U.S. and Brazil Promote Cooperation and Coordination on Issues of Mutual Interest to Agricultural Producers and Exporters

Brasilia, July 2nd, 2020: As two of the world’s largest agricultural producers and exporters, Brazil and the United States face many of the same challenges in foreign markets. To create a platform to share information, devise strategic interactions, and promote collaboration on a range of topics, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Brazil’s Ministry ... Read More»

U.S. and Brazil Promote Cooperation and Coordination on Issues of Mutual Interest to agricultural producers and exporters

Brasilia, July 2nd, 2020: As two of the world’s largest agricultural producers and exporters, Brazil and the United States face many of the same challenges in foreign markets. To create a platform to share information, devise strategic interactions, and promote collaboration on a range of topics, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Brazil’s Ministry of ... Read More»

July 4th Voting Message

Celebrate democracy this 4th of July by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2020 U.S. elections! In order to vote in the November 2020 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) in 2020 .  Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, you ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (June 26, 2020)

Location: Brazil Event: Travel Update Health Alert Commercial flights between the United States and Brazil continue to run on a regular basis. As flights are subject to change, please contact airlines directly for the most current schedule information. We continue to encourage U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States to make commercial ... Read More»

The Tide is Turning Toward Trusted 5G Vendors

Statement by U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo The tide is turning against Huawei as citizens around the world are waking up to the danger of the Chinese Communist Party’s surveillance state. Huawei’s deals with telecommunications operators around the world are evaporating, because countries are only allowing trusted vendors in their 5G networks. Examples ... Read More»

Brazil Extends Border Closure to July 5

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (June 21, 2020) Location:  Brazil Event:  Extension of Brazil’s Border Closures On June 20, Brazil extended the decree that foreigners are banned from entering the country by air, land, and sea for 15 days (through July 5).  This is an extension of previous border closures.  Those in the following categories are ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (June 19, 2020)

Location:  Brazil Event:  Health Alert The U.S. Embassy and Consulates General in Brazil continue to offer only emergency services for U.S. citizens in Brazil.  Routine services not related to safety, such as passport renewals without imminent travel ​​and notarial services, are not considered emergencies and will not be scheduled at this time.  We will resume operations in ... Read More»

U.S. Consulate General Recife Public Affairs Section Annual Program Statement FY 2020

The Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Consulate General in Recife, Brazil is publishing this Annual Program Statement, which outlines program priorities and themes for this year. This document also outlines specific procedures for submitting funding proposals. The U.S. Consulate General in Recife invites proposals that strengthen ties between the United States and Brazil, through ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (June 12, 2020)

Location:  Brazil Event:  Health Alert Although both the United States and Brazil have restricted the entry of some foreigners as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic (see below), at this time commercial flights between the United States and Brazil continue to run on a regular basis.  As flights are subject to change, please contact airlines ... Read More»

Fulbright Brazil opens scholarship enrollment in the U.S. for 2021

Opportunities to participate in U.S. exchange programs and become part of Fulbright’s alumni network The Fulbright Brazil Commission opens for scholarship enrollment in the United States for 2021. These opportunities are for Brazilians with a degree in language, PHD students and university professors. The goal of the programs offered by Fulbright is to promote mutual ... Read More»

Fact Sheet: U.S. Assistance to Brazil to Combat COVID-19

Updated May 31, 2020 U.S. Government The U.S. government has announced assistance to mitigate the health and socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19, totaling over US $ 12.5 million (approximately R$ 66 million). These funds include: On May 29, 2020, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced US $ 6 million in humanitarian assistance to Brazil ... Read More»

United States donates US$53 million to fight COVID-19 in Brazil

U.S. government and private sector initiatives aim to reduce pandemic impacts in the country Brasilia, June 2 2020:  The United States government and private sector are strongly committed to helping the Brazilian people to combat COVID-19 in Brazil and together have already made available approximately US$53 million (R$ 275 million) in a series of initiatives, including donation ... Read More»

Joint Statement From the United States and Brazil Regarding Health Cooperation

Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Joint Statement From the United States of America and the Federative Republic of Brazil Regarding Health Cooperation The American and Brazilian people stand in solidarity in the fight against the coronavirus.  Today, as a demonstration of that solidarity, we are announcing the United States Government has delivered ... Read More»

U.S. government announces additional US $6 million in COVID-19 related assistance for Brazil

Total U.S. assistance is raised to over $12.5 million (approximately R$ 66 million) Brasilia, May 29, 2020:  The United States has announced that it is providing an additional US $6 million (approximately R$ 32 million) in humanitarian assistance to Brazil for emergency activities in health, water, sanitation, and hygiene and to mitigate the health impacts of COVID-19 ... Read More»

81 public school students from throughout Brazil participate in online English immersion

Eighty-one students from the Brazilian public school are participating, from May 26 to June 4, in the English Immersion Program – EIP, sponsored by the U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Brazil.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the program is not taking place in Brasilia, as it had been since 2007, but rather in an online version of ... Read More»

United States donations reduce the impact of COVID-19 in vulnerable communities of the Amazon

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States has been at the forefront of the global response.  The U.S. government has announced nearly US$6.5 million in financial support to date to populations disproportionately affected by the virus in rural and urban areas in the Amazon, helping prevent the spread of the virus among ... Read More»

Urgent information for visa applicants regarding novel coronavirus

Entry of foreign nationals who were physically present within the following list of countries within 14 days preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States is suspended, per Presidential Proclamations 9984, 9992, 9993, 9996 and the subsequent proclamation issued May 24, 2020: Brazil (effective May 26 at 11:59 p.m. EDT) The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, ... Read More»

Health Alert: Extension of Brazil’s Border Closures

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (May 26, 2020) Location:  Brazil Event:  Extension of Brazil’s Border Closures On May 22, Brazil decreed that foreigners are banned from entering the country by air, land, and sea for 30 days (through June 21).  This is an extension of previous border closures.  Those in the following categories are exempt: Brazilian ... Read More»

Fact Sheet: U.S. Private Sector Assistance to Mitigate Impacts of COVID-19 in Brazil

The COVID-19 crisis has mobilized the whole world, and many U.S. companies are engaged in initiatives to help combat the impacts of the pandemic globally. Some of them are present in Brazil and have partnered with local governments and organizations to implement campaigns and make donations in money, services and equipment. The aim is to ... Read More»

Health Alert: Travel Restrictions to Enter the U.S. – Updated Entry into Effect: May 26 at 11:59 EDT

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (May 25, 2020) Location:  Brazil Event:  Travel Restrictions to Enter the United States – Update to Entry into Effect Date to 11:59 EDT May 26 Entry is suspended, per Presidential Proclamation, of foreign nationals of all nationalities, including Brazilians, who were present in Brazil within 14 days prior to their arrival ... Read More»

FACT SHEET: Presidential Proclamation restricting travel of foreign nationals (including Brazilians) from Brazil to the U.S.

FACT SHEET Presidential Proclamation restricting travel of foreign nationals (including Brazilians) from Brazil to the United States Q. Who is exempt from this Proclamation? U.S. citizens Lawful permanent residents of the United States; Foreign national spouses of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident; Foreign national parents or legal guardians of a U.S. citizen or ... Read More»

Presidential proclamation restricting travel of foreign nationals from Brazil to the United States effective May 27 at 00:59 a.m. (Brasilia time)

Note: In accordance with the Amendment signed today to the Presidential Proclamation of May 24, 2020, travel restrictions suspending the entry into the United States of any foreign nationals who were present in Brazil during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States will enter into effect at 11:59 p.m. eastern daylight time on May 26, ... Read More»

United States and Brazil Celebrate 18th Plenary of U.S.-Brazil Commercial Dialogue

The United States and Brazil issued a Joint Statement on May 21 highlighting the commitment of both countries to reduce trade barriers and to increase bilateral trade and investment.  Joseph Semsar, Deputy Under Secretary for International Trade and Acting Under Secretary for International Trade for the U.S. Department of Commerce, and Lucas Ferraz, Brazilian Secretary ... Read More»

Joint Statement of the 18th Edition of the U.S.-Brazil Commercial Dialogue May 14, 2020

Joseph Semsar, U.S. Deputy Under Secretary for International Trade, Performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the Under Secretary for International Trade and Brazilian Secretary of Foreign Trade Lucas Pedreira do Couto Ferraz issue the following Joint Statement, which outlines the overall results of the May 14, 2020, virtual meeting of the U.S.-Brazil Commercial Dialogue. ... Read More»

United States announces additional US $2.5 million in COVID-19 related assistance for Brazil

The United States has announced that it is providing an additional US $2.5 million in assistance to Brazil to mitigate the health and socio-economic impacts of COVID-19. The new funds raise the total U.S. government assistance to $6.5 million (approximately R$ 37 million) to date.   Read More»

U.S. government announces additional US$ 3 million to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 in Brazil

The U.S. Government, via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has committed approximately US $3 million (over R$ 17 million) to support Brazil’s public health emergency response to COVID-19. The CDC will work closely with Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz) and the Ministry of Health, with which the Embassy maintains longstanding health cooperation. Read More»

The U.S. Consulate in Rio de Janeiro and Voz das Comunidades Launch an App to Combat Misinformation about Covid-19

The community journalism initiative in Complexo do Alemão will share real-time alerts and reliable information about the virus. Rio de Janeiro, May 11, 2020 – Seeing the need of some community residents for reliable information amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro and the community outlet, Voz das Comunidades, from ... Read More»

Health Alert – COVID-19 and Dengue Precautions

Location: Brazil Event: COVID-19 and Dengue Precautions This health alert provides health information from the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia’s Health Unit regarding a frequently asked COVID-19 question as well as information on seasonal dengue preventive measures. Can COVID-19 be spread through food (such as in a restaurant or take out)? Coronaviruses are generally thought to ... Read More»

Message to U.S. Citizens:  FVAP Voting Resources

U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) is tracking the impact of COVID-19 on U.S. citizens abroad, Service members, and their eligible family members, when voting absentee during the remainder of the 2020 election cycle. FVAP is in communication with state election offices, the Military Postal Service Agency and other federal agencies ... Read More»

Health Alert: IRS COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments

Location: Brazil Event: IRS COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments The U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service have announced that distribution of Economic Impact Payments has begun and will be automatic for those who filed tax returns in 2018 or 2019.  Social Security beneficiaries who are not typically required to file tax returns will not need to file ... Read More»

U.S. Consulate General São Paulo Public Affairs Section Annual Program Statement FY 2020

The Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Consulate General in São Paulo (PAS) is pleased to announce its Annual Program Statement (APS), which outlines PAS’s funding priorities for U.S. Government Fiscal Year 2020, as well as the specific procedures for submitting funding requests addressing those priorities. PAS invites proposals for projects that strengthen ties between ... Read More»

Health Alert: Update on Immigrant Visa Appointments and Lawful Permanent Resident Status During COVID-19

Pursuant to U.S. Presidential Proclamation 11014, issued April 22, 2020, the entry into the United States of foreign nationals as immigrants was suspended as of 11:59 PM on April 23, 2020, for 60 days except for certain excepted categories. Read More»

U.S. government announces US $950,000 in assistance to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 in Brazil

Brasilia, May 1, 2020:   The United States is providing US $950,000 (approximately R$ 5.21 million) in new economic support funds to incentivize private sector investments in mitigating non-health COVID-19 impacts on rural and vulnerable urban populations in Brazil with a focus on the Amazon region. This assistance builds upon past U.S. investment in Brazil, which totals ... Read More»

Health Alert – Commercial Flight Update – Increased Availability

Location: Brazil Event: Commercial Flight Update – Increased Availability Beginning May 1, U.S. bound commercial flights from Brazil are expected to increase to 13 flights per week.  Flights include daily service on United Airlines from Sao Paulo (GRU) to Houston (IAH) and flights on Azul from Campinas (VCP) twice per week to Fort Lauderdale (FLL) ... Read More»

Readout of Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Brazilian Foreign Minister Araujo

OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON April 29, 2020 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke by phone today with Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Araujo discussed the importance of a coordinated response to combat the COVID-19 pandemic through increased production of medical supplies ... Read More»

Health Alert – Expanded Face Mask Requirements and CDC symptoms

Location: Worldwide/Brazil Event: Expanded Face Mask Requirements and CDC symptoms The following are new face mask requirements issued by Brazilian authorities.  This list is not exhaustive and is subject to change.  Please note that all U.S. Embassy and Consulate General Staff, as well as visitors, are required to wear face masks while on Mission grounds ... Read More»

Message for U.S Citizens: The U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro will host a Virtual Town Hall on April 28.

