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 people

Alex Ellis

British Ambassador to Brazil

Our services

Visas: For information on whether you require a visa for the United Kingdom and how to apply go to the UK Border Agency website

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.

Passports and emergency travel documents: How to renew or replace your British passport when outside of the UK and information on getting replacement travel documents if your passport is lost or stolen.

Passport extensions & emergency child travel documents: Details of how to get a passport extension or emergency child travel document 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.

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.

Consular fees: Information on the current cost of fee-bearing services.

Notarial and documentary services guide for Brazil: Documents, certificates, letters and notes available from British consulates in Brazil.

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.

Consular appointments: To book an appointment for a consular service, please click here


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