Question regarding tourist visa and booking hostels.
Replies: 3 - Last Post: Oct 21, 2013 3:17 PM Last Post By: amobr82
Oct 21, 2013 9:33 AM
Question regarding tourist visa and booking hostels.I live in Chicago and will be backpacking around brazil for 29 days. I will be landing in rio in January and leaving before feb. I have a couple questions. Since my flight will be leaving from rio when I get to brazil will I just get a 30 or 90 day visa stamp ? Also when applying this is the only thing it mentions about accommodations. When I go to the online visa form for the Chicago consulate it mentions where I will be staying at and the address. If I will be only in rio for a week and find accommodations around other cities when I get there, would it be okay if I just put on the visa my already confirmed stay for a hostel in rio for a week ? I just don't want to confirm a hostel booking for 29 days when I like to roam free when I get to different surrounding cities other than rio.
10) Individuals applying for a Tourist Visa who will stay over 30 days must include either a bank statement OR a notarized letter of invitation from the individual(s) with whom they will stay or the institution that will coordinate their accommodations while in Brazil.
Also for the round trip ticket, is there anyway just to print itinerary without booking it yet? Thanks for the help everyone. I have emailed the consulate but have not heard a reply yet.
Applicants must present one of the following items:
A copy of the round-trip-ticket, e-ticket or e-booking.
A signed letter from the airline or travel agent, on their letterhead, with the itinerary, name(s) of the passenger(s), flight number or cruise information, and dates of arrival and departure from Brazil.
For airline employees and their dependents: a copy of their airline I.D. card and a letter from the airline, on company letterhead, with the itinerary.
Oct 21, 2013 10:42 AM
1OK, don't panic. First of all, they never check the accomodation info on the application. IMO simpler to use just one address to cover the whole trip (but if not, make sure all the dates you intend to be in Brazil are covered by some accomodation on the application).
Many of the Brazilian Consulate sites specifically say (or used to say) not to buy an air ticket until you have your visa. So a printed itinerary from a travel agent , with just reservations but not paid for seats, should do. (as in: "A signed letter from the airline or travel agent, on their letterhead, with the itinerary, name(s) of the passenger(s), flight number or cruise information, and dates of arrival and departure from Brazil.")
Any/all of the Consulates take their sweet time responding to email (and the answer is likely going to be too general to help) and do not answer their published phone number (there is another one that employees know and use).
If you don't have a big bank account, I suspect you could deposit some borrowed funds for long enough for the bank to print a statement/letter with sufficient balance to cover the trip. (I'd try for U$100/day at least.) If you are going to be there for 29 days, this requirement for a bank statement doesn't apply.
You should be given a 10 year multi-entry visa (US passport holder) and it now says "180 days max per year" on it.
Hope this helps, and covers all your questions.
Oct 21, 2013 3:03 PM
Oct 21, 2013 3:17 PM
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