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. If no family members are present, the Consular Section will contact the next of kin in the U.S. The Consular Section can assist family members in making arrangements for the disposition of the remains. Please be advised that no U.S. government funds are available to cover any of the expenses involved. We will also 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.

If the family wishes to send the remains to the United States, please be aware that the process for preparing and returning remains to the U.S. is complex and may be expensive. The family of the deceased is responsible for all costs. For more information please check the Disposition of Remains Report for Brasilia, Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paulo below.

Please see list of funeral homes below.

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.

Disposition of Remains Report:

Disposition of Remains Report: Brasilia

July 5, 2019

Part I. Name of Country: Brazil

Part II. U.S. Embassy Brasilia

Address: SES – Av. das Nações, Quadra 801, Lote 3

Phone: Country Code 55 Area Code 61 3312-7400  (24 hr Switchboard)

State Department Country Specific Information

State Department Travel Information

Smart Travel Enrollment Program (STEP)

Part III. Profile of Religions of the Host Country and Religious Services available to visitors.

Country Profile: Visit the State Department’s website “Background Note: Brazil” https://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/35640.htm.

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.

PART IV. Funeral Directors, Mortician and Related Services Available in the Brasilia jurisdiction, click here:

DISCLAIMER: The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia, 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.

  1. 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.
  • When Remains Are Not Embalmed: In Brasilia, 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.
  1. 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.
  1. Cremation: Cremation is available at the Cemeterio Cidade Jardins, Valparaiso, State of Goias (near Brasilia). 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.
  1. 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.
  1. Exportation of Remains:

Human Remains: To export human remains, the following documents are required by authorities:

  • Official Death Certificate;
  • Embassy’s Consular Mortuary Certificate;
  • Embalming Certificate;
  • Transportation Document issued by Civil Police; and 

Ashes: To export cremation, the following documents are required by authorities:

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

6.Costs

The following figures are estimated in U.S. dollars based on the consular exchange rate of US$ 1.00 = Brazilian Reais 3.90. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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 final destination in the United States.

Disposition of Remains Report: Porto Alegre

July 5, 2019

Part I. Name of Country: Brazil

Part II. U.S. Consulate Porto Alegre

Address: Av. Assis Brasil, 1889 Porto Alegre, RS – Brasil

Phone: 55 51 3345-6000

State Department Country Specific Information

State Department Travel Information

Smart Travel Enrollment Program (STEP)

 Part III. Profile of Religions of the Host Country and Religious Services available to visitors

Country Profile: Visit the State Department’s website “Background Note: Brazil” https://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/35640.htm

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.

Part IV. Funeral Homes and Related Services Available in the South:

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.

PORTO ALEGRE – RS

Angelus Serviços Funerários
Tel: (51) 3406-1100 / 0800 51 2228 – http://www.angelus.com.br
Address: Av. Prof. Oscar Pereira, 235 – Porto Alegre, RS

Crematório e Cemitério Ecumênico Cristo Rei
Address: Av. Theodomiro Porto da Fonseca, 3249 – São Leopoldo, RS
Tel: (51) 3252-5040 – http://www.cortel.com.br/empreendimento/cristo-rei/

Crematório e Cemitério Saint Hilaire
Address: Av. Senador Salgado Filho, 2980 – Viamão, RS
Tel: (51) 3435-9400 – http://www.cortel.com.br/empreendimento/saint-hilaire/

Crematório Metropolitano
Address: Av. Prof. Oscar Pereira, 584 – Porto Alegre, RS
Tel: (51) 3252-5000 – http://www.cortel.com.br/empreendimento/crematorio-metropolitano/

Funerárias Reunidas
Tel: (51) 3223-2699 / 0800 51 7450 – https://funerariasreunidas.com.br/
Address: Av. Prof. Oscar Pereira, 91 – Porto Alegre, RS

Funerária São Pedro
Tel: (51) 3223-8091 / 0800 510 9970 – http://www.funerariasaopedro.com/
Address: Av. Porto Alegre, 214 – Porto Alegre, RS

