From 14 August 2016, the British Embassy and Consulates-General in Brazil will cease to offer Legalisation services.
From 14 August 2016, the British Embassy and Consulates-General in Brazil will cease to offer Legalisation services. The decision follows Brazil’s adoption of the Hague Convention abolishing the requirement to legalise foreign public documents.
From 14 August, all official documents issued in Brazil can be taken to a notary public in any Brazilian state capital to receive an apostille. It will no longer be necessary to submit your document to the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Itamaraty) or the British Embassy/Consulate-General.
Official documents issued in the United Kingdom must be submitted to the FCO Legalisation Office to receive an apostille which is valid in Brazil.
Any queries regarding the new process should be directed to the Conselho Nacional de Justiça (CNJ) at +55 61 2326-4607 or email@example.com.