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COUNTRY DESCRIPTION:

Brazil is a federative nation state with an advanced developing economy.  Facilities for tourism are excellent in the major cities, but vary in quality in remote areas.  Read the Department of State Background Notes on Brazil for additional information.

ENTRY/EXIT REQUIREMENTS:

A passport and visa are required for U.S. citizens traveling to Brazil for any purpose.  Brazilian visas must be obtained in advance from the Brazilian Embassy or consulate nearest to the traveler's place of residence.  There are no "airport visas" and immigration authorities will refuse entry to Brazil to anyone not possessing a valid visa.  All Brazilian visas, regardless of the length of validity, must initially be used within 90 days of the issuance date or will no longer be valid.   Americans reentering Brazil must be able to show an entry stamp in their passport proving that the visa was issued within 90 days; otherwise they will not be allowed reentry.   Immigration authorities will not allow entry into Brazil without a valid visa.  The U.S. Government cannot assist travelers who arrive in Brazil without proper documentation.

Travelers under 18 years of age and their parents should carefully review the visa application requirements for the consular post at which they are applying.  The adjudicating official may require a birth certificate and notarized travel authorization.

Travelers are reminded that they are subject to local law.  Showing contempt to a Brazilian government official at the port of entry, or elsewhere, is a serious offense.  (Fines for such offenses are based on the offender’s claimed income.) 

Additionally, travelers who have recently visited certain countries, including most other Latin American countries (check Brazilian Embassy website linked below), may be required to present an inoculation card indicating they had a yellow fever inoculation or they may not be allowed to board the plane or enter the country.  Minors (under 18) traveling alone, with one parent or with a third party, must present written authorization by the absent parent(s) or legal guardian specifically granting permission to travel alone, with one parent, or with a third party.  The authorization (in Portuguese) must be notarized and then authenticated by the Brazilian Embassy or Consulate.

Visit the
web site of the Brazilian Embassy in Washington, D.C. for the most current visa information.

For current entry and customs requirements for Brazil, travelers may
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it at 3009 Whitehaven Street NW, Washington, DC  20008; telephone 1-202-238-2828.  Travelers may also contact the Brazilian consulates in Boston, Houston, Miami, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, or San Francisco.  Addresses, phone numbers, web and e-mail addresses, and jurisdictions of these consulates may be found at the Brazilian Embassy web site.

U.S. citizens also possessing Brazilian nationality cannot be issued Brazilian visas and must obtain a Brazilian passport (from the Brazilian Embassy or Consulate nearest to their place of residence) to enter and depart Brazil.  Airport officials will check for Brazilian visas upon arrival and departure.  In addition to being subject to all Brazilian laws affecting U.S. citizens, dual nationals may also be subject to other laws that impose special obligations on Brazilian citizens. 

Brazilian minors age 17 years and under, including minors who have both Brazilian and American citizenship, are subject to strict exit requirements.  Brazilian minors departing Brazil, if not accompanied by both parents, must prove that both parents authorize the departure.  If accompanied by only one parent, the minor must have a notarized letter from the other parent indicating permission to depart the country, a court order proving that the accompanying parent has sole custody, or a Brazilian court order authorizing the child’s departure.  If accompanied by neither parent, the minor must have a notarized letter from the parents authorizing departure or a Brazilian court order authorizing the same.

There are no exceptions, even in cases where one parent expected the child to remain in Brazil only a short time.  The authorization must be notarized by a Brazilian notary to be considered valid by the Brazilian authorities.  In the U.S., this can be done at the Brazilian Embassy in Washington, DC or at any Brazilian consulate.  Note that children adopted from Brazil are still considered Brazilian citizens and must be documented as such should they return to Brazil.

Information about
dual nationality or the prevention of international child abduction can be found on our website

For further information about customs regulations, please read our Customs Information Sheet.

SAFETY AND SECURITY:

Political and labor strikes and demonstrations occur sporadically in urban areas and may cause temporary disruption to public transportation.  Naturally, protests anywhere in the world have the potential to become violent.  In addition, criminal organizations in Sao Paulo occasionally stage campaigns against public institutions.