 FLORIANÓPOLIS – SC

Central de Atendimento de Óbitos
Tel: (48) 3065-5500
Address: Rua Pastor William Richard Schisler Filho, 296 – Florianópolis, SC

Crematório Catarinense
Tel: (48) 3024-4478 – http://www.crematoriocatarinense.com.br
Address: Rua Pastor William Richard Schisler Filho, 452 Sala 4 – Florianópolis, SC

Crematório Vaticano
Tel: (48) 3236-3006 / 3236-0100 – http://www.portalvaticano.com.br/
Address: Rua Pastor William Richard Schisler Filho, 489 – Florianópolis, SC

Funerária Santa Catarina
Tel: (48) 3334-3411
Address: Rua Pastor William Richard Schisler Filho, 372 – Florianópolis, SC

Funerária São Pedro e Crematório
Tel: (48) 3334-3495
Address: Rua Pastor William Richard Schisler Filho, 350 – Florianópolis, SC

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

  1. Costs: The following figures are estimated in U.S. dollars based on the consular exchange rate of US$ 1.00 = R$ 4.00. 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$ 1100. After three years, the remains may be transferred to a small box and placed in a memorial wall for a fee of US$ 180. 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$ 7000.

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$ 1300.

 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$ 3000.

 7. 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$ 3000.

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.

8. 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 final destination in the United States.

Disposition of Remains Report: Recife

July 5 2019

Part I. Name of Country: Brazil

Part II. U.S. Consulate General Recife

Address: Rua Gonçalves Maia 163, Recife PE – Brasil

Phone: Country Code 55 Area Code 81 3416-3050  (24 hr Switchboard)

 

State Department Country Specific Information

State Department Travel Information

Smart Travel Enrollment Program (STEP)

 

Part III. Profile of Religions of the Host Country and Religious Services available to visitors

Country Profile: Visit the State Department’s website “Background Note: Brazil” https://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/35640.htm

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.

PART IV. Funeral Directors, Mortician and Related Services Available in the Northeast:

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.

RECIFE-PE
Funeral Home Casa Baptista
AddressR. da Conceição n. 22- Boa Vista, Recife – PE, 50060-130, Brazil
Phone: (81) 3221 4015
Funeral Home and Crematory Morada da Paz
Address: Avenida Presidente João Goularte, 2118. Vila Torres Galvão.
Paulista – Pernambuco
CEP: 53403-740.
E-mail: moradadapaz@grupovila.com.br
http://www.funerariaecrematorio.com/
Phone: 55 81 4101-2674 / 55 81 99292-2717 / 55 81 99646-0104
Cemetery and Crematory Memorial Guararapes
Address: BR 101 KM 79,3- Jaboatão dos Guararapes-PE, cep: 54320-230
Phone: 55 81 3462 7766/ 55 81 99641 2200
http://www.memorialguararapes.com.br

TERESINA-PI
Funerária Lótus
Tel: 55 86 3231-3063
Avenida Miguel Rosa, nº3651 – P

FORTALEZA-CE
Funerária Alvorada
Tel: (85) 3231-4374
Address: Av. Domingos Olímpio 1021 – Centro – Fortaleza- CE

JOÃO PESSOA-PB
Funsa Funerária N. Sra. Aparecida
Tel: (83) 3221-9318
Address: Praça 2 de Novembro S/N – Varadouro-PB

MACEIÓ-AL
Funerária Pax União
Tel: (82) 3223-7262
Address: Praça Dr. Afrânio Jorge 72- Prado-AL

NATAL-RN
Funerária São Francisco
Tel: (84) 3213-5005
Address: Rua Presidente Bandeira, 487 Alecrim- RN

SAO LUIS- MARANHÃO
Funerária Jardim da Paz
Tel: 55 98 2109-3999
Address: Travessa Clovis Beviláqua, nº 50, Cutim Anil, São Luís – MA
Funerária São Francisco
Tel: 55 98 3225-2197
Av. São Sebastião, n°89 – Cruzeiro do Anil – São Luís – MA

ARACAJU-SE
Funerária Piaf
Tel: 55 79 3214-0406 / 55 79 3214-2322
Addres: Rua Laranjeiras, 1681. Getúlio Vargas – Aracaju-SE

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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

Ashes: 
Official Death Certificate;
Certificate of Cremation;

  1. Costs: The following figures are estimated in U.S. dollars based on the consular exchange rate of US$ 1.00 = Brazilian Reais 3.90. 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$ 700 – US$ 1000.