Message for U.S. Citizens U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro April 24, 2020 https://br.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/riodejaneiro/ The U. S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro will host a Virtual Town Hall via Facebook Live on Tuesday, April 28 at 2:00 PM, to discuss your experiences during the current COVID-19 situation and answer your questions.  For U.S. citizens in the states of Rio de Janeiro, Bahia and Espirito Santo, we want ... Read More»

Health Alert: Data Resources on COVID-19 in Brazil

Location:  Brazil Event:  Data Resources on COVID-19 in Brazil The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia closely follows developments in the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil and would like to share some credible COVID-19 data resources with U.S. citizens currently in Brazil for your own situational awareness. Covid Radar , a public-private partnership of more than 40 companies and organizations, provides ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador launches his Twitter account: Follow @USAmbBR

Brasília, April 22, 2020: Ambassador Todd Chapman arrived on March 29, 2020, and officially launched his Twitter account (@USAmbBR) on the same day. Now with more than 25,000 followers, the goal is to have a direct channel with Ambassador Chapman and get the latest news on the Brazil-U.S. relationship, observations of politics, culture and activities ... Read More»

Health Alert – Some Brazilian Cities Require Face Coverings

Location:  Worldwide/Brazil Event:  Some Brazilian Cities to Start Requiring Face Masks Please note that some cities in Brazil, for example Belo Horizonte (effective April 22, 2020), Rio de Janeiro (effective April 23, 2020), and Salvador (effective April 24, 2020), are requiring facial coverings/masks. These policies are subject to change and local authorities in other cities may take ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (April 20, 2020)

Location: Brazil Event: Commercial Flight Update There are currently 9 U.S. bound flights from Brazil per week. Flights include daily service on United Airlines from Sao Paulo (GRU) and flights on Azul from Campinas (VCP) once per week to Fort Lauderdale and once per week to Orlando.  These flights are subject to change and may ... Read More»

Brazil – U.S. Joint Statement on Enhancement of Bilateral Economic and Trade Partnership

04/17/2020 Washington, DC – On April 9, the U.S. Trade Representative and Brazil’s Foreign Minister and other senior officials, held a teleconference to discuss US-Brazil trade relations.  On April 16, high-level representatives from the USTR and from Brazil’s Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Economy, and Agriculture  discussed the implementation of an ambitious economic and trade agenda between ... Read More»

Release of U.S. Government Action Plan To Support the International Response to COVID-19

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON APRIL 16, 2020 In collaboration with U.S. departments and agencies, the Department of State is releasing the U.S. Government Action Plan to Support the International Response to COVID-19. Through the American people’s generosity and the U.S. Government’s action, the United States continues to demonstrate global leadership in the face ... Read More»

Health Alert: CDC Prevention Guidance for Facial Coverings (April 13, 2020)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidance that now recommends people wear cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.  Read More»

Ambassador Chapman talks to U.S. citizens in Brazil during the global COVID-19 crisis

Brasilia, April 13, 2020:  The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil have no higher commitment than the safety and welfare of U.S. citizens traveling and living abroad.  Ambassador Todd Chapman speaks to U.S. citizens in the following video. See message here . Follow Ambassador Chapman on his Twitter handle: @USAmbBR . In his personal video message, Ambassador Chapman ... Read More»

Health Alert – COVID-19 and Absentee Voting

April 10, 2020 Location:  Brazil Event:  Health Alert Did you know that U.S. citizens living overseas can vote absentee in their state’s upcoming election, no matter where they are? The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and the potential impact it may have on the election cycle.  For additional information on ... Read More»

The United States opens up more opportunities for sugarcane exports in 2020

Brasilia, April 11, 2020: The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced on April 9 that the United States significantly increased Brazilian exports of raw cane sugar in 2020. With immediate effect , more than 64,000 additional tons are ready to enter the U.S. market at a reduced tax rate by September 30, ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil

Location:  Brazil Event:  Commercial Flight Update As of April 13, U.S. bound flights from Brazil will decrease to 9 per week.  LATAM has announced it will suspend its remaining Sao Paulo to Miami route from April 13-30; the route’s last northbound departure is April 11. The current remaining U.S. bound flights depart from Sao Paulo (GRU) ... Read More»

Health Alert: Status of Passport Applications (April 8, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (April 8, 2020) Location:  Brazil Event:  Status of Passport Applications  In response to public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, on March 20, 2020, the U.S. Department of State began limiting its passport operations.  Effective March 17, 2020 only emergency American Citizen Services are available at the U.S. Embassy ... Read More»

Health Alert: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security warns individuals to remain vigilant for scams related to COVID-19 (April 6, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (April 6, 2020) Location:  Brazil Event:  Health Alert The U.S. Department of Homeland Security warns individuals to remain vigilant for scams related to COVID-19. Cyber actors may send emails with malicious attachments or fraudulent websites. The best source of authoritative information on COVID-19 is the Centers for Disease Control’s website (CDC).  U.S. citizens in Brazil can also ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (April 5, 2020)

Location: Brazil Event: Brazil has confirmed cases of COVID-19 throughout the country and has declared a state of emergency to fight the pandemic. The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia would like to inform U.S. citizens in Brazil that the Brazilian Health Ministry has developed an app for iOS and Android called Coronavirus – SUS. The app ... Read More»

Responding to queries on medical visas

In response to significant worldwide challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of State temporarily suspended routine visa services at all U.S. Embassies and Consulates. The announced worldwide shutdown of routine visa services prompted questions about whether medical professionals on J/H visas were still allowed to travel to/stay in the U.S. In an attempt ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (April 04, 2020)

Location: Brazil Event: Health Alert Brazil has confirmed cases of COVID-19 in all 26 states and the Federal District, and the largest number of confirmed cases in South and Central America.  Brazil has declared a national emergency at the federal level and most Brazilian states as well as the Federal District have declared statewide public ... Read More»

Online Press availability with new U.S. Ambassador to Brazil

Brasilia, April 3, 2020: The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil invites journalists to participate in the first online press availability, on April 6 at 9:00am (Brasilia Time), with Ambassador Todd Chapman. During the press availability, Ambassador Chapman will highlight his priorities as ambassador to Brazil, perspectives of the U.S.-Brazil bilateral relationship and actions of ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (April 03, 2020)

Location: Brazil Event: Health Alert International commercial flight options currently exist in Brazil.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging repatriation flights in Brazil at this time.  Actions ... Read More»

Message To U.S. Citizens:  IRS COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments

April 1st, 2020 The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service announced on March 30, 2020 that distribution of economic impact payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people. However, some seniors and others who typically do not file returns will need to ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil

Location: Brazil Event:  Brazil has confirmed cases of COVID-19 in all 26 states and the Federal District, and the largest number of confirmed cases in South and Central America.  As of March 30, 2020, Brazil has implemented a 30-day ban on all foreigners entering Brazil by air with limited exceptions for those that fall into one of the categories  here .  Brazil closed ... Read More»

Message for US Citizens: Commercial Flights in Brazil

Per the State Department’s Global Level Four Health Alert, U.S. citizens who live in the United States and are traveling temporaily overseas should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  U.S. citizens who live abroad should avoid all international travel.   Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Todd C. Chapman arrives in Brazil

Brasilia, March 29, 2020: The United States Embassy and Consulates are pleased to announce that the new United States Ambassador to Brazil, Todd C. Chapman, arrived this Sunday, the 29th, in Brasilia. Upon arrival, Ambassador Chapman made the following statement: “It is a great privilege to return to Brazil and serve as the Ambassador of ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Enroll in STEP

March 29, 2020 Smart Traveler Enrollment Program The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service to allow U.S. citizens and nationals traveling and living abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.   Assistance: United States Embassy and Consulates in Brazil: United States Embassy and Consulates in Brazil:  U.S. ... Read More»

Health Alert: CDC COVID-19 Pandemic Notice – Global Level 3 Alert – Avoid Nonessential Travel

Health Alert: CDC COVID-19 Pandemic Notice – Global Level 3 Alert – Avoid Nonessential Travel March 28, 2020 Location: Worldwide Event: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued an alert which recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential international travel due to widespread ongoing global transmission COVID-19. Older adults and people of any age with serious ... Read More»

COVID-19 Information

Updated on July 1st, 2020 Global Health Alert The Department of State has issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory  advising U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. Health Alert on American Citizens Services In response to public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, at this time only emergency American Citizen ... Read More»

Health Alert (March 28, 2020)

Health Alert U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil March 28, 2020 Location: Brazil Event: On March 27, Brazil announced the closure of its borders, beginning on March 30, 2020 for 30 days, to individuals arriving by air who do not fall into one of the following categories: Brazilian citizens, born or naturalized Permanent residents of Brazil Foreign ... Read More»

Health Alert (03/27/2020)

PLEASE REFER TO LATEST UPDATES  HERE Health Alert U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil March 27, 2020 Location: Brazil Event: Brazil has confirmed cases of COVID-19 throughout the country and has declared a state of emergency to fight the pandemic. The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia would like to inform U.S. citizens in Brazil that the Brazilian Health Ministry ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil

PLEASE REFER TO LATEST UPDATES  HERE Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil March 27, 2020 Location: Brazil Event: U.S. Embassy Brasilia has confirmed media reports of criminals posing as public health workers and police to assault individuals and residences. Do not open the door to your residence to speak with any individual whose visit you are ... Read More»

Health Alert (March 26, 2020)

PLEASE REFER TO LATEST UPDATES  HERE U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil March 26, 2020 Location: Brazil Event: Brazil has confirmed cases of COVID-19 throughout the country. U.S. citizens who live in the United States (i.e. are travelling temporarily overseas) should arrange for immediate return home or be prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period. On March ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Commercial Flights in Brazil

PLEASE REFER TO LATEST UPDATES  HERE Per the State Department’s Global Level Four Health Alert, U.S. citizens who live in the United States, and are temporarily overseas, should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.    The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia would like to inform U.S. citizens in Brazil who plan to return to the United States that some regularly ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens:  Commercial Flight Options Departing Brazil

PLEASE REFER TO LATEST UPDATES  HERE Message for U.S. Citizens:  Commercial Flight Options Departing Brazil as of March 24, 2020    Per the State Department’s  Global Level Four Health Alert , U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.    The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia would like to inform U.S. citizens in Brazil that some regularly scheduled commercial flight options remain available departing Brazil for the United States but we expect this number to decrease.  U.S. ... Read More»

Telephonic Press Briefing with Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Representatives

The U.S. Department of State will host a telephonic briefing on  Thursday, March 26, at 8:30am (Eastern Time) with Dr. Nancy Messonnier, Director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Dr. Sarah Bennett, Commander, United States Public Health Service, and Head of the ... Read More»

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo With Sean Hannity of The Sean Hannity Show

INTERVIEW Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State Washington, D.C. March 18, 2020 QUESTION: Here with a lot more on this and so much more, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Mr. Secretary, great to see you. Thank you for being with us. You actually brought in Chinese representatives to your office on this very topic of blaming ... Read More»

Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel (03/19)

The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period. Read More»

Notice on Silver Shadow cruise ship

March 19   We are continuing to work actively with local Brazilian authorities, our United States government partners, and Silversea Cruises and its parent company Royal Caribbean, to facilitate the return of all U.S. citizen passengers aboard the Silver Shadow to the United States. We established direct communication with U.S. citizens aboard the Silver Shadow shortly after their arrival in Recife, ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil

