Do you need your documents certified and legalized for Brazil?
Certifying and legalizing documents for Brazil is a two step process. Your documents must first be certified by the State that issued your documents and then legalized by the Brazilian Embassy or Consulate. If your documents requires notarization, please have them notarized before you mail them to our office for processing.
For example, lets say you need your New York birth certificate certified and legalized for Brazil. This two step process would require your birth certificate to be certified by the New York Department of State and then legalized by the Brazilian Consulate. This process is necessary in order for the country of Brazil to accept your documents. If your documents requires notarization (Example: Power of Attorney, Affidavit), then your documents requires notarization, State certification, and Embassy or Consulate Legalization.
Translation of your documents should always be performed after you receive the State certification and Embassy/Consulate legalization. The Brazilian Embassy or Consulate does not require your documents to be written in Portuguese. We recommend that you have your documents translated after you receive them from our office.
The country of Brazil has one Embassy in Washington, D.C. and nine Consulate offices. The following is a list of their offices and the States they serve.
Brazil Embassy Washington, D.C.
The Consulate-General of Brazil in Washington, DC is responsible for: District of Columbia (DC), North Carolina (NC), Delaware (DE), Kentucky(KY), Maryland(MD), Ohio(OH), Virginia(VA), West Virginia(WV) and all Military Bases, except Guam.
Brazil Consulate San Francisco – California
Jurisdiction: Alaska, Oregon, and Washington. The following counties in California: Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Inyo, Kings, Lake, Lassen, Ladera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Benidito, San Francisco, San Joaquim, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne, Yolo and Yuba.
Brazil Consulate Los Angeles – California
Jurisdiction: Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming. The following counties in California: Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura.
Brazil Consulate Houston – Texas
Jurisdiction: Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.
Brazil Consulate Miami – Florida
Brazil Consulate Atlanta – Georgia
Jurisdiction: Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee.
Brazil Consulate New York
Jurisdiction: New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania
Brazil Consulate Hartford – Connecticut
Jurisdiction: Connecticut and Rhode Island
Brazil Consulate Boston – Massachusetts
Jurisdiction: Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont.
Brazil Consulate Chicago – Illinois
Jurisdiction: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
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