South America Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Trouble with Brazilian Visa and Flights

Jump to last reply

We booked frequent flyer tickets from USA to Brazil and then our outgoing ticket is from Peru back to USA. I was planning on booking the flight from Rio, Brazil to Cuzco, Peru independently through TACA. I just got off the phone with the Brazilian consulate in Chicago and they told me I HAVE to have a roundtrip ticket from USA to Brazil and then from Brazil back to USA. What I am worried about is they won't approve our visa.

Further complicating things, it was about $160 cheaper to book a roundtrip ticket from Brazil to Peru even though we would use the one ticket. Since that shows us heading back to Brazil, I am worried the consulate won't approve the Visa because it looks like we would be heading back to Brazil. I haven't booked this flight yet, so I could still pay the extra $160 for the one way flight. Even if I do that though, I am nervous that they won't accept our Visa application since we don't fly back from Brazil to the USA.

The guy at the consulate was very unfriendly and kept saying "those are the rules". He told me I could e-mail the consulate, which I will, but I'm betting I won't get a response!

Does anyone have any advice? We fly out on October 27th so we don't have much time to get our Visas! Maybe we should just pay a Visa service to help coordinate this?

16 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all South America activity »
  1. 1 Argentina trip over Christmas and New Years
  2. 2 Advice, recommendations and guidance
  3. 3 Trip Report Pisco Dreams; Nine Days in the Sacred Valley, Cusco and Lima
  4. 4 Cartagena: enough for 4-6 days?
  5. 5 Easter Island flight delays?
  6. 6 argentina & brazil
  7. 7 Trip Report The Inca Trail - It's a Long Way Down
  8. 8 Colombia, Safe Travels from Cartagena to Santa Marta Area
  9. 9 Beware of G Adventures Galapagos tour guides!
  10. 10 A couple days outside of Buenos Aires
  11. 11 Brazilian music
  12. 12 Christmas in Cusco
  13. 13 Blue dollars in Argentina
  14. 14 Ecuador 5 to 6 weeks
  15. 15 Trip Report Colombia Trip Report - Very Long
  16. 16 Itinerary Help Peru>Bolivia>Chile>Argentina>Brazil
  17. 17 HELP! Seeking a teaching job down south
  18. 18 Trip Report First Leg of retirement Trip:Peru
  19. 19 The WSJ says it is cheap to eat out in BA - So, what's new????
  20. 20 Worth staying extra night in Buenos Aires, esp Monday night?
  21. 21 Change Hotel Locations in Buenos Aires
  22. 22 Sacred Valley Itinerary Review?
  23. 23 Please check Buenos Aires itinerary
  24. 24 Private sightseeing
  25. 25 Bloomberg now says what yours truly has been saying here for YEARS! LOL!!!
View next 25 » Back to the top