Death of a U.S. Citizen

In the event of the death of a U.S. citizen in Brazil, please contact either the U.S. Embassy or closest Consulate. When reporting a death, please provide the deceased person’s name and, if known, the date and place of birth, passport number, cause of death and the location of the remains. We also need the full name and phone number of the next-of-kin if available. If no family members are present, the Consular Section will attempt to contact the next of kin.Please be advised that no U.S. government funds are available to cover funeral expenses or the repatriation of remains.

We will issue a Consular Report of Death Abroad, which is an official document that can be used in the U.S. to settle all legal matters relating to the deceased’s estate and insurance. In order to issue a Consular Report of Death, a Brazilian Death Certificate is required. For more information on Death Abroad access the State Department website.

Decisions to be made by the next-of-kin
The passing of a friend or family member is always difficult, but when your loved one dies while abroad the process becomes especially confusing.  Below are a few points you’ll want to consider as you begin to make arrangements.

  • Hire a funeral home in the United States and in Brazil (for a list of funeral homes see below under Funeral Homes in Brazil).
  • Contact the insurance company of the deceased to see if the company covers funerary expenses.
  • Consider whether you want to have your loved one cremated, shipped to the United States, or interred in Brazil.

Return of Remains of Deceased U.S. Citizens
If the family wishes to send remains to the United States, please be aware that the process is complex and may be expensive. The family of the deceased is responsible for all costs.

CDC requirements for importing human remains depend upon whether the body has been embalmed, cremated, or if the person died from a quarantinable communicable disease. Please see CDC’s guidance for additional information: https://www.cdc.gov/importation/human-remains.html


Disposition of Remains Report

The reports for each Consular District in Brazil describe local requirements for burial, cremation, embalming, preparation of remains for shipment, transportation to the United States, exhumation of remains, and the price range for each service.

Updated: July 5, 2019

Brazil
U.S. Embassy in Brasília
SES – Av. das Nações, Quadra 801, Lote 3+ 55 (61) 3312-7400 (24 hours)
Brazil Information Travel Advisory
Register with the U.S. Embassy: Smart Travel Enrollment Program (STEP)
Country Profile: https://www.state.gov/u-s-relations-with-brazil/

Religions: Christianity is the largest religion in Brazil, with Roman Catholics having the most adherents at 64.6% of the population. Protestants make up 22.2% of the population. Other religions in Brazil are Spiritism, and African-based religions such as Umbanda and Candomblé. There are also adherents to Judaism, indigenous religions, Islamism, and Hinduism.

Religious Activities for Visitors:  Because English is not widely spoken in the Northeast, there are few English services available for most denominations.

Funeral Directors, Mortician and Related Services: Refer to the List of Funeral Homes below. 

Disclaimer: The U.S. Embassy in Brasília, Brazil assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the following persons or firms. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. Professional credentials and areas of expertise are provided directly by the funeral directors, morticians, and other service providers.  

Maximum Period Before Burial When Remains Are Embalmed: If embalmed by using formaldehyde, the body must be buried within five to six days. If fully embalmed by the Spanish “Barnes” system or a similar system, the time permitted for burial is indefinite.

Maximum Period Before Burial When Remains Are Not Embalmed: In Brasília, the city morgue has refrigeration facilities and not embalmed remains may be kept up to 15 days if necessary. Outside urban areas, refrigeration facilities may be scarce.  

Embalming: Embalming must be done by a licensed physician and must be specifically requested. If death was accidental, or occurred in the absence of a physician, local authorities will require an autopsy prior to embalming. When refrigeration facilities are unavailable, embalming must be performed within twenty-four hours following death.

Cremation: Cremation is available at the Cemitério Cidade Jardins, Valparaiso, State of Goias (near Brasília). All arrangements must be done through a funeral agency. Brazilian law states that written proof expressing a desire to be cremated is required. In lieu of written proof, three witnesses must testify to the expressed wishes of the deceased or family. A court order is required to release remains for cremation when death occurs from other than natural causes.

Caskets and Containers: When remains are to be transported out of the country, the body is first embalmed or otherwise appropriately prepared or cremated for shipment. It is then placed in a casket with zinc lining, or urn in the case of cremation, within a wooden coffin which is finally placed in a suitable packing case that can support the weight of the complete container and body. Caskets and urns are available locally. They are prepared according to international regulations and meet the requirements for shipment out of the country.

Exportation of Remains: Procedures and documents for the exportation of human remains are as follows. 

Human Remains

  • Official Death Certificate
  • Embassy’s Consular Mortuary Certificate
  • Embalming Certificate
  • Transportation Document issued by Civil Police
  • Authorization from the Federal Police to ship the remains out of the country. 

Ashes

  • Official Death Certificate
  • Certificate of Cremation
  • Transportation Document issued by Civil Police
  • Authorization from the Federal Police to ship the remains out of the country.

Costs
The following figures are estimated in U.S. dollars. All fees are approximate. The exchange rate fluctuates frequently.

Local Burial: Fees include collection and transportation of remains, wood casket, funeral home charges, administrative fees, and cost of burial plot in public cemetery for a period of five years, brief services with no mourners present. US$ 800 – US$ 1200. After five years, the remains are exhumed and placed in a common grave. Perpetual graves are difficult to obtain and very expensive due to a shortage of cemetery space, but the funeral agency might obtain one if requested.

Embalming in Brazil, Disposition in the U.S: Should you decide to have the remains returned to the U.S. for burial, the costs would be substantially greater than a local burial due to the high cost of air freight and embalming. The total cost for preparation and air shipment to the U.S. is approximately $5000.

Cremation in Brazil, Disposition in Brazil: Fees include collection and transportation of cremains, doctor’s certificate, urn, crematorium fees, brief services and delivery of ashes to a family member or a local representative in Brazil. The total cost is approximately $2000.

Cremation in Brazil, Disposition in the U.S: The cost for preparation, cremation, and air shipment of ashes to the United States is approximately $3500.

Exhumation and Shipment: Remains may not be disinterred for five years without special permission set forth in a judicial order. Cost of preparation and shipment of exhumed remains to the United States is approximately $4000.

