What does the Brazilian consulate in New York City do?


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Public services offered by the Consulate General of Brazil in New York include protecting Brazilian nationals, issuing travel passports to Brazilians, creating visas for non-Brazilians, maintaining notarial services and keeping vital records of Brazilian citizens. The Consulate General contains several organizational sections, including Administrative, Consular, Cultural, Trade Promotion and Community Relations.

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In terms of visas and passports, the Brazilian consulate in New York processes more than 100,000 documents every year. Nearly 300,000 Brazilian citizens live within the jurisdiction of the consulate, and around 720,000 Brazilian tourists visit New York annually. Thousands of foreigners also process their entry papers for Brazil at this facility.

The consulate issues regular Brazilian passports, diplomatic visas, tourist visas, education visas and business visas. Notarized documents processed at this consulate include paperwork for travel consent for a minor, educational documents for school purposes and authenticated copies of documents in Portuguese and other languages. Payment for these services must be made using a U.S. Postal Service money order as of October 2014.

The jurisdiction of the consulate in New York includes New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Bermuda. As of October 2014, Brazil maintains 10 consulates in the United States that cover various jurisdictions of the country. For instance, the Chicago office deals with Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

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