Last year I overstayed my visa in Brazil by one day and received a fine of R$100 upon departure. I was subsequently robbed and lost the paperwork related to my fine, but at the time I was told that I needed to pay the fine from outside Brazil before returning. Lacking the instructions and paperwork, this is no longer possible.
This guide says that it is possible to pay the fine at the airport upon arrival, however it specifically states that I should arrive during working hours and with the original paperwork.
The only flights from the UK arrive outside working hours and I no longer have the paperwork. I can of course ensure that I have the correct cash for the fine.
My questions are, has anyone successfully re-entered Brazil in my circumstances and what was their experience? If I take the risk, what is the probability of being put straight back on a flight home? Are there any alternative approaches to dealing with the problem?
Thanks in advance