Brazil visa extension
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Dec 7, 2012 6:53 AM Last Post By: amobr82
Dec 6, 2012 12:47 PM
Brazil visa extensionI am a US citizen and went to Brazil about 2 months ago. I am living in Buenos Aires and going back to Brazil in January. Is there a way to renew or extend my visa while I am outside Brazil? I dont want to have to pay the visa fee or reciprocity fee or whatever it is again. I went to the Brazilian consulate here in BA, but as always there are super rude and incredibly unhelpful. Has anyone done this outside of Brazil or have any helpful info?
Dec 6, 2012 1:34 PM
1Short answer....No, not outside Brazil.
Don't confuse "visa" with "prazo".
If you have a U.S.passport, you should have a 5 year multi-entry visa, or if it is more recently issued, maybe a 10 year multi-entry visa.
You should have been given a 90 day prazo (stay) on entry to Brazil. So (if I understand what you have written correctly) you should figure out how much of that you used up on the trip 2 months ago.That is what you have left to use in January. A couple of weeks short of when that runs out, go to the PF in Brazil, ask for an extention, usually of 90 more days (but discretionary), and pay the small fee for the extention. When your 180 days is totally up, you must stay out of Brazil for 6 months.
Hope that helps.
If your visa expired, you should be able to apply for a new one. even outside the U.S. (in Argentina, if your passport has sufficient time left on it), but there it may not be a 10 year multi-entry one (that you would get in the U.S. at the Br. Consulate that has jurisdiction over your residence there) and will cost the same fee.
Dec 6, 2012 1:56 PM
Dec 6, 2012 3:57 PM
3This is an example of the "new" 10 year multi-entry visa and how to read it.
If you got your visa elsewhere (other than at the Brazilian Consulate has jurisdiction over your residence), it could indeed be for less time.
Dec 7, 2012 6:53 AM
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