UNHCR offices and CONARE

Here you can find the list of telephone numbers and addresses of the UNHCR and CONARE offices in Brazil.

UNHCR offices

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) provides aid to millions of people around the world who have been obligated to leave their country to save their lives. The agency promotes the protection of human rights and helps them to reconstruct their lives. UNHCR came into existence after the Second World War. Today, with a team of more than 7,500 people in over 125 countries, it helps around 34 million people worldwide. In Brazil, UNHCR supports the government as well as civil society organizations to strengthen the protection and integration of refugees, asylum seekers and stateless persons. UNHCR Brazil has offices in Brasília, São Paulo, Boa Vista and Manaus.

  • UNHCR Representation in Brazil
    Tel: (61) 3044-5744
    Email: brabr@unhcr.org
    Website: http://www.acnur.org.br
    Address: SCN Quadra 05, Bloco A, Sala 801, Edifício Brasília Shopping Norte, Brasília. CEP 70715-000
  • UNHCR Field Unit São Paulo
    Tel.: (11) 3107-mail: brabrhelp@unhcr.org
  • UNHCR Field Unit Boa Vista
    Tel.: (95) 3621-3100
    Address: Universidade Federal de Roraima. Av. Capitão Ene Garcez, 2413, Bairro Aeroporto, Boa Vista. CEP 69310-000

Comitê Nacional para Refugiados (CONARE)

CONARE is the Government Committee in charge of reviewing and deciding all asylum claims in Brazil. It is also the authority responsible for defining the Brazilian policy on asylum.

CONARE is linked to the Ministry of Justice and it is constituted by representatives of the following Ministries: Justice, Foreign Affairs, Labor and Employment, Health, Education, as well as by the Federal Police and civil society organizations dedicated to the assistance, local integration and protection of refugees in Brazil. UNHCR and the Federal Public Defender’s Office have a seat at CONARE with the right to speak, but no right to vote.

CONARE’s HQ is located in Brasília, at the Ministry of Justice, and has field offices in Porto Alegre and São Paulo.

  • Brasília
    Esplanada dos Ministérios, Ministério da Justiça, Anexo II, Térreo.
    Email: conare@mj.gov.br
  • Porto Alegre (Just attention to the public and cadastral update. There are no eligibility officers or face-to-face interviews)
    Instituto Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (IFRS) – Rua Coronel Vicente, 281, Centro (Trensurb station: Mercado)
    Email: conare.rs@mj.gov.br
  • São Paulo
    Centro Público de Direitos Humanos e Economia Solidária – Rua Otto Alencar, 270, Bairro do Cambuci.
    Email: conare.sp@mj.gov.br

Website: http://www.justica.gov.br/central-de-atendimento/estrangeiros/refugio-1

CONARE has several emails for you to contacte them, as follows:
cadastro.conare@mj.gov.br: to update information (eg change of address);
entrevista.conare@mj.gov.br: information on interviews;
certidao.conare@mj.gov.br: for RNE renewal procedures for refugees;
viagem.conare@mj.gov.br: for international travel authorizations for refugees;
rfamiliar.conare@mj.gov.br: for family reunion procedures;
recurso.conare@mj.gov.br: for procedures related to resources;
perda.conare@mj.gov.br: for procedures related to the loss of refugee status.



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