While it is unlikely that U.S. citizens would be targeted during such events, U.S. citizens traveling or residing in Brazil are advised to take common-sense precautions and avoid any large gatherings or any other event where crowds have congregated to demonstrate or protest.  Individuals with ties to criminal entities operate along the tri-border area of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay.  These organizations are involved in the trafficking of illicit goods; some individuals in the area are financially supporting designated foreign terrorist organizations.  U.S. citizens crossing into Paraguay or Argentina may wish to consult the Country Specific Information for those countries.

Colombian terrorist groups have been known to operate in the border areas of neighboring countries.  Although there have been reports of isolated small-scale armed incursions from Colombia into Brazil in the past, we know of no specific threat directed against U.S. citizens across the border in Brazil at this time.  Colombian groups have perpetrated kidnappings of residents and tourists in border areas of Colombia's neighbors.  Therefore, U.S. citizens traveling or residing in areas of Brazil near the Colombian border are urged to exercise caution.  U.S. citizens are urged to take care when visiting remote parts of the Amazon basin and respect local laws and customs.  U.S. visitors should ensure that their outfitter/guide is experienced in the Amazon. 

For the latest security information, Americans traveling abroad should regularly monitor the Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs’ website, where the current Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts, as well as the Worldwide Caution, can be found.

Up-to-date information on safety and security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the U.S. and Canada or, for callers outside the U.S. and Canada, a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444.  These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

The Department of State urges American citizens to take responsibility for their own personal security while traveling overseas.  For general information about appropriate measures travelers can take to protect themselves in an overseas environment, see the Department of State’s information on A Safe Trip Abroad.

CRIME:

Crime throughout Brazil has reached very high levels.  The Brazilian police and the Brazilian press report that the rate of crime continues to rise, especially in the major urban centers – though it is also spreading in rural areas.  Brazil’s murder rate is more than four times higher than that of the U.S.  Rates for other crimes are similarly high.  The majority of crimes are not solved.  There were rapes reported by American citizens in 2008.

Street crime remains a problem for visitors and local residents alike, especially in the evenings and late at night. Foreign tourists are often targets of crime and Americans are not exempt. This targeting occurs in all tourist areas but is especially problematic in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and Recife.

Caution is advised with regard to nighttime travel through more rural areas and satellite cities due to reported incidents of roadside robberies that randomly target passing vehicles.  Robbery and “quicknapping” outside of banks and ATM machines are common.  In a “quicknapping,” criminals abduct victims for a short time in order to receive a quick payoff from the family, business or the victim’s ATM card.  Some victims have been beaten and/or raped.

The incidence of crime against tourists is greater in areas surrounding beaches, hotels, discotheques, bars, nightclubs, and other similar establishments that cater to visitors.  This type of crime is especially prevalent prior to and during Carnaval (Brazilian Mardi Gras), but takes place throughout the year.  While the risk is greater at dusk and during the evening hours, street crime can occur both day and night, and even safer areas of cities are not immune.  Incidents of theft on city buses are frequent.  Several Brazilian cities have established specialized tourist police units to patrol areas frequented by tourists.  In Rio de Janeiro, crime continues to plague the major tourist areas (see separate section on Rio de Janeiro).

At airports, hotel lobbies, bus stations and other public places, incidents of pick pocketing, theft of hand carried luggage, and laptop computers are common.  Travelers should "dress down" when outside and avoid carrying valuables or wearing jewelry or expensive watches.  "Good Samaritan" scams are common.  If a tourist looks lost or seems to be having trouble communicating, a seemingly innocent bystander offering help may victimize them.  Care should be taken at and around banks and internationally connected automatic teller machines that take U.S. credit or debit cards.  Very poor neighborhoods known as "favelas" are found throughout Brazil.  These areas are sites of uncontrolled criminal activity and are often not patrolled by police.  U.S. citizens are advised to avoid these unsafe areas.  Carjacking is on the increase in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Recife and other cities.

Travelers using personal ATMs or credit cards sometimes receive billing statements with non-authorized charges after returning from a visit to Brazil. The Embassy and Consulates have received numerous reports from both official Americans and tourists who have had their cards cloned or duplicated without their knowledge. Those using such payment methods should carefully monitor their banking online for the duration of their visit.

While the ability of Brazilian police to help recover stolen property is limited, it is nevertheless strongly advised to obtain a "boletim de ocorrencia" (police report) at a "delegacia" (police station) whenever any possessions are lost or stolen.  This will facilitate the traveler's exit from Brazil and insurance claims.

