But no Brazilian visa anytime soon. I found a great round trip fare from San Diego to Rio and jumped on it; however, upon checking on getting a visa I came up with one road block after another. MyBrazilVisa.com, a great website, laid it all out for me. Since it was Sunday and I had less than 24 hours left to cancel my flight free of charge, I needed to act quickly. Lucky for me there was an after hours phone number listed, I called and Todd picked up.
The earliest he was able to aid me in getting a visa was for the day I would arrive home. He suggested I try one of the sites that promised rush delivery for hefty fees and to see about getting an appointment myself at the Los Angeles Consulate. I struck out as the only place I could apply due to residency was the L.A. office and their first appointment wasn’t until 10 days later than the day Todd promised.
I hope to go to Brazil sometime within a year and will keep in mind a couple of things: my passport will be out of use for at least 3 weeks while they process my visa and once I have it I need to get it stamped within 3 months….found this out the hard way years ago!
If you’re going to the 2016 Olympics be sure to plan ahead.