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

We lead on four policy priorities.The British consulate general in São Paulo is mainly dedicated to one of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office’s essential services: supporting the British economy. The British consulate general in Rio de Janeiro is focused on the other two essential services: supporting British nationals abroad and supporting managed migration for Britain. The consular network across Brazil works in support of the activities of the three main British posts in Brazil.

Our services


This Embassy does not deal with visa matters. For information on whether you need a visa to travel to the United Kingdom and how to apply, please see the UK Visas & Immigration page.

Births, deaths and marriages

Information on how you can register a birth or death which occurred overseas, and legal documents for couples marrying or entering into civil partnerships abroad.

Consular appointments

Book an appointment in the British Embassy Brasilia

Consular fees

Information on the current cost of fee-bearing services.

Emergency travel documents

We may be able to provide an emergency travel document if you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel. If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, you should contact your nearest consulate as soon as possible.

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.

Legalisation Service

How to get official confirmation that your UK public documentation is genuine so it can be accepted by foreign authorities. The UK does not require any documents to be legalised for use within the UK.

Living in Brazil

Information for British nationals living in Brazil who need information about services that are not provided by our embassy or consulates, but that you may find useful in specific circumstances.

Notarial and documentary services guide for Brazil

Documents, certificates, letters and notes available from British consulates in Brazil.

Passport extensions

Details of how to get a passport extension can be found here. If you want to make an appointment, contact our Consular section using the details at the foot of this page.

Travel Advice

Information on staying safe and avoiding problems when living or travelling abroad, with links to our embassies, high commissions and other diplomatic posts across the world.

Our people

Alex Ellis

Alex Ellis

British Ambassador to Brazil

Contact us

British Embassy Brasilia

Setor de Embaixadas Sul,
Quadra 801, Lote 8

CEP 70408-900 Brasilia

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British Consulate General São Paulo

Rua Ferreira de Araújo, 741
CEP 05428-002 São Paulo

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British Consulate General Rio de Janeiro

Praia do Flamengo,
284/ 2nd floor

CEP 22210-030 Rio de Janeiro

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British Consulate General Recife

Av. Agamenon Magalhães nº 4775,
8º andar – Ilha do Leite,
Recife, Pernambuco

CEP 50070-160

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Consular Section

* Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 12:30pm.
To book an appointment for a consular service, please send an email to brazil.consular@fco.gov.uk.


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