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1. Posted by simons122 (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

Hi
Once you have a visa (to Brazil) will they ask you for "the proof of sufficient founds" once you get on the airport? What is it anyway, I mean in what form do they ask it to be presented? And are they really strict about it? Do they ask for it every tourist going thru the customs?

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

Hi
I travelled Brazil AND nearly every country in the world AS A TOURIST and have never ever been asked for proof of funds at an Airport.
Even if they did I would say show them a credit card and that is sufficent!!
I have never seen any tourist being asked either.
I think its different if you are going to live and work their for 6 months or 1 year and then I believe you "might" have to show them a bank book with the marked up statement of funds.
Have a good one on Copacobana and enjoy your travels.
Have a nice day.
al de bes

3. Posted by igetlost (Full Member 89 posts) 11y

ya that problem is directed solely at americans.
its retaliatory for the american policies for brazilian travellers to the states.
i believe its kind of a joke in brazil i think it was brought in the beginning of this year or at least its the first time i heard it....
you have to get a visa too dont you?

4. Posted by simons122 (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

Hi

Yeah that could be true.

On legislative level that is a good joke. However for an average traveling Joe it may turn out to be a problem when your custom agent will happen to be Gestapo-like interrogator.
you?

Thanks

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6. Posted by urbancow (Full Member 47 posts) 11y

"ya that problem is directed solely at americans.
its retaliatory for the american policies for brazilian travellers to the states."

This is retarded. This applies to the visa program--but not the sufficient funds requirement. This is to deter people from the other countries in South america--some of the poorest in the world. It is not directed at americans--people of the richest country in the world.

In regards to the visa requirement, brazil's obstinacy cost that country millions of tourist dollars a year.

7. Posted by igetlost (Full Member 89 posts) 11y

yo my man!!!!
this is retarded indeed.by retarded do you mean slow? or is there another conotation?
anyway dont know any irish people that have gotten asked for funds..or for a visa.
as for america being the richest country in the world-how come the average wage is 25,000
dollars a year and the minimum wage is 5.15 an hour which is below the poverty line for a family?.
and brazils tourist ecconomy is growing each year...amazing.
why do americans need the visas if they are so wealth?....mmmmm a conundrum.

8. Posted by Sunniebgi (Full Member 67 posts) 11y

Just so you know, most countries in the world require proof of sufficient funds when they apply for a visa to travel to that country. Once you have the visa, you will likely not need that proof when visiting that country. If you don't need a visa, you may still want to travel with your latest bank statement or at least a credit card.

Most countries want to make sure you aren't doing several things.. 1. staying to feed off their government 2. taking away resources meant for their own people 3. stay longer than intended.. among other things.

9. Posted by Dr Drew (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

people of the richest country in the world.

That is a funny statement...

I am American and year after year less proud to be American. You honestly think we are the richest country in the world ?!?! We are bankrupt!!!!!!! How many trillions are we in debt now?!? It kills me to say this, but the only thing we are #1 in anymore is weapons and debt. oh and maybe the amount of stuff imported from China. I just read in the paper how the U.S. Army dumbed thousands of tons of toxic chemicals 30 miles off the coast of New Jersey. Yeah, we are riches in the world...