South America Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all South America activity »
  1. 1 Argentina airpass.
  2. 2 San Salvador Layover
  3. 3 Trip Report Inca Trail Report: 5 day version with Wayki Trek
  4. 4 South America this October
  5. 5 Iguazu Falls - 4 star hotel near the airport?
  6. 6 Itinerary Help Brazil 10 days
  7. 7 Fun adventure ...with 6 yr old
  8. 8 Trip Report Brief Notes on a February in Ecuador
  9. 9 Layover in Lima
  10. 10 Trip Report Galápagos Islands: Yacht Angelito
  11. 11 2 Weeks in Armenia, Colombia/July
  12. 12 Colca/Arequipa/Puno - organized tour (bus) or something less crowded?
  13. 13 Wine Tours in Chile and Argentina -
  14. 14 Chile & Argentina wine trips
  15. 15 Trip Report Welltravbrit's Colombia - Statues, Tombs, and Carnaval!
  16. 16 Trip Report Huaraz to Trujillo, Chiclayo and Piura
  17. 17 Santiago & Valparaiso - Help with Planning
  18. 18 Couple of days out from Bogota - Safe and possible?
  19. 19 2 weeks in Peru/Chile
  20. 20 Ecuador Trip Plan: What did we get right and wrong?
  21. 21 Logistics to reach Angel Falls in Venezuela
  22. 22 Santiago, Chile
  23. 23 limited time in Cusco
  24. 24 Iguassu Falls footwear?
  25. 25 Lost andean immigration card for Ecuador - problem on exit?
View next 25 » Back to the top

Problems with Brazil visas?

Jump to last reply

I'm not planning a trip of my own, but I was looking at the website for the Brazilian consulate in Chicago. There's a notice there saying that it is not issuing any visas of any type, tourist or otherwise. Other consulate websites have the same notice, or say that "due to technical difficulties" they have to cut way back on the number of visas they can issue. (The Los Angeles consulate has that notice.)

Some of the reading I've done suggests that it is a technical problem. Others suggest that there is a political dispute going on between Brazil and the U.S. and that this is Brazil's response.

Like I say, no trip of my own coming up. Just wondering if anybody is having problems.

The notice on the Chicago website:

Due to severe technical difficulties that affect the Brazilian Consular Service throughout the world, the Consulate General of Brazil in Chicago will suspend the issuing of the following documents, starting today, October 29th, 2012:

All types of visas;
Legalization of documents;
All documents requested by mail.

Advertisement