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Birth & Death registrations

This world location news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

UK birth registrations and death registrations in Brazil will be transferred to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK.

From 14 January 2015, UK birth registrations and death registrations in Brazil will be transferred from the British Consulate in Rio de Janeiro to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in the UK.

There are no changes to the entitlement to register a birth or death. The processing time will remain the same. However, you will now need to allow extra time for the documents to be sent to and from the UK. See www.gov.uk/register-a-birth or www.gov.uk/register-a-death for further information.