Brazilian visa for US citizen
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Dec 20, 2012 10:14 PM Last Post By: markharf
Dec 20, 2012 10:17 AM
Brazilian visa for US citizenOk, I know about one million people have asked this already but I've read through the posts and can't seem to find an answer that fits my specific situation. It's pretty damn specific. So my apologies in advance for being repetitive, if that's the case.
I'll try to keep this as concise as possible. I'm currently in Chile. I'm a US citizen. I'm going to Brazil at the beginning of February, my exact date is still unknown. I will be traveling by bus through Argentina. I still don't have any bus tickets yet. I'm planning on buying them as I go along, more or less.
Is it possible for me to arrive at a main city in Argentina (Mendoza, Cordoba, Buenos Aires) and simply show up at the embassy, with documents in hand, and obtain a visa for Brazil? I know I will have to wait a few days, and pay of course, but is it actually possible? What kind of itinerary will I have to present? What is the best city to do this in? Like I said, I don't have any bus tickets yet. Since I don't know exactly where I'll be entering and exiting Brazil, it's pretty difficult to buy them in advance. I'm thinking that when I'm in whatever city that I'm going to obtain the visa in, I can buy the bus tickets there and present them to the embassy for proof of itinerary.
Ok. Hopefully someone can answer that, or direct me to a forum where it has already been answered. Thank you all in advance. It's pretty difficult to follow my last-minute, free spirited way of traveling with these damn visa restrictions.
Dec 20, 2012 10:48 AM
1http://www.conbrasil.org.ar/CONSBRASIL/visas_otros01engl.asp gives information on what you require.
There are Brazilian consulates in Buenos Aires, Cordoba, and Mendoza.
Dec 20, 2012 1:40 PM
224 hours has been the norm in Mendoza and Puerto Iguazu, no appointment needed. You need to first go and get an application, make payment to the bank, return with payment proof, submit documents (passport, copies of itinerary, tickets, and of your current bank account showing enough funds),, and usually pick up the visa the next day. Up to now, anyway.
Dec 20, 2012 5:12 PM
3Just confirming what Mendocinateacher wrote. That is exactly what happened with me (except did not need to show current bank account with proof of funds). picked up next day took almost exactly 24 hours in Buenos Aries. Get there early as can be very busy. Also plan on 3 days to organise just in case things take longer or you need to ontain more info. You probably won't need it but just to be safe.
Dec 20, 2012 10:14 PM
4Buenos Aires has been known to take far longer--up to 2 weeks. Mendoza and Iguazu, per above, are routinely one day. I don't know about Cordoba, but I bet a quick Google search would answer any questions about getting your visa there.
There have sometimes been differences in the specific visas granted at different locations. You'll need to think about this if you need multiple entry or a long duration of stay. Mine from B.A. is good for five years, multiple entry, 90 day stay; I believe the ones I saw in Iguazu were 30 days and single entry. Caveat emptor.
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