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

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 the Social Security Totalization Agreement between the United States and Brazil, which may allow workers who accrued social security credits in both countries to combine their credits when applying for benefits. In some cases, family members may also be eligible for benefits. Further, FBU can answer questions about social security eligibility and processes, and collect information from individuals who intend to file for benefits.

FBU plans to host a general information session about these topics and expects to be available to conduct individual consultation sessions for those who schedule appointments in advance.

To register for the information session or to schedule an individual appointment with FBU, please send an email to with “FBU Visit” in the subject line. Please RSVP by March 25, and include in your email your full name, U.S. passport number, and whether you wish to attend the general information session, schedule an individual consultation, or both. An individual RSVP must be submitted for every member of your family who will attend. Those who email in advance will receive the exact time and location of the event via reply email. Please note that we will only be able to grant access to the event to those who submit the required information in advance and receive an appointment confirmation.