Getting a Brazil Tourist Visa is fucking annoying for anyone living in Connecticut.
It involves getting shit notarized (copies of my drivers license, plane tickets, ect), and also getting fucking US Postal Money orders (because they don't accept cash, check, credit card).
Plus the fucking Brazilian Consulate for Connecticut and Rhode Island is in Hartford.
I'm closer to, and work in NYC (which also has a nice perfectly functional Consulate). I don't gots no time for me to be dryvyns to no Hartfords.Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Also its kind of expensive - its around $160 per application. (I understand that its because the USA charges the same mount so Brazil wants to be even-steven
There is a super easy solution for the wife and I: Apparently Brazil have an open travel agreement (no visa requirement) with the Philippines. My wife and I are both dual-citizens and have both USA and Philippine Passports. But we never use our Philippine Passports (except for re-entry to the Philippines) and they are going to expire in less than 6months. Of course
there's always a 6 month valid passport rule when traveling.
also - I like traveling using the USA passports because, just in case shit goes down I'd rather have the golden parachute of 'Merican protection.