Autopsies: An autopsy is mandatory in Brazil when the death is sudden, and the cause is unknown or there is reasonable cause to suspect foul play or unnatural causes. When an autopsy is required, it may cause delays in the issuance of a Brazilian death certificate and the disposition of remains in accordance with the family’s wishes.

Local Customs Regarding Funerals, Disposition of Remains, Mourning, Memorial Services: Brazilian funerals include: a funeral ceremony and the cremation or burial of the deceased-in a public or private cemetery.

Remarks: There will be additional costs if the remains need to be transported within country prior to their departure from the capital. There will also be additional costs should the remains transit an airport outside Brasilia and make a stopover on route to the destination in the United States.

Updated: January 26, 2022

Brazil
U.S. Consulate in Porto Alegre
Av. Assis Brasil, 1889 Porto Alegre, RS+ 55 (51) 3345-6000 (24 hours)
Brazil Information Travel Advisory
Register with the U.S. Embassy: Smart Travel Enrollment Program (STEP)
Country Profile: https://www.state.gov/u-s-relations-with-brazil/

Religions: Christianity is the largest religion in Brazil, with Roman Catholics having the most adherents at 64.6% of the population. Protestants make up 22.2% of the population. Other religions in Brazil are Spiritism, and African-based religions such as Umbanda and Candomblé. There are also adherents to Judaism, indigenous religions, Islamism, and Hinduism.

Religious Activities for Visitors: Because English is not widely spoken in the South of Brazil there are few English services available for most denominations.

Funeral Directors, Mortician and Related Services: Refer to the List of Funeral Homes below. 

Disclaimer: The U.S. Consulate Porto Alegre, Brazil assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the following persons or firms. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. Professional credentials and areas of expertise are provided directly by the funeral homes and other service providers. 

Maximum Period Before Burial: There is no Brazilian law limiting the time in which a body must be interred, but the scarcity and expense of refrigerated storage facilities dictate that the disposition of remains be completed as quickly as possible.

Embalming: Embalming must be done by a licensed physician and must be specifically requested. If death was accidental, or occurred in the absence of a physician, local authorities will require an autopsy prior to embalming. When refrigeration facilities are unavailable, embalming must be performed within twenty-four hours following death.

Cremation: Cremation is available in Rio Grande do Sul and in Santa Catarina. All arrangements must be done through a funeral agency. Brazil generally requires written proof, such as a will or notarized document, by the decedent-expressing a desire to be cremated. In lieu of written proof, three witnesses may testify or submit notarized documentation requesting cremation. A court order is required to release remains for cremation when death occurs by other than natural causes.

Caskets and Containers: When remains are to be transported out of the country, the body is first embalmed or otherwise appropriately prepared or cremated for shipment. It is then placed in a casket with zinc lining, or urn in the case of cremation, within a wooden coffin which is finally placed in a suitable packing case that can support the weight of the complete container and body. Caskets and urns are available locally. They are prepared according to international regulations and meet the requirements for shipment out of the country.

Exportation of Remains: Procedures and documents for the exportation of human remains are as follows.

Human Remains 

  • Official Death Certificate
  • Consular Mortuary Certificate issued by the Consulate
  • Embalming Certificate
  • Transportation Document issued by Civil Police
  • Authorization from the Federal Police to ship the remains out of the country.

Ashes

  • Official Death Certificate
  • Certificate of Cremation
  • Transportation Document issued by Civil Police
  • Authorization from the Federal Police to ship the remains out of the country.

Costs: The following figures are estimated in U.S. dollars. All fees are approximate. The exchange rate fluctuates frequently.

Local Burial: Fees include collection and transportation of remains, wood casket, funeral home charges, administrative fees, cost of burial plot in private cemetery for a period of three years, brief services with no mourners present, approximate cost of US$ 760. After three years, the remains may be transferred to a small box and placed in a memorial wall for a fee of US$ 125. Perpetual graves are difficult to obtain and very expensive due to a shortage of cemetery space, but the funeral agency might obtain one if requested.

Embalming in Brazil, Disposition in the U.S.: Should you decide to have the remains returned to the U.S. for burial, the costs would be substantially greater than a local burial due to the high cost of air freight and embalming. The total cost for preparation and air shipment to the U.S. is approximately US$ 4830.

Cremation in Brazil, Disposition in Brazil: Fees include collection and transportation of cremains, doctor’s certificate, urn, crematorium fees, brief services, and delivery of ashes to a family member or a local representative in Brazil. The total cost is approximately US$ 900.

Cremation in Brazil, Disposition in the U.S.: The cost for preparation, cremation, and air shipment of ashes to the United States is approximately US$ 2070.

Exhumation and Shipment: Remains may not be disinterred for three years without special permission set forth in a judicial order. Cost of preparation and shipment of exhumed remains to the United States is approximately US$ 2070.

Autopsies: An autopsy is mandatory in Brazil when the death is sudden, and the cause is unknown or there is reasonable cause to suspect foul play or unnatural causes. When an autopsy is required, it may cause delays in the issuance of a Brazilian death certificate and the disposition of remains in accordance with the family’s wishes.

Local Customs Regarding Funerals, Disposition of Remains, Mourning, Memorial Services: Brazilian funerals include: a funeral ceremony and the cremation or burial of the deceased-in a public or private cemetery.

Remarks: There will be additional costs if the remains need to be transported within country prior to their departure from the state capital. There will also be additional costs should the remains transit an airport outside Porto Alegre/Florianopolis and make a stopover en route to the destination in the United States.

Updated: February 7, 2022

Brazil
U.S. Consulate in Recife
Rua Gonçalves Maia 163. Recife, PE+ 55 (81) 3416-3050 (24 hours)
Brazil Information Travel Advisory
Register with the U.S. Embassy: Smart Travel Enrollment Program (STEP)
Country Profile: https://www.state.gov/u-s-relations-with-brazil/

Religions: Christianity is the largest religion in Brazil, with Roman Catholics having the most adherents at 64.6% of the population. Protestants make up 22.2% of the population. Other religions in Brazil are Spiritism, and African-based religions such as Umbanda and Candomblé. There are also adherents to Judaism, indigenous religions, Islamism, and Hinduism.

