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Ladies on the Loose! For the first time ever, a motorcycle travel DVD made for women, by women! These intrepid women share their tips to help you plan your own motorcycle adventure. They also answer the women-only questions, and entertain you with amazing tales from the road! Presented by Lois Pryce, veteran solo traveller through South America and Africa and author of 'Lois on the Loose', and 'Red Tape and White Knuckles.'
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We entered Brazil via Rivera Uruguay. The crossing was anything but smooth. No one seemed to know exactly what to do with us Canadians. We first of all had our passport stamped without a Visa. We were sent back for that, after a two day wait, that was done. I asked several people at the Aduana for a temp bike import... they just kept saying .. go no problem.
We have been stopped by the Brazil police twice and there has not been a problem with not having any import papers for the bikes..but the worry has still stuck in my mind that every other border has required bike paperwork, so why not Brazil?
We are ridng towards Foz do Iguacu Paraguay, hoping that we can exit there with not a lot of problems..
it depends on the border crossing really. You can leave brasil in loads of places where there is no strict border as per se, where the town is half brasil/half paraguay or other such combinations. In these cases its up to you to search out the aduana or migracion. I left paraguay a few months ago for brasil and went through one of these towns. The border cuts the town in half so there is no border. You definitly have to search out the migracion to get the exit stamp for your passport to be allowed into the next country but the bike import form isnt necessary to leave at the aduana unless you plan to return to that country ( if you dont sign the bike out at the aduana and return to that country more than 90 days later you got problems obviously)
But in your case you dont have that problem, you dont have a temporary import so you dont need a temporary export. This paper transaction relates soley to the country involved - you dont need an 'exit aduana temp import ' form to enter the next bordering country.
The town i went through where this is possible is the one thats directly due north from concepcion in paraguay, sorry i cant remember off hand but you should be able to see it on a map - it has 2 names - the brasil one and the paraguay one. Definitely dont go looking for an aduana form to leave - you will pay an unnecesaary pointless fine. Just cross and get one for paraguay.
dont know if you done this but you are better off posting south america related stuff in the S.America section. I dont think many people check out this section when they are on the road
Exiting Brasil a couple of years ago, I really struggled to find someone prepared to take my paperwork off me at the border, (Santa Elena). I would suggest that if you haven't had problems with police, you won't have problems at the border.
You should have Temporary Importation Authorisation, though.
How much does a man live, after all?
Does he live a thousand days, or one only?
For a week, or several centuries?
How long does a man spend dying?
What does it mean to say “forever”? - Pablo Neruda
At Foz do Iguacu, look like you know where you are going and you should just be able to drive through the border. Customs focus is on duties/contraband goods, unlikely to have a problem leaving. You can then reenter and aduanas can give you the import form if you wish. They were very confused about what to do with my exit documentation but worked it out eventually and once I found the right guy, very friendly too. Be patient.
yes, Foz is maybe the best for you, I had a similar problem in 2003. In the morning many bikes cross to bridge between Brazil and Paraguay, most people going to work, so I just joined them and rode out of Brazil over the bridge only stoping in Paraguay. Of course the immigration in Paraguay asked me for the exit stamp from Brazil, as I did not get one. So I walked back over to Brazil, got my exit stamp and walked back into Paraguay. In Paraguay I went to the customs and got an import paper for the bike.
The police in Brazil has no idea about the import paper, so dont worry about them.
In Santa Elena (going to Venezuela) I had also to leave Brazil without bike papers, because coming from Guyana they did not want to let me with the bike into Brazil, saying that I would need a letter from the embassy in Gorgetown. Also Santa Elena was easy, I just rode past the customs, nobody stopped me.
But my advise is, keep your paper work in order in Brazil otherwise you can get in big trouble.
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