidance. Each consulate is permitted to accept application from 3rd country nationals but is not required to do so.
Many Consulates will allow this. I agree with my colleagues that you should call the Rio Consulate to double check. Kind regards.
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It is possible, but may not be advisable. I would recommend that you meet with a qualified US attorney to discuss the individual details of your case, including the best place to apply.
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