Location:  Brazil Event:  Effective March 17, American Citizens Services will offer emergency services only for U.S. citizens in Brazil.  Routine services not related to safety, such as passport renewals without imminent travel, are not considered emergencies and will not be scheduled at this time. For U.S. citizens who currently have appointments scheduled March 17 or ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil

Location:  Brazil Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, China.  The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 100,000 reported cases worldwide. The government of Brazil has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo in Washington, D.C.  The two leaders discussed the outcomes of the March 7 meeting between President Donald Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, which underscored our partnership in promoting economic prosperity, security, and democratic values across the hemisphere.  Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Federal Benefits Unit Visiting Sao Paulo on April 1, 2020

Message for U.S. Citizens U.S. Consulate General São Paulo March 9, 2020 https://br.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/saopaulo/ The U.S. Consulate General in São Paulo is pleased to announce that representatives from the Social Security Administration’s Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) in Lisbon plan to visit São Paulo on April 1st. FBU representatives intend to meet with interested parties to discuss ... Read More»

Fact Sheet: The United States and Brazil: Partners for a Prosperous Hemisphere

THE UNITED STATES AND BRAZIL: PARTNERS FOR A PROSPEROUS HEMISPHERE The U.S.-Brazil relationship is stronger than ever.  President Jair Bolsonaro will visit Florida March 7-10, and President Trump will host him at Mar-a-Lago.  The U.S.-Brazil partnership is key to the President’s vision to achieve a free and democratic Western Hemisphere where economic prosperity can flourish ... Read More»

Fifth Meeting of the Brazil-U.S. Joint Commission on Science and Technology Held in Brasilia

On March 5-6, 2020, Brazil and the United States held the Fifth Meeting of the Brazil-U.S. Joint Commission on Science and Technology Cooperation in Brasilia to deepen collaboration in key priority areas for the benefit of both countries.  Marcos Pontes, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, and Dr. Walter Copan, Director of the National Institute ... Read More»

President Bolsonaro to visit U.S Southern Command

President Jair Bolsonaro will take part in a historic visit to the headquarters of the U.S. Southern Command on March 8.  President Bolsonaro will meet with U.S. Navy Adm. Craig Faller, as well as other command and Department of Defense leaders to discuss the growing defense-cooperation partnership between Brazil and the U.S. Read More»

A hundred Federal District’s high school students participate in the STEAM Power for Girls Program

On March 5, 6 and 7, as part of the commemoration of International Women's Day, the U.S. Embassy in Brazil, in partnership with eight Brazilian institutions, will launch the STEAM Power for Girls Program – a complete immersion in the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Officer Visiting

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Officer Visiting  Santarém, Pará, on March 11, 2020 br.usembassy.gov Consular representatives from the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia will be in Santarém, Pará, on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  A consular officer will be available to meet with U.S. citizens, accept U.S. passport and Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) applications, and provide ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Brazilian Foreign Minister Araujo

Readout Office of the Spokesperson February 27, 2020 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎ Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo regarding the upcoming visit of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to Miami. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Araujo discussed the importance of the close U.S.-Brazilian partnership ... Read More»

FSIS Lifts Suspension on Brazil’s Exports of Raw Intact Beef Products to the U.S.

The U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) takes very seriously the responsibility to ensure the safety of meat, poultry, and processed egg products for American consumers. FSIS recently conducted a targeted, on-site equivalence verification audit of Brazil’s raw intact beef products to verify the implementation of corrective actions in response to several audits and ... Read More»

Mike Pompeo and Alex Azar: Our coronavirus response is protecting Americans

Opinion article written by Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State and Alex M. Azar II, Secretary of Health and Human Services, and published on USA Today , 11 February 2020 How we mobilize resources around the world to help other nations fight the disease is American altruism at its finest.   Michael R. Pompeo and Alex M. ... Read More»

Answering the Call to Advance Religious Freedom

In his address at an event on The Global Call to Protect Religious Freedom in September 2019, President Trump said: “Today, with one clear voice, the United States of America calls upon the nations of the world to end religious persecution, to stop the crimes against people of faith, release prisoners of conscience, repeal laws ... Read More»

Administrator Wheeler Kicks Off Visit to Brazil with Bilateral Meetings

Yesterday, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler kicked off his visit to Brazil in Brasilia with bilateral meetings with his Brazilian counterparts at the Ministry of Environment (Ministério do Meio Ambiente [MMA]) and National Water Agency of Brazil (Agência Nacional de Águas [ANA]). With this trip, Administrator Wheeler becomes the first EPA Administrator ... Read More»

Youth Ambassadors arrival in Brasilia and Launch of the commemorative stamp for the 18th anniversary of the program

Fifty public school students return to Brazil after an exchange in the United States, the Brazilian Postal Service, in partnership with the U.S. Embassy, will launch a commemorative stamp of the Youth Ambassadors program on January 31, open to the press. Read More»

January 27 Briefing with Ken Cuccinelli, Acting Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security

Please join us on Monday, January 27, for a telephonic press briefing with Ken Cuccinelli, Acting Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Acting Deputy Secretary Cuccinelli will update on efforts to address the security and humanitarian crisis at the U.S. southern border, strengthen U.S. partnerships across Central and South America to confront irregular ... Read More»

Health Alert: Alcohol Poisoning from Backer Beer

 United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Health Alert: Alcohol Poisoning from Backer Beer January 23, 2020 Location:  Brazil, country-wide Event: Due to deaths and illness from suspected poisoning, the Ministry of Agriculture ordered Backer Brewery to cease production of its following brands: Belorizontina, Capixaba, Capitão Senra, Pele Vermelha, Fargo 46, Backer Pilsen, Brown, Backer D2, Corleone, and ... Read More»

USAID and IOM announce a new Venezuelan integration program in Brazil

The program will facilitate access to formal employment and income-generating opportunities through vocational and business training, language courses, and training.   The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) will announce, on January 28, an Economic Integration of Vulnerable Nationals from Venezuela in Brazil Program.  The announcement will ... Read More»

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Meeting with Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met yesterday with Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo on the margins of the Counter Terrorism Ministerial in Bogota, Colombia. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Araujo highlighted our close partnership in the global fight against terrorism. Read More»

The OAS Revival

I want to thank the Permanent Council Chair from Guyana for honoring the United States request to speak today.  And I’d also like to recognize the OAS’s superb Secretary General, Luis Almagro, for your excellent leadership in support of democratic values. Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel Advisory Update

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens:  Travel Advisory Update January 15, 2020   On Tuesday, January 14, 2020, the Department of State updated the Travel Advisory for Brazil.  The overall travel advisory level has not changed. We have made changes in formatting to make it easier for potential travelers to find crucial information.  ... Read More»

Youth Ambassadors Program: 50 promising youth from public education arrive in Brasilia before heading to the United States

Selectees will spend three weeks in the U.S. participating in leadership workshops, social entrepreneurship projects and meetings with government representatives Brasília, January 7, 2020 – Fifty public school students from all over the country, selected to participate in the eighteenth edition of the Youth Ambassadors Program, arrived in Brasilia on January 6, before leaving for a ... Read More»

Statement of the U.S. Department of Defense on the Death of General Qasem Soleimani

At the direction of the President, the U.S. military has taken decisive defensive action to protect U.S. personnel abroad by killing Qasem Soleimani, the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force, a U.S.-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization.  General Soleimani was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the ... Read More»

Statement From Assistant to the Secretary of Defense Jonathan Hoffman

In response to repeated Kata’ib Hizbollah (KH) attacks on Iraqi bases that host Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) coalition forces, U.S. forces have conducted precision defensive strikes against five KH facilities in Iraq and Syria that will degrade KH’s ability to conduct future attacks against OIR coalition forces. The five targets include three KH locations in ... Read More»

Growth in the Americas

The Challenge: The Americas seek to facilitate economic prosperity, security, and good governance. The Americas face a shortfall in infrastructure investment, which drags on economic growth. The region needs $100-150 billion in new annual infrastructure investment. Growing population centers and economic markets necessitate increased investment to ensure market diversification, energy security, and continued growth. The ... Read More»

Presidential Proclamation on Human Rights Day, Bill of Rights Day, and Human Rights Week, 2019

Nearly two and a half centuries ago, American colonists broke free of a tyrannical monarchy and rose from the shadow of oppression, creating a new Republic predicated on liberty and the rule of law.  Innate to the identity of this new Nation was a revolutionary commitment to the preservation of individual rights.  The Framers drafted ... Read More»

Op-ed: The Responsibility of living in the Hemisphere of Freedom

Opinion article written by Michael Kozak, Acting Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State, and published on O Globo , 05 December 2019 Democratic self-determination requires commitment to human rights   Sometimes-violent protests have recently filled the streets of cities across the Americas.  Some critics once again seek to cast the United States as ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Officer Visiting Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, on December 16, 2019

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Officer Visiting   Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, on December 16, 2019  br.usembassy.gov         Consular representatives from U.S. Embassy Brasilia will be in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, on Monday, December 16 from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. A consular officer will be available then to meet with U.S. citizens, accept U.S. passport and Consular Report of Birth Abroad ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Thanksgiving Message from Charge d’Affaires William Popp

Message for U.S. Citizens: Thanksgiving Message from Charge d’Affaires William Popp br.usembassy.gov On behalf of the entire U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Brazil, my family and I extend warm greetings and best wishes to everyone celebrating Thanksgiving in Brazil this year. Thanksgiving is an opportunity to express gratitude for what we cherish most – a loving ... Read More»

Joint Communique from the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum

The 10th meeting of the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum was held today in Washington, D.C., with CEO members providing joint recommendations to both governments on how to strengthen the U.S.-Brazil commercial relationship and grow bilateral trade and investment. The U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum is currently comprised of 20 CEOs of companies based in the United States and ... Read More»

Brazil is now the 9th leading country worldwide sending students to the United States

According to the 2019 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange data released today by IIE and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Brazil is the 9th leading country worldwide sending students to the United States, increasing by 9.8 percent, the second largest percentage increase in international students from any ... Read More»

Health Alert: Dengue in Brazil

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Health Alert: Dengue in Brazil November 7, 2019 Location: Brazil, country-wide Event: Dengue is an ongoing risk in Brazil. After low numbers of dengue cases in 2017-18, Brazil has already recorded more cases in 2019 (1,439,471 as of September 11) than occurred in either of those outbreak years. Public health ... Read More»

USS WASP Visits Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro, November 6, 2019 – The USS WASP visited Rio de Janeiro October 30-November 4 on her way home to Norfolk, Virginia after being stationed in Japan since 2017. The visit was a testament to the strength of the friendship and partnership between Brazil and the United States, the two largest democracies in ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy unveils the names of the 50 Youth Ambassadors selected for the 2020 program

The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil unveiled, this Wednesday, October 30, the names of 50 Brazilian students selected to take part in the Youth Ambassadors Program 2020. This year, the program commemorates its 18th anniversary, and reaching the age of adulthood, relevant changes will be made to this initiative of social responsibility. Read More»

The International Journalists Center (ICFJ) is accepting applications for digital entrepreneurship and innovation in the USA

A six-week program will help participants create business models to generate sustainable revenues. Applications will be accepted until November 30   The International Center of Journalists  (ICFJ) is accepting applications for the Digital Entrepreneurship program for journalists, technologists, and media entrepreneurs, who are fluent in English in Latin America.  The program, A Digital Path to Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Latin America, ... Read More»

U.S. Maintains Support for Brazil’s Ascension to OECD

The March 19 Joint Statement from President Trump and President Bolsonaro clearly stated support for Brazil beginning the process to become a full member of the OECD and welcomed Brazil’s ongoing efforts regarding economic reforms, best practices, and a regulatory framework in line with the standards of the OECD.  We stand by this statement.  We ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Officer Visiting  Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, on October 25, 2019

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Officer Visiting  Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, on October 25, 2019 br.usembassy.gov Consular representatives from U.S. Embassy Brasilia will be in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, on Friday, October 25, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  A consular officer will be available to meet with U.S. citizens to accept U.S. passport and Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) ... Read More»