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 $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.SThe cost for preparation, cremation, and air shipment of ashes to the United States is approximately $3000.

  1. 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 $2000.

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.

  1. 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.

9. 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 final destination in the United States.

Disposition of Remains Report: Rio de Janeiro

July 5, 2019

Part I. Name of Country: Brazil

Part II. U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro

Address: Av Presidente Wilson, 147, Rio de Janeiro RJ – Brasil

Phone: Country Code 55 Area Code 21 3823-2000 / 3823-2029  (After-hours)

State Department Country Specific Information

State Department Travel Information

Smart Travel Enrollment Program (STEP)

Part III. Profile of Religions of the Host Country and Religious Services available to visitors

Country Profile: Visit the State Department’s website “Background Note: Brazil”

https://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/35640.htm

Religions: Roman Catholic 64.6%, other Catholic 0.4%, Protestant 22.2% (includes Adventist 6.5%, Assembly of God 2.0%, Christian Congregation of Brazil 1.2%, Universal Kingdom of God 1.0%, other Protestant 11.5%), other Christian 0.7%, Spiritist 2.2%, other 1.4%, none 8%, unspecified 0.4% (2010 est.)

There are few English services available for most denominations.

PART IV. Funeral Directors, Mortician and Related Services Available in Rio’s district:

DISCLAIMER:  The U.S. Consulate 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.

         

MARACANÃ ASSISTÊNCIA FUNERAL

(Sr. Leonardo) (English Speaker)

AVENIDA BRASIL, 6179 – BONSUCESSO

CEP: 21.040-360

PHONE: (+ 55 21) 96518-5422 / 3312-4600 / 3312-4620 (International)

Cell Phone: (+ 55 21)  99880-0477 (Icaro) / 99763-3335 (Leonardo) /98554-0365  (Anderson)

Email:   international@maracanaassistencia.com.br  www.maracanaassistencia.com.br

 FUNERÁRIA NOSSA SENHORA DA APRESENTAÇÃO

(Sr. Joarene)

RUA SÃO CRISTOVÃO, 408 – SÃO CRISTOVÃO

PHONE: (+55 21) 3860-0439 / 3860-2025 / 2580-7970

PHONE: (+55 21) 3860-0607

CELL PHONE: (+55 21) 98169-3051

EMAIL: f.apresentacao@terra.com.br e f.apresentacao@yahoo.com.br

             

 SERVIÇOS FUNERÁRIOS SALOMÃO LISBOA LTDA

(Mr. André Cabral)

AV GEREMÁRIO DANTAS, 108B – TANQUE

PHONE:  (+ 55 21) 2425 7699 / 3392-8342

CELL PHONE: (+55 21) 96505-9000

E-MAIL: sacfunerariasl@gmail.com

 LUZ – SERVIÇOS FUNERÁRIOS

Torrezilhas e Aranha Ltda.

(Mercedes Aranda)

LADEIRA DO CAMPO SANTO, 52 – FEDERAÇÃO – SALVADOR, BA

PHONE: (+ 55 71) 3332-9490 / 3247-1915

CELL PHONE: (+ 55 71) 99122-6032

EMAIL: funerarialuz@gmail.com

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.
  • 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:

Human Remains:
To export human remains, the following documents are required by authorities:

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

Ashes: To export cremation, the following documents are required by authorities:

  • Official Death Certificate;
  • Certificate of Cremation;
  • Transportation Document issued by Civil Police; and
  • 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 4.00. 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 and Disposal of Ashes for Shipment to the United States:
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 – US$ 2,120.

Embalming:
Fees include embalming and Doctor’s / funeral director’s certification for shipment to the United States, casket with zinc lining, container for internal transportation. US$ 500– US$ 560.

Cremation:
Fees include cremation and Doctor’s / funeral director’s certification. US$ 280 – US$ 560.

