Consular protection is the help an EU Member State can provide to its citizens in case they need assistance abroad. Typically, consular protection can include cases such as:
- A need for emergency travel documents;
- A serious accident or serious illness;
- Relief and repatriation in case of an emergency;
- Being a victim of crime;
- Arrest or detention;
In Brazil, 25 EU Member States have a resident Embassy and or Consulate, while 2 (Estonia and Latvia) do not.
You are an EU citizen in need of consular protection in Brazil?
- You can contact your resident Embassy /Consulate able to provide consular protection.
- If your EU Member State has no resident Embassy/Consulate able to provide consular protection in Brazil, you can turn to another EU Member State for consular protection, noting there are specific arrangements for your consular protection if you are from Latvia, for which there is an agreement with the Lithuanian consulate in São Paulo for the issuing of travel documents.
Indeed, any EU citizen abroad whose own Member State has no local representation is entitled to receive consular protection from the diplomatic or consular authorities of any other EU Member State. In that case, EU citizens are entitled to benefit from consular protection under the same conditions as the nationals of that other EU Member State.
You can find contact details of the resident EU Member States Embassies/Consulates who can provide consular protection in Brazil in the list below.
Please note that the EU Delegation in Brazil cannot provide direct consular assistance.
As an EU citizen, you can take simple steps to make consular protection more effective, for example:
- Following the travel advice issued by your country’s Foreign Ministry.
- When abroad, registering with your Embassy or Consulate.
- Other tips include keeping an electronic copy of your travel documents, subscribing to a travel insurance or saving crisis contact details.
In continuation, please find the relevant links to websites by EU Member States present in Brazil who offer consular services:”
Czech Embassy in Brasília:https://www.mzv.cz/brasilia/cz/konzularni_a_vizove_info/index.htmlCzech Consulate General in Sao Paulo (covering: Espírito Santo, Minas Gerais, Mato Grosso do Sul, Paraná, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina and São Paulo) https://www.mzv.cz/saopaulo/cz/rozdeleni_pusobnosti/index.html
- Fiche « conseils aux voyageurs » : https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/conseils-aux-voyageurs/conseils-par-pays-destination/bresil/
- Section consulaire de l’Ambassade de France au Brésil : https://br.ambafrance.org/-Services-aux-Francais-269-
- Consulat général de France à Sao Paulo : https://saopaulo.consulfrance.org/-Services-aux-citoyens-
- Consulat général de France à Rio de Janeiro : https://riodejaneiro.consulfrance.org/-Services-aux-Francais-
- Consulat général de France à Recife : https://recife.consulfrance.org/-Services-aux-Francais-
Malta: Brazil (gov.mt)
- Embassy in Brasília - https://brasilia.embaixadaportugal.mne.gov.pt/
- Consulado Geral de Portugal em Rio de Janeiro - https://riodejaneiro.consuladoportugal.mne.gov.pt/
- Consulado Geral de Portugal em São Paulo - https://saopaulo.consuladoportugal.mne.gov.pt/
- Consulado Geral de Portugal em Salvador da Baía - https://salvadordabaia.consuladoportugal.mne.gov.pt/
- Consulado de Portugal em Belo Horizonte - https://www.consuladoportugalbh.org.br/index.asp
- Vice-Consulado de Portugal em Belém do Pará - https://belemdopara.consuladoportugal.mne.gov.pt
- Vice-Consulado de Portugal em Porto Alegre https://www.consuladoportugalportoalegre.com/
Spain: https://www.exteriores.gob.es/Embajadas/brasilia for Spain.