U.S. Government Provides Technical Assistance in Wake of Wildfires in Brazil

Brasilia, September 27, 2019: The United States is cooperating with the Government of Brazil to combat the fires in the Amazon by sending a team of U.S. wildfire experts to provide technical support to Brazilian fire investigators. On September 12-25, a team of specialists from USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA), with expertise in ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy and FBI Facilitate Rapid Response Training and Exchange of Best Practices with 16 Brazilian Security Organs

The U.S. Embassy and Consulates, the FBI in Brazil and the Department of Special Activities of the Federal District Civil Police (Depate / PCDF), with the support of the Brazilian Intelligence Agency (ABIN), promoted the training of Brazilian security agents to quickly and effectively respond to attacks involving shooters in public spaces. Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: National Voter Registration Day September 24th

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens:  National Voter Registration Day September 24th br.usembassy.gov    The U.S. Embassy would like to inform all U.S. citizens that September 24th is National Voter Registration Day! Please use this link to register to vote in your state: https://www.fvap.gov/ If you need any assistance please contact a Voting Assistance ... Read More»

USTDA Supports Brazil Smart Grid Communications, Opportunities for U.S. Industry

São Luis, Brazil – The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) awarded a grant to develop a smart grid telecommunications support plan for Brazilian energy and utility investment company Grupo Equatorial Energia. The plan will help improve the delivery of electricity to more than 2.4 million customers in the state of Maranhão. “Smart grid telecommunications ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Phone Outage at U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro August 31, 2019

United States Consulate General Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Routine Message for U.S. Citizens: Phone Outage at U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro August 31, 201 There will be a phone outage at U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro on Saturday, August 31, 2019 from 6 am to midnight. If you have an emergency involving a ... Read More»

First English Olympics to take place in September

From September 2 to 27, the Regional English Language Office (RELO) of the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil will parter with EduSim, the National Council of Secretaries of Education (Consed), and Nova Escola to promote the English Olympics 2019.  The English Olympics 2019 aims to encourage English language learning in Brazil.  The event, which is free ... Read More»

Dreaming of studying in the US? The country wants more Brazilian students

Interview given to Beatriz Bulla, from Estado de São Paulo newspaper, published on 27/08/2019.  According to Caroline Casagrande, Deputy Secretary for Academic Programs of the U.S. government, the number of Brazilians in universities in the country grew 12% in the last school year and the idea is to increase even more.   Interview with Caroline Casagrande, Deputy Secretary for U.S. Government Academic Programs Beatriz Bulla, Washington correspondent WASHINGTON – ... Read More»

The United States returns to Expointer after 26 years

The U.S. booth in the International Pavilion will have information on tourism and educational opportunities in the United States.   Porto Alegre, August 23, 2019 – The United States Consulate General in Porto Alegre, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Commerce, will launch its booth at the 42nd Expointer’s ... Read More»

U.S. expert to discuss the use of new technologies to combat misinformation

From August 19 to 23, the U.S. Embassy and Consulates will bring to Brazil the media expert Samaruddin "Sam " Stewart to minister lectures and discuss the use of technologies to combatmisinformation, new ways of producing and distributing news, and new trends of journalism. Read More»

Update: Resumption of Consular Activities in Porto Alegre

The U.S. Consulate General in Porto Alegre will resume normal consular operations on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019.  Applicants whose interviews in Porto Alegre were cancelled should reschedule their appointments.  All appointments for visas must be made online at https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-br/niv .  Please consult our website and follow us on social media  for information about U.S. Embassy and Consulate services and activities. Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Officer Visiting Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, on August 26 and 27, 2019

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Officer Visiting  Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, on August 26 and 27, 2019 br.usembassy.gov Consular representatives from U.S. Embassy Brasilia will be in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, on Monday afternoon, August 26, and Tuesday morning, August 27, 2019. A consular officer will be available to meet with U.S. citizens, accept U.S. passport and Consular Report of Birth Abroad ... Read More»

United States calls for proposals on Design and Implementation of Access Programs in Brazil 

Funding opportunities are open for Belém, Manaus, Brasília, Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, São Luís, and São Paulo Brasília, August 15, 2019: The U.S. Embassy and Consulates and the Regional English Language Office (RELO) are seeking proposals from non-profit educational organizations, with English language teaching capacity, to create and implement Access Programs in: Belém, Recife, ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Porto Alegre, Brazil

Subject: Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Porto Alegre, Brazil (August 12, 2019) Location: Esquina Democratica in the Centro Historico of Porto Alegre Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, beginning at 5 pm local time and lasting until midnight.  The demonstration intends to protest policies of the federal government. Spontaneous demonstrations ... Read More»

Want to study in the US and have no idea where to start?

U.S. universities share U.S. study opportunities in Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia and Sao Paulo   The United States Mission to Brazil, in partnership with EducationUSA, the U.S. Department of State’s official network for studies in the United States, and partner institutions in Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, and Sao Paulo, will hold the 16th edition of the ... Read More»

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Strengthens U.S.-Brazil Economic Relations

During his July 29 to August 1 visit, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross reinforced strong and growing U.S.-Brazil relations. On July 30, Secretary Ross and Chargé d’Affaires William Popp participated in Amcham Brasil’s 100th anniversary celebration in São Paulo and met with São Paulo state Governor João Doria. Secretary Ross highlighted the United States’ ongoing commitment ... Read More»

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at AMCHAM Centennial

As prepared for Delivery July 30, 2019 SAO PAULO, BRAZIL, AMCHAM CENTENNIAL Intro by Mr. Luiz Pretti, Chairman of the Board of AmCham-Brasil and President of Cargill Brazil Thank you for the kind words. It’s great to be here for the Chamber’s centennial celebration. AmCham-Sao Paulo has long been an important partner for the Department ... Read More»

Statement on Respect for Religion or Belief

As representatives of the international community, we recognize that religious communities of all traditions can be powerful, peaceful forces for good in the world.  We call upon all governments to respect the individual’s human right to believe or not believe, to practice any faith tradition or none. Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens – Consular Agency Fortaleza closed from August 9 to 23, 2019

Message for U.S. Citizens – U.S. Consulate General Recife, Brazil July 19, 2019 Consular Agency Fortaleza closed from August 9 to 23, 2019 br.usembassy.gov Consular Agency Fortaleza will be closed for business from August 9 to 23, 2019.  No routine American Citizen Services (consular reports of birth abroad, first time or renewal passport applications, or notary ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Recife – Resumption of Routine Consular Service

Message for U.S. Citizens – U.S. Consulate Recife, Brazil July 18, 2019 Recife – Resumption of Routine Consular Services br.usembassy.gov The U.S. Consulate General of Recife would like to announce that we will resume regular consular operations beginning on July 18th, 2019. The latest information on visa appointment availability can be found on our appointment website ... Read More»

Brazilian religious leader to receive prize from the Department of State honoring his fight for religious freedom and tolerance 

Candomblé priest and founder of the Commission to Combat Religious Intolerance (CCIR) in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Ivanir dos Santos, will receive the International Religious Freedom Award from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in recognition of Dos Santos’ long and courageous battle for religious freedom and tolerance. Read More»

Presidential Message on the 243rd Anniversary of the Adoption of the Declaration of Independence

Two hundred forty-three years ago today, our Founding Fathers, gathered in Philadelphia, adopted the Declaration of Independence and cast off the shackles of tyranny.  They boldly proclaimed the inherent truth that each individual has unalienable rights that come from our Creator, and that among them are the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy and Consulates Celebrate 243rd Independence Day and 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing

The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia, the U.S. Consulates General in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Recife and Porto Alegre, and the Embassy Branch Office in Belo Horizonte separately held celebrations to mark the 243rd Independence Day of the United States of America.  Read More»

111 students from Brazilian publics school take part in English immersion in Brasilia

One hundred and eleven students from Brazilian public schools are participating, from July 1 to 5, in an English Immersion program “English Immersion USA” – sponsored by the United States Embassy and its Consulates in Brazil.  Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Independence Day Celebration at the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia

U.S. Citizens and their immediate family members are invited to an Independence Day celebration on July 6th. Doors open at 4:00 pm and we have plans for a fun filled evening, with LIVE performances by Banda Soda Sound, Música e Cidadania and Batala Band, free activities, snacks and desserts and of course a live fireworks ... Read More»

Remarks by President Trump and President Bolsonaro of the Federative Republic of Brazil Before Bilateral Meeting

PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Thank you very much everybody.  We’re with a gentleman who had one of the greatest election wins anywhere in the world, as far as I’m concerned, and he was very proud of his relationship with President Trump — President of Brazil. Read More»

United States Secretary of Transportation and Brazilian Minister of Infrastructure Announce Partnership to Promote Transportation Cooperation

Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao and Brazilian Minister of Infrastructure Tarcísio Gomes de Freitas today signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (Memorandum) that will strengthen collaboration on transportation infrastructure investment strategies and on key transportation priorities in technology and innovation between the U.S. and Brazil. Read More»

Want to positively impact your community? Participate in the selection process for the 2020 Youth Ambassadors Program

The program will take 50 public school students for a three-week exchange in the US. Applications until August 11th Brasilia, June 25, 2019 – The Youth Ambassadors program completes 18 years in 2019, and reaching the age of adulthood, the program will make relevant changes to this initiative of social responsibility of the U.S. Embassy and ... Read More»

U.S. Consulate in Porto Alegre becomes a Consulate General

On June 25, the United States Consulate in Porto Alegre became the United States Consulate General in Porto Alegre. The change was announced by the U.S. Chargé d’Affaires in Brazil, William Popp, during the celebration of the 243rd Anniversary of Independence of the United States of America held that day at the consulate in Porto ... Read More»

U.S. Specialist for the protection of historical and cultural heritage visits Brazil

The Director and Founder of Marrion Fire & Risk Consultancy, Christopher Marrion, will deliver a number of lectures in Brazil on protecting cultural heritage from fire and disasters, and prevention and recovery.  He will be in Brasilia, from June 24 to 25, in Rio de Janeiro, from June 26 to 29, and in São Paulo ... Read More»

Remarks at the Release of the 2018 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom

SECRETARY POMPEO:  Good afternoon, everyone.  I’m proud to be here today to speak about the State Department’s ongoing mission to advance international religious freedom.  This mission is not just a Trump administration priority – it’s a deeply personal one.  For many years, I was a Sunday school teacher and a deacon at my church.   Read More»

Remarks by the Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo to the Press on the attacks that occurred in the Gulf of Oman

Good afternoon.  It is the assessment of the United States Government that the Islamic Republic of Iran is responsible for the attacks that occurred in the Gulf of Oman today.  This assessment is based on intelligence, the weapons used, the level of expertise needed to execute the operation, recent similar Iranian attacks on shipping, and ... Read More»

Weather Alert – United States Mission to Brazil (June 13, 2019)

Weather Alert – United States Mission to Brazil (June 13, 2019) https://br.usembassy.gov/ Location: Recife Event:  Due to the impact of heavy rains and high tides, U.S. Consulate General Recife will suspend operations at 2:30 PM on Thursday, June 13.  We will have limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens. Actions to Take: Monitor local ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Visa Waiver for U.S. Citizens

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens:  Visa Waiver for U.S. Citizens The Brazilian government announced that effective June 17, 2019, a visitor visa (electronic or paper) will not be required for U.S. citizens to travel to Brazil for the purposes of tourism, business, transit and artistic and sportive activities, for stays of ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Visa Waiver for U.S. Citizens

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens:  Visa Waiver for U.S. Citizens br.usembassy.gov   The Brazilian government announced that effective June 17, 2019, a visitor visa (electronic or paper) will not be required for U.S. citizens to travel to Brazil for the purposes of tourism, business, transit and artistic and sportive activities, for stays of ... Read More»

U.S.-Brazil Dialogue on Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Held in Brasilia

Brasília, June 4, 2019 – The United States and Brazil held their latest Disarmament and Nonproliferation Dialogue in Brasilia, Brazil on June 3, 2019. This meeting is one of several ongoing exchanges held by the United States and Brazil to strengthen bilateral cooperation in nuclear disarmament and arms control; export control; IAEA safeguards, and nuclear, biological ... Read More»