In many countries around the world, counterfeit and pirated goods are widely available.  Transactions involving such products may be illegal under local law.  In addition, bringing them back to the United States may result in forfeitures and/or fines.  More information on this serious problem is available at the
web site of the Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section of the U.S. Department of Justice .



BRASILIA:

Once spared the crime rates of other Brazilian cities, Brasilia now has significant crime problems.  Following the citywide trend of previous years, reports of residential burglaries continue to occur in the generally affluent residential sections of the city.  Public transportation, hotel sectors and tourist areas are still the locations with the highest crime rates, though statistics show that incidents can happen anywhere and at anytime.  The “satellite cities” which surround Brasilia have per-capita rates comparable to much larger cities such as Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro.  Police reports indicate that all types of crime, including “quicknappings,” have risen dramatically in Brasilia in the last two years.



RIO DE JANEIRO:

The city continues to experience a high incidence of crime.  Tourists are particularly vulnerable to street thefts and robberies in areas adjacent to major tourist attractions and on the main beaches in the city.  In 2008 there were attacks along trails leading to the famous Corcovado Mountain, on the road linking the airport and the South Zone and on the beaches of Copacabana.   Travelers are advised not to take possessions of value to the beach.  Robbers and rapists sometimes slip incapacitating drugs into their drinks at bars, hotel rooms, or street parties.  While crime occurs throughout the year, it is more frequent during Carnaval and the weeks prior.  In the weeks before Carnaval 2009, robbers ransacked two tourist hostels.  Travelers should be aware of their surroundings and victims are advised to relinquish personal belongings rather than resist or fight back.  Tourists should choose lodging carefully, considering security and availability of a safe to store valuables, as well as location.  Over the past year, attacks against motorists increased.  In Rio de Janeiro City, motorists are allowed to treat stoplights as stop signs between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. to protect against holdups at intersections.  Travelers should follow police instructions in the event of road closures, and report all incidents to Rio’s tourist police (DEAT) at (21) 2332 2924.  The tourist police have been very responsive to victims and cooperative with the U.S. Consulate.



SAO PAULO:

All areas of Sao Paulo have a high rate of armed robbery of pedestrians and vehicle drivers at stoplights.  There is a particularly high incidence of robberies and pick pocketing in the Praca da Se section of Sao Paulo and in the eastern part of the city.  As is true of "red light districts" in other cities, the areas of Sao Paulo on Rua Augusta north of Avenida Paulista and the Estacao de Luz metro area are especially dangerous.  There are regular reports of young women slipping knockout drops in men's drinks and robbing them of all their belongings while they are unconscious.  Armed holdups of pedestrians and motorists by young men on motorcycles (“motoboys”) are an increasingly common occurrence in Sao Paulo.  Victims who resist run the risk of violent retaliation. Laptop computers are a robber’s first choice in Sao Paulo. Recent efforts of incarcerated drug lords to exert their power outside of their jail cells have resulted in sporadic disruptions in the city, violence directed at the authorities, bus burnings and vandalism at ATM machines.  These occurrences have not resulted in any injuries to U.S. citizens. Visitors and residents should respect police roadblocks and be aware that some municipal services may be disrupted.



RECIFE:

Deceptively tranquil, Recife now has one of the highest per capita murder rates in all of Brazil.  As in Rio de Janeiro, tourists in Recife should take special care while on the beaches, as robberies may occur in broad daylight.  In the upscale Boa Viagem neighborhood, car-jackings can occur at any time of the day or night.   Some of Brazil’s most popular beaches lie in the Recife consular district:  Fortaleza, Natal, and Maceio. Beachgoers should heed the signs posted on beaches alerting to the higher-than-average probability of shark attacks.  Shark attacks are recorded in Recife every year. 

INFORMATION FOR VICTIMS OF CRIME:


The loss or theft abroad of a U.S. passport should be reported immediately to the local police and the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.  If you are the victim of a crime while overseas, in addition to reporting to local police, please contact the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate for assistance.  The embassy/consulate staff can, for example, help you find appropriate medical care, contact family members or friends and explain how funds could be transferred.  Although the investigation and prosecution of the crime is solely the responsibility of local authorities, consular officers can help you to understand the local criminal justice process and to find an attorney if needed.

