When Amazon’s visa waiver program went live in Brazil, it was the first time the tech giant has been a party to a visa waiver policy
Posted May 15, 2018 07:16:53Amazon’s Amazon Visa Waiver Program in Brazil (AVW) was the company’s first such program in Latin America and, in 2016, Amazon became the first tech company to participate in a government-run program in South America.
Now, Amazon has announced that it will be adding the same kind of visa waiver to other countries as well.
In a blog post, Amazon said it will begin offering its Prime members a program similar to Amazon’s program for its Brazilian visa waiver.
Amazon will offer a visa application and a visa check, and will offer to work with a consular officer to facilitate a visa-free trip for all Amazon employees.
In addition to the Amazon Visa waiver, Amazon will be offering the visa waiver for employees of its partners, including Microsoft, HP, Lenovo, Apple, Dell, and Panasonic.
Amazon’s employees will also receive the same visa waiver offer as its Prime customers.
The company’s announcement follows other announcements from Amazon in recent weeks.
Last month, Amazon announced that its Prime program was being extended until June 1.
The announcement was accompanied by a $10 million grant for Amazon employees to study for jobs at the University of Southern California.
In October, Amazon also announced a $1 million grant to help students who graduated from Amazon schools get jobs at Amazon-owned businesses.
Amazon also said that it would be opening a new regional headquarters in Brazil in 2017.
The company’s initial investments in Brazil will be invested in technology and training.
The new Brazilian visa program will allow Amazon to help businesses with high-tech and related needs, including logistics, data storage, security, customer service, and more.
Amazon also said it would extend the program for another two years, providing additional support and opportunities to its customers.
Amazon said it expects to see about 30,000 foreign students, most of them Brazilian students, working in Brazil over the next three years, but the company did not specify the number of Brazilians participating in its visa waiver programs.
Amazon does not disclose its foreign student numbers, but said that more than 200,000 Amazon workers from Brazil and Brazilians living in the United States had applied for visas to study at Amazon’s offices.
Amazon is also partnering with the Ministry of Labor, which will be able to offer Amazon workers with jobs at its logistics center in São Paulo.
Amazon said the new jobs will be temporary and will be available to Amazon workers until they have been trained.
The visa waiver has already attracted criticism from critics, who have pointed out that the program is a giveaway to the country’s foreign investors.
A coalition of business groups, trade associations, and academics called for Amazon to end its foreign investment in Brazil and instead make the program open to companies from other countries.