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 Rio de Janeiro to various points in the United States:

Destination Cost
Rio de Janeiro to New York    $1,300
Rio de Janeiro to Chicago    $1,500
Rio de Janeiro to Dallas    $1,500
Rio de Janeiro to Los Angeles    $1,300
Rio de Janeiro to Miami    $1,300

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$ 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 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 final destination in the United States.

July 5, 2019

The laws cited are from the national law of Brazil, The Revised Administrative Code of 1984 (RAC). All costs are given in U.S. dollars, but exchange rates fluctuate frequently.

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.
  • 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:

Human Remains:
To export human remains, the following documents are required by authorities:

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

Ashes: To export cremation, the following documents are required by authorities:

  • Official Death Certificate;
  • Certificate of Cremation;
  • Transportation Document issued by Civil Police; and
  • 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

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 that if you are dialing from abroad, you have to dial “55” (Brazil country code) before the phone number of the funeral home

Distrito Federal

Funerária Bom Pastor
Tel: 61) 3233-1956
(61) 3233-5984
Contact: Claudia do Monte
Cell: (61) 9291-7767
Address: Cruzeiro Center bloco A loja 38 – Cruzeiro Velho

Funerária Dinamica
Tel: (61) 3346-2282
Contact: Claudio Francisco Deveza
Cell: (61) 9942-5940
Address: SCLS 414 bloco A loja 09 – Asa Sul

Funerária Santo Antônio
Tel: (61) 3351-0603
(61) 3563-7778
Contact: Baltazar and/or/Joel Batista da Silva
Cell: (61) 8167-3918
Address: CNC 04 lote 09/12 loja 04 – Taguatinga

Morte e Vida Cerimonial Funerário
Tel: (61) 3445-1155
Contact: Amancio Almeida
Cell: (61) 9966-4237
Address: W-3 Sul 514 bloco B loja 15

Goiás

Funerária Paz Universal
Tel: (62) 3293-2129 and 3233-7847
Contact: Waldecy da Silveira

Funerária Fama
Tel: (62) 3293-5066
Contact: Americano do Brasil Freitas

Funerária Sant’Ana
Tel: (62) 3324-4136(62) 3324-5414
Contact: José Augusto da Silva

Minas Gerais

Valorize Serviços Póstumos LTDA
(Daniel Luiz Santos G. Pereirinha) (English Speaker)
Av do Contorno, 2938 – Bairro Santa Efigênia – BH
Tel: (+ 55 31) 3057-4010
Tel: (+ 55 31) 98458-2301
EMAIL: contato@metropax.com.br / daniel@metropax.com.br / vivianne@metropax.com.br

 

Rio Grande do Sul

Crematório Metropolitano
Av. Prof. Oscar Pereira, 584 – Porto Alegre, RS
Phone: (51) 3252-5000 e (51) 0800-510-2624

Memorial Ecumênico Cristo Rei – Cemitério Parque
Av. Theodomiro Porto da Fonseca, 3249 – São Leopoldo, RS
Phone: (51) 3592-3088 e (51) 0800-510-2006

Crematório Saint Hilaire
Av. Senador Salgado Filho 2980 – Viamão, RS
Phone: (51) 3435-9400 e (51) 0800-510-9899

Funerária Angelus
Tel: (51) 3217-3217
Address: Av. Porf Oscar Pereira 235, Azenha -Porto Alegre, RS

Funerárias Reunidas
Tel: (51) 3223-2699
Address: Av. Prof. Oscar Pereira 91 – Porto Alegre, RS

Funerária São Pedro
Tel: (51) 3223-8091
Address: Av. Porto Alegre 214, Bairro Medianeira – Porto Alegre, RS

Santa Catarina

Funerária São Pedro Ltda
Tel: (48) 3334-3495
Address: R. Pastor William Richard Schisler Filho, 350
Florianópolis, SC

Funerária Santa Catarina
Tel: (48) 3334-3411
Address R. Pastor William Richard Schisler Filho, 372:– Florianópolis, SC

Funerária São Jorge
Tel: (48) 3334-3737
Address: R. Pastor William Richard Schisler Filho, 318  – Florianópolis, SC

