We maintain and develop relations between the UK and Brazil. The British Consulate-General in Recife provides services to British nationals living in and visiting the North and Northeast of Brazil.

The British Consulate-General in Recife combines all HM Government activities in the region into one office. It works to build wide-ranging and mutually beneficial relations between our two governments and peoples in the areas of trade and investment, innovation, education, culture, environment and defence. The consulate also provides consular assistance to British nationals who live or visit our area of coverage.

You can access UK government services while in Brazil.

Urgent assistance

If you’re in Recife and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +55 81 2127 0200. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in Brazil, call 020 7008 1500.

Get an emergency travel document

You can apply for an emergency travel document 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 are due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible.

Apply online for an emergency travel document if you:

  • are over 16 years old and
  • are a British citizen and
  • have previously owned a British passport

Contact us to apply for an emergency travel document if you are:

  • over 16 years old but have not owned a British passport before or
  • not a British citizen or
  • applying for a child under 16 years old

Once you have contacted us, you will be advised to book an appointment for an emergency travel document at British Consulate-General Recife

Other consular services

Notarial and documentary services

We may be able to offer notarial services, for example 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.

Consular fees

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

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British Consulate General Recife

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

General enquiries
recife@britishconsulate.org.br
Consular enquiries
brazil.consulate@fco.gov.uk

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