Religious Activities for Visitors: Because English is not widely spoken in the Northeast there are few English services available for most denominations.

Funeral Directors, Mortician and Related Services: Refer to the List of Funeral Homes below.
Disclaimer: The U.S. Consulate General Recife, Brazil assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the following persons or firms. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. Professional credentials and areas of expertise are provided directly by the funeral directors, morticians and other service providers. 

Maximum Period Before Burial: There is no Brazilian law limiting the time in which a body must be interred, but the scarcity and expense of refrigerated storage facilities dictate that the disposition of remains be completed as quickly as possible.

Embalming: Embalming must be done by a licensed physician and must be specifically requested. If death was accidental, or occurred in the absence of a physician, local authorities will require an autopsy prior to embalming. When refrigeration facilities are unavailable, embalming must be performed within twenty-four hours following death.

Cremation: Cremation is available at the Morada da Paz cemetery and Memorial Guararapes cemetery in Pernambuco, and Jardim Metropolitano in Ceará. All arrangements must be done through a funeral agency. Brazil generally requires written proof, such as a will or notarized document, by the decedent-expressing a desire to be cremated. In lieu of written proof, three witnesses may testify or submit notarized documentation requesting cremation. A court order is required to release remains for cremation when death occurs by other than natural causes.

Caskets and Containers: When remains are to be transported out of the country, the body is first embalmed or otherwise appropriately prepared or cremated for shipment. It is then placed in a casket with zinc lining, or urn in the case of cremation, within a wooden coffin which is finally placed in a suitable packing case that can support the weight of the complete container and body. Caskets and urns are available locally. They are prepared according to international regulations and meet the requirements for shipment out of the country.  

Exportation of Remains Procedures and documents for the exportation of human remains are as follows.

Human Remains

  • Official Death Certificate
  • Embassy’s Consular Mortuary Certificate
  • Embalming Certificate
  • Transportation Document issued by Civil Police
  • Authorization from the Federal Police to ship the remains out of the country. 

Ashes

  • Official Death Certificate
  • Certificate of Cremation
  • Transportation Document issued by Civil Police
  • Authorization from the Federal Police to ship the remains out of the country.

Costs: The following figures are estimated in U.S. dollars. All fees are approximate. The exchange rate fluctuates frequently.

Local Burial: Fees include collection and transportation of remains, wood casket, funeral home charges, administrative fees, cost of burial plot in public cemetery for a period of three years, brief services with no mourners present. US$ 600 – US$ 1100. After three years, the remains are exhumed and placed in a common grave. Remains may be transferred to a small box and placed in a memorial wall for a fee of US$ 250. Perpetual graves are difficult to obtain and very expensive due to a shortage of cemetery space, but the funeral agency might obtain one if requested.

Embalming In Brazil, Disposition in the U.S: Should you decide to have the remains returned to the U.S. for burial, the costs would be substantially greater than a local burial due to the high cost of air freight and embalming. The total cost for preparation and air shipment to the U.S. is approximately $7550.

Cremation in Brazil, Disposition in Brazil: Fees include collection and transportation of cremains, doctor’s certificate, urn, crematorium fees, brief services and delivery of ashes to a family member or a local representative in Brazil. The total cost is approximately $1100.

Cremation in Brazil, Disposition in the U.S: The cost for preparation, cremation, and air shipment of ashes to the United States is approximately $3000.

Exhumation and Shipment: Remains may not be disinterred for three years without special permission set forth in a judicial order. Cost of preparation and shipment of exhumed remains to the United States is approximately $6650.

Autopsies: An autopsy is mandatory in Brazil when the death is sudden, and the cause is unknown or there is reasonable cause to suspect foul play or unnatural causes. When an autopsy is required, it may cause delays in the issuance of a Brazilian death certificate and the disposition of remains in accordance with the family’s wishes.

Local Customs Regarding Funerals, Disposition of Remains, Mourning, Memorial Services: Brazilian funerals include: a funeral ceremony and the cremation or burial of the deceased-in a public or private cemetery.

Remarks: There will be additional costs if the remains need to be transported within country prior to their departure from the state capital. There will also be additional costs should the remains transit an airport outside Recife and make a stopover en route to the destination in the United States.

Updated: April, 2022

Brazil
U.S. Consulate in Rio de Janeiro
Av. Presidente Wilson, 147. Rio de Janeiro, RJ
+ 55 (21) 3823-2000 (8am to 5pm)
+ 55 (21) 3823-2029 (24 hours)
Email: acsrio@state.gov
Brazil Information Travel Advisory
Register with the U.S. Embassy: Smart Travel Enrollment Program (STEP)
Country Profile: https://www.state.gov/u-s-relations-with-brazil/

Religions: Christianity is the largest religion in Brazil, with Roman Catholics having the most adherents at 64.6% of the population. Protestants make up 22.2% of the population. Other religions in Brazil are Spiritism, and African-based religions such as Umbanda and Candomblé. There are also adherents to Judaism, indigenous religions, Islamism. and Hinduism.

Religious Activities for Visitors:  There are few English services available for most denominations.

Funeral Directors, Mortician and Related Services: Refer to the List of Funeral Homes below.
Disclaimer: The U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the following persons or firms. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. Professional credentials and areas of expertise are provided directly by the funeral directors, morticians and other service providers. 

Maximum Period Before Burial When Remains Are Embalmed: If embalmed by using formaldehyde, the body must be buried within five to six days. If fully embalmed by the Spanish “Barnes” system or a similar system, the time permitted for burial is indefinite.

Maximum Period Before Burial When Remains Are Not Embalmed: In Rio de Janeiro, the city morgue has refrigeration facilities and not embalmed remains may be kept up to 15 days if necessary. Outside urban areas, refrigeration facilities may be scarce.