On the 30th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square

On June 4, we honor the heroic protest movement of the Chinese people that ended on June 4, 1989, when the Chinese Communist Party leadership sent tanks into Tiananmen Square to violently repress peaceful demonstrations calling for democracy, human rights, and an end to rampant corruption. Read More»

Youth from U.S. public school participate in exchanges in Brazil

27 American youth from 22 different states in the U.S. are in Brazil to participate in a three-week exchange in Brazil, from June 3-19. They are between 13 and 17 years old, and they will spend three days in Brasilia to visit the capital. Then in smaller groups, they will travel to three Brazilian cities, ... Read More»

Statement from the President on the LGBT Pride Month

As we celebrate LGBT Pride Month and recognize the outstanding contributions that LGBT people have made to our great Nation, let us also stand in solidarity with the many LGBT people who live in dozens of countries worldwide that punish, imprison, or even execute individuals on the basis of their sexual orientation. My Administration has ... Read More»

Diplomatic Missions in Brasilia Unite to Celebrate International Day Against LGBTI-Phobia

Diplomatic missions in Brasilia and the UN System in Brazil unite on May 17 to again renew their commitment to fight for equality and dignity for all. On the International Day Against LGBTI-phobia – Discrimination Against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex People (IDAHOT) — May 17 — the European Union Delegation in Brazil, in ... Read More»

The U.S. Consulate General in Recife Temporarily Reduces Consular services

The U.S. Consulate General in Recife will suspend routine visa and American citizens services from June 20 to July 12 to renovate our facilities to provide better customer service for visa applicants and U.S. citizens. During this period, visa applicants and American citizens seeking routine services must apply through the U.S. Consulates in São Paulo, ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Recife Temporary Suspension of Routine Consular Services June 20 to July 12

The U.S. Consulate General in Recife will suspend routine consular services temporarily from June 20 to July 12.  American citizens and visa applicants may schedule appointments at our U.S. Consulates in São Paulo, Porto Alegre, and Rio de Janeiro or at the Embassy in Brasilia.  During this time, we will be renovating our facility to ... Read More»

Remembering Riachuelo: U.S. Consulate Partners with Riachuelo City to Honor U.S.-Brazil Shared WWII History

On May 10, 1944, in the midst of World War II, an American PBY-Catalina amphibious aircraft on a routine flight from Belem to Recife fell from the sky near a small settlement in the rugged sertão of Rio Grande do Norte. All ten members of the crew, U.S. sailors attached to the Navy maritime patrol ... Read More»

USAID and the Ministry of Environment (MMA) Officially Kick Off SERVIR: A Global Network of Hubs Bringing Better Information to Decision-makers

MMA Secretary for International Cooperation Roberto Castelo Branco and MMA technical teams; USAID/ Brazil Mission Director and USAID Regional Staff kicked off the SERVIR  Amazonia project in Brasilia April 25 with an opening technical workshop. Read More»

China’s New Road in the Americas: Beyond Silk and Silver

Remarks Kimberly Breier Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs Washington, DC April 26, 2019 Thank you, Eric, and thank you to the Council for hosting me today. It’s a great honor for me to be here and to give these first remarks as Eric noted. This is a conversation that could not be more timely. ... Read More»

Western Hemisphere: Fact Sheet: U.S. Actions on Venezuela

United States policy on Venezuela is focused on ensuring free, fair, and transparent elections that bring prosperity and democracy back to the people of Venezuela. In service of this goal, the United States has undertaken a series of strong policy actions since 2017 meant to pressure the former Maduro regime and support democratic actors. Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Phone system restored at U.S. Consulate General Recife April 22, 2019

  United States Consulate General Recife, Brazil Routine Message for U.S. Citizens: Phone system restored at U.S. Consulate General Recife April 22, 2019   U.S. Consulate Recife’s phone system has been restored and operations are back to normal. U.S. Consulate General Recife Rua Gonçalves Maia 163 Boa Vista, Recife, PE — 50070-125 After-Hours Emergencies: (81) ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Phone Outage at U.S. Consulate General Recife April 22, 2019

United States Consulate General Recife, Brazil Routine Message for U.S. Citizens: Phone Outage at U.S. Consulate General Recife April 22, 2019 U.S. Consulate Recife is experiencing problems with its phone system, and calls are not going in or out at this time.  We are working to resolve the problem as quickly as possible. If you ... Read More»

Routine Message for U.S. Citizens: Phone Outage at U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro April 13, 2019

United States Consulate General Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Routine Message for U.S. Citizens: Phone Outage at U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro April 13, 2019 There will be a phone outage at U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 9am until 6pm. If you have an emergency involving a U.S. ... Read More»

U.S. Delegation Promotes Commercial Defense Partnership at the Defense Industry Dialogue and Latin American Aerospace and Defense Expo

As part of the United States’ commitment to broaden and deepen its defense partnership with Brazil, a high-level delegation of U.S. officials from the Departments of Defense, State and Commerce, led by Chargé d'Affaires to the U.S. Mission in Brazil, William Popp, attended the Defense Industry Dialogue (DID) today. Read More»

Do you want to study in the U.S., but don’t know where to start?

The U.S. Mission in Brazil, together with the Department of State’s EducationUSA and partner institutions in Porto Alegre, Florianópolis, Campinas, Belo Horizonte, Recife, Fortaleza e Belém, will host the EducationUSA Roadshow for Brazilians interested in studying in the United States. Read More»

Brazil-U.S. Initiatives in Education                     

BASIC EDUCATION   For Teachers STEM TechCamp:  In partnership with the University of São Paulo and the Laboratory of Integrated Technologic Systems (LSI-TEC).  During one week in February, 60 curriculum coordinators and public school teachers in STEM areas from each state in Brazil participate in workshops and practical sessions using design thinking techniques led by ... Read More»

Joint Statement from President Donald J. Trump and President Jair Bolsonaro

Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Today, President Donald J. Trump and President Jair Messias Bolsonaro of Brazil committed to building a new partnership between their two countries focused on increasing prosperity, enhancing security, and promoting democracy, freedom, and national sovereignty. President Trump and President Bolsonaro reiterated that the United States and Brazil ... Read More»

U.S.-Brazil Technology Safeguards Agreement

On March 18, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation Christopher Ford and Brazilian Minister of Foreign Relations Ambassador Ernesto Araújo signed the Technology Safeguards Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil on technology safeguards associated with U.S. participation in ... Read More»

United States and Brazil To Partner In Biodiversity-Focused Impact Investment Fund For The Brazilian Amazon

Today, United States Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green and the Brazilian Secretary of the Office of International Relations within the Ministry of the Environment, Roberto Castelo Branco, signed a Letter of Intent to work toward the launch of the first-ever biodiversity-focused impact-investment fund for the Brazilian Amazon. Read More»

Establishment of the U.S.-Brazil Energy Forum

The United States and Brazil announced their intent to establish the U.S.-Brazil Energy Forum (USBEF), a new bilateral government-to-government energy cooperative framework. The Forum will be driven by effective interagency coordination on both sides and informed by industry and private sector representatives from the United States and Brazil. The Forum will be chaired by the ... Read More»

Minister Pontes and DAS Piechowski Meet with Researchers from the National Museum at Smithsonian

During the visit by President Bolsonaro to Washington, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Marcos Pontes and State Department Deputy Assistant Secretary Jon Piechowski met with fourteen researchers impacted by the National Museum of Brazil fire. The researcher were conducting research at the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro and lost their work in the ... Read More»

Increasing Law Enforcement Cooperation and Information Sharing

Security cooperation between the United States and Brazil is strong and growing. U.S. and Brazilian law enforcement agencies will deepen existing partnerships through expanding cooperation, advancing on our commitment through the U.S.-Brazil Permanent Security Forum . The U.S. Customs and Border Protection of the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation signed agreements on March 18, ... Read More»

Film Showcase Honors 247th Anniversary of Porto Alegre

U.S. Consulate and Cinemateca Capitólio will screen feature films and documentaries in free sessions from March 26 to April 2 Porto Alegre celebrates its anniversary on March 26 and the U.S. Consulate decided to honor the city and its residents with a free showcase of films at the most iconic movie theater of Porto Alegre, ... Read More»

NASA, Brazil Sign CubeSat Agreement to Study Solar Physics – SPORT

NASA Deputy Administrator James Morhard, right, shakes hands with President of the Brazilian Space Agency (AEB) Carlos Augusto Teixeira de Moura, left, after signing an agreement for cooperation on the Scintillation Prediction Observations Research Task (SPORT), an upcoming NASA-AEB heliophysics CubeSat partnership on March 18, 2019, at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington. Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens U.S. Consulate General São Paulo March 7, 2019

Message for U.S. Citizens U.S. Consulate General São Paulo March 7, 2019 https://br.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/saopaulo/ The U.S. Consulate General in São Paulo is pleased to announce that representatives from the Social Security Administration’s Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) in Lisbon will be visiting São Paulo on March 26 and 27.  FBU representatives will meet with interested parties to discuss ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens U.S. Consulate General Recife March 1, 2019

Message for U.S. Citizens U.S. Consulate General Recife March 1, 2019 https://br.usembassy.gov   The U.S. Consulate General in Recife is pleased to announce that representatives from the Social Security Administration’s Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) in Lisbon will be visiting Recife on March 22, 2019.  FBU representatives will meet with interested parties to discuss the implications ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Representatives of Federal Benefits Unit Visiting Brasilia and Belo Horizonte, on March, 2019

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens: Representatives of Federal Benefits Unit Visiting  Brasilia and Belo Horizonte, on March, 2019 br.usembassy.gov The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia is pleased to announce that representatives from the Social Security Administration’s Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) in Lisbon will be visiting Belo Horizonte on March 20 and Brasilia on March 29, ... Read More»

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens: Representative of Federal Benefits Unit Visiting Manaus, on March 27, 2019

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens: Representative of Federal Benefits Unit Visiting  Manaus, on March 27, 2019 br.usembassy.gov The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia is pleased to announce that a representative from the Social Security Administration’s Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) in Lisbon will be visiting Manaus on March 27, 2019. He will meet with interested parties ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro February 28, 2019

Message for U.S. Citizens U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro  February 28, 2019   https://br.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/riodejaneiro/   The U.S. Consulate is pleased to announce that representatives from the Social Security Administration’s Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) in Lisbon will be visiting Rio de Janeiro on March 18, 2019. FBU representatives will meet with interested parties to discuss the ... Read More»

United States Provides Additional Humanitarian Aid to Venezuelans Who Have Fled Their Country

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 25, 2019 Today, Vice President Pence announced that the United States is providing nearly $56 million in additional humanitarian assistance to support the regional response for the nearly 3.4 million Venezuelans who have fled Venezuela due to the political and economic crisis caused by Nicolas Maduro. ... Read More»

Declaration on Delivery of Humanitarian Aid to Venezuelans in Need

Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires William Popp (as prepared for delivery) The United States is proud to stand with Brazil and more than 50 countries that have recognized Venezuelan Interim President Juan Guaidó. We are grateful for the support and leadership of President Bolsonaro, his government and Brazilian institutions in pursuing a peaceful and constitutional return ... Read More»

The United States Pre-positions Aid for Venezuelans on the Brazil-Venezuela Border

On February 22, the United States and its partners began pre-positioning additional humanitarian aid for Venezuelans in Boa Vista, Brazil in proximity to the Brazil-Venezuela border.  This life-saving humanitarian assistance is made up of 178 metric tons of locally-procured food supplies and is ready to be delivered to Venezuelans suffering from severe food shortages inside ... Read More»

Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Kimberly Breier Travels to Brazil and Paraguay

Washington, D.C., February 22, 2019 – Assistant Secretary Kimberly Breier will travel to Brazil and Paraguay February 24 to March 2 to promote regional prosperity, security, democracy, and human rights. From February 24 to 28, Assistant Secretary Breier will travel to Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, and Sao Paulo to deepen U.S.-Brazil cooperation in support of ... Read More»

International Working Group gathers in Brasilia to tackle ‘Going Dark’ encryption problem

