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

 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 George H.W. Bush. In observance of this solemn occasion, 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 5, 2018.   

Closed on Wednesday, December 5, 2018:

U.S. Embassy Brasilia
U.S. Consulate Porto Alegre
U.S. Consulate General Recife
U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro
U.S. Consulate General São Paulo
U.S. Embassy Branch Office in Belo Horizonte
U.S. Consular Agency Fortaleza
U.S. Consular Agency Manaus
U.S. Consular Agency Salvador

With this closing, ALL regularly scheduled consular services, including visa appointments and regular American Citizen Services appointments, will be rescheduled.

We will continue to provide assistance to U.S. citizens requiring emergency services.

We will resume regular services on Thursday, December 6, 2018.

Please note: Our Applicant Service Centers (ASC) throughout Brazil will remain open regular hours on Wednesday, December 5. 

United States Embassy and Consulates in Brazil:  

U.S. Embassy Brasilia (and Embassy Branch Office Belo Horizonte)
SES – Av. das Nações, Quadra 801, Lote 03
70403-900 – Brasília, DF
Phone: (61) 3312-7000
After-Hours Emergencies: (61) 3312-7400

U.S. Consulate General Recife
Rua Goncalves Maia, 163
Bairro Boa Vista Recife, PE – 50.070-060
Phone: (81) 3416-3050
After-Hours Emergencies: (81) 99916-9470 or (81) 3416-3060

U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro
Av. Presidente Wilson, 147 Castelo 
Rio de Janeiro, RJ — 20030-020 
Entrance at Rua Santa Luzia
Phone: (21) 3823-2000
After-Hours Emergencies: (21) 3823-2029

U.S. Consulate General São Paulo
Rua Henri Dunant, 500,
Chácara Santo Antonio,
São Paulo, SP — 04709-110
Phone: (11) 3250-5000
After-Hours Emergencies: (11) 3250-5373

 U.S. Consulate Porto Alegre
Avenida Assis Brasil, 1889
Passo d’Areia
Porto Alegre – RS
Phone: 51-3345-6000
After-Hours Emergencies: 51-3345-6000
For further information: Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444.
Para maiores informação: Ligue 1-888-407-4747 nos Estados Unidos e Canadá ou 1-202-501-4444. 

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