Embalming: Embalming can be done by any qualified person but must be certified by a physician. If death was accidental, or occurred in the absence of a physician, local authorities will require an autopsy prior to embalming. When refrigeration facilities are unavailable, embalming must be performed within twenty-four hours following death.

Cremation: Cremation is available at Santa Casa da Misericórdia, Penitência and São Francisco Xavier in Rio de Janeiro. All arrangements must be done through a funeral agency and/or a family member.
Brazilian law states that written proof expressing a desire to be cremated is required. In lieu of written proof, three witnesses must testify to the expressed wishes of the deceased or family. A court order is required to release remains for cremation when death occurs from other than natural causes.

Caskets and Containers: When remains are to be transported out of the country, the body is first embalmed or otherwise appropriately prepared or cremated for shipment. It is then placed in a casket with zinc lining, or urn in the case of cremation, within a wooden coffin which is finally placed in a suitable packing case that can support the weight of the complete container and body. Caskets and urns are available locally. They are prepared according to international regulations and meet the requirements for shipment out of the country.

Exportation of Remains Procedures and documents for the exportation of human remains are as follows.

Human Remains

  • Official Death Certificate
  • Embassy’s Consular Mortuary Certificate
  • Embalming Certificate
  • Transportation Document issued by Civil Police
  • Authorization from the Federal Police to ship the remains out of the country. 

Ashes

  • Official Death Certificate
  • Certificate of Cremation
  • Transportation Document issued by Civil Police
  • Authorization from the Federal Police to ship the remains out of the country.

Costs: The following figures are estimated in U.S. dollars. All fees are approximate. The exchange rate fluctuates frequently.

Local Burial: Fees include collection and transportation of remains, wood casket, funeral home charges, administrative fees, cost of burial plot in public cemetery for a period of five years, brief services with no mourners present. US$ 730 – US$ 900. After three years, the remains are exhumed and placed in a common grave. Remains may be transferred to a small box and placed in a memorial wall for a fee of US$ 80. Perpetual graves are difficult to obtain and very expensive due to a shortage of cemetery space, but the funeral agency might obtain if requested.

Cremation: Fees include cremation and doctor’s / funeral director’s certification. US $1.000

Cremation in Brazil, Disposition in the U.S.: Fees include collection and transportation of cremains, doctor’s certificate, urn, crematorium fees, brief services with no mourners present and scattering of ashes. US $2,000

Embalming in Brazil, Disposition in the U.S.: Should you decide to have the remains returned to the U.S. for burial, the costs would be substantially greater than a local burial due to the high cost of air freight and embalming. The total cost for preparation and air shipment to the U.S. is approximately US $5,000.

Exhumation and Shipment: Remains may not be disinterred for three years (adults and children) without special permission from Judicial Order. Cost of preparation and shipment of exhumed remains to the United States is approximately US $2,000.

Autopsies: An autopsy is mandatory in Brazil when the death is sudden, and the cause is unknown or there is reasonable cause to suspect foul play or unnatural causes. When an autopsy is required, it may cause delays in the issuance of a Brazilian death certificate and the disposition of remains in accordance with the family’s wishes.

Remarks: There will be additional costs if the remains need to be transported within country prior to their departure from the capital. There will also be additional costs should the remains transit an airport outside Rio de Janeiro and make a stopover on route to the destination in the United States.

Updated: July 5, 2019

Brazil
U.S. Consulate in São Paulo
Rua Henri Dunant, 500. São Paulo, SP
+ 55 (11) 3250-5000 (8am to 5pm)
+ 55 (11) 3250-5373 (24 hours)
Email: saopauloacs@state.gov
Brazil Information Travel Advisory
Register with the U.S. Embassy: Smart Travel Enrollment Program (STEP)
Country Profile: https://www.state.gov/u-s-relations-with-brazil/

Religions: Christianity is the largest religion in Brazil, with Roman Catholics having the most adherents at 64.6% of the population. Protestants make up 22.2% of the population. Other religions in Brazil are Spiritism, and African-based religions such as Umbanda and Candomblé. There are also adherents to Judaism, indigenous religions, Islamism. and Hinduism.

Religious Activities for Visitors:  There are few English services available for most denominations.

Funeral Directors, Mortician and Related Services: Refer to the List of Funeral Homes below.
Disclaimer: The U.S. Consulate General in São Paulo, Brazil assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the following persons or firms. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. Professional credentials and areas of expertise are provided directly by the funeral directors, morticians and other service providers. 

Maximum Period Before Burial When Remains Are Embalmed: If embalmed by using formaldehyde, the body must be buried within five to six days. If fully embalmed by the Spanish “Barnes” system or a similar system, the time permitted for burial is indefinite.

Maximum Period Before Burial When Remains Are Not Embalmed: In São Paulo, the city morgue has refrigeration facilities and not embalmed remains may be kept up to 15 days if necessary. Outside urban areas, refrigeration facilities may be scarce.

Embalming: Embalming must be done by a licensed physician and must be specifically requested. If the death was accidental, or occurred in the absence of a physician, local authorities will require an autopsy prior to embalming. When refrigeration facilities are unavailable, embalming must be performed within twenty-four hours following death.

Cremation: Arrangements for cremation generally must be done through a funeral home. Brazilian law states that written proof expressing a desire to be cremated is required. In lieu of written proof, three witnesses must testify to the expressed wishes of the deceased or family. A court order is required to release remains for cremation when death occurs from other than natural causes. Cremation is available at the following locations:

Santa Catarina:

Crematório Vaticano
Rua Pe. William Richard Schiller Filho 452 sl 2 0 Florianópolis, SC
phone: (55) (48) 3236-3006

Crematório Vaticano
Rod. Br 101 km 132 nr. 3650 – Bal. Camboriú, SC
phone: (55) (47) 3361-0400  

Crematório Athenas
Rua Profa. Erotildes da Silva Fontes 1200 sl B – Itajaí, SC
Phone: (55) (47) 3348-8134  

Paraná:

Crematório Vaticano
Rod. Do Caqui 928 – Campina Grande do Sul, PR
phone: (55) (41) 3019-3006

