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1. Posted by yo-yo (Budding Member 7 posts) 11y

Hey all...

Call me naive but i've not even thought about Visas... I may be way off mark here but i'm sure i read that i wont need to apply for a 90 day visa in most countries as i'm travelling from the UK, but like i said i may have dreamt that! lol...

I'm going to Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Brzail and Venezuela... In that order...

Do i just turn up at the airport or do i need to arrange anything in advance?

Any help would be great!

Thanks

2. Posted by jackboy (Inactive 350 posts) 11y

Hi
All the info you need is in Lonely Planet; South America on a shoestring,good luck on your travels.

3. Posted by Kingwindle (Respected Member 301 posts) 11y

You dont need any as far as i know, they even ask you how long you are staying in the country and you tell em, i think in most of em the max you can get is 90 days.
I know you dont need any for Argen, Boliv, Peru and Ecuador-

T

4. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Quoting Kingwindle

I know you dont need any for Argen, Boliv, Peru and Ecuador-

T

I went to all those countries and also Chile, Paraquay & Uraquay and didn't need a visa for any of those 7 countries.

However, did need to get a visa (in advance) for Brazil. I'm American so it may be different but it's probably the same.

5. Posted by Kingwindle (Respected Member 301 posts) 11y

Because the Americans do not allow Brazilians into your country without paying $100 US, Brazil did exactly the same for Americans. I was going to go from Iguazu to Brazil for the day and i know i didnt need to have a Visa, but all the Americans sacked it off cos it was not worth it.

T

6. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Just to clarify...the US doesnt charge anything to anyone to get into the country (any nationality, including brazilian) but the natural process (which is the same with most latin american countries) is to petition a visa application which is usually around $100. There has always been a fee.

If you get approved, you get a visa. You arrive and you dont pay anything. Basically, you have already processed your entry permit on your country of origin.

The Brazilian Government was upset over the new immigration/arrival measures the US took after 9/11. It requires fingerprints and photos on every single person (non resident/citizen of the US) regardless of nationality. Brazil was not happy about it even though they werent necessarily singled out. This is when they decided to implement visa requirements for US citizens when arriving into Brazil, hence US citizens must now pay to enter their country.

7. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

This is when they decided to implement visa requirements for US citizens when arriving into Brazil, hence US citizens must now pay to enter their country.

Sorry, they decided to implement entry fees...the visa requirement was always there...another clarification ;) .

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