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Consular Affairs Section

  • About the Consular Section
    About the Consular Section

    The United States Mission in Brazil strives to provide the most rapid, efficient and fair visa application process possible. Visa applicants from all regions in Brazil are treated with equal respect and given equal consideration in the visa process. 

  • Visa requirements and procedures

    are the same for the Consulates in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Recife and the Embassy in Brasilia. 

  • Note about Brazilian and American holidays

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

  • Note about Administrative Days

    The Consular Affairs Section will be occasionally closed for administrative purposes. Please click on the link above to learn the dates. 


  • Security Information

    For security reasons, visa applicants and American citizens are not allowed to enter the Consulates or the Embassy grounds with bags (with the exception of one small purse), cell phones or any other electronic devices.

    The Consulates and the Embassy will not be responsible for any lost or damaged personal items exceptionally left with the Consulate’s local guard detachment. Neither the Consulates nor the Embassy have appropriate storage facilities.