Dear Members,

The American Society of São Paulo is cooperating with the São Paulo US Consulate. to get important messaging across to our members.

Should you have any questions regarding any of the information below, please contact the embassy or consular staff through their official channels which can be found at the bottom of this page.

Thank you.

As of 12:01 a.m. EDT June 12, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) rescinded its order requiring all persons aged two and above to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States.  Starting at 12:01 a.m. EDT on June 12, 2022, the CDC will no longer order air passengers to show a negative COVID-19 test result, or show documentation of recovery from COVID-19, prior to boarding a flight to the United States.  Of note, CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect.  For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.  

Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions. 


Consular Operations:

  • American Citizen Services:

    • The U.S. Embassy and Consulates General in Brazil are providing routine and emergency services. To schedule an appointment, please follow the instructions on this page:

    • All visitors to our offices age two and older may be required to wear a mask due to local COVID-19 conditions.  Any applicant with symptoms such as a cough, sore throat, or fever should reschedule their interview. 

  • Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Visas:

    • The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil resumed routine nonimmigrant visa appointments on November 8, 2021. For additional information, see To schedule your visa appointment, please access the Visa Appointment Service

    • The MRV fee is valid and may be used for a visa application in the country where it was purchased until September 30, 2023. If you have an urgent matter and need to travel immediately, please follow the guidance provided on the U.S. Department of State nonimmigrant visa website. 

    • The Immigrant Visa Unit in the U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro is making every effort to process immigrant visa cases as soon as possible. Please do not contact the Immigrant Visa Unit to inquire about scheduling your interview.  You will receive notice from the National Visa Center (NVC) about the date of your interview.  If you have been advised that your case file has been forwarded to the U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro, please refer to our website for an overview of the application procedure and begin compiling the necessary supporting documents. You may schedule your medical appointment once you receive your interview date from NVC. Please monitor our website for other updates. 

Local Resources:

Stay up to date by checking these websites frequently:

U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil

COVID-19 Information


U.S. Department of State — Bureau of Consular Affairs

COVID-19 crisis page


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


U.S. Department of State - Brazil Country Page and Brazil Travel Advisory


Brazilian Ministry of Health - Ministério da Saude

Coronavirus - COVID-19

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US Embassy Brazil - Embaixada EUA Brasil

US Consulate - São Paulo - Consulado Geral EUA - São Paulo

US Consulate - Rio de Janeiro - Consulado Geral EUA - Rio de Janeiro


US Consulate - Porto Alegre  - Consulado Geral EUA - Porto Alegre


US Consulate - Recife  - Consulado Geral EUA - Recife


Please see emergency contact info for the Embassy and Consulates in Brazil: 
U.S. Embassy Brasilia 
Phone: +55 61 3312-7000 
After-Hours Emergencies: +55 61 3312-7400 
Embassy Branch Office in Belo Horizonte 
Telephone: +55 31 3338-4000 
U.S. Consulate General Recife 
Phone: +55 81 3416-3050 
After-Hours Emergencies: +55 81 99916-9470
U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro 
Phone: +55 21 3823-2000 
After-Hours Emergencies: +55 21 3823-2029 
U.S. Consulate General São Paulo 
Phone: +55 11 3250-5000 
After-Hours Emergencies: +55 11 3250-5373 
U.S. Consulate General Porto Alegre 
Phone: +55 51 3345-6000 
After-Hours Emergencies: +55 51 3345-6000