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    by lotharlerch Updated Mar 2, 2010

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    One of the entries into Brazil when coming from Bolivia is Corumbá. It is only a few km from the Bolivian city Puerto Suarez from where you reach Corumbá by bus. The immigration office (migracao) is at the bus station. Sometimes you may need this office even when arriving by plane from Bolivia and the immigration officer at the airport is not there. This might be a problem if you are not a citizen of either Brazil or Bolivia because you may get troubles when you leave Brazil without an entry stamp in your passport. So if you arrive at Corumbá airport without seeing any traces of officers of the migracao just take the bus - if available - or a taxi to the Rodoviaria, the central bus station of Corumbá and go to the migracao there. If you find the office closed (which might happen if no buses to/from Bolivia are leaving/arriving) try your luck at the bar and ask for the responsible of the migracao. If you are lucky he is there having a drink and he will go with you to his office, open it and check your documents (from Bolivia also the Vaccination Certificate for Yellow Fever) and stamp your passport.

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  • Jan 9, 2014 at 2:29 PM

    We made a bad experience at the rodoviaria in Corumba with a guy called Daniel. He gave us his business card (Indiana Tours). They offer tours to Pantanal and tickets to Bolivia. We asked for the best bus (cama, in Brasil they say leito). The tickets would be 12 Reais more expansive than buying in Bolivia, but the bus might me full when we want to buy it then. He asked for 80 Reais (later 85) including the transportation to de migration office at the border.
    He brought us to our hotel and said, we should call him when we want the tickets. We wanted to be sure with our tickets and called him.
    So we did, he brought us and gave us the tickets that day.
    Because we were not familiar with the Boliviano/Reais we realized later, that the 100 Bolivianos on the ticket are just 35 Reais. And he did not book the leito, but we were able to change this (costs are 150 Bolivianos).
    I think it is okay that he wants to earn some money but I do not respect the way he does.
    So be carefully with buying tickets on thge road (hmm, what a surprise). If you want to be on the safe side you can buy tickets in Brasil, but I think you will get some tickets in Bolivia as well.

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