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Brazil - Apply for United Health System Card (SUS / Cartão SUS)

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The United Health System Card is a document designed to facilitate access to the service network of the Unified Health System (SUS) and contain data about when and where the patient was treated, what services were provided and at what work and what procedures were performed.


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Please provide instructions on obtaining the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.


The card can be obtained in all municipalities in Brazil. Ideally, the citizen can have his/her National Health Card delivered by SUS.

Registrations are done in hospitals, clinics and health centers or locations defined by the local health department, upon presentation of ID, SSN, birth certificate or marriage.

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Required Documents

  • ID,
  • SSN,
  • Birth or marriage certificate


Explain the fees structure which is required for obtaining the certificate/document.


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use

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Sample Documents

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Processing Time

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Office Locations & Contacts

Ministério da Saúde

Esplanada dos Ministérios Bloco G

Brasilia-DF / CEP: 70058-900

Telephone: 3315-2425


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Information which might help

The National Health Card System objectives are to organize and systematize data on the service provided to users, provide the service network of the Unified Health System (SUS) of a tool to facilitate information exchange between various health services, provide information on a person's SUS user anywhere in the country, and generate reliable data and updated to allow planning and exchange of knowledge to support the development and implementation of public health policies.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate

The card facilitates the scheduling of appointments and tests and guarantees access to free medicine.

External Links

  • UHS Card:


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