Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (April 27, 2020)
Event: Emergency Passport Renewals
In response to public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, at this time only emergency American Citizen Services are available at the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia and Consulates General in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Porto Alegre, and Recife.
We are accommodating emergency passport applications on a case by case basis. U.S. citizens who require an emergency passport should review the passport requirements on the U.S. Embassy’s website and then contact the Embassy or nearest Consulate General via email.
If you have previously applied for a passport or citizenship service (such as a Consular Report of Birth Abroad), be aware that limited staffing at processing centers in the United States and substantial cuts in international mail delivery are causing significant delays. Contact us anytime to check on the status of your passport or citizenship document. If you have an urgent need to travel, please contact us to discuss scheduling an emergency passport appointment.
At this time, we do not have a specific date when we will reopen for routine services. Once we do, the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia, on behalf of all Consulates General and Consular Agencies in Brazil, will notify the U.S. community. For any questions, please reach out to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate General closest to you. We are here for you.
Actions to Take:
- Review the passport requirements on the U.S. Embassy’s website
- If you have questions, visit the U.S. Embassy website on COVID-19 or contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate General closest to you.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and Messages from the U.S. Embassy.