Passport Services

In accordance with COVID-19 health precautions, appointment availability for passport, citizenship, and notarial services is subject to change based on local conditions, and we encourage citizens requesting services to plan in advance.

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

The U.S. Embassy, Consulates, and Consular Agencies in Brazil accept passport applications of U.S. Citizens residing or traveling in Brazil. To proceed with your routine new passport or passport renewal application, please use our passport wizard.

Effective August 1, 2022, all adult passport renewal applications will be processed by mail at the U.S. Consulate in Rio de Janeiro. Please review the passport renewal requirements to determine if you are eligible.

All U.S. Citizens living in Brazil who are eligible to use the DS-82 renewal form must renew their U.S. passports by mail.

Please carefully review the steps and requirements below. Incomplete applications may be delayed or rejected.

Eligibility

You must renew by mail if all of these conditions apply to you:

Your passport is:

  • Undamaged;
  • Issued within the last 15 years;
  • Issued with a 10-year validity; and
  • Issued in your current name, or you have changed your name and can submit legal documents to prove this change.

If you do not meet all of these conditions, please use the passport wizard for more information.

TO APPLY FOR YOUR ADULT PASSPORT BY MAIL, PLEASE FOLLOW THESE STEPS:

  1. DS-82: U.S. Passport Renewal Application for Eligible Individuals

Complete a DS-82 form: Available online here or as a downloadable PDF. (84 KB)

Please note:

  • Some fields require U.S. addresses or phone numbers; for contact information outside of the United States, you can leave these blank and fill them out in pen after the form has been printed.
  • You must provide a Social Security number if you have been issued one.
  • If you do not have a Social Security number you must submit this statement, signed and dated.
  • If you do not remember your Social Security number, please send an e-mail to fbu.lisbon@ssa.gov to recover it before you start the passport application process.
  • You can only renew a passport book by mail. If you need a passport card, you must make an appointment online at your closest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. (Please note that passport cards may serve as identification of U.S. citizenship but may not be used for international air travel. Instead, they may be used to enter the United States at land crossings and seaports from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda, only. An additional fee applies to passport cards.)
  • You must complete all pages of the DS-82, print, then sign and date it.
  • You must print your form single-sided. We do not accept double-sided forms.
  1. Photocopy and Submit your Most Recent U.S. Passport

You must submit your most recent passport and a photocopy of the passport bio data page.
Please note:

  • Your U.S. passport book must meet all the requirements listed at the top of this page.
  • Your old passport book will be returned to you, along with any original documents and your new passport book.
  1. Include Name Change Documents (if applicable)

If the name you currently use is different from the name on your most recent U.S. passport, you must provide an original legal name change document with a photocopy. If you do not want to mail in your original document, you can provide a certified copy. Examples include:

  1. Marriage certificate
  2. Divorce decree
  3. Court-ordered name change document

We will return the original name change document to you.

  1. Provide a Photo

Photo basics:

  • Submit a color photo, taken within the last six months.
  • Size: 2 x 2 in or 5 x 5 cm.
  • Use a white or off-white background.

For more information on passport photo requirements, click here.

Please note:

  • Do not bend the photo.
  • You cannot wear eyeglasses in your passport photo (unless you have a signed note from your doctor that you can include with your application).
  1. Passport Payment

Pay the USD 130 passport application fee via the U.S. government’s secure payment site, Pay.gov. You must print and include the Pay.gov electronic payment confirmation you will receive via e-mail in your application package.

  1. Arrange Passport Delivery

The U.S. Mission in Brazil works with Correios to deliver your new passport. Arrange mail-back payment with Correios by e-mailing agfcinelandia.correios@gmail.com. State that you would like to receive your U.S. passport and specify your preferred address. Please note that delivery will only be made within Brazil. In your e-mail, include your full name, complete address, and the number of new passports to be delivered. Correios will reply with the amount to be paid and their bank account information to have the money wired or deposited.

  1. Mail your Documents

Applicants in Brazil should mail application packets to:

U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro
Attn: Consular Section / ACS
Av. Presidente Wilson 147 – Castelo
20030-020 Rio de Janeiro – RJ

Once you have mailed your passport application, the average processing time is 4-5 weeks. If you have imminent travel, make an online appointment at your nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate to apply for an emergency passport. 

You may verify the status of your passport application by clicking here.

Note: Please do NOT send your application directly to the National Passport Processing Center in the United States, because this will significantly delay your application!

If you need to travel immediately to the United States and need a new passport to do so, the Embassy or Consulate can assist you by issuing an emergency passport. Contact the closest Embassy or Consulate to schedule an emergency appointment and bring the following documents to your appointment.

Documents required to apply for an emergency passport:

You must complete and bring Form DS-11 if any of the following are true:

  • You have never had a U.S. passport,
  • Your expired passport has been lost, stolen or damaged,
  • You were under age 16 when your most recent passport was issued,
  • Your most recent passport was issued more than 15 years ago.

