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Montevideo, June 26th 2019 - 10:43 UTC

Tag: Passport

  • Monday, June 17th 2019 - 09:15 UTC

    Brazil scraps visas for tourists from US, Canada, Japan and Australia

    Travelers with a valid passport will be able to explore Brazil for up to 90 days, with the possibility of extending their stay to up to 180 days

    Effective June 17, tourists from the United States, Canada, Japan and Australia will no longer need a visa to visit Brazil. Travellers with a valid passport will be able to explore Brazil for up to 90 days, with the possibility of extending their stay to up to 180 days (though expect a visit to the Federal Police to get the extension approved).

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  • Friday, January 25th 2019 - 09:29 UTC

    Brazil eliminates Mercosur symbol from new passports

    The current Brazilian passport with the Mercosur symbol identification

    Brazilian new passports will no longer have the symbol of Mercosur as currently they do together with those from the other member states, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. The announcement was made by cabinet chief Onyx Lorenzoni, during a press conference in which he anticipated the targets for the first hundred days of president Jair Bolsonaro's administration.

  • Saturday, February 3rd 2018 - 10:37 UTC

    Federal Judge orders authorities to return the passport of ex president Lula

    Lula’s plan to travel to Addis Ababa “was justified by a previously set professional commitment” and the trip would not have interfered with court proceedings

    A Brazilian federal judge ruled on Friday that authorities must return the passport of former President Lula da Silva, seized last week on the order of another court after his conviction for corruption was upheld on appeal. Lawyers for Lula, who governed from 2003-2011, handed over the passport to Brazil’s Federal Police on Jan. 26.

  • Friday, December 22nd 2017 - 09:17 UTC

    Passports of 130 Venezuelan children deemed void - no Xmas family gathering for them

    The Venezuelan régime blocked the departure of 130 children aged between one month and 15 years to rejoin their families for Christmas, citing fraudulent travel documents.

    The Venezuelan government, through the first prosecutor of Vargas state and officers of the Autonomic Service of Identification, Migration and Foreign Affairs prevented the leaving of 130 children for Peru, where they were to meet with their parents last December 15.