Funerária São Joaquim
Tel: (48) 3334-3211
Address: R. Pastor Willian Richard Schisler Filho, 318 – Florianópolis, SC

Alagoas

Funerária Pax União
Tel: (82) 3223-7262
Address: Praça Dr. Afrânio Jorge 72- Prado

Ceará

Funerária Alvorada
Tel: (85) 3231-4374
Address: Av. Domingos Olímpio 1021 – Centro – Fortaleza CE

Maranhão

Funerária Jardim da Paz
Tel: 55 98 2109-3999
Address: Travessa Clovis Beviláqua, nº 50, Cutim Anil, São Luís – MA

Funerária São Francisco
Tel: 55 98 3225-2197
Av. São Sebastião, n°89 – Cruzeiro do Anil – São Luís – MA

Paraíba

Funsa Funerária N. Sra. Aparecida
Tel: (83) 3221-9318
Address: Praça 2 de Novembro S/N – Varadouro

Campo Santo Parque da Paz / Pax Domini Crematório
Av. Assis Chateaubriand, 5460
Velam – Campina Grande – PB
(83) 3331-4300 / 3331-4257 / 98883-0266

Funerária Digna
Av. Pres. Getúlio Vargas, 893 – Prata

Loja Centro
Rua Vidal de Negreiros, 253 – Centro
Campina Grande – PB
(83) 2102-3232

Piauí

Funerária Lótus
Tel: 55 86 3231-3063
Avenida Miguel Rosa, nº3651 – Piaui

Recife

Cemetery and Crematory Morada da Paz
Avenida Presidente João Goularte, 2118. Vila Torres Galvão.
Paulista – Pernambuco
CEP: 53403-740.
E-mail: moradadapaz@grupovila.com.br
http://www.funerariaecrematorio.com/
Tel: 55 81 4101-2674 / 55 81 99292-2717 / 55 81 99646-0104

Funeral Home Casa Baptista
Address: R. da Conceição n. 22- Boa Vista, Recife – PE, 50060-130, Brazil
Phone: (81) 3221 4015

Cemetery and Crematory Memorial Guararapes
Address: BR 101 KM 79,3- Jaboatão dos Guararapes-PE
Cep: 54320-230
Phone: 55 81 3462 7766/ 55 81 99641 2200
http://www.memorialguararapes.com.br
Rio Grande do Norte

Funerária São Francisco
Tel: (84) 3213-5005
Address: Rua Presidente Bandeira, 487 Alecrim

Sergipe

Funerária Piaf
Tel: 55 79 3214-0406 / 55 79 3214-2322
Addres: Rua Laranjeiras, 1681. Getúlio Vargas – Aracaju, SE

Rio de Janeiro

PAX DOMINI SERVIÇOS PÓSTUMOS
(Sra. Odina Mutz dos Santos)
AVENIDA NOSSA SRA DOS NAVEGANTES, 451 LJ 05
PETRO TOWER
ENSEADA DO SUÁ – VITÓRIA, ES
CEP: 29050-335
PHONE: (+ 55 27) 3041-2000
CELL PHONE: (+ 55 27)  99605-1814 / 99619-3635
EMAIL:   paxdomini@paxdomini.net e odina@paxdomini.net

MARACANÃ ASSISTÊNCIA FUNERAL
(Sr. Leonardo) (English Speaker)
Avenida Brasil, 6179 – Bonsucesso
CEP: 21.040-360
Tel: (+ 55 21) 96518-5422 / 3312-4600 / 3312-4620 (International)
Cell Phone: (+ 55 21)  99880-0477 (Icaro)
99763-3335 (Leonardo)
98554-0365  (Anderson)
Email:   international@maracanaassistencia.com.br
www.maracanaassistencia.com.br

FUNERÁRIA NOSSA SENHORA DA APRESENTAÇÃO
(Sr. Joarene)
RUA SÃO CRISTOVÃO, 408 – SÃO CRISTOVÃO
PHONE: (+55 21) 3860-0439 / 3860-2025 / 2580-7970
PHONE: (+55 21) 3860-0607
CELL PHONE: (+55 21) 98169-3051
EMAIL: f.apresentacao@terra.com.br e f.apresentacao@yahoo.com.br
            