The local equivalent to the “911” emergency line in Brazil is 190 for police or 193 for firefighters and medical emergencies.

Please see our information on Victims of Crime, including possible victim compensation programs in the United States.

CRIMINAL PENALTIES:

While in a foreign country, a U.S. citizen is subject to that country's laws and regulations, which sometimes differ significantly from those in the United States and may not afford the protections available to the individual under U.S. law.  Penalties for breaking the law can be more severe than in the United States for similar offenses.  Persons violating Brazilian laws, even unknowingly, may be expelled, arrested or imprisoned.  Penalties for possession, use, or trafficking in illegal drugs in Brazil are severe, and convicted offenders can expect long jail sentences and heavy fines.  Engaging in sexual conduct with children or using or disseminating child pornography in a foreign country is a crime, prosecutable in the United States.  In November 2008, Brazil passed a series of laws designed to strengthen protection of children against sexual exploitation. 

Please see our information on
Criminal Penalties.

SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES:

Brazilian customs authorities may enforce strict regulations concerning temporary importation into or export from Brazil of items such as firearms, antiquities, tropical plants, medications, and business equipment.  In the Amazon region, there is a special concern for the export of biological material, which could have genetic value.  People propagating or exporting biological material without proper permits run the risk of being accused of “biopiracy,” a serious offence in Brazil.  It is advisable to contact the Embassy of Brazil in Washington or one of Brazil's consulates in the United States for specific information regarding customs requirementsPlease see our information on customs regulations.

Please see our Customs Information sheet.

MEDICAL FACILITIES AND HEALTH INFORMATION:

Medical care is generally good, but it varies in quality, particularly in remote areas, and it may not meet U.S. standards outside the major cities.  Expatriates in Brazil regularly use the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo.  It is inspected and certified by the Joint Commission International and offers international service assistance.  The hospital phone is (55-11) 3747-1233.  Prescription and over the counter medicines are widely available.  Emergency services are responsive.  Travelers may call a private ambulance company or call 193 and request an ambulance for a public hospital.  Callers must stay on the line to provide the location as there is no automatic tracking of phone calls.

The CDC recommends Yellow Fever vaccination for persons over 9 months of age for travel to all rural areas of all states, including Iguaçu Falls tourist resorts, and for travel to Brasilia and Belo Horizonte. Cities in jungle areas are considered rural, not urban, in nature.

Yellow Fever is not a currently thought to be a risk for travel to major coastal cities from Fortaleza to the Uruguay border, including
the major tourist/business destinations of Sao Paulo, Salvador, Rio, Recife, and Fortaleza. However, there has been a recent increase in Yellow Fever cases, including deaths, in Brazil. This has involved some areas in Brazil not previously at risk.  Travelers are advised to consult with their medical provider or travel clinic for up to date advice on the risks vs. benefits of Yellow Fever vaccination.

An increase in Dengue Fever cases in early 2008 led to a number of deaths, mainly around Rio.  In early 2009, an outbreak occurred in Belo Horizonte.  Visitors are advised to take precautions against mosquitoes.

Plastic and other elective/cosmetic surgery is a major medical industry in Brazil.  While Brazil has many plastic surgery facilities that are on par with those found in the United States, the quality of care varies widely.  U.S. citizens should make sure when arranging such surgery that emergency medical facilities are available, as some “boutique” plastic surgery operations offer luxurious facilities, but are not hospitals and are therefore unable to deal with unforeseen emergencies.  Several U.S. citizens have died while visiting non-traditional healers outside of urban areas.  While this is not surprising given that this type of treatment often attracts the terminally ill, U.S. citizens are advised to ensure they have access to proper medical care when visiting the site.  In the unfortunate event of a death, relatives or friends of any deceased U.S. citizen are advised to immediately contact the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia or the U.S. Consulate in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, or Recife, and not to contract with local mortuary services before seeking embassy assistance. 

Information on vaccinations and other health precautions, such as safe food and water precautions and insect bite protection, may be obtained from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s hotline for international travelers at 1-877-FYI-TRIP (1-877-394-8747) or via the CDC's web site.  For information about outbreaks of infectious diseases abroad consult the at
World Health Organization's (WHO) web site

For information about outbreaks of infectious diseases abroad and for general health information for travelers, consult the World Health Organization's (WHO) web site.

