Travel Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for road warriors and seasoned travelers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

When arriving to Brazil, I had to fill the customs declaration and entry form. The entry form then was stamped and returned to me. I was told, that this piece of paper is very important and that I need to return it when I leave the country.

What would happen, if I didn't have the form when leaving Brazil? For example in case I lost it or if they forgot to give me the form when I enter?

share|improve this question
up vote 2 down vote accepted

I found this link, which explains what could happen if the entry form is not presented when leaving Brazil.

Loss of the Arrival/Departure Card can cause many problems with the customs at departure. In case of loss you can expect a fine of R$150,= (about € 60,= or $ 100,=). If there are problems, remember the majority only speak Portuguese!

I myself heard different things:

  • when I was crossing border from Argentina at Foz do Iguaçu, they didn't even give me the form to fill. Only when I asked for it. They said something, that they assumed I'd be leaving also in Foz.

  • I talked to a person working for our consulate. She said that once they received a call from one citizen asking for assistance (also in Foz do Iguaçu), because he lost his form and got into troubles with Policia Federal, which I understand is responsible also for immigration and customs in Brazil.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.