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Have been hearing things on another message board that ship we are taking Oceania, would be getting a "group" visa for Brazil so we won't need to get one. Still waiting to hear from our ship if this could be true.

I was truly under the impression that visas are a must..even if just ending your cruise there and we would be there for a day or two need one to get out of airport.

Has anyone heard of such a thing as "group visa for Brazil"?

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Not for Americans. You need an individual visa and it must be stamped on your passport. The cruise line may offer a visa application agency type process (for a fee) for people who cruise with them. You can apply on your own and skip the fee, or use an agency not affiliated with the cruise line just as easily.

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  • 3 weeks later...

Don't think I would chance that.


Way back Mar 98, Royal Princess, Buenos Aires to Barcelona, with stops in Brazil, a party of 6 was denied boarding in Buenos Aires, because they did not have visas for Brazil. There was quite a scene on the dock, but they were left behind.


We were later told by a ship's officer that Brazil required Visas even though we would be "in transit", and that the ship could be fined for bringing in "undocumented" passengers.

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