 Documents required:

  • Completed and printed form DS-11 online
  • If you experience trouble with the Passport Application Wizard, try this link to form DS-11 (PDF – 90KB)
  • If your passport was lost or stolen, you will need to fill out a DS-64 (PDF – 785KB) and also bring:
    • Photo identification such as a driver license, if available.
    • Proof of citizenship, such as a U.S. birth certificate, Naturalization Certificate, or prior U.S. passport, if available.
    • Please bring a police report of the loss or theft. The police report is needed to exit Brazil and to replace your Brazilian entry stamp by the Brazilian Immigration Service, in addition to being important to any insurance claims you might make.
    • A copy of your U.S. passport, if available.
  • One recent, color photograph  2×2 inches (5×5 cm) on a white background.
  • You will have to pay a fee.

You must complete and bring Form DS-82 if all of the following are true of your most recent U.S. passport:

  • Undamaged and can be submitted with your application,
  • Issued when you were age 16 or older,
  • Issued within the last 15 years, and
  • Issued in your current name or you can legally document your name change.

Documents required:

  • Completed and printed form DS-82 online
  • One recent, color photograph  2×2 inches (5×5 cm) on a white background.
  •  A copy of your U.S. passport
  • Social Security number
  • You will have to pay a fee.

Note: Effective October 1, 2016, you must provide your Social Security number, if you have been issued one, on your application for a U.S. passport, in accordance with 22 U.S.C. 2714a and 22 C.F.R 51.60(f).

If you or your child does not have a Social Security number, you must submit a statement, signed and dated, that includes the phrase, “I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America that the following is true and correct: I have/(Child’s full name) has never been issued a Social Security number by the Social Security Administration.”

Your passport application will be delayed or denied if you do not provide a Social Security number or a statement declaring that a Social Security number has not been issued to you. Contact the Social Security Administration for information about obtaining a new or replacement Social Security number and card.

Note: Recife Consulate and Fortaleza Consular Agency will only accept local currency: “Reais” or international credit card. Other Consulates and Agencies will accept USD, local currency: “Reais” and international credit cards.

If your passport has been lost or stolen, it should be reported immediately to help protect yourself against identity theft and to prevent someone else from using the passport.

Report Your Lost or Stolen Passport Online

You may now electronically submit form DS-64 to report your passport lost or stolen!

  1. Simply click the following link to get started: https://pptform.state.gov/.
  2. After clicking on the above link, you will be directed to a secure portal. Navigate to the tab labeled “Report Lost or Stolen” and click “Submit”. You will be asked to enter personal information and information regarding your lost or stolen passport.
  3. Once you submit the form online, you will receive an email acknowledging the receipt of your request.  A couple days later, you will receive an email (or letter by mail, if you chose that option) confirming that your passport was entered into our Consular Lost and Stolen Database.

Department of State regulations do not allow applicants to request passport amendments to make any changes to the biometric page of your passport (including name change due to marriage or other legal change and corrections to sex or date/place of birth).

If any of this information has changed or is incorrect, you must apply for a new passport.

Use the chart below to determine how to correct, change or update information in your U.S. Passport.

  What type of correction or
change is needed?
  How long since the
passport was issued?
  Will I be
charged?
  See Instructions for & Submit…
Printing Error
(spelling error or incorrect date of birth)
Anytime during the validity of the passport No
  • Complete DS-5504 online and print
  • Add photo
  • Send form and passport
Name Change One year or less from date of issue No
  • Complete DS-5504 online and print
  • Add photo
  • Send form and passport
Name Change
(legally documented)
More than one year from date of issue Yes (Fee)
Name Change
(If you cannot legally document your name change)
Anytime Yes (Fee)
Replacement of a Limited Passport Less than one year No
  • Complete DS-5504 online and print
  • Add  photo
  • Send form and passport
Replacement of a Limited Passport More than one year Yes (Fee)

 

If you experience trouble filling out the online forms with the Passport Application Wizard, click below to download them:

For cost and security reasons, the U.S. Department of State no longer offers the option of additional visa pages for U.S. passports. Since October 1, 2014, all embassies and consulates worldwide have been issuing only 52-page passport books for full-validity passports.  Since January 1st, 2016, applicants who need extra pages must apply to renew their passports and will be issued the standard 52-page book. Instructions on how to renew your passport can be found on the Citizen Services section of the US Embassy website.

 

Note: Effective October 1, 2016, you must provide your Social Security number, if you have been issued one, on your application for a U.S. passport, in accordance with 22 U.S.C. 2714a and 22 C.F.R 51.60(f).

If you or your child does not have a Social Security number, you must submit a statement, signed and dated, that includes the phrase, “I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America that the following is true and correct: I have/(Child’s full name) has never been issued a Social Security number by the Social Security Administration.”

Your passport application will be delayed or denied if you do not provide a Social Security number or a statement declaring that a Social Security number has not been issued to you. Contact the Social Security Administration for information about obtaining a new or replacement Social Security number and card.