I'm a pro when it comes to traveling to Brazil.
I've had the displeasure of having to get two visas with Brazil, one in the states and one here. I also had to go to their Federal Police Department and get an extension. What can I say? I love the Brazilian bureaucracy.
In Buenos Aires, you can go to the Consulate-General of Brazil
. It's located at Carlos Pellegrini 1363, piso 5. Their hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday. On the day that you apply, make sure you arrive before 12:30 p.m. for the "interview," which really isn't an interview at all.
You will need:
PASSPORT, valid for six months at least
01 PASSPORT SIZE PHOTO (I'd bring 2 just in case. This seems to be a new rule, but I wouldn't be surprised if the consular staff wasn't all on the same page...)
A ROUNDTRIP TICKET TO BRAZIL (I've never had immigration ask me about my return ticket, but I'd have it to be safe...)
YOUR ADDRESS IN BRAZIL. If you're staying with a friend in Brazil, don't put his/her address. Book a hotel with a website that will refund the full amount, and bring a copy of that reservation with you. If you give a friend's address, they may ask you for a letter of sponsorship.
A BANK STATEMENT
identifying the account holder (CHECKING AND/OR SAVINGS ACCOUNT) - CURRENT and PREVIOUS MONTH, as well as the presentation of CREDIT CARDS
. You may also have to present a WORK PROOF (employment contract or letter from employer) and EARNING STATEMENT (PAY CHECK);
A VISA APPLICATION FORM
printed or machine typed, completely filled-out and signed by the applicant;
If STUDENT, original and copy of STUDENT CARD;
Payment of a PROCESSING FEE. Currently: 547.25 ARG.
Once you have all of those documents, you'll turn in everything. It usually takes them a few days to process the visa. They will give you a receipt, which you will have to take to Itaú and pay the fee. Once the fee is paid, they will process the visa.
The Consulate of Brazil in Buenos Aires can only give foreign nationals requiring a tourist visa a maximum of 90 days. You can get your visa extended by 6 months with the Brazil Federal Police. (If that's your plan, make sure your entry stamp is a 1
and not 2 to avoid a headache.)
You also have 90 days to enter the country after the visa has been issued. If you do not enter Brazil within 90 days of the date of issuance, the visa will expire.
Let me know if I can help with anything else! I speak Portuguese too...
haha Good luck!