Libby and Jack from South Carolina
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What is the easiest way to get a VISA for Brazil and how long does it take?Here is a site that will give you all the requirements for obtaining a Visa for Brazil.
What is the easiest way to get a VISA for Brazil and how long does it take?Easiest way is to go to the closest Brazilian Embassy/consulate and apply in person. Take your passport, photos and a MONEY ORDER (they don't take credit cards, personal checks or cash). This method may be prohibitive IF you are not close to and Embassy/Consulate.
Remember that you must enter Brazil within 90 days of the date on the visa. So you don't want to receive it too early. The amount of time it takes to process will range so allow three weeks or so if you use a visa service. As mentioned, you can use a visa service if it is not convenient for you to do this on your own. We have used Pinnacle Travel Document Systems for visa the past two years, including visas for Brazil.Good point Keith. We used TDS and it took 9 days from the time we sent everything off until the time we received everything back.
We used TDS and it took 9 days from the time we sent everything off until the time we received everything back.After reading some of the "horror" stories posted on CC about applying in person, we took Patti's advice and used TDS. Worked like a charm. I believe it took 10 days for us to get our passports back. We live about 150 miles from the LA Consulate, so we would have to drive 600 miles, they don't do a one day service, and with current gas prices, gas alone would cost us around$80, TDS was a bargain.
We got our visas through the SF Consulate via TDS. We got our TA to send us a letterheaded confirmation of the cruise with itinerary, dates, confirmation # and of course, our names. We also had them send us a copy of our airline schedule with booking # etc. We had no problems.We did the same. RCI will definitely provide you an invoice on their letterhead that shows not only your charges but your itinerary on the bottom.
What are the disadvantages of getting the VISA yourself. We are thinking we may drive to Atlanta to get ours. We would combine this trip with a visit with the grandchildren who live in Atlanta.As far as I know, there is no consulate for Brazil in Atlanta. If you apply in person you must go to the consulate that supports your state. In your case that would be Miami.