Brazilina Visa for Australians
Replies: 3 - Last Post: Oct 13, 2012 3:54 PM Last Post By: trent84
Oct 11, 2012 8:30 PM
Brazilina Visa for AustraliansHi folks,
This question is for Australians who are traveling / have traveled to Brazil. Aussies apparently need tourist visas. I see that there is a fair amount of rigmarole we need to go through to get visas, including details on everywhere we plan to stay and also our recent bank statements. However, one of us will finish his contract work soon and will not actually be working when we plan to go to Brazil. Does anyone know exactly how much detail that want about our employment, funds, etc. ?? Could that be a problem?
Also, has anyone used the Brazil Travel Centre on St Kilda Rd in Melbourne - their website claims to get the visa for you, provided you supply all the relevant info.
Oct 11, 2012 9:51 PM
11) The bank statement is used to determine that you have enough to survive and travel around Brazil for the time your there. So they just want to see you have sufficient funds to travel and not work.
2) You don't need details of everywhere you are staying. Just the place your staying on your first night(s) in brazil.
3) It won't be a problem.
4) The visa's are simple to obtain. And don't take too long.
5) Visit this site
Oct 13, 2012 1:49 AM
2To be completely safe, I'd allow SIX WEEKS to get your visas. The Brazilian Consulate website quotes about 4 weeks I think, but there can be delays during busy periods, and there is no way to contact them for updates. I've had many a friend in a panic and unable to find out where their visa was at!
Another friend totally didn't realise she needed a visa, so had to head off without one. She was issued one at the Iguassu border last week, doing a land crossing, although I'm not sure how long the visa was for (definitely 30 days at least).
Oct 13, 2012 3:54 PM
3Oh the Brazilian Consulate is slow at issuing visas. I actually had to take a day off work to go to Sydney and pick it up (2 days before my flight). So leave as much time as possible.
You can get them elsewhere. Puerto Iguazu can issue them in a day. Buenos Aires you can get one in about a week. So there are other options if your not flying direct.
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