Consular Services for Foreign Residents of Brazil

Information about the consular services available and the embassies present for citizens from the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and Ireland in Brazil...

Citizens of the USA, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and Ireland living in Brazil can access information from the Consular sections of their relevant Embassies.

Consular Help for EU Nationals

Under EU law, an EU citizen is entitled to consular help from any EU consular representation abroad if their own country is not represented locally. This applies outside the EU to EU citizens who are either residing or traveling abroad. Any EU Embassy or Consulate must provide help to an EU citizen under the same conditions as they would their nationals.

Information on the type of help available and details to foreign consulates and Embassies can be found on the European Commission's website, Consular Protection for EU Citizens.

US Citizens

The Embassy of the United States of America has a website with up-to-date information for American citizens living in Brazil and can provide information on doing business in Brazil.

The US Citizens Service consular section provides passport services, registration of births, information on visas, Federal benefits, notary services, voting information, as well as offering emergency assistance to American citizens in distress.

The US Embassy website also has information on marriage, divorce and adoption in Brazil and provides contact details of attorneys, translators, doctors and hospitals in São Paulo.

U.S. citizens living overseas are eligible to vote by absentee ballot in Federal Elections.

UK Citizens

The British Embassy of Brazil has up-to-date news on matters relating to Brazilian-English relations, as well as much information on trade and investment between Brazil and the UK.

The British Embassy and Consulate offers many services to British citizens in Brazil. These include:

  • Registering births and deaths and issuing certified copies of certificates
  • Certifying documents
  • Providing help for those who are victims of a crime or in hospital
  • Providing contact details of lawyers in São Paulo

The UK government's GOV.UK website provides information online for Britons considering moving abroad and for those already there. It includes tax, health and education advice as well as a section on what to do when returning to the UK.

British passports are not issued by the British Embassy. Applications for first passports and renewals must be sent to HM Passport Office in the UK.

Canadian Citizens

The Consular office of the Canadian Embassy in Brazil provides information about Brazil and assistance to Canadian citizens either visiting or living in Brazil. They can help with the following:

  • Lost or stolen documents
  • Transfer of funds
  • Legalization (endorsement) of Canadian documents and educational documents
  • Medical assistance
  • Information on entry, work and residence requirements

The Canadian Embassy website also has information for Canadian companies on doing business with Brazil.

  • Embassy of Canada in Brasília
    : SES - Av. das Nações, Quadra 803, Lote 16, Brasília 70410-900
    Tel: (61) 3424 5400
    Fax: (61) 3424 5490
    Open: Monday to Thursday 08:30-13:00 and 14:00-17:30, Friday 08:30-14:00

Australian Citizens

Services provided for Australian citizens by the Australian Embassy in Brazil include:

  • Issuing emergency passports
  • Providing travel advice
  • Witnessing and certifying signatures

The Consular section of the website has information on getting married in Brazil. See the section Services for Australians .

South African Citizens

The South African Embassy in Brazil’s website provides information for its citizens traveling to Brazil, as well as information about South Africa. Services provided include passport applications, visas and registration of South Africans abroad.

  • At: Av. das Nações, Lote 6, Quadra 801, Brasília 70406-900
    Tel: (61) 3312 9500
    Fax: (61) 3322 8491

New Zealand Citizens

The New Zealand Embassy in Brazil is responsible for carrying out its government’s business with Brazil. Services provided to citizens include: issuing emergency travel documents, consular assistance, legal and notarial acts.

  • At: SHIS QI 09, Conjunto 16 Casa 01, 71625 160
    Tel: (61) 3248 9900 Fax: (61) 3248 9916
    Open: Monday to Friday 08:30-17:00
    Immigration office hours: Monday to Friday 09:00-12:00

Irish Citizens

The Irish Embassy in Brazil has visa, passport and consular services. It also offers citizens global travel advice.

  • At: SHIS QL 12 Conjunto 5 Casa 9, Lago Sul, 71630-255
    Tel: (61) 3248 8800
    Fax: (61) 3248 8816
    Open: Monday to Friday 10:00-13:00