On February 11-12, an international working group composed of law enforcement representatives from Brazil, United States, Australia, Belgium, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Israel, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, gathered in Brasilia to discuss the challenges of “Going Dark” encryption problem, which hinders criminal investigators’ ability to access digital evidence stored on encrypted devices. Read More»

Weather Alert – United States Mission to Brazil

Location:  Rio de Janeiro Event:  Meteorologists predict a severe storm, with extremely strong winds and significant rains, will hit Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday, February 13.  U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro will reduce staff Wednesday due to this weather event. We will have limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens. Actions to ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Officer Visiting Boa Vista, Roraima, on February 15, 2019

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Officer Visiting Boa Vista, Roraima, on February 15, 2019 br.usembassy.gov A consular officer from the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia will be in Boa Vista, Roraima, on Friday, February 15, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., to meet with U.S. citizens in need of emergency services. The consul ... Read More»

Annual Program Statement 2019-2: Funding Opportunity for RJ, ES and BA

The Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is publishing this Funding Opportunity Announcement for projects to be selected in 2019 – Annual Program Statement 2019 (Cycle II). We invite proposals that strengthen ties between the United States and Brazil, through cultural and exchange programs that highlight shared values ... Read More»

U.S. Navy Admiral Craig Faller of U.S. SOUTHCOM discusses defense partnership and security cooperation in Brazil

On February 10-13, U.S. Navy Admiral Craig Faller, Commander of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), is visiting Brasília and Rio de Janeiro and meeting with civilian and military leaders in order to discuss bilateral security cooperation with Brazilian counterparts in support of regional peace and Western Hemisphere stability. Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel Advisory Update February 6, 2019

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens:  Travel Advisory Update February 6, 2019. On Wednesday, February 6, 2019, the Department of State updated the Travel Advisory.  The text below reflects the latest report and can also be found at www.travel.state.gov. Exercise increased caution in Brazil due to crime.  Some areas have increased risk. Read the ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Officer Visiting Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, on February 14-15, 2019

  United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Officer Visiting  Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, on February 14-15, 2019 br.usembassy.gov Consular representatives from the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia will be in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, on Thursday, February 14, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday, February 15, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  A consular officer will be available ... Read More»

Youth Ambassadors to return to Brazil after a three-week exchange program in the U.S.

Fifty public high school students from all parts of Brazil will return from the United States on February 3, after participating in the 17th exchange of the Youth Ambassadors Program.  Read More»

Statement by Robert Palladino: Protecting Venezuela’s Assets for Benefit of Venezuelan People

On January 25, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo certified the authority of Venezuela’s interim President Juan Guaido to receive and control certain property in accounts of the Government of Venezuela or Central Bank of Venezuela held by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York or any other U.S. insured banks, in accordance with Section ... Read More»

Statement by Secretary Pompeo: Sanctions Against PDVSA and Venezuela Oil Sector

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement by Secretary Pompeo January 28, 2019 Sanctions Against PDVSA and Venezuela Oil Sector Today, the United States has taken necessary actions to prevent the illegitimate former Maduro regime from further plundering Venezuela’s assets and natural resources. The United States has determined that persons ... Read More»

Treasury Sanctions Venezuela’s State-Owned Oil Company Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A.

Washington – Today the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PdVSA) pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13850 for operating in the oil sector of the Venezuelan economy.  PdVSA is a Venezuelan state-owned oil company and a primary source of Venezuela’s income and foreign currency, to include ... Read More»

Statement by Secretary Pompeo: Recognition of Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s interim President

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement by Secretary Pompeo January 23, 2019 Recognition of Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s interim President The United States recognizes Juan Guaidó as the new interim President of Venezuela, and strongly supports his courageous decision to assume that role pursuant to Article 233 of Venezuela’s ... Read More»

Statement from President Trump Recognizing Juan Guaidó as the Interim President of Venezuela

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 23, 2019 Statement from President Donald J. Trump Recognizing Venezuelan National Assembly President Juan Guaidó as the Interim President of Venezuela Today, I am officially recognizing the President of the Venezuelan National Assembly, Juan Guaidó, as the Interim President of Venezuela.  In its ... Read More»

Security Alert – United States Mission to Brazil (January 11, 2019)

Security Alert – United States Mission to Brazil (January 11, 2019) Location: State of Ceará, Brazil Event: The U.S. Mission to Brazil advises U.S. citizens of heightened gang-related criminal activity and enhanced police presence in the state of Ceará.  Criminal attacks against buses, banks, businesses, public buildings, and infrastructure in Fortaleza and in over 40 ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with President Jair Bolsonaro in Brasilia, Brazil. Secretary Pompeo congratulated President Bolsonaro on his inauguration and reaffirmed the strong U.S.-Brazil partnership, rooted in our shared commitment to democracy, education, prosperity, security, and human rights. Read More»

FACT SHEET: Secretary Pompeo Travels to Brazil and Colombia to Strengthen Prosperity, Security, and Democracy

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release FACT SHEET: Secretary Pompeo Travels to Brazil and Colombia to Strengthen Prosperity, Security, and Democracy December 28, 2018 Secretary Pompeo is leading a Presidential Delegation to Brazil for the inauguration of President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, a leader who has expressed interest in closer ties with ... Read More»

Routine Message – Availability of Consular Services – United States Embassy and Consulates in Brazil

Event: The U.S. Embassy, Consulates, Consular Agencies, and Applicant Service Centers in Brazil will be closed on December 24-25 and will reopen for all routine and emergency consular services during standard operating hours starting December 26 and until further notice.  The U.S. government lapse in appropriations will not affect the provision of these services at this ... Read More»

Routine Message for U.S. Citizens:  Closing of U.S. Embassy and Consulates throughout Brazil on December 24, 2018

President Trump has declared Monday, December 24, 2018, a holiday in the United States. The U.S. federal government, including the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia, and all U.S. consulates and other offices/agencies in Brazil will close on December 24, 2018. Closed on Monday, December 24, 2018: U.S. Embassy Brasilia U.S. Consulate Porto Alegre U.S. Consulate General ... Read More»

U.S. Consul General Scott Hamilton’s First Official Visit to Salvador, Bahia

U.S. Consul General in Rio de Janeiro Scott Hamilton visited Salvador, in Bahia, for the first time in early December, when he had the opportunity to get to know important symbols of Bahia’s history and culture, as well as its afrodescendant heritage, which has many similarities to the Afro-American heritage.  Consul Hamilton visited Pelourinho, met with leaders ... Read More»

After the fire, National Museum Researchers Will Continue Their Work in the United States

Rio de Janeiro, December 20, 2018 – The U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Brazil, the Fulbright Commission and the Smithsonian Institution announced on December 17, an emergency exchange program for 14 researchers whose research was interrupted by the fire at the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro, last September.  In 2019, they will travel to the ... Read More»

President Trump Announces Presidential Delegation to the Federative Republic of Brazil to Attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Jair Bolsonaro

President Donald J. Trump today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to the Federative Republic of Brazil to attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Jair Bolsonaro on January 1, 2019, in Brasilia, Brazil. Read More»

Security Alert – United States Mission to Brazil (December 14, 2018)

Location: Abadiânia Event: Brazilian authorities are investigating allegations of sexual misconduct involving the Casa de Dom Inácio de Loyola and its leader Joao Teixeira de Faria (a.k.a. John of God).  Media report several hundred women have made complaints to local authorities. Actions to Take: Contact Brazilian law enforcement and the U.S. Embassy or a U.S. Consulate ... Read More»

National Museum researchers will continue their work in the United States after the fire

The U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Brazil, the Fulbright Commission and the Smithsonian Institution announce an emergency exchange program for 14 researchers whose research was interrupted by the fire at the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro.   Fourteen researchers who were conducting research at the National Museum and lost their work in the September fire ... Read More»

Online video press briefing with Ambassador Nathan A. Sales, U.S. Coordinator for Counterterrorism

EVENT: Please join us on at 09:30 EST, Wednesday, December 12 for an online video press briefing with the U.S. Coordinator for Counterterrorism, Ambassador Nathan A. Sales. Ambassador Sales will recap a landmark ministerial conference on counterterrorism focused on the Western Hemisphere and hosted by the Department of State. He will discuss the threat that ... Read More»

Closing of U.S. Embassy and Consulates on December 5, in honor of President George H.W. Bush

United States Mission to Brazil Routine Message for U.S. Citizens:  Closing of U.S. Embassy and Consulates throughout Brazil on December 5, 2018, in honor of President George H.W. Bush https://br.usembassy.gov/   President Trump has declared Wednesday, December 5, 2018, a National Day of Mourning in the United States, in recognition of the passing of former President ... Read More»

Press Release: On the Passing of President George H. W. Bush

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC December 1, 2018 Devoted husband, loving father, steadfast friend, exemplary patriot: this is how I will always remember President George H. W. Bush. Whether he was serving in the skies over the Pacific during World War II, protecting America at CIA headquarters, or leading our ... Read More»

Statement from President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump on the Passing of Former President George H.W. Bush

Melania and I join with a grieving Nation to mourn the loss of former President George H.W. Bush, who passed away last night. Through his essential authenticity, disarming wit, and unwavering commitment to faith, family, and country, President Bush inspired generations of his fellow Americans to public service—to be, in his words, “a thousand points ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Thanksgiving Message from Charge d’Affaires William Popp

  Message for U.S. Citizens: Thanksgiving Message from Charge d’Affaires William Popp   br.usembassy.gov     On behalf of the entire U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Brazil, my wife Milena and I extend warmest greetings and best wishes to everyone celebrating Thanksgiving in Brazil.     Thanksgiving is of course a time to celebrate all the things ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Town Hall in Natal Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 6:30 p.m

The U.S. Consulate General is pleased to invite you for a Town Hall in Natal Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. Location: Via Costeira – Parque das Dunas, Natal-RN (Specific location to be provided to registrants). The event will feature speakers from the Federal Police Department of Immigration, Civil Tourist Police and Arpen (the ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Officer Visiting Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, on December 14, 2018 

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Officer Visiting Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, on December 14, 2018 br.usembassy.gov   Consular representatives from the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia will be in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais on Friday, December 14, 2018.  A consular officer will be available to meet with U.S. citizens, accept U.S. passport and Consular Report of Birth Abroad ... Read More»

Brazil is the 10th leading country worldwide sending students to the United States

According to the 2018 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange data released today by IIE and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Brazil is the 10th leading country worldwide sending students to the United States, increasing by 11.7 percent, the second largest percentage increase in international students from any country worldwide between ... Read More»

Expert discusses the U.S. experience in Media Literacy in Brazil

Christine Nyirjesy Bragale to lecture on Media Literacy in Manaus, Brasília, and São Paulo   From November 6 to 13, the U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Brazil will bring the Vice-President of one of the most renowned U.S. Non-government organizations in Media Literacy, the News Literacy Project , to lecture and participate in roundtable discussion on Media Literacy and Informational ... Read More»

Presidential Elections in Brazil

The United States congratulates Jair Bolsonaro on his election as the next president of Brazil. We salute Brazil’s strong commitment to democracy and congratulate the Brazilian people on participating in a successful election. Read More»

Security Alert – United States Mission to Brazil (October 22, 2018)

Security Alert – United States Mission to Brazil (October 22, 2018) Location: Brasilia Event: During the early morning hours on Monday, October 22, a group of individuals detonated an explosive device in an automated teller machine (ATM) at Pier 21, a local shopping center in Brasilia. After detonating the device, the individuals exchanged gunfire with local ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens – U.S. Consulate General Rio De Janeiro, Brazil Temporary Closure of Salvador Consular Agency: October 25-30, 2018

Message for U.S. Citizens – U.S. Consulate General Rio De Janeiro, Brazil Temporary Closure of Salvador Consular Agency: October 25-30, 2018 br.usembassy.gov The U.S. Consular Agency in Salvador, Bahia, will be closed from October 25-30, 2018. Normal business hours will resume on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. As a reminder, the U.S. Consulate General in Rio ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Officer Visiting Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, on October 29, 2018

