We assist Australians overseas within limits. Our capacity to assist is influenced by local laws and conditions, international rules governing consular work, and by the cooperation offered by persons and organisations. This does not diminish the obligation of Australian citizens to keep themselves informed on the situation in the country likely to affect their safety or to meet costs incurred in rendering assistance.
Applications for Australian Citizenship by descent are processed at the Embassy in Brasilia, processing time is approximately 4 weeks. (Please allow additional time for postage if required)
Aussies living in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay
Advice for Australians living in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay
- Taxation issues
- International driving permits
- Birth, marriage and death certificates
- Police clearances
- Marriage overseas
- Authentications and apostilles
Returning to Australia
Find handy information for Australians or residents returning from a holiday or moving back to Australia.
Personal information provided to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is protected by law, including the Privacy Act 1988. We may collect, use and disclose your personal information, including to overseas recipients where we reasonably believe it is necessary, to provide you with consular assistance. Important information about the privacy of your personal information is contained in our Consular Privacy Collection Statement, which you should read and understand. Copies of the Statement are available at http://www.dfat.gov.au/dept/consular/privacy.html or by requesting a copy from the Department.