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British Embassy in Brazil

British ConsulateThe British Embassy in Brazil (Consulado Geral Britânico) is located near the Secretaria de Estado da Saúde in Brasillia. The contact details such as the telephone number and street address is listed below.You will note the times for the embassy and their operating hours. They will be able to issue you a new British Passport in Brazil if you have lost your passport.

They will also be able to issue you a visitors visa for your girlfriend to holiday in the UK or a UK fiancee visa if you wish to marry her in Britain. If you are already married to a Brazilian then you can apply for a spouse visa for the UK. There are a number of visa options. The British Embassy will also register any of your children board abroad or in Brazil as British nationals. Details are below.

 British Embassy in Brazil

British Embassy in Brasilia, Brazil

Embaixada do Reino Unido
Setor de Embaixadas Sul
Quadra 801, Lote 8
CEP 70200-010
Brasilia DF, Brazil
City: Brasilia



Office Hours: GMT: Mon-Thurs: 1130-1945 (lunch break: 1530-1630) Fri: 1130 – 1930 (lunch break: 1530-1630) Local Time: Mon-Thurs: 0830 – 1645 (lunch break: 1230-1330) Friday: 0830 – 1630 (lunch break: 1230-1330)


Public Holidays in Brazil (British Embassy):

The following are the public holidays of Brazil. You might want to call or email the British embassy in the even that you wish to pay them a visit in person. You might want to find out on which days they are closed as the embassy is closed on both British and Brazilian holidays. The following table are Brazil’s public holidays however the public holidays of the embassy or British public holidays have not been included.


January 1New Year’s DayAno Novo/ Confraternização Universal
April 21Tiradentes’ DayDia de Tiradentes
May 1Labour DayDia do Trabalhador (Dia do Trabalho)
September 7Independence DayDia da Independência
October 12Our Lady of AparecidaNossa Senhora Aparecida
November 2Day of the DeadDia de Finados
November 15Republic DayProclamação da República
December 25Christmas DayNatal


British Consulates in Brazil

There are a number of British Consulates in Brazil. These have been listed as follows:

British Consulate in Rio de Janeiro

British Consulate in São Paulo

British Consulate in Recife

See their pages for more details about the Consulate in the area.


British Honorary Consuls in Brazil

Honorary Consul, Belo Horizonte

Honorary Consul: José Antonio de Sousa Neto
Email: hc.belohorizonte@fco.gov.uk
Office Number: (11) 3094-2700

Honorary Consul, Manaus

Honorary Consul: Vincent Brown
Email: hc.manaus@fco.gov.uk
Office Number: (11) 3094-2700

Honorary Consul, Porto Alegre

Honorary Consul: Denise Crawshaw Pellin
Email: hc.portoalegre@fco.gov.uk
Office Number: (11) 3094-2700

Honorary Consul, Salvador

Honorary Consul: Lesley Hanson de Moura
Email: hc.salvador@fco.gov.uk
Office Number: (11) 3094-2700


British Embassy in Brazil, Brasilia (Visa Processing Time)

These are the processing times for a British visa out of the British Embassy in Brasilia. The other Embassies such as the one in São Paulo would have a different rate. Check with the embassies in Brazil what documents are needed and ensure that you have these before you apply for a British visa. Any documents that are short would create delays so ensure that everything has been collected and added to your application.

Visits Visas2 days3 days5 days10 days15 days40 days60 days90 days120 daysTotal decisions made
General Visit (6 months or less)0%0%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%1
Family Visit (6 months or less)0%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%1
Other Visit (6 months or less)0%33%66%100%100%100%100%100%100%3


Points Based System Visas2 days3 days5 days10 days15 days40 days60 days90 days120 daysTotal decisions made
PBS Tier 20%0%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%2
PBS Tier 40%0%55%88%100%100%100%100%100%18
PBS Tier 50%0%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%2


Settlement Visas2 days3 days5 days10 days15 days40 days60 days90 days120 daysTotal decisions made


The above data is for all decisions made in September 2012

Customers have to send their documents to the Visa Application Centre in Rio de Janeiro.
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