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Officer Visiting  Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, on October 29, 2018 br.usembassy.gov Consular representatives from the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia will be in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, on Monday, October 29, 2018.  A consular officer will be available to meet with U.S. citizens, accept U.S. passport and Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) applications, and provide notarial services on ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens — United States Consulate Rio De Janeiro, Brazil Temporary Closure of Salvador Consular Agency

Message for U.S. Citizens — United States Consulate Rio De Janeiro, Brazil Temporary Closure of Salvador Consular Agency br.usembassy.gov The U.S. Consular Agency in Salvador, Bahia, will be closed from October 17-18, 2018.  Normal business hours will resume on Friday, October 19, 2018. As a reminder, the U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro is able ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Town Hall in Fortaleza on October 22, 2018

The U.S. Consulate General in Recife is pleased to invite you for a Town Hall in Fortaleza   Monday, October 22, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.  Location: Av. Beira Mar, Meireles (Specific location to be provided to registrants) The event will feature speakers from the Federal Police Department of Immigration, Civil Tourist Police, and Arpen (the ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Overseas and Military Voters Should Vote Now

 Message for U.S. Citizens: Overseas and Military Voters Should Vote Now br.usembassy.gov   Overseas and military voters, please vote now. Election offices nationwide were required to send absentee ballots by September 22 to those registered overseas voters who requested them. Those who do not receive their ballot in time to return it by their state’s deadline have ... Read More»

Secretary Alex Azar visits Fortaleza and Sao Paulo to discuss U.S. and Brazil’s collaboration towards global health security

From September 30 to October 3, the U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar visited Fortaleza and São Paulo to discuss the ongoing collaboration between the United States and Brazil towards global health security, bilateral science partnership, and health sector reform. Read More»

Remarks at FAPESP on Biomedical Research and Innovation

Alex M. Azar II FAPESP [São Paulo Research Foundation] São Paulo, Brazil The growing cost of healthcare is a challenge in the United States, as I know it is in Brazil. But we cannot let these costs tempt us to eat the seeds of tomorrow’s health innovations. I look forward to discussing how we can ... Read More»

Secretary of Health Alex Azar to Attend Meetings in Brazil and Argentina for G20 Health Ministerial Meeting

On the evening of September 29, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar will depart for Brazil where October 1- October 3, he will participate in bilateral meetings with government officials to discuss the ongoing collaboration between the United States and Brazil towards global health security and our bilateral science partnership. Read More»

United States Continues To Assist Venezuelans in Need

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC September 25, 2018 Vice President Mike Pence announced today at the 73rd regular session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, NY, more than $48 million in additional humanitarian U.S. assistance for Venezuelans affected by the man-made crisis in Venezuela. This funding will help provide ... Read More»

NASA Scientist visits State School Dupla-Escola, CIEP 117

Rio de Janeiro, September 21, 2018 –  On September 12, a Research Physical Scientist in the Hydrological Sciences Lab at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Dalia Kirschbaum , delivered an informal lecture to a group of 35 high school students. Dr. Kirschbaum presented her current work on the analyses of rainfall satellite images and modeling information to prevent ... Read More»

U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro Provides Support to Successful Partnership Between NASA and the City

Rio de Janeiro, 21 de setembro de 2018 –  From  September 11 to 13, Rio’s Pereira Passos Institute (IPP) hosted the II International Seminar on GeoData Programming (SIURB – Sistema Municipal de Informações Urbanas).  The Consulate supported the participation of two U.S. specialists,  invited by the City of Rio de Janeiro to participate in the ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Officer Visiting Anápolis, Goias on September 25, 2018

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Officer Visiting Anápolis, Goias on September 25, 2018 br.usembassy.gov Representatives from the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia are traveling to Anápolis, Goias on September 25, 2018.  A Consular Officer will be available to meet with U.S. citizens, accept U.S. passport and Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) applications, and provide notarial ... Read More»

Voter Registration Facebook Live Session on September 5, 2018 at 2pm (Brasilia time)

Message for U.S. Citizens: Voter Registration Facebook Live Session on September 5, 2018 at 2pm (Brasilia time) br.usembassy.gov We have an invitation for you! U.S. Citizens across Brazil are invited to participate in a Voter Registration Facebook Live Session on September 5, 2018 at 2pm (Brasilia time). You will have the opportunity to ask a U.S. ... Read More»

20 Young Brazilian Entrepreneurs are selected for Professional Exchange in the USA YLAI

The third edition of the program will take 250 young leaders from 36 Latin American and Caribbean Brasilia, 20 August 2018 – The United States announces on Wednesday, August 22, the names of the 20 Brazilians selected for the Professional Scholarships Program – an initiative of the 2018 Young Leaders of the Americas (YLAI), sponsored ... Read More»

CONSULAR AGENCY FORTALEZA CLOSED FROM AUGUST 20 TO 21, 2018

U.S. Consulate in Recife, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens 17 August 2018    CONSULAR AGENCY FORTALEZA CLOSED FROM AUGUST 20 TO 21, 2018 Consular Agency Fortaleza will be closed for business from August 20 to 21, 2018.  No routine American Citizen Services (Consular Report of Birth Abroad, first time or renewal passport applications, or notary ... Read More»

United States Consulate Rio De Janeiro, Brazil Routine Message for U.S. Citizens: Temporary Closure of Salvador Consular Agency

United States Consulate Rio De Janeiro, Brazil Routine Message for U.S. Citizens:  Temporary Closure of Salvador Consular Agency br.usembassy.gov   The U.S. Consular Agency in Salvador, Bahia will be closed from August 20 through August 21, 2018. Normal business hours will resume on Wednesday, August 22, 2018. For emergencies involving U.S. citizens, you may contact the ... Read More»

American Education Journalist Gregg Toppo Talks about the Importance of the Media to Education

Rio de Janeiro, August 16, 2018 – American education journalist Greg Toppo visited Rio August 8-9 in a series of events organized by the U.S. Consulate in Rio.  Toppo was a national education and demographics reporter at USA Today for 15 years.  Today, he is a senior editor at Inside Higher Ed, a communications company ... Read More»

U.S. Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis Visits Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro

“We seek to strengthen a cooperative, strategic partnership that is transparent, trustworthy, and steady.” Brasilia, August 14, 2018 – The Secretary of Defense of the United States, James N. Mattis, visited Brasilia on August 12-13, 2018 and Rio de Janeiro on August 14, 2018.  In Brasilia, Secretary Mattis met with Minister of External Relations Aloysio Nunes ... Read More»

Secretary Mattis Remarks: Brazil’s Escola Superior de Guerra

SECRETARY MATTIS REMARKS: BRAZIL’S ESCOLA SUPERIOR DE GUERRA Rio de Janeiro, 14 August 2018 (As delivered)  MC: Present in the auditorium, His Excellence James Norman Mattis, U.S. Secretary of Defense, accompanied by His Excellence Army General Décio Luis Schons, Commander of the Brazilian War College, and military officers. General Schons:  Good morning, everyone, ladies and gentlemen. It’s for ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Officer Visiting Rio Verde, Goias on August 28, 2018

  United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Officer Visiting Rio Verde, Goias on August 28, 2018 br.usembassy.gov Representatives from the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia are traveling to Rio Verde, Goias on August 28, 2018.  A Consular Officer will be available to meet with U.S. citizens, accept U.S. passport and Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) applications, ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens – Virtual Town Hall for U.S. Citizens

Message for U.S. Citizens – Sao Paulo, August 9, 2018 Virtual Town Hall for U.S. Citizens – August 16th, 2:30 pm br.usembassy.gov Attention U.S. citizens living in the São Paulo consular district!  The U.S. Consulate in São Paulo will hold its first ever virtual town hall with the American Citizen Services office.  For more information regarding ... Read More»

U.S.-Brazil Commercial Dialogue Roundtable Discussion: The Private Sector on Trade Facilitation

The U.S.-Brazil Business Council, Amcham Brasil, U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, and Brazil’s Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services invite you to participate in a trade facilitation public-private sector roundtable on August 2 from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at the U.S. Chamber in Washington D.C. Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Officer Visiting Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, on August 24, 2018

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Officer Visiting Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, on August 24, 2018 br.usembassy.gov Consular representatives from the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia will be in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais on Friday August 24, 2018.  A consular officer will be available to meet with U.S. citizens, accept U.S. passport and Consular Report of Birth ... Read More»

Readout of Secretary Mnuchin’s Meeting with Minister of Finance Eduardo Guardia of Brazil

Sao Paulo, Brazil – Today, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin met with Brazilian Minister of Finance Eduardo Guardia. The Secretary and Minister reaffirmed the importance of bilateral economic ties between the United States and Brazil, and discussed the importance of Brazil’s reform efforts for achieving strong and broad-based economic growth, trade, and security. Secretary Mnuchin ... Read More»

60 Access Program Students Visit U.S. Embassy Brasília for Intensive Session

On July 18, 2018, 60 recipients of the English Access Microscholarship Program visited U.S. Embassy Brasília for an afternoon-long Intensive Session. Students from Taguatinga, DF participated in this event, one of many occurring during the month of July throughout Brazil - in Salvador, BA; Recife, PE; Franca, SP; Belém, PA; and Uberlândia and Belo Horizonte, ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Reorganization of Consular Districts in Brazil

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens: Reorganization of Consular Districts in Brazil https://br.usembassy.gov/ Effective immediately, the United States Mission in Brazil is modifying the administration of consular districts in Brazil. The state of Minas Gerais is joining Brasilia’s consular district and the state of Santa Catarina is joining that of Porto Alegre. ... Read More»

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, and Second Lady Pence Visit  Brasilia and Manaus, Brazil

Vice President of the United States Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence visited Brasilia on June 26 and Manaus on June 27, 2018, highlighting progress in several areas of bilateral cooperation and the excellent relationship between the United States and Brazil. In Brasilia, Vice President Pence met with Brazilian President Michel Temer in Planalto, ... Read More»

Remarks by Vice President Pence to Migrant Community at the Santa Catarina Shelter

Thank you, Father Alex.  It is a great privilege for my wife Karen and I to be here with you, with Archbishop Don Sergio here at Santa Catarina, which is demonstrating the love of God by being the hands and feet of Christ to people from Venezuela.  Would you join me in thanking this wonderful ... Read More»

Remarks by Vice President Pence and President Temer of Brazil in Joint Press Statements

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Vice President For Immediate Release June 26, 2018 REMARKS BY VICE PRESIDENT PENCE AND PRESIDENT TEMER OF THE FEDERATIVE REPUBLIC OF BRAZIL IN JOINT PRESS STATEMENTS Itamaraty Palace Brasilia, Brazil PRESIDENT TEMER:  (As interpreted.)  First of all, I wish to say that it gives me great pleasure to have Vice ... Read More»

Credentialing for Vice-President Mike Pence’s visit to Manaus – June 27

The Vice-President of the United States Mike Pence will visit Manaus on June 27.  In Manaus, Vice-President Pence will visit the Santa Catarina humanitarian center for displaced Venezuelans and conduct an aerial tour of the Amazon and the Manaus Free Trade Zone.  Read More»

Credentialing for the official event with the Second Lady of the United States Karen Pence

The Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence, and Second Lady Karen Pence will visit Brasilia on June 26, 2018 for meetings with the Brazilian Government.  As part of the visit, the Second Lady will be highlighting the Sister Cities partnership between Brasilia and Washington, D.C. with a tree planting at Espaço Israel Pinheiro.  Read More»

Registration for the 2019 Youth Ambassadors Program goes until August 12. Don’t miss this opportunity!

