British Consul, Recife
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.
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 you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible.
- are over 16 years old and
- are a British citizen and
- have previously owned a British passport
- 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.
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.