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Tourist Visa to Brazil

Postby Girl_Next_Door » Thu, 08 Sep 2011 4:18 pm

I am booked for Brazil in December but I am also traveling alot for work. According to Brazil Embassy, the processing time is 2 weeks but between now till December, there isn't a period whereby I will be in Singapore for 2 weeks.

Does anyone have experiences on the visa application for Brazil? Do I need to leave my passport for 2 weeks or can I get it back after applying and go down with my passport again, 2 weeks later?

I tried calling but the call centre in the Brazilian embassy is not too helpful. They said they don't know and I need to go down personally to enquire. Unfortunately I am not in Singapore most of the time so I need to really plan my trips back to Singapore carefully and any experiences will help!

If you know a travel agency that assist to submit for Brazil Visa, please PM me the contacts too. I called a few travel agencies and none of them provide such services, specifically for Brazil.

Thank you in advance!

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 08 Sep 2011 4:52 pm

For someone that travels as much as this, and hence faces the issues you do, the British Embassy will issue you a duplicate passport.

Have you considered that route?

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Postby nakatago » Thu, 08 Sep 2011 4:54 pm

JR8 wrote:For someone that travels as much as this, and hence faces the issues you do, the British Embassy will issue you a duplicate passport.

Have you considered that route?


Gee, last time I checked, GND is Singaporean. At the very least, of non-European descent.

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 08 Sep 2011 5:08 pm

Oops thought she was a Brit :oops:

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 08 Sep 2011 5:18 pm

My daughter has been having a similar problem. This time she had to overnight courier her passport to the Hague where they have managed to get a liberian visa and back to her in two days. :o I guess, as the rig administrator, they can't afford to have her miss the crew change! :o Love to know how much it cost them in grease to manage that with an african country!

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 08 Sep 2011 6:12 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:My daughter has been having a similar problem. This time she had to overnight courier her passport to the Hague where they have managed to get a liberian visa and back to her in two days. :o I guess, as the rig administrator, they can't afford to have her miss the crew change! :o Love to know how much it cost them in grease to manage that with an african country!


Liberia!? [I cannot print my honest immediate out-loud reaction]

I was considering a long weekend in Iraq and thought that rather adventurous.

If she doesn't already have one, can I suggest you get a copy of...
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Avoid-Being-Kil ... 437&sr=8-9
How to Avoid Being Killed in a War Zone: The Essential Survival Guide for Dangerous Places

The bible used to be the book 'Dangerous Places'. But it looks like that hasn't been updated for years...
'Whilst Lonely Planet Guides - and their various knock-offs - tell you the basics of travelling to the places you think you'd like to go to, DP tells you all about the places you really don't want to go to, what to do when you get there, and how to come back in one piece. Written by a motley collection of adventurers and war correspondents...'

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 08 Sep 2011 8:30 pm

I'm well aware of the dangers. Fortunately, she's only transiting through, e.g., landing, overnight & on a chopper out to the semi-sub the following morning. Hell, she's already over-nighted in Senegal (which is right up there as well) and saw cars in the parking lot & the hotel entrance door destroyed by rebels. I worry, but again, I don't worry too much as they are pretty well taken care of by Maersk but yeah, the risk is there. She's her father's daughter and she don't scare easily. But I worry as she's only 5'2" tall.

Hell, I made the mistake many years ago, crew changing to Balikpapan, Kalimantan the morning after the US bombed Libya. I spent 8 hours at parade rest in the middle of the police station before being rescued by the client after they found out where I was, as I never made it through immigration. Seems they were unhappy about the US bombing Libya so, because I had an eagle on the front of my passport, I became a surrogate for the "gahmen". I was fortunate years ago when I was still with Oceaneering. They asked us for volunteers to do a hot tap on a pipeline in the Straits of Hormuz during the gulf war. I turned it down although the money was out of sight. Glad I did. The Bell Sat system took an exocet smack in the middle of the diving spread. Killed 2/3'r of the diving crew. (No insurance on those jobs either).

The dangers are real. Remember the Piper-Alpha?

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Postby ecureilx » Thu, 08 Sep 2011 8:48 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:She's her father's daughter and she don't scare easily. But I worry as she's only 5'2" tall.


A russian friend, who was flying in Afghanistan said, the shorter you are, the lesser the chance of enemies hitting you :D :D

yah, I understand though the risk is high ... if not highest ...

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 08 Sep 2011 10:15 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:I'm well aware of the dangers. Fortunately, she's only transiting through, e.g., landing, overnight & on a chopper out to the semi-sub the following morning. Hell, she's already over-nighted in Senegal (which is right up there as well) and saw cars in the parking lot & the hotel entrance door destroyed by rebels. I worry, but again, I don't worry too much as they are pretty well taken care of by Maersk but yeah, the risk is there. She's her father's daughter and she don't scare easily. But I worry as she's only 5'2" tall.

Hell, I made the mistake many years ago, crew changing to Balikpapan, Kalimantan the morning after the US bombed Libya. I spent 8 hours at parade rest in the middle of the police station before being rescued by the client after they found out where I was, as I never made it through immigration. Seems they were unhappy about the US bombing Libya so, because I had an eagle on the front of my passport, I became a surrogate for the "gahmen". I was fortunate years ago when I was still with Oceaneering. They asked us for volunteers to do a hot tap on a pipeline in the Straits of Hormuz during the gulf war. I turned it down although the money was out of sight. Glad I did. The Bell Sat system took an exocet smack in the middle of the diving spread. Killed 2/3'r of the diving crew. (No insurance on those jobs either).

The dangers are real. Remember the Piper-Alpha?




I'd be cool with Senegal (only been to Gambia myself down that way), Liberia is another thing. Like Ethiopia vs Somalia in the pleasantness stakes.

Exocets? That'll be the wretched French again.


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