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Visas to travel to South America

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The citizens of the European Union We have all kinds of facilities when traveling through most countries in South America. The same does not happen however with the americans, due to its strict own policy when granting visas to citizens of most South American countries that try to cross their borders, whatever the reason for their visit.

Thus, we will get free 90-day permits to travel through the places of countries such as Ecuador (extensions for another 90 days can be obtained through local immigration offices), Peru, Brazil, Paraguay Y Chile with having a passport with at least 6 months of validity. In Colombia We can do it for up to 180 days with the option of multiple entries.

In Argentina Y Uruguay They will also be 90 days but extensions for 90 days can be obtained by requesting it at the consular office.

To enter Bolivia no visa is required for stays between 30 and 90 days but attentive because this may change shortly because in December 2006 the regulation that included Bolivia as one of the third countries was approved in the Council of Ministers of the European Union whose nationals are subject to the visa requirement for entry into the Schengen Area. This measure was implemented as of April 1. Therefore, all EU countries, with the exception of the United Kingdom and Ireland, will require entry visas for Bolivian citizens. From 3 days after announcing this measure, the government of Evo Morales Study how to demand visas from Spaniards and other citizens of the European Union to visit natural beauties such as Lake Titicaca, shared by Peru and Bolivia.

In Venezuela The Tourist Entry Card (DEX-2) is required, which is issued free of charge by any authorized airline with the presentation of valid flight tickets (including return or departure tickets from the country to another destination different from the one that is applicable) for stays of a maximum of 90 days (not extendable). This permission will only be valid for a single entry. If you want a 3-month permit that also allows you to make multiple entries in the country, prices will range from £ 21.90 for the tourist permit at 43.80 for the business. Although we will see if we are not allowed entry to the Spaniards since the King woke up from the nap to silence Chávez!

As for 2 Guyanas: since 1993 no visa is required in the dutch and the same rules apply as for any other French territory for the french. Thus, EU citizens will not need to apply for any type of visa even for long-term stays (those that exceed 3 months).

This leaves the small and jungle Surinam as the only country that still requires a visa for community citizens when it comes to crossing its borders.

The visa for Suriname can be obtained in advance in places like the country's embassies in Caracas, in the French Guiana city of Cayenne or in Brasilia. There are different prices depending on the type of visa requested: for a single entry as a tourist for a maximum of 2 months the cost is US $ 30. For multiple entries during a period between 3 and 4 months as a tourist US $ 60 (which would be US $ 45 for those traveling with a US passport); US $ 90 for six months and US $ 90 for 1 year.

However, if you are traveling due to business, prices vary: US $ 45 for one month. For multiple entries for 2 months US $ 90 (US $ 45 for those with a US passport); US $ 270 for 6 months and US $ 540 for 1 year. Always keep in mind that these prices are always subject to possible changes and we must inform us at the office where we go to obtain it.

It must always be requested at the embassy or consular office chosen with a minimum advance of 1 week and maximum of 8. Do not leave it at the last minute if you do not want to pay it much more expensive !: You can get to apply an extra fee of US $ 50 If requested by the urgency, although they can give it to you even on the same day.

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