Crematório Perpétuo Socorro
Av. Des. Hugo Simas 35 – Curitiba, PR
phone: (55) (41) 3338-0191

São Paulo: 

Crematório Municipal
Dr. Jayme Augusto Lopes
Av. Francisco Falconi 437 – São Paulo, SP
phone: (55) (11) 2347-3549  

Crematório Metropolitano Primaveras
Av. Otavio Braga de Mesquita 3601 – Guarulhos, SP
phone: (55) (11) 2404-8900

Crematório Memorial Parque Paulista
R. Dr. Jorge Bauduzzi 520 – Embu das Artes, SP
phone:: (55) (11) 4704-4922  

Horto da Paz
Rod. Regis Bittencourt BR 116 KM 290 – Itapecirica da Serra, SP
phone: (55) (11) 4666-5067

Caskets and Containers: When remains are to be transported out of the country, the body is first embalmed or otherwise appropriately prepared or cremated for shipment. It is then placed in a casket with zinc lining, or urn in the case of cremation, within a wooden coffin which is finally placed in a suitable packing case that can support the weight of the complete container and body. Caskets and urns are available locally. They are prepared according to international regulations and meet the requirements for shipment out of the country.

Exportation of Remains Procedures and documents for the exportation of human remains are as follows.

Human Remains

  • Official Death Certificate
  • Consulate’s Consular Mortuary Certificate
  • Embalming Certificate
  • Transportation Document issued by Civil Police
  • Authorization from the Federal Police to ship the remains out of the country. 

Ashes

  • Official Death Certificate
  • Certificate of Cremation
  • Transportation Document issued by Civil Police
  • Authorization from the Federal Police to ship the remains out of the country.

Costs
The following figures are estimated in U.S. dollars based on the consular exchange rate of US$ 1.00 = Brazilian Reais 3.60. All fees are approximate. The exchange rate fluctuates frequently.

Local Burial
Fees include collection and transportation of remains, wood casket, funeral home charges, administrative fees, cost of burial plot in public cemetery for a period of three years, brief services with no mourners present, US$ 1,400. After three years, the remains are exhumed and placed in a common grave. Remains may be transferred to a small box and placed in a memorial wall for a fee of US$ 1,120. Perpetual graves are difficult to obtain and very expensive due to a shortage of cemetery space, however families may be able to do so by paying for a private cemetery.

Cremation and Disposal of Ashes
Fees include collection and transportation of cremains, Doctor’s certificate, urn, crematorium fees, brief services with no mourners present and scattering of ashes. US$ 2,700.

Embalming
Fees include embalming and Doctor’s / funeral director’s certification for shipment to the United States, casket with zinc lining, container for international transportation. US$ 4,800.

Cremation
Fees include cremation and Doctor’s / funeral director’s certification. US$ 1,900.

Transportation to the United States
The average weight of casket and containers for the export of remains is 250 Kgs (approximately 550 pounds). Below are estimated prices for air shipment from Sao Paulo to various points in the United States:

Destination Cost
São Paulo to New York $620
São Paulo to Chicago $730
São Paulo to Dallas $1,200
São Paulo to Los Angeles $1,300
São Paulo to Miami $560

The above fees refer to flight costs.

Exhumation and Shipment
Remains may not be disinterred for three years (adults and children) without special permission by a Judicial Order. The remains (body) can be exhumed with permission of immediate family after three years according to Brazilian law. Cost of preparation and shipment of exhumed remains to the United States is approximately US$ 1,400.

Autopsies
An autopsy is mandatory in Brazil when the death is sudden, and the cause is unknown or there is reasonable cause to suspect foul play or unnatural causes. When an autopsy is required, it may cause delays in the issuance of a Brazilian death certificate and the disposition of remains in accordance with the family’s wishes.

Remarks
There will be additional costs if the remains need to be transported within country prior to their departure from Sao Paulo. There will also be additional costs should the remains transit an airport outside Sao Paulo and make a stopover on route to the final destination in the United States. These costs should be confirmed with the funeral home.


Funeral Homes in Brazil

Please note: The Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the entities or individuals whose names appear on the following lists. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department or the U.S. government. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. The information on the list is provided directly by the local service providers; the Department is not in a position to vouch for such information. 

Please see below for a listing of funeral homes by consular district.

Please ask the funeral home not to make any arrangements regarding disposition of remains until it receives instructions from the family or the Embassy/ Consulate.

Please note: if you are dialing from abroad, dial “011 55” (Brazil country code) before the phone number of the funeral home.

Distrito Federal

FUNERÁRIA BOM PASTOR
Contact: Claudia do Monte
Address: Cruzeiro Center bloco A loja 38 – Cruzeiro Velho
Zip Code: 0640-515. Brasília, DF.
Phone: +55 (61) 3233-1956 / +55 (61) 3233-5984 / +55 (61) 9291-7767

FUNERÁRIA DINAMICA
Contact: Claudio Francisco Deveza
Address: SCLS 414 bloco A loja 09 – Asa Sul
Zip Code: 70297-400. Brasília, DF.
Phone: +55 (61) 3346-2282 / +55 (61) 9942-5940

FUNERÁRIA SANTO ANTÔNIO
Contact: Baltazar or Joel Batista da Silva
Address: CNC 04 lote 09/12 loja 04 – Taguatinga
Zip Code: 72115-545. Brasília, DF.
Phone: +55 (61) 3351-0603 / +55 (61) 3563-7778 / +55 (61) 8167-3918

MORTE E VIDA CERIMONIAL FUNERÁRIO
Contact: Amancio Almeida
Address: W-3 Sul 514 bloco B loja 15
Zip Code: 70380-530. Brasília, DF.
Phone: +55 (61) 3445-1155 / +55 (61) 9966-4237

Goiás

FUNERÁRIA FAMA
Contact: Americano do Brasil Freitas
Address: Rua P-20 Nº 409 – Setor dos Funcionários
Zip Code: 74543-340. Goiânia, GO.
Phone: +55 (62) 3293-5066

