It is almost impossible to plan your trip to Foz do Iguaçu and not want to spend a little time in Argentina, whether to shop in the Duty Free Shop, eat Bife de Chorizo or the delicious Argentinian empanadas, or even test your luck in a casino, even more difficult do not take that pass to shop in Paraguay and know everything he has to offer. However, many people are left in doubt as to how documentation works to enter neighboring countries, and was thinking about it, that we Tarobá Hotel, we made this post to clarify some doubts.
The most frequently asked questions are:
- • How does the quota of purchases in Paraguay work?
- • How does the quota of purchases in Argentina work?
- • What documents to enter the Paraguay and in Argentina?
- • What is green card? Do I need it to enter neighboring countries?
So could you clarify all these doubts? So you can go on your trip to Foz do Iguacu, without having unpleasant surprises.
How does the quota of purchases in Paraguay work?
Currently the value of the quota for purchases in Paraguay is exactly 300 dollars if you return to Brazil by land, and 500 dollars if it is by air, these values are valid for a person in a period of 30 days, including children.
If you extrapolate in your shopping in Paraguay, the amount charged by the IRS will be 50% of the surplus value, explaining better: if the total value of your purchase was 400 dollars, 400-300 = 100, the amount charged will be 50 dollars. And for purchases in Argentina, the rules are the same.
What are the documents for entering Paraguay and Argentina?
First of all, it is worth remembering that you do not need a passport to visit the Mercosur countries, and therefore, it is not necessary to present it.
'' So which documents should I bring? ''
The answer is simple, you must present the General Registration (RG) that has been issued within a period shorter than 10 years, if you do not have it. You also have the option to present the CNH (National Driver's License), also within the expiration date, the passport is also valid, if you do not have CNH or RG, but it is not mandatory.
What about minors?
As for minors, both Paraguay and Argentina are stricter in that regard. The children must be with both parents present, in the absence of one, an authorization must be withdrawn at the notary's office in his city, signed by the father who will not be present on the trip. And of course, you should also be with the RG in hand. Birth certificate is NOT valid.
What is green card? Do I need it to enter neighboring countries?
If you travel to one of these countries by car, it is a very important and essential document that you need to have at hand. The Green Card Insurance is a compulsory insurance for vehicles that go to Mercosur countries, it will cover the damages caused to third parties, meaning your car is not included in the insurance.
The green card has coverage for material and bodily damages caused to third parties, in addition to 50% of attorney's fees, if necessary, but if the driver is on the drug and alcohol effect, is not enabled or participating in ' ', the insurance loses its validity.