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I’m in the midst of planning a South American adventure and stumbled across the $40 Brazilian E-visa. I’m late to the party, the news actually broke in mid January, but it’s a great development for those looking to travel down south. I was looking at touring Iguazu Falls, and wanted to see just how much it would cost me to see both the Argentinian and Brazilian sides. After uncovering the $40 E-Visa, I’ve looked into rearranging the trip to check out Rio for a couple days and stay on the Brazilian side of the falls. Had it still been a static $160, I probably would have stayed on the Argentinian side, and added in some days in Mendoza. While $120 isn’t a life changing amount, it prompted me to investigate other trip options, and ones I ultimately preferred. I mean…the Belmond de las Cataratas looks splurge worth.
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Compare to the old method. Here’s the cost to process at the Consulate: $160
These fees would be in addition to any Visa service you’d potentially use, postage, and the pain in the neck of coordination.
Typically E-Visas take 5 business days to process
So you can now get a visa online, for 1/4 the price, and have it processed in 5 days. I say that’s a win all around.
*Feature image courtesy of Belmond.com