BRAZIL Entry Requirements

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1. Posted by Shazer (Budding Member 29 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Hey everybody!

I was told that it can be difficult to enter Brazil and that they can apparently not allow you in the country at the airport... is this true? I began searching within embassies and have had the confirmation that a Visa is not necessary (i have British citizenship) if the stay is under 3 months.

Now as i am going to be travelling and therefore have not bought my return ticket - neither do i know whether I will be returning from Brazil (if at all) - do you think this would be a problem?
Do i need proof that I am leaving Brazil within three months of arrival?
Will I have to buy a train or plane ticket leaving Brazil before I arrive there?
I am wanting to keep my travels flexible and the last thing I want to do is limit my time in Braazil...

Any help, knowledge, experience or opinion on Brazilian immigration would be very much appreciated!

Thanks to all!

2. Posted by jamesd1967 (Budding Member 15 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

For some countries, Brazil requires a visa. I am a US citizen, and Brazil requires one from us. Citizens of Spain, I am not certain. Call the embassy in Madrid. Although, I can tell you this, I am a travel agent, and can promise you that you must have a ticket to leave!!!!!

3. Posted by adaziv (Inactive 30 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

You definitely don't need the visa for Brazil, and when I traveled there with my UK friends they were not even asked to show the proof that they will leave the country. However, each immigration officer has the right to ask for this proof and can refuse the entry into the country if you fail to produce it. I also know that there was a little strop between Spain and Brazil few months ago when lots of Brazilians were refused entry to Spain and then Brazil did the same to a whole lot of Spanish people but not sure if this is still going on.

4. Posted by Shazer (Budding Member 29 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Thanks guys. right thats got me confidently worried!

i did hear something about th Spanish- Brazilian relations. I have a British passport and know that i dont need a visa and hopefully the fact that I am arriving from Spain will not affect it...

however, the return ticket or the way out??
HOW am I going to manage that?
i was planing to leave my travelling plans extremely flexible and buy a ticket to who knows when and who knows where once there...

does anyone have any ideas on how to get an exit ticket form now???? whatever (cheap) method!

5. Posted by harrywren (Budding Member 11 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Reading this i am a little worried too. I am planning to enter Brazil via the border via Bolivia. I am a UK citizen and i don't require a visa. I was also planning on buying a ticket out of Brazil once i am there... I hope this isn't a problem. I have heard so many different stories about people being refused entry and people entering without any questions asked... Is it just pot luck?? Ahhhhh....

6. Posted by Hayley99 (Budding Member 14 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

I am also worried now reading this. I plan to fly into Salvador in Feb next year and then get a bus down to Rio and then in to Argentina, I don't want to book my bus until I am there though as I don't know how long we will want to stay in Brazil for. I have a ticket leaving South America from Lima, will this be enough evidence that I am going to leave Brazil?

7. Posted by Shazer (Budding Member 29 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Hey everyone!

Yeah this is something to think about... I have been planning to go to the Brazilian Embassy but not made it there yet!
I have lots of South American friends and they half say that I should be fine as long as you got proof that you are staying at someone's house - i guess a bit like the US. And the other half says that I must buy my return ticket now. But that kinda defies the point of my "planless plan" to travel round South America.

I am going to ask a travel guru and post something if I get any information.
If anyone knows anything - any information would be helpful!

Thanks and happy planning!

8. Posted by gocebe (Inactive 48 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

I went to Brazil in March 2008 with a UK citizen (Indian origin), a US citizen (Chinese origin) and a Malaysian citizen (Chinese origin) . Only American friend needed a visa and no one has asked the rest of us about our return ticket. We were also told horror stories of Americans being searched and going through difficulties at the border but none of it turned out to be true for our case. Brazilians seem quite chill about it and comparatively speaking Brazilian border officers are the nicest ones I have seen so far.

9. Posted by Sib (First Time Poster 1 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

I lived in Brazil and entered many times with a German passport. you should not have any problems at all. I stated hotels I wasn't even staying at on the entry document they give you on the plane (if you come in by plane) and that was all enough.
Happy travels