Tuesday, January 22, 2013

What I did at the Hustler Building Last Week...

...I got a travel visa for BRAZIL!


Let me explain:

1 - My local Brazilian Consulate is located in Beverly Hills in the Flynt Productions high rise building.
2 - I'm going to Brazil.
3 - I'm going to Brazil TOMORROW. *Gah!*

How the Brazilian Consulate ended up in the same building as Larry Flynt and his Hustler enterprises, I have no idea. What I do know is this:

  • U.S. citizens are required to have a pre-approved, $160 pre-paid visa to enter Brazil.
  • The visa is valid for 10 years from date of issue, and allows a 90-day stay with multiple entries.
  • The application process is easy breezy: go to this site, click on Visa Request, fill out the form, then schedule an appointment, and go to the consulate with these items in tow: your passport, appointment email confirmation, 2x2 photo on white background, a $160 USPS money order, printed documents showing your flight itinerary into and out of Brazil.
  • The appointment takes no more than 10 minutes.
  • It takes 1 week to process.
  • The visa takes up a full page of your passport.

And BAM. I'm going to Brazil. Stay tuned!

8 comments:

  1. OMG!!! I'm going too...but I'll be there for Carnival on the 6th. How long are you staying? It'll be really cool to meet you! Have fun!

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    1. Miss M! Let's meet up! I'm currently in Salvador, will work my way down the coast towards Rio for Carnival (around the 8th). I don't have a phone, but you can email me at travelingthy@gmail.com. Hope to see you there!

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  2. Guess who had the wonderful opportunity of meeting this fun-loving, charm-filled, kewl-as-hell, great little cutie just last night at a CS meeting? If someone'd told me I'd learn some Vietnamese on that dull Wednesday, I'd say they were crazy. But life has its twists and turns, and, as someone nicely put to me that same Wednesday evening, "when you give out good energy, you get good energy back, I truly believe that now more than ever". A short introduction, lots of talk about Vietnamese and a travel card later, and here I am. I hope you have an absolutely fantastic time in Brazil, Thy! Thumbs-up for your incredible traveling blog. When it comes to writing, you're a natural! I'll be waiting for a book on your adventures! ;-)

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    1. Kennedy! Talking with you was the highlight of my night at Mercado Bar. Thank you and "Cám ơn" and "Ευχαριστώ!" Please do keep in touch, I hope we meet again somewhere in the world.

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  3. Sweet, I'll be in Rio on Thursday for a month at Casa do Caminho. I finally met my travel match. Do you have a map on your blog?

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  4. And by match I mean you make me look like a boy scout.

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    1. Hello Boy Scout :) I don't have a map up yet unfortunately - work in progress, but hoping to have it up soon! I'm in Rio, staying in Praia de Botafogo...

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  5. Thanks for sharing this lovely Blog. It's very nice information.Keep sharing such blog posts.

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