British Consul, Recife
The British Consulate-General in Recife represents the UK government in the North and Northeast of Brazil.
Find out more on our UK and Brazil news page
We provide services to British nationals living in and visiting Brazil
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
If the person needing the emergency travel document is under 16, a parent or guardian should apply on their behalf.
If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible.
If you are travelling in more than 3 weeks, check if you can get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.
If you are not a British citizen or have not had a British passport before
If you’re not sure, check if you’re a British citizen
If you’re not a British citizen but think you may be eligible, contact us to apply for an emergency travel document.
Once you have contacted us, you will be advised to book an appointment for an emergency travel document. The British Consulate-General Recife does not issue emergency travel documents (ETDs). You can book an appointment for an ETD at the British Consulate-General in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo or at the British Embassy in Brasilia.
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.
Read our notarial and documentary services for more information on legalisation.
We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Brazil
We also provide services in:
British Consul General, Sao Paulo
British Consulate General Recife
Av. Agamenon Magalhães nº 4775 - Ilha do Leite
CEP 50070-160 Recife Pernambuco
Switchboard +55 (81) 2127 0200 For the time being, all consular calls will be diverted to the British Consulate General Sao Paulo.