We are the main mission in the country responsible for the bilateral relations between UK and Brazil

We develop and maintain relations between the UK and Brazil.

Our work covers three policy priorities: supporting the British economy, supporting British nationals abroad and supporting managed migration for Britain.

We provide services at Brasilia, Belo Horizonte, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, and São Paulo.

Check our opening hours and contact us.

Services for British nationals

Urgent assistance

If you’re in Brazil and you urgently need help (eg if you’ve been attacked, arrested or lost your passport), call +55 61 3329 2300. If you’re in the UK and concerned about a British national in Brazil call 020 7008 1500.

Get or renew a passport

The British embassy can’t help with passport enquiries. Contact Her Majesty’s Passport Office if you need help.

If you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel, you may be able to get an emergency travel document.

Get an emergency travel document

You can apply for an emergency travel document (ETD) if you’re abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

If you’re due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible. Call us before making an appointment if you’ve never applied for a British passport before or if you’re applying for a child under the age of 16.

For all other applications, please check what you must bring with you and then make an appointment at your nearest consulate using the link above. Please call your nearest consulate for advice before making an appointment if:

  • you have never applied for a British passport before
  • you are applying on behalf of a child An emergency travel document does not guarantee entry to every country.

Read what an emergency travel document does.

Book an appointment for an emergency travel document in Brasilia

Travel advice: for information and advice on travelling to Brazil, see travel advice for Brazil.

Get a visa

The British embassy can’t help with visa enquiries.

If you’re not a British national, you may need a visa to travel to the UK. Check if you need a UK visa.

If you’re a British national travelling abroad and need to apply for a visa to visit a particular country or check if you need a visa, see the entry requirements on our foreign travel advice for the country you want to visit.

For more information on visas, see UK visas and immigration.

Marriage and civil partnerships

We do not issue certificates of no impediment. For information on getting married in Brazil, see getting married abroad.

Register a birth or death

Find out how to register a birth or register a death that occurred in Brazil. You can’t register a birth or death at the embassy or our consulates.

Bereavement support

If the death occurred in Brazil and you’re still in the country, contact us. If you’re in the UK and hear of the death of a relative from a third party, you should contact the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 020 7008 1500.

Read our guidance on coping with death abroad.

Support if you’ve been arrested

We’ll do all we can to contact you within 24 hours of being told that you’ve been detained or arrested, and will give you a prisoner pack with information for British prisoners in Brazil. We cannot get you out of prison, prevent the local authorities from deporting you after your prison sentence, or interfere in criminal or civil court proceedings.

Notarial and documentary services

We may be able to offer notarial services, including eg administer an oath, affirmation or affidavit; witness a signature; make a certified copy of a document, unite documents; legalise a document. Where local notaries can provide services, the British consulate will not provide them. In many cases local notaries or lawyers can provide services more cheaply, quickly and conveniently.

See the full list of notarial and documentary services we provide.

Legalisation services

Read our notarial and documentary services for more information on legalisation.

Ask the UK government to get a UK document legalised.

Local service providers

Use our lists of local suppliers and services if you need help in Brazil. Please note that inclusion in these lists does not constitute official endorsement by the British embassy or the UK government.

How else we can help

In addition to the services listed above we can also:

  • provide information about transferring funds
  • provide appropriate help if you have suffered rape or serious assault, are a victim of other crime, or are in hospital
  • help people with mental illness
  • offer support and help in a range of other cases, such as child abductions, missing peopleand kidnapping
  • contact family or friends for you if you want
  • make special arrangements in cases of terrorism, civil disturbances or natural disasters or other crises abroad

For more information on the services we can provide, see Support for British nationals abroad: A guide.

General information on living in Brazil

What the embassy cannot do for you

Although we try to help British nationals in a wide range of situations, we cannot:

  • help you enter a country, for example, if you don’t have a visa or your passport is not valid
  • give you legal advice, investigate crimes or carry out searches for missing people, although we can give you details of people who may be able to help you in these cases, such as English-speaking lawyers.
  • get you better treatment in hospital or prison than is given to local people
  • pay any bills or give you money (in very exceptional circumstances we may lend you some money from public funds, which you’ll have to pay back)
  • make travel arrangements for you, or find you work or accommodation
  • make business arrangements on your behalf

Consular fees

We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Brazil

Our people

Alex Ellis

Alex Ellis

British Ambassador to Brazil

Contact us

British Embassy Brasilia

Quadra 801 - Conjunto K - Lote 08
Av. das Nações - Asa Sul

CEP 70408-900 Brasilia

General enquiries
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British Consulate General Brasilia

Quadra 801 - Conjunto K - Lote 08
CEP 70408-900 Av. das Nações - Asa Sul Brasilia

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British Consulate General São Paulo

R. Ferreira de Araújo, 741 - Pinheiros
CEP 05428-002 São Paulo

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British Consulate General Rio de Janeiro

Praia do Flamengo, 284 - Flamengo
CEP 22210-030 Rio de Janeiro

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British Consulate General Recife

Av. Agamenon Magalhães nº 4775 - Ilha do Leite
CEP 50070-160 Recife Pernambuco

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British Consulate General Belo Horizonte

Rua Fernandes Tourinho, 669/702 - Savassi
30112-000 Belo Horizonte Minas Gerais

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