Entry problems due to existing stamps and visas- Advice needed please!
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Jan 12, 2012 3:20 AM Last Post By: NoCountry4Madwo...
Jan 8, 2012 4:57 PM
Entry problems due to existing stamps and visas- Advice needed please!Hi All,
I planning a few months travel around South and Central America starting at the end of this month. I am from an EU country that doesn't require visas for most of the countries I intend to visit but I'm an aid worker so my passport is basically a who's who of Axis of Evil countries! I have visas and stamps from countries like Iraq and Pakistan- is this likley to cause me hassle when trying to enter countries in Latin America? I plan to travel to Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Venezuala, Colombia, El Salvador, Nicuagra, Guatemala, Belize and Mexico.
Any advice greatly appreciated- Thanks!
Jan 9, 2012 1:38 AM
2My experience is that some officers browse through the filled pages of the passport, but they have never asked me questions. Their main motive is probably to find out whether I had prior stays in their own country.
While not requiring a prior visa application, all these countries give you a visa on arrival and put entry/exit stamps in your passport. They also require your passport to be valid at least 6 months after the end of your intended stay. Do you have at least one empty page for each country you intend to visit? Is it vallid long enough? It would be a hassle to get a new passport while travelling.
Jan 9, 2012 5:32 AM
3#1 Good answer! Iran is also a new ally of Morales, so who knows, maybe you even get an invitation to president palace?
Jan 9, 2012 7:24 AM
4#3: I was thinking the same. At the very least I would expect and demand that Morales is there to meet you at the airport. :) For Bolivia, at least, the following applies:
If you're flying state carrier BoA, packing a chainsaw and a 6-pack of tear gas cannisters in your carry-on bag gets you an automatic upgrade to Hermana Compañera class and a complimentary wrap of top quality TIPNIS Charles C Chan with your in-flight champagne and canapes. Bring a bulldozer or water cannon truck and you get VIP treatment in one of Evo's two brand-new presidential jets, including a fly past of the steel plant and container facilities in El Mutún, a visit to the Samsung Uyuni Science Park & Technology City, a lifetime's supply of Caranavi-Palos Blancos terapak orange juice, a drive round the new polymer plant outside Tarija and trips to see several other great works of national development that the Obedient Leader has managed to push through during his two terms in office, amounting to at least 170 state-of-the-art Colombian-model cocaine laboratories with the latest LG-brand appliances, a new bus station in Cobija, renovation of the national vehicle pool and 431 synthetic football pitches.
Jan 12, 2012 3:20 AM
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