Embassy of Brazil, Washington, D.C.

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Embassy of Brazil in Washington, DC
Coordinates 38°55′9.12″N 77°3′37.08″W / 38.9192000°N 77.0603000°W / 38.9192000; -77.0603000
Location Washington, DC
Address 3006 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Website http://washington.itamaraty.gov.br/en-us/

The Embassy of Brazil in Washington, D.C. is the diplomatic mission of Brazil to the United States.

The Chancery of the Embassy is located at 3006 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington D.C., in the Embassy Row neighborhood.

The United States was the first country to recognize Brazil's independence and the nation's first legation was thus established in Washington. It was founded January 1, 1824 when José Silvestre Rebello presented his credentials to President James Monroe. In 1905 the legation was raised to a full embassy.

The embassy had several homes in the district until in 1934 it purchased McCormick House, a large manor on Massachusetts Avenue, just down the street from the new British Embassy. The Brazilians were the second nation to have an embassy on what is today Embassy Row. The manor today remains the ambassadorial residence. In 1971 a new chancery was constructed next door. The very modern structure was designed by Brazilian architect Olavo Redig de Campos. An extensive renovation of the Chancery of the Embassy ended in 2011.

Consular Jurisdiction[edit]

Jurisdiction of the Embassy

The Embassy ceased to have consular responsibilities since the creation, in 2008, of the Consulate-General of Brazil in Washington, DC, located at 1030 15th Street NW.

The Consular Section of the Embassy of Brazil in Washington, D.C. has jurisdiction on consular matters over the District of Columbia, US bases (except Guam) and the following States:

Brazilian Consulates in the United States[edit]

Brazil has established ten Consulate Generals in the United States. Each Consulate has its jurisdiction, which covers different areas of the country. The existing Consulates are:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brazilian Consulates in the United States". Ministério das Relações Exteriores. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 

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