Contact info and working hours

You cannot begin an application for an immigrant visa at The U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro, or other Posts. The process for all immigrant visas, other than the Diversity Visa Lottery process, begins with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS). The family member or employer in the U.S., through whom you wish to qualify, must begin the process by filing an I-130 petition or I-129F Fiancé petition, or the I-140 employment petition with the DHS/USCIS office in the United States, as per the instructions on the forms.

U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro
Av. Presidente Wilson, 147 Castelo
Rio de Janeiro, RJ — 20030-020
Entrance at Rua Santa Luzia

E-mails:

We have found that the vast majority of inquiries we receive are readily answered by information available in this website.  However, if you wish to contact us, all inquiries must be sent by e-mail only.

Please do not send your e-mail inquiry more than once, as duplicate inquiries will delay our response time. We make every effort to respond within three working days.

If your inquiry concerns a visa that was not yet assigned a RDJ case number, you should first contact the NVC (National Visa Center), through the public inquiry form.

Note:
For temporary visitor visa inquiries, please click here.
For American Citizen services inquiries (e.g. U.S. passports, reports of birth abroad and notary services), please send an e-mail to: acsrio@state.gov.

Closure to the public:

The Consulate will always be closed on Brazilian and American holidays.