The United States Embassy announces that applications for the 17th annual Youth Ambassadors Program, a three-week exchange program in the United States, are open until August 12. Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Officer Visiting Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, on July 6, 2018

 United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Officer Visiting Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, on July 6, 2018 br.usembassy.gov Consular representatives from the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia will be in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais on Friday July 6, 2018.  A consular officer will be available to meet with U.S. citizens, accept U.S. passport and Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) applications, and provide notarial services on that ... Read More»

Consulate promotes seminar about security

The U.S. Consulate General in Recife, through the Diplomatic Security Service (DSS), carried out another project of International Technical Cooperation in collaboration with the Federal Police of Pernambuco state. On June 7th and 8th the seminar was presented in Recife on Security and International Technical Cooperation between Brazil and the United States. The training reinforced ... Read More»

American Diplomat Receives Medal of Honor from the Civil Police

The Civil Police of Rio de Janeiro honored on May 24 Matthew N. Jackson, Foreign Service officer and Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) agent with the U.S. Department of State (DOS), with one of its highest honors: the Medal of Friendship; recognizing his work in advancing international cooperation and public security in Brazil. Jackson is the ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Officer Visiting Belem, Para, on June 13, 2018

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Officer Visiting Belem, Para, on June 13, 2018 br.usembassy.gov Representatives from the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia will be in Belem, Para, on June 13, 2018.  A consular officer will be available to meet with U.S. citizens, accept U.S. passport and Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) applications, and provide notarial services on that date from 09:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  For ... Read More»

Secretary’s Remarks at the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS)

Just as we did when this first body met 70 years ago, the United States continues to place a great deal of value on the OAS and its role in forging a hemisphere distinguished by democracy, peace, respect for human rights, and cooperation. We must all do our part to strengthen the OAS to deal ... Read More»

Security Alert – United States Mission to Brazil (May 24, 2018)

Location: Brazil Event: The Brazilian truckers’ association strike is disrupting normal fuel and goods distribution throughout Brazil. Cities in the interior of Brazil located further from refining and food distribution centers are likely to be more impacted than others. The Brazilian government is engaged in meetings to resolve the strike. Once resolved, it could take ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Independence Day Celebration at the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens: Independence Day Celebration at the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia June 30, 2018  U.S. Citizens and their immediate family members are invited to an Independence Day celebration on June 30.The event will include food for purchase at a special price from food trucks, a bike parade, games, entertainment, ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Brazilian Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes Ferreira

The Secretary and Foreign Minister reaffirmed the strong bilateral relations between the two countries and the importance of the U.S.-Brazil economic partnership. They discussed our joint economic growth agenda, security cooperation, and global issues. The Secretary also thanked Foreign Minister Nunes for his leadership in advocating for a peaceful, transparent, and democratic resolution to the ... Read More»

Deputy Secretary Sullivan Travel to Argentina and Brazil

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan will travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina from May 20-21 to lead the U.S. delegation to the G-20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting. The G-20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting offers an opportunity for foreign ministers to exchange views and collaborate on global economic, political, and security ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy and partners celebrate National Police Week with 5k charity run

The U.S. Embassy’s Regional Security Office (RSO) highlighted National Police Week with a 5k charity run on May 12, along with key partners – The Federal District Military Police,Presidential Guard Battalion, DETRAN, CrossFit Noa and others.  The National Police Week 5k is sponsored by the Officer Down Memorial Page, a U.S. charity organization in Washington, D.C.  The event ... Read More»

Remarks by President Trump on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

Diplomatic Reception Room 2:13 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  My fellow Americans:  Today, I want to update the world on our efforts to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. The Iranian regime is the leading state sponsor of terror.  It exports dangerous missiles, fuels conflicts across the Middle East, and supports terrorist proxies and militias ... Read More»

Remarks by Vice President Pence During a Protocolary Meeting at the Organization of American States

Ambassador Gonzalez, Secretary General Almagro, Ambassador Trujillo, permanent representatives, distinguished members of Congress, ambassadors, all of our honored guests, it is my great honor to be here in the House of the Americas to address this session of the Organization of American States.  Thank you for the honor of being with you today. Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Temporary Closure of Fortaleza Consular Agency

  United States Consulate General Recife, Brazil Routine Message for U.S. Citizens: Temporary Closure of Fortaleza Consular Agency   The U.S. Consular Agency in Fortaleza will be temporarily closed from May 16 through June 10, 2018.   Normal business hours will resume on Monday, June 11, 2018. For emergencies involving U.S. citizens, you may contact the ... Read More»

Earth Day contest at the U.S. Embassy recognizes student artwork

Students from the art classes at the American School of Brasilia (EAB) and the School of Nations (EDN) participated in an Earth Day art contest organized by the U.S. Embassy’s Green Team, as an initiative to promote greater awareness of the importance of recycling to protect the oceans and environment. Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Phone Outage at U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro April 21, 2018

There will be a phone outage at U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro on Saturday April 21, 2018, from approximately 06:00 to 24:00 the same day. If you have an emergency involving a U.S. citizen and you need to inform the Consulate, during the date and hours listed above, you may call the following temporary ... Read More»

Remarks by Vice-President Pence at First Plenary Session of the Summit of the Americas

 Secretary General Almagro, President Vizcarra, Presidents, Prime Ministers, and leaders from across the Western Hemisphere -- it is my great honor to join you today, as Vice President of the United States of America, at the 8th Summit of the Americas. Read More»

Declaration on Venezuela

The heads of state and government of Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Saint Lucia, and the Vice President of the United States, meeting on the occasion of the VIII Summit of the Americas, in light of the steady breakdown of constitutional order in Venezuela ... Read More»

Proclamation on Pan American Day and Pan American Week, 2018

On Pan American Day and during Pan American Week, we commemorate the 128th anniversary of the First International Conference of American States, which concluded on April 14, 1890, and paved the way for the establishment of the Organization of American States in 1948. Read More»

Summit of the Americas: Information to Journalists

Dear journalists, During the Summit of the Americas, from April 13-14, the Media Center of the Americas will cover the events and distribute information such as speeches, statements and press releases in Portuguese, English, and Spanish on behalf of the United States delegation. If you are interested in receiving the information about the Summit, click on ... Read More»

Town Hall in Recife

The U.S. Consulate General in Recife, Brazil is pleased to invite you to this year’s Town Hall Tuesday, April 24, 2018 6:00to 9:00PM at the Courtyard Marriott Recife Av. Eng. Domingos Ferreira, 4661|Boa Viagem|Recife|PE SPACE IS LIMITED  R.S.V.P. at recifeacs@state.gov by Monday, April 16 Please provide the full name and CPF or government-issued photo identification number ... Read More»

Security Alert – United States Mission to Brazil (April 6, 2018): Porto Alegre

A sizable protest, with potential for violence, is planned for today, Friday April 6 in Porto Alegre. The demonstration is being organized in response to the recent legal proceedings involving former President Luiz Ignacio Lula da Silva, and will take place at Esquina Democratica – beginning at 5:00 p.m. and possibly going until midnight.  Other ... Read More»

USAID and Ministry of Environment Sign Agreement to Launch of Program of Technical Cooperation on Amazon Biodiversity Conservation

On April 5, 2018, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Country Director, Michael Eddy, and Minister of the Environment, José Sarney Filho, signed an agreement on the Amazon Biodiversity Conservation Program of Technical Cooperation in a ceremony with participants from the Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC), the Chico Mendes Institute (ICMBio) and the National Indigenous Peoples ... Read More»

Do you want to study in the U.S., but don’t know where to start?

The U.S. Mission in Brazil, together with the Department of State’s EducationUSA and partner institutions in Fortaleza, Recife, Belo Horizonte, Cuiabá, Campinas, Curitiba, and Rio de Janeiro, will host an EducationUSA Roadshow for Brazilians interested in studying in the United States.  Read More»

Virtual Speaker Discusses Entrepreneurship at WeWork, Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro – On March 20, 2018, the U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro collaborated with an entrepreneurship accelerator, Fábrica de Startups, to host an event with virtual speaker Patrick McGinnis , the author of a bestseller book, “The 10% Entrepreneur.”  The event at the WeWork Rio de Janeiro coworking space, attracted an audience of ... Read More»

Consulate Honors and Encourages Female Entrepreneurs for Women’s History Month

In honor of Women’s History Month, U.S. Consulate General in Recife, in partnership with YLAI Alumni Camila Borges and IVLP Alumni Alfredo Junior hosted a dynamic event to promote networking and encourage linkages between female entrepreneurs in Recife titled “Café com Estratégia—Edição Mulheres”. Thirty-one women from different backgrounds, representing start-ups, established business and social enterprises ... Read More»

Presidential Proclamation Adjusting Imports of Aluminum into the United States 

On January 19, 2018, the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) transmitted to me a report on his investigation into the effect of imports of aluminum articles on the national security of the United States under section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1862). Read More»

Presidential Proclamation Adjusting Imports of Steel into the United States

1.  On January 11, 2018, the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) transmitted to me a report on his investigation into the effect of imports of steel mill articles on the national security of the United States under section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1862). Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Passport Fee Increase Effective April 2, 201

Message for U.S. Citizens: Passport Fee Increase Effective April 2, 2018 United States Mission to Brazil- March 15, 2018 br.usembassy.gov Important notice: Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35 for U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form, including first-time applicants over age 16, children under age 16, and applicants ... Read More»

Statement from the United States, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom on the Attack in Salisbury

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 15, 2018 Statement from the United States, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom on the Attack in Salisbury  We, the leaders of France, Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom, abhor the attack that took place against Sergei and Yulia Skripal in ... Read More»

U.S. Guru in digital and media literacy to give lectures in Sao Paulo and Brasilia

Professor Renee Hobbs, an internationally-recognized authority on digital and media literacy education, will visit Sao Paulo (March 8-11) and Brasilia (March 12-15), to give lectures and discuss issues related to the quality of education in digital literacy and media and how to improve digital and media literacy through community research and services. Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Michael McKinley inaugurates EducationUSA office at Belo Horizonte BNC

Ambassador Michael McKinley inaugurated the EducationUSA office at ICBEU (Brazil-United States Cultural Institute) in Belo Horizonte on March 7, 2018. Open to the public, the office provides free advising services to anyone seeking to study in the United States for undergraduate studies, graduate studies, or English-language coursework. This is the third EducationUSA office in the ... Read More»

 Demonstration Alert: SUSPENSION OF REGULAR SERVICES TO U.S. CITIZENS AND CANCELLATION OF VISA APPOINTMENTS on  MARCH 5, 2018

Demonstration Alert: Suspension of regular services to U.S. Citizens and Cancellation of Visa Appointments  on  March 5, 2018 U.S. Consulate Sao Paulo March 4, 2018  Demonstration Alert U. S. Consulate Sao Paulo   Location: U.S. Consulate Sao Paulo — Sao Paulo, Brazil.   Event: The Consulate has been notified of a demonstration that will take place, at the ... Read More»

Human Resources Assistant

U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   Vacancy Announcement Number:  2018/07   Open to:                     All Interested Candidates / All Sources  The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position.  The “Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained ... Read More»

Rescheduling of Voter Information Session

   U.S. Consulate São Paulo https://br.usembassy.gov Phone +55 (11) 3250-5000 São Paulo, Brazil February 20, 2018 Message for U.S. Citizens Rescheduling of Voter Information Session The information sessionon voting for U.S. citizens, originally scheduled for February 27,has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at 2 p.m.  As previously advised, the session will be held at the ... Read More»

Consular Services in Belo Horizonte on March 2, 2018

United States Consulate General Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Routine Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Services in Belo Horizonte on March 2, 2018 Representatives from U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro, American Citizen Services Unit, will visit Belo Horizonte on Friday March 2, 2018. Consular officials will provide U.S. passport and notarial services, by appointment only.  You can schedule ... Read More»

Reminder to exercise precautions in yellow fever-affected areas

As advised in our message of January 24, there has been a resurgence in human cases of yellow fever in various regions of Brazil, including the Sao Paulo city and state.  At this time, we are joining authorities in monitoring the situation in the Santo Amaro neighborhood of Sao Paulo, where the U.S. Consulate is ... Read More»

Brazilian educators participate in the 1st edition of STEM TechCamp Brasil 2018

Sixty educators from 26 Brazilian states and the Federal District have been selected to participate in the first edition of Stem TechCamp Brasil 2018 – an initiative focused on the active learning of STEM in Brazilian public high school. The program lasts 12 months and aims to offer innovative tools for high school teachers from ... Read More»