The British Consulate-General in Recife represents the UK government in the North and Northeast of Brazil.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), the British Embassy and Consulates in Brazil are operating remotely. We have suspended notarial services until further notice. If you have an urgent consular issue, for example for an emergency travel document, you will need to book an appointment online. We are unable to see anyone without a pre-booked appointment. Contact us for any emergencies. If you are a British National visiting Brazil and need help returning to the UK, complete this form and check the Travel Advice for Brazil. Residents of Brazil should not complete the form.

Find out more on our UK and Brazil news page.

We provide services to British nationals living in and visiting Brazil.

You can access UK government services while in Brazil.

Urgent assistance

If you’re travelling in Brazil, see how to Return to the UK during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. If you cannot return at this time, see how to stay safely in Brazil during coronavirus. See also our coronavirus travel advice for all our latest guidance on travel during coronavirus.

If you’re in Recife and you need advice which is not covered by reading our travel advice then you can contact us online.

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.

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.

Apply online for 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 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.

The British Consulate-General Recife does not issue emergency travel documents (ETDs). Please contact 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.

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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Contact us

British Consulate General Recife

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

Use our contact form for consular enquiries:
www.gov.uk/contact-consulate-recife
For enquiries that are not about consular issues, email: recife@britishconsulate.org.br

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