FUNERÁRIA PAX GOIÂNIA
Contact: Pablo Renielly
Address: Av. São Paulo com Visc. de Ouro Preto Qd. 46 Lt. 11 – Setor Parque Real
Zip Code: 74910-190.  Goiânia, GO.
Phone: +55 (62) 99146-8055 / +55 (62) 33983-3912 / +55 (61) 9291-7767

FUNERÁRIA PAZ UNIVERSAL
Contact: Waldecy da Silveira
Phone: +55 (62) 3293-2129 / +55 (62) 3233-7847
Website: https://www.pazuniversal.com.br/

FUNERÁRIA SANT’ANA
Contact: José Augusto da Silva
Address: R. Mauá, 315 – St. Central
Zip Code: 75043-175. Anápolis, GO.
Phone: + 55 (62) 3324-4136 / +55 (62) 3324-5414

PAX PIRENOPOLINA
Contact: Altamiro Jacinto de Oliveira Junior
Address: Rua São Paulo, Quadra 26, Lote 12 – Setor Central
Zip Code: 72980-000. Pirenópolis, GO.
Phone: +55 (62) 3331-3556 / +55 (62) 99920-7979
Email: paxpirenopolina@gmail.com

Minas Gerais

VALORIZE SERVIÇOS PÓSTUMOS LTDA
Contact: Daniel Luiz Santos G. Pereirinha
Address: Av. do Contorno, 2938 – Santa Efigênia
Zip Code: 30110-014. Belo Horizonte, MG.
Phone: + 55 (31) 3057-4010 / + 55 (31) 98458-2301
Email: contato@metropax.com.br; daniel@metropax.com.br; vivianne@metropax.com.br

Rio Grande do Sul

ANGELUS SERVIÇOS FUNERÁRIOS I
Address: Av. Prof. Oscar Pereira, 235 – Azenha
Zip Code: 90640-070. Porto Alegre, RS.
Phone: +55 (51) 3406-1100 / 0800 551 2228
Website: http://www.angelus.com.br

ANGELUS SERVIÇOS FUNERÁRIOS II
Address: Av. Venâncio Aires, 1151 – Bom Fim
Zip Code: 90040-193. Porto Alegre, RS.
Phone: +55 51 3331-4000
Website: http://www.angelus.com.br

CEMITÉRIO, CREMATÓRIO E FUNERÁRIA JARDIM DA MEMÓRIA
Address: Rua. Guia Lopes, 3609 – Canudos
Zip Code: 93546-637. Novo Hamburgo, RS.
Phone: + 55 (51) 3594-2181
Website: https://www.jardimdamemoria.com.br/

CENTRAL DE ATENDIMENTO FUNERÁRIO DE PORTO ALEGRE (CAF)
Address: R. Botafogo, 1287 – Menino Deus
Zip Code: 90150-053. Porto Alegre, RS
Phone: +55 (51) 3232-0065
Website: https://cafpoa.com.br/

CREMATÓRIO E CEMITÉRIO ECUMÊNICO CRISTO REI
Address: Av. Theodomiro Porto da Fonseca, 3249 – Cristo Rei
Zip Code: 93022-715. São Leopoldo, RS
Phone: +55 (51) 3252-5040
Website: https://cortel.com.br/empreendimentos/crematorio-e-cemiterio-ecumenico-cristo-rei/

CREMATÓRIO E CEMITÉRIO SAINT HILAIRE
Address: Av. Senador Salgado Filho, 2980 – Viamópolis
Zip Code: 94470-000. Viamão, RS
Phone: +55 (51) 3435-9400
Website: https://cortel.com.br/empreendimentos/crematorio-e-cemiterio-saint-hilaire/

CREMATÓRIO METROPOLITANO
Address: Av. Prof. Oscar Pereira, 584 – Azenha
Zip Code: 90640-070. Porto Alegre, RS.
Phone: +55 (51) 3252-5000
Website: https://cortel.com.br/empreendimentos/crematorio-metropolitano/

FUNERÁRIAS REUNIDAS
Address: Av. Prof. Oscar Pereira, 91 – Azenha
Zip Code: 90640-070. Porto Alegre, RS
Phone: +55 (51) 3223-2699 / +55 (51) 98125-8099 / 0800 51 7450
Website: https://funerariasreunidas.com.br/

FUNERÁRIA SÃO PEDRO
Address: Av. Porto Alegre, 214 – Medianeira
Zip Code: 90880-130. Porto Alegre, RS
Phone: +55 (51) 3223-8091 / +55 (51) 99209-2030 / 0800 510 9970
Website: http://www.funerariasaopedro.com/

Santa Catarina

CAPITAL SERVIÇOS FUNERÁRIOS
Address: Rua Pastor William Richard Schisler Filho, 296, Bl 1 Sl 1 – Itacorubi
Zip Code: 88034-100. Florianópolis, SC.
Phone: +55 (48) 3028-2828 / +55 (48) 99161-3737
Website: http://funerariacapital.floripa.br/

CENTRAL DE ATENDIMENTO DE ÓBITOS FLORIANÓPOLIS (CAOF)
Address: Rua Pastor William Richard Schisler Filho, 296 – Itacorubi
Zip Code: 88034-100. Florianópolis, SC
Phone: +55 (48) 3065-5500
Website: https://centraldeobito.com.br/

CREMATÓRIO CATARINENSE
Address: Rua Pastor William Richard Schisler Filho, 452 Sl 4 – Itacorubi
Zip Code: 88034-100. Florianópolis, SC.
Phone: +55 (48) 3341-2835 / +55 (48) 99167-4477
Website: http://www.crematoriocatarinense.com.br

CREMATÓRIO VATICANO
Address: Rua Pastor William Richard Schisler Filho, 452, sl 2 – Itacorubi
Zip Code: 88034-100. Florianópolis, SC.
Phone: +55 (48) 3236-3006 / +55 (48) 3236-0100
Website: http://www.portalvaticano.com.br/

FUNERÁRIA SANTA CATARINA
Address: Rua Pastor William Richard Schisler Filho, 372 – Itacorubi
Zip Code: 88034-100. Florianópolis, SC.
Phone: +55 (48) 3334-3411 / +55 (48) 98806-1895
Website: https://www.funerariasc.com/

