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Subject: visas


Posted by gregg
On Wednesday, June 19, 2002 at 17:31:21

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I have been on short trips to brasil in the past. In january 2003 i will be returning there; this time for a long stay. I posess a tourist visa good for another 4 years. However, is it possible to stay longer than 6 months per visit/per year? How?
RE: visas
Posted by braslvr
On Wednesday, June 19, 2002 at 18:47:49

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90 days max per visit, 180 days max per year. According to the Brazilian consulate if you wish to stay longer, you must apply with the Military Police while in Brazil. I personally know 2 Americans that have been turned down, but I've read about a couple of successes on the internet. In all cases it seems to take some time to get an answer, so plan ahead.
RE: visas
Posted by PG
On Thursday, June 20, 2002 at 05:46:32

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You used to be able to just cross over the border to Argentina or Paraguay or whatever and then come right back. Maybe you have to spend the night, I'm not sure. After that you start another 90 day period. Doesn't help with the 180 days per year limit, though.
RE: visas
Posted by Paulo
On Thursday, June 20, 2002 at 09:45:53

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What would happen if he stayed without obtaining permission?
RE: visas
Posted by braslvr
On Thursday, June 20, 2002 at 12:25:06

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When a person overstays their visa, upon leaving the country when the passport is scanned, the computer will note it. (Not only in Brazil). Usually nothing much happens then, but the next time you try to enter, you can be flagged, hasseled, and even denied entry. The computer never forgets. I think for any of us who travel, it would be a huge mistake to ever have "black marks" in our passports.
RE: visas
Posted by PG
On Thursday, June 20, 2002 at 15:12:47

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back in the seventies, I think you had to pay a pretty heavy fine if you tried to leave after overstaying your visa. Again, I have no idea what the situation is now.

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