Public Question Asked by Alex Cole about Florianopolis
What are some methods for extending your stay on a tourist visa for longer than 6 months? (ie: how do I stay in brazil without leaving for at least 1 full year?)
The Best Answer
Answered by TOURGUIDEINBRAZIL , Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
hi Alex , again the best option is to travel to a different country and we have many countries close to Brazil that you can go , and going to a Portuguese course it works well , good look , If you need any help just contact me firstname.lastname@example.org , have a good night , Diana Persi
Answered by Lazaro Freitas , Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Not possible, legally, full of paper work, but they do give you another permit if you go out of the country for some days and they you come again.
Answered by Clarice Albuquerque , Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Go to the Falls, have a lot of fun there and after two days come back to Brazil!
Answered by Rafael Torres , Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Just to avoid a lot of paper work as you will be in Santa Catarina, go to Iguazu Falls when you visa is about to expire, stay two days there, and then you come back, and try to give english lessons in informal basis. Brazilian People are very helpful and friendly, I am sure they will give you a hand there!!!
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Answered by Marcone Lima , Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The people here are right when they say it is NOT legal getting out of the country, staying for at least two days and then returning to Brazil, but it works! We have many friends that do it quite often!
The nearest place where you can do it is going to the Falls and cross the argentinean borderline, then you will have lots of places to kill your time!!
Answered by Patricia Silveira , Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
to save time, to to argentina, spend there two days and come back.
Answered by Charlie Flesch , Sao Paulo, Brazil
Student visa or leave for a few days and come back. Brazil is massive and it's perfectly justifiable that you would want to stay longer than 6 months touring around - if the federal police finds it odd that you'd still want to come back after 6 months in the country. Plain simple.
Answered by Paul Barnett , Recife, Brazil
It is not possible to extend a tourist visa beyond 6months in eny calendar year. A student visa may be an option, but as with most visas you probably need to be out of Brazil when you apply. You cannot apply whilst already in the country. You can check all the information about visas on the Brazilian consulate or embassy website in your home country.
Going out of the country for a day is technically not allowed, but usually works. I heard of people that have been doing that for years. A prety expensive option if you have to do it every three months.
If you stay beyond your visa you will be there illegally. As bad as this sounds there are plenty of people there in this situation. When you do leave you pay a fine. It rises in price per day up to a maximum level of around R$800. You won't be deported, but will need to leave within 8days and or face deportation if you don't. Strangely, it is not necesary to pay the fine when you leave, only when you return again, which must be after a minimum 6months gap.
Answered by Tereza Dorrigo , Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Could you solve this problem?
Answered by Alison McGowan , Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Regrettably there are only 3 ways I know of (unless you are under 30 or retired)- get married, have a baby or invest in US$50,000 ( I think) in a business. Extending a tourist visa for longer than 6 months is just not possible.
Answered by Arnaldo Bichucher , Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
But just in case, have a look the web site of our "Policia Federal".
Answered by Naza McFarren , Sao Paulo, Brazil
Go to the nearest office of POLICIA FEDERAL and ask for an extension.
Answered by Raissa Martini Melo , Balneario de Camboriu, Brazil
Hi, well actually there are two easy options. First go to the boarder of Paraguay or Uruguay, nor Argentina, and stay for one day, and come back. Besides the fact that you will have the chance to know better that places, you can shop the best wines, clothes and try the best food. Also, you could apply for a student visa getting a language school, that will help you out with all the paper work on changing your visa type. And that'd be nice as well, because you'll have to learn some portuguese to stay here longer than tourist time. Good vibes!
Answered by Tadeu Ferreira , Sao Paulo, Brazil
by 3 months. go to Paraguay or Argentina, stay 2 days and come back.
Answered by Alexandre Miranda , Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
I do not know where you come from.
I will answer your question with another question: would it be possible in your country?
I do not think so...
Answered by Havelock "Jimmy" Campbell , Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Honestly? There is none (but illegal aliens here are frequently blessed with amnesties)
Answered by Barbara Ribeiro , Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
you can marry a brazilian woman