i went to pick up my visa to brazil (i'm an american), and the visa lady and i had a bit of an argument. basically, she threatened to cancel my visa. first of all, is this even possible? i have the actual stamp in my passport already. second, does brazilian immigration enter anything on a computer at the airport in sao paulo?
just curious. maybe i will just have to go to argentina now. hate that lady at the consulate.
If you have the visa already then don't worry, there won't be anyone waiting for you at the airport to deny you entry. What do you mean does imigration enter anything on a computer? You are going to Brasil! It's not like you are a citizen of any other country entering the States, from them one can understand a concern like that, maybe you look suspicious to them and then you are blacklisted and everytime you enter the States they stick a finger in you ass or make you answer trick questions and stuff like that, that only happens in the States and maybe Israel, but not Brasil. I have dreadlocks and an American passport but everytime I enter the States I have to pass an interview. In Brasil is not like that at all. Still I wonder what you meant with do they enter anything on a computer.
I think arlimarlon21 worries that if the lady did try to cancel the visa via the immigration computer system etc, then whenever the passport comes around at any Brazilian ports, the immigration personel will go to the system to double check whether the visa is valid, and find out that it was cancelled. Don't worry about it, I agree with Tine. Just go forward with your plan. I just went to Brazil in January 2006, and they didn't even have any computers in their desk! But I entered through Foz do Iguacu from land, so airport in Sao Paulo might have something different.
The Federal Police do check Americans entering the country at the airport in Sao Paulo. They have a computer there and they do check your name and take a fingerprint. It is mostly just a formality, but they do check.