FUNERÁRIA SÃO PEDRO E CREMATÓRIO
Address: Rua Pastor William Richard Schisler Filho, 350 – Itacorubi
Zip Code: 88034-100. Florianópolis, SC.
Phone: +55 (48) 3334-3495
Website: https://funerariasaopedro.floripa.br/

Alagoas

FUNERÁRIA PAX UNIÃO
Address: Praça Dr. Afrânio Jorge, 72 – Prado
Zip Code: 57010-020. Maceió, AL.
Phone: +55 (82) 3223-7262

Ceará

FUNERÁRIA  ALVORADA
Address: Av. Domingos Olímpio, 1021 – Centro
Zip Code: 60040-081. Fortaleza, CE.
Phone: +55 (85) 3231-4374

Maranhão

FUNERÁRIA JARDIM DA PAZ
Address: Travessa Clovis Beviláqua, 50 – Cutim Anil
Zip Code: 65045-200. São Luís, MA.
Phone: +55 (98) 2109-3999

FUNERÁRIA SÃO FRANCISCO
Address: Av. São Sebastião, 89 – Cruzeiro do Anil
Zip Code: 65060-700. São Luís, MA.
Phone: +55 (98) 3225-2197

Paraíba

FUNSA FUNERÁRIA N. SRA. APARECIDA
Address: Praça 2 de Novembro S/N – Varadouro
Zip Code: 58010-271. João Pessoa, PB.
Phone: +55 (83) 3221-9318

CAMPO SANTO PARQUE DA PAZ / PAX DOMINI CREMATÓRIO
Address: Av. Assis Chateaubriand, 5460 – Velame
Zip Code: 58418-800.  Campina Grande, PB.
Phone: +55 (83) 3331-4300 / +55 (83) 3331-4257 / +55 (83)98883-0266

FUNERÁRIA DIGNA
Address: Av. Pres. Getúlio Vargas, 893 – Prata
Zip Code: 58400-585. Campina Grande, PB.
Phone: 0800 772 3232

FUNERÁRIA DIGNA – LOJA CENTRO
Address: Rua Vidal de Negreiros, 18 – Centro
Zip Code: 58400-263. Campina Grande, PB.
Phone: +55 (83) 2102-3232

Piauí

FUNERÁRIA LÓTUS
Address: Avenida Miguel Rosa, 3651 – Centro
Zip Code: 64014-130. Teresina, PI.
Phone: +55 (86) 3231-3063

Pernambuco

CEMITÉRIO E CREMATÓRIO MORADA DA PAZ
Address: Avenida Presidente João Goulart, 2118 – Vila Torres Galvão
Zip Code: 53403-740. Paulista, PE.
Phone: +55 (81) 4101-2674 / +55 (81) 99292-2717 / +55 (81) 99646-0104
Email: moradadapaz@grupovila.com.br
Website: http://www.funerariaecrematorio.com/

FUNERÁRIA CASA BAPTISTA
Address: R. da Conceição, 22- Boa Vista
Zip Code: 50060-130. Recife, PE.
Phone: +55 (81) 3221-4015

CEMITÉRIO E CREMATÓRIO MEMORIAL GUARARAPES
Address: BR 101 KM 79,3
Zip Code: 54320-230. Jaboatão dos Guararapes, PE.
Phone: +55 (81) 3462-7766/ +55 (81) 99641-2200
Website: http://www.memorialguararapes.com.br

Rio Grande do Norte

MORADA DA PAZ CEMITÉRIOS
Address: Rua Aurino Vila, 882 – Emaús
Zip Code: 59148-590. Parnamirim, RN.
Phone: +55 (84) 3213-5005

Sergipe

FUNERÁRIA PIAF
Address: Rua Laranjeiras, 1681 – Getúlio Vargas
Zip Code: 49055-380. Aracaju, SE.
Phone: +55 (79) 3214-0406 / +55 (79) 3214-2322

Espírito Santo

BOM PASTOR FUNERÁRIA
Contact: Fagner or Alan
Address: Rua Vale do Rio Doce, 52 – Campo Grande
Zip Code: 29146-110. Cariacica, ES.
Address: Rua Doze, 157 – Nova Rosa da Penha.
Zip Code: 29157-410. Cariacica, ES.
Phone: +55 (27) 3254-7553 / +55 (27 3090-3939 / +55 (27 98804-6704 / +55 (27 99708-9576
Email: funerariabompastor@live.com 
Website: https://www.bompastorfuneraria.com.br/ 

FUNERÁRIA RENASCER
Address: Av. Joubert de Barros, 408 – Bento Ferreira
Zip Code: 29050-720. Vitória, ES.
Phone: +55 (27) 3071-2021 / +55 (27) 99502-2804
Email: atendimento@renascervitoria.com
Website: https://renascervitoria.com/ 

SANTA CASA PAZ – SERVIÇO FUNERÁRIO DA SANTA CASA DE VITÓRIA
Address: Rua Dr. João dos Santos Neves, 143 – Vila Rubim
Zip Code: 29025-023. Vitória, ES.
Phone: +55 (27) 99223-0497
Website: http://www.santacasavitoria.org/santa-casa-paz/ 

Rio de Janeiro

MARACANÃ ASSISTÊNCIA FUNERAL
Contact: Leonardo
Address: Avenida Brasil, 6179 – Bonsucesso
Zip Code: 21040-360. Rio de Janeiro, RJ.
Phone: + 55 (21) 96518-5422 / + 55 (21) 3312-4600 / + 55 (21) 3312-4620 (International) / + 55 (21) 99880-0477 (Icaro) / + 55 (21) 99763-3335 (Leonardo) / + 55 (21) 98554-0365 (Anderson)
Email: international@maracanaassistencia.com.br
Website: http://maracanaassistencia.com.br/

