Depending on your nationality, very short visits to neighboring countries sometimes do not require visas. For instance, you might not be asked for a Brazilian visa to cross from the Argentine town of Puerto Iguazú to Foz do Iguaçu, as long as you return the same day – but doing so is at your own risk.
Read more: lonelyplanet.com/argentina/…ixzz4Nx17Jrq3
that said, I would not spend 320 dollars on visas just to visit the Brazilian side of the falls, they are stunning but not worth that much money
Entering Brazil ( or any country) without a Visa or proper documents will cause deportation! No they do not stop you at the BR border due to reassigning agents which manned the drive up windows to other areas (Paraguay Border) but they have increased "random check points" especially near the Falls, airport and Paraguay. I went to the airport Saturday and saw 3 checkpoints. One from the airport/falls and one at the intersection from Foz to AR.
Yes many have crossed into Paraguay for a day but the news paper this week had article of 7 tourist being stopped and no papers. BR escorted the parties to the Paraguay immigration's office and released then to the Paraguay Border Customs and Security and were not allowed into BR.
Why run the risk?? It is not gambling like in Vegas, it turns into a NIGHTMARE!Edited: 24 October 2016, 19:55
We might also be able to obtain a Brazilian visa in Buenos Aires. We are staying there for 6 days in Recoleta. Can somebody share your experience of doing this or give some suggestions?
I'm also posting it in a separate thread.
Thank you!I really appreciate it.
I would love to hear what happened on your trip last Nov. Did you end up getting a visa for the falls? If not, what happened? I'm in a similar situation. Canadian passport holder and wanting to go to the falls for a day trip from the Paraguayan side.