U.S. Citizen Services

Please Note: U.S. citizens already outside the United States with a passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, may be able to use their expired passport to return directly to the United States until December 31, 2021. Exceptions apply. See details at: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/covid-19-information.html. U.S. Citizens who do not qualify and are seeking to renew their passport should schedule an appointment for passport service at the U.S. Embassy or Consulates General in Brazil.

The U.S. Embassy and Consulates General in Brazil are providing passport, citizenship, and notarial services.  In accordance with COVID-19 health precautions, appointments for passport, citizenship, and notarial services remain limited, and we encourage citizens requesting services to plan in advance.  To schedule an appointment, please follow the instructions on this page: https://br.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/contact-information-working-hours-appointments/.

All visitors to our offices aged two and older must wear a mask.  Any applicant with symptoms such as a cough, sore throat, or fever must reschedule their interview.

Welcome

Welcome to the U.S. Citizen information section of the U.S. Mission in Brazil. The American Citizen Services (ACS) unit at the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia, at the U.S. consulates in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Recife and Porto Alegre, and the Consular Agencies in Brazil provides a wide range of services to U.S. citizens residing or traveling in Brazil.

For security reasons, visa applicants and U.S. citizens are not allowed to enter the Embassy or Consulates with cell phones and other electronic devices (including but not limited to, smartwatches, activity monitoring devices, such as fitbits, tablets, laptops, and other recording devices). Bags, with the exception of one small purse or equivalent, are also not allowed.  All visitors and items brought into the Embassy or Consulates are subject to a complete search. Neither the Embassy nor the Consulates  have storage facilities for such items. We strongly discourage our customers from bringing these devices when they come to the Embassy or Consulates to conduct business. If you must bring these devices with you, there are private companies that provide storage facilities for a fee. These companies are not sanctioned by or otherwise affiliated with the U.S. government, and the U.S. government takes no responsibility for devices left in their care.

Alerts and Messages

COVID 19 Information

See all Messages and Alerts for U.S. Visitors to Brazil.

See all Messages for U.S. Citizens for U.S. Visitors to Brazil.