FUNERÁRIA NOSSA SENHORA DA APRESENTAÇÃO
Contact: Joarene
Address: Rua São Cristóvão, 408 – São Cristóvão
Zip Code: 20940-001. Rio de Janeiro, RJ.
Phone: +55 (21) 3860-0439 / +55 (21) 3860-2025 / +55 (21) 2580-7970 / +55 (21) 3860-0607 / +55 (21) 98169-3051
Email: f.apresentacao@terra.com.brf.apresentacao@yahoo.com.br

SERVIÇOS FUNERÁRIOS SALOMÃO LISBOA LTDA
Contact: André Cabral
Address: Av. Geremário Dantas, 108B – Tanque
Zip Code: 22735-015. Rio de Janeiro, RJ.
Phone: +55 (21) 2425 7699 / +55 (21) 3392-8342 / +55 (21) 96505-9000
Email: sacfunerariasl@gmail.com

Bahia

LUZ SERVIÇOS FUNERÁRIOS
Contact: Mercedes Aranda
Address: Ladeira do Campo, 52 – Federação
Zip Code: 40210-320. Salvador, BA.
Phone: + 55 (71) 3332-9490 / + 55 (71) 3247-1915 / + 55 (71) 99122-6032
Email: funerarialuz@gmail.com

FUNERÁRIA CAMINHO DAS ÁRVORES
Contact: Jocival Conrado Soares dos Santos
Address: Rua dos Carmelitas, 44 – Dom Avelar
Zip Code: 41820-020. Salvador – BA
Phone: +55 (71) 99688-4759 / +55 (71) 98790-2265
Email: funerariacaminhodasarvores@yahoo.com

Mato Grosso do Sul

FUNERÁRIA MONTE FUJI
Address: Rua 13 de Maio, 4.217 – Vila São Tomé
Zip Code: 79004-423. Campo Grande, MS.
Phone: +55 (67) 3325-2244

FUNERÁRIA PAX MUNDIAL
Address: Av. Pres. Ernesto Geisel, 4220 – Amambai
Zip Code: 79002-082. Campo Grande, MS.
Phone: +55 (67) 3384-5857 / +55 (67) 99914-9162

NIPPON FUNERÁRIA
Address: Rua Dom Aquino, 1828 – Amambai
Zip Code: 79002-181. Campo Grande, MS.
Phone: +55 (67) 3321-7859

ANAPAX ADMINISTRADORA DE SERVIÇOS PÓSTUMOS
Address: Av. Calogeras, 1707 – Centro
Zip Code: 79002-000. Campo Grande, MS.
Phone: +55 (67) 3028-5030

São Paulo

PRIMAVERAS REPATRIAÇÃO (24h service)
Address: Rua Muhidin Ibrahim Havache, 55 – Picanço
Zip Code: 7094-074. Guarulhos, SP.
Phone: +55 (11) 2451-6599 / 0800 77 02038 / +55 (11) 97655-1344

WALDEMAR EMPRESA FUNERÁRIA (24h service)
Address: Rua Um, 441 – Centro
Zip Code: 13510-000. Santa Gertrudes, SP.
Phone: +55 (11) 3982-2348 / +55 (11) 99971-4776

AGÊNCIA FUNERÁRIA ARAÇÁ (24h service)
Address: Rua Dr. Arnaldo, 300 – Cerqueira Cesar
Zip Code: 01246-000. São Paulo, SP.
Phone: +55 (11) 3231-5626

FUNERÁRIA CENTRAL (24h service)
Address: Viaduto Dona Paulina s/n – Centro
Zip Code: 01501-020. São Paulo, SP.
Phone: +55 (11) 3241-3511, extension: 7021/7022

FUNERÁRIA GRUPO BOM JESUS INTERNACIONAL
Address: Avenida Guilherme Alfieri, 246 – Parque São Benedito
Zip Code: 07500-000. Santa Isabel, SP.
Phone: +55 (11) 98799-3673 (24hrs) / +55 (11) 4657-1414

SERVIÇO FUNERÁRIO DO MUNICÍPIO DE SÃO PAULO
Address: Rua Ministro Roberto Cardoso Alves, 186 – Santo Amaro
Zip Code: 04737-000. São Paulo, SP.
Phone: +55 (11) 5521-2662

GRUPO FUNERAL TATUAPÉ (24h service)
Address: Rua David Zeiger, 330 – Quarta Parada
Zip Code: 03303-010. Sao Paulo, SP.
Phone: +55 (11) 2269-4979 / +55 (11) 2601-1340 / +55 (11) 95328-2239

QUARTA PARADA SERVIÇOS FUNERÁRIOS
Address: Avenida Salim Farah Maluf, 1520 – Quarta Parada
Zip Code: 03304-090. São Paulo, SP.
Phone: +55 (11) 4158-2003
Email: contatos@loopinvest.com.br
Website: cemiterioquartaparada.net

EMPRESA DE LUTO XV DE NOVEMBRO
Address: Rua Ifema, 850 Sala 02 – Jardim Mirian
Zip Code: 06730-000. Vargem Grande Paulista, SP.
Phone: +55 (11) 4158-2003
Email: contatos@loopinvest.com.br
Website: funerariaxvdenovembro.com.br

Paraná

CENTRAL DE LUTO FUNERÁRIO DE CURITIBA
Address: Rua João Manoel, 480 – São Francisco
Zip Code: 80510-250. Curitiba, PR.
Phone: +55 (41) 3232-6000

A PARANAENSE FUNERÁRIA
Address: Rua Mariano Torres, 218 – Centro
Zip Code: 80060-120. Curitiba, PR.
Phone: +55 (41) 3223-5057

AIRES CORCINI COMPANHIA LTDA
Address: Rua 24 de Maio, 412, cj 201 – Rebouças
Zip Code: 80220-060. Curitiba, PR.
Phone: +55 (41) 3222-8131

CANAÃ AGÊNCIA DE LUTO
Address: R. Anne Frank, 3997 – Boqueirão
Zip Code: 81650-020. Curitiba, PR.
Phone: +55 (41) 3277-2525

EMPRESA FUNERÁRIA MAGNEM LTDA
Address: Rua Sao Francisco, 147 – Centro
Zip Code: 80020-190. Curitiba, PR.
Phone: +55 (11) 3222-5351