Security Alert:  U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez

Security Alert:  U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez (July 13, 2018) Location:  Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico Event:  Because of a marked increase in homicides throughout Ciudad Juarez, including an increase in shootings in the highly frequented downtown area during daylight hours, U.S. government personnel are prohibited from travelling to downtown Ciudad Juarez without advance permission from ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: New Location for the U.S. Consulate General in Nuevo Laredo

On May 14, the U.S. Consulate General in Nuevo Laredo moved to a new location.  Our new address is Paseo Colon, 1901, Colonia Madero, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas 88260.  From May 14-21, the Consulate’s American Citizen Services (ACS) section will offer emergency ACS services only. Routine ACS and visa services will resume on May 21. For ...
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Embassy Consular Officials Visit Morelia to Share Information about Consular Services

Morelia, May 2-4, 2018 – Consular officials from the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City visited Morelia, Michoacán, this week to share information about U.S. consular services. At meetings with local government and NGO representatives in Morelia, the officials answered questions about U.S. passports; U.S. citizenship; tourist, student, and H-2 work visas; and fraud prevention.  The officials ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico

Date: March 16, 2018 Location:  Playa del Carmen, Mexico Event: As a result of recent incidents in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico, Mexican municipal, state, and federal entities have put into place new security procedures in tourist areas. Effective immediately, U.S. government personnel are permitted to travel to all parts of Playa del Carmen. Effective ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico

Date: March 9, 2018 Location:  Playa del Carmen, Mexico Event:  Due to an ongoing security threat, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City is revising its travel restrictions to Playa del Carmen for U.S. government personnel.  U.S. government personnel are prohibited from travel to Centro, Calica, Gonzalo Guerrero, Quintas del Carmen, and Villas del Carmen neighborhoods of Playa del ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico

Date: March 7, 2018 Location:  Playa del Carmen, Mexico Event: On March 7, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City received information about a security threat in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Effective immediately, U.S. Government employees are prohibited from traveling to Playa del Carmen until further notice. The U.S. Consular Agency in Playa del ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico

Date: March 7, 2018 Location:  Mexico – Countrywide Event: Each year, thousands of U.S. citizens visit Mexico during Spring Break.  While the vast majority of travelers have safe and enjoyable trips, Spring Break travel can sometimes include unforeseen problems such as the following: Medical Emergencies: