I am from the UK and I entered Brazil on a 90 day Tourist Visa on 04/Feb/2013, the Visa is obtained upon entry. I later extended to a further 90 days to a maximum total of 180 days. However, I then overstayed my welcome by 720 days approx. I only left Brazil voluntarily due to a medical emergency on 14/July/2015 and I would like to go back ASAP for many reasons.
When I left, I didn’t receive any stamp on my passport, I was made to sign a document stating that I overstayed after my Visa expired and will have to pay a penalty of around 800 reals, when I get back in.
I was emailing with the consulate in London, who did the typical Brazilian thing and gave me contradictory information. The first respond was, go back without any problems and just pay the penalty when you arrive. I then told them, that I heard, that some people say, that I need to stay out of the country 6-12 months before I go back in. They wrote back to me, it’s false and suggested that I speak the PF. I asked them how do I contact the PF on the matter, they wrote back to me, they “suggest” i only go back after a year. I asked them about the confusing answers, they said, therefore, it’s best to contact the PF, they gave me a link to their website.
I would very much appreciate your advice and expertise on the matter.