MEDICAL INSURANCE:

The Department of State strongly urges Americans to consult with their medical insurance company prior to traveling abroad to confirm whether their policy applies overseas and whether it will cover emergency expenses such as a medical evacuation.  Please see our information on medical insurance overseas.

TRAFFIC SAFETY AND ROAD CONDITIONS:

While in a foreign country, U.S. citizens may encounter road conditions that differ significantly from those in the United States.  The information below concerning Brazil is provided for general reference only, and may not be totally accurate in a particular location or circumstance.

Travelers should consider obtaining an Inter-American Driving Permit to carry along with their valid U.S. license if they plan to drive while in Brazil.  Such permits can be obtained through AAA or other sources.

Road conditions in Brazil vary widely throughout the country.  State roads (especially in the south) are often excellent, while federal, interstate roads (designated by ‘BR') are often very poor due to lack of maintenance.  There are occasional stretches of modern divided highway that rival European or U.S. roads.  In municipal areas, however, signs, shoulders, exits, and merge lanes tend to be haphazard.  There are many potholes and surfaces are frequently uneven and bumpy.  Some stretches of federal roads and rural state roads are so potholed that high-clearance vehicles are needed to traverse them.  Pedestrians, bicyclists, and horse-drawn vehicles all pose hazards and can be encountered even on major routes.  Travel after dark outside city centers is not recommended because of animals and disabled vehicles.  Dirt roads are the rule in remote areas.  These vary widely in quality and may quickly become more dangerous, even impassable, in rainy weather.  Passenger car travel can be reasonably safe in most areas if one takes into account the prevailing conditions described above and exercises due prudence and caution.  Passenger-bus hijacking, usually non-violent, occurs at random in some areas of the country.

Brazil's inter-city roads are widely recognized as among the most dangerous in the world.  As is the case elsewhere in the region, poor driving skills, bad roads and a high density of trucks combine to make travel considerably more hazardous than in the United States.  There are no laws requiring truckers to take mandatory rest stops and they often drive for excessive periods of time.  All major inter-city routes are saturated with heavy truck traffic and for the most part have only two lanes.  Road maintenance is inadequate and some long-distance roads through the Amazon forest are impassable much of the year.  There are few railroads and passenger train travel is almost nonexistent.  Private cars and public buses are the main modes of inter-city road travel.  Buses can range (depending on the route and the price) from luxurious and well maintained to basic and mechanically unsound.

The Brazilian Federal Government maintains a (Portuguese language)
website with up-to-date information on road conditions throughout Brazil; the site also has downloadable state roadmaps.  A private Brazilian company, Quatro Rodas, publishes road maps that contain local phone numbers to ascertain the current conditions of roads on the map. Apart from toll roads, which generally have their own services, roadside assistance is available only very sporadically and informally through local private mechanics.  The fastest way to summon assistance in an emergency anywhere in the country is to dial 193, a universal number staffed by local fire departments.  This service is in Portuguese only.  Many motorists in major urban areas and more developed parts of the country carry cellular phones, and can be asked to assist in calling for help.

Brazilian traffic laws impose severe penalties for a number of traffic offenses.  Enforcement ranges from sporadic to non-existent, so motorists should not assume that others will necessarily follow even the most fundamental and widely accepted rules of the road.  Some important local rules and customs include the following:

Seat Belts: All states have seat belt laws, but enforcement varies from state to state.

Child Car Seats: Some states require child car seats, but they are not universally available or affordable, and enforcement is also lax.  As a result, most children are not secured in car seats.

Speed Limits: The maximum speed limit on major, divided highways is 120kmph (74 mph).  Lower limits (usually 60kmph or 40 mph) are often posted in urban areas, depending on the road and the nature of the neighborhood.  Speed limits are widely ignored and rarely enforced.  Many towns and cities have marked electronic/photographic devices ("Fiscalisacao Electronica"), which verify speed and snap photos of violators' cars and license plates as a basis for issuing speeding tickets.  Brazilian drivers tend to brake suddenly when encountering these devices.  Many cities and towns have erected speed bumps, which are sometimes severe and may be unpainted and unmarked.