SERVIÇOS FUNERÁRIOS SALOMÃO LISBOA LTDA
(Mr. André Cabral)
AV GEREMÁRIO DANTAS, 108B – TANQUE
PHONE:  (+ 55 21) 2425 7699 / 3392-8342
CELL PHONE: (+55 21) 96505-9000
E-MAIL: sacfunerariasl@gmail.com
 
 LUZ – SERVIÇOS FUNERÁRIOS
Torrezilhas e Aranha Ltda.
(Mercedes Aranda)
LADEIRA DO CAMPO SANTO, 52 – FEDERAÇÃO – SALVADOR, BA
PHONE: (+ 55 71) 3332-9490 / 3247-1915
CELL PHONE: (+ 55 71) 99122-6032
EMAIL: funerarialuz@gmail.com

Bahia

LUZ – Serviços Funerários
Torrezilhas e Aranha Ltda.
(Mercedes Aranda)
Adress: Ladeira do Campo Santo, 52 – Federação – Salvador, BA
Phone: (+ 55 71) 3332-9490
Cell Phone: (+ 55 71) 99122-6032
Email: funerarialuz@gmail.com
                                                         

Mato Grosso do Sul

Funerária Monte Fuj
Tel: (67) 3325-2244
Address: Rua 13 de Maio, 4.217 – Vila São Thomé, Campo Grande – MS, 79004-423

Funeraria Pax Mundial
Tel: (67) 3384-5857   (67) 99914-9162
Address: Av. Pres. Ernesto Geisel, 4220 – Campo Grande, MS

Nippon Funeraria
Tel: (67) 3321-7859
Address: Rua Dom Aquino, 1828 – Campo Grande, MS

Anapax Administradora de Servicos Postumos
Tel: (67) 3028-5030
Address: Av. Calogeras, 1707 – Campo Grande, MS

São Paulo

AESPE (24 hour service)
Tel: (11) 2451-6599 or 0800 77 02038
Cell: (11) 97655-1344
Address: Rua Muhidin Ibrahim Havache, 55 (Behind Picanço Cemetery)
Guarulhos – São Paulo, SP

Organização de Lavapés Ltda (Mauri)
Tel: (11) 3348-4150 or (11) 3208-5400
Cell: 11) 99643-8643
Address: Rua Lacerda Franco 351, Cambuci, São Paulo, SP

Waldemar Empresa Funerária (24 hour service)
Tel: (11) 3982-2348
Cell: (11) 99971-4776
Address: Rua Um 441, Centro, Santa Gertrudes, SP 13510-000

Agência Funerária Araçá (24 hour service)
Tel: (11) 3231-5626
Address: Rua Dr. Arnaldo, 300 – Cerqueira Cesar- São Paulo, SP

Funerária Central (24 hour service)
Tel: (11) 3241-3511, ext 7021/7022
Address: Viaduto Dona Paulina s/n – Centro – São Paulo, SP

Servico Funerario do Municipio de Sao Paulo
Tel: (11) 5521-2662
Address: Rua Ministro Roberto Cardoso Alves, 186
Santo Amaro – São Paulo

Grupo Funeral Tatuapé (24 hours service)
Phone: +55 (11) 2269-4979 / +55 (11) 2601-1340
Mobile: +55 (11) 95328-2239
Address: Rua David Zeiger, 330
Sao Paulo – SP

Paraná

Central de Luto Serviço Funerário de Curitiba
Tel: (41) 3232-6000
Address: Rua João Manoel 480 – Curitiba, PR

A Paranaense Funerária
Tel: (41) 3223-5057
Address: Mariano Torres 218 – Curitiba, PR

Aires Corcini Companhia Ltda
Tel: (41) 3222-8131
Address: Rua 24 de Maio 412, cj 201 – Curitiba, PR

Canaã Agência de Luto
Tel: (41) 3277-2525
Address: R. Anne Frank 3997 Curitiba, PR

Empresa Funerária Magnem Ltda
Tel: (11) 3222-5351
Address: Rua Sao Francisco 147 – Curitiba, PR