Yielding the Right of Way: Drivers must yield the right of way to cars on their right.  Compliance with stop signs is rarely enforced; so many motorists treat them as yield signs.

Driving Under the Influence:  As of June 2008, drivers with any measurable content of alcohol in their blood are in violation of the law.

Turns at Red Lights: Not permitted, except for right turns where there is a sign with an arrow pointing right and the words "Livre a Direita."

Penalties for Drivers Involved in an Accident Resulting in Injury or Death: In addition to possible criminal charges and penalties, compensatory and punitive damages may also apply.

Local Driving Customs: Drivers often use flashes or wave a hand out of the window to signal other drivers to slow down.  Drivers will often break suddenly to slow down for the electronic speed traps mentioned above.  In addition, pedestrian "zebra" crossings are strictly observed in some places (especially in Brasilia) and ignored most everywhere else.

For specific information concerning Brazilian driving permits, vehicle inspection, road tax, and mandatory insurance, please contact the
Brazilian National Tourist Organization offices in New York .

Additional information, in Potuguese only, can be found on the Visit the following web sites: web site of the Brazilian Federal Highway Police and web site of the Brazilian Ministry of Transportation.

Please refer to our Road Safety page for more information.

AVIATION SAFETY OVERSIGHT:

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has assessed the Government of Brazil’s Civil Aviation Authority as being in compliance with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) aviation safety standards for oversight of Brazil’s air carrier operations.  Further information may be found on the FAA's safety assessment page.

Brazil’s air transportation system is in the process of reorganizing following two major accidents with fatalities that occurred in September 2006 and July 2007.  Both international and domestic flights have frequently experienced delays or cancellations leading to rerouting of travelers and disruptions to travel plans.  American citizens living in or traveling to Brazil are therefore advised to prepare for long delays at Brazilian airports and for the possibility of missing flight connections.  Foreigners may be asked to show passports for identification on internal flights.

CHILDREN'S ISSUES:

For information see our Office of Children’s Issues web pages on intercountry adoption and international parental child abduction.

REGISTRATION / EMBASSY LOCATION:

Americans living or traveling in Brazil are encouraged to register with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate through the State Department’s travel registration web site and to obtain updated information on travel and security within Brazil.  Americans without Internet access may register directly with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.  By registering, American citizens make it easier for the Embassy or Consulate to contact them in case of emergency.

The U.S. Embassy is located in Brasilia at Avenida das Nacoes, Lote 3, telephone 011-55-61-3312-7000, after-hours telephone 011-55-61-3312-7400. 

There are consulates in the following cities:

Recife: Rua Goncalves Maia 163, telephone 011-55-81-3416-3050, after-hours telephone 011-55-3416-3060. 

Rio de Janeiro: Avenida Presidente Wilson 147, telephone 011-55-21- 3823-2022, after-hours 011-55-21- 3823-2029
Sao Paulo: Rua Henri Dunant, 500 Bairro Chacara Santo Antonio, telephone 011-55-11-5186-7000, after hours telephone 011-55-11-5186-7373.

There are Consular Agencies in:

Belem: Edificio Sintese 21, Av. Conselheiro Furtado 2865, Rooms 1104/1106; telephone 011-55-91-3259-4566.

Manaus: Rua Franco de Sa, 230 Sao Francisco, Edificio Atrium, Rm. 306; telephone 011-55-92-3611-3333.

Salvador da Bahia: Av. Tancredo Neves, 1632, Rm. 1401 - Salvador Trade Center - Torre Sul, Caminho da Arvores; telephone 011-55-71-3113-2090/2091/2092.

Fortaleza: Av. Santos Dumont 2828 s.708 - Aldeota; telephone 011-55-85-3486-1306.

Porto Alegre: The Instituto Cultural Brasil-Norteamericano, Rua Riachuelo, 1257, Centro; telephone 011-55-51-3226-3344.

This replaces the Country Specific Information for Brazil dated February 1, 2008, to update all sections.

 


 

The UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office also has information on Brazil HERE.........

Looking for an Embassy ?, you can check out our World Wide Embassy Listings Section HERE (For US Citizens) or HERE (For UK Citizens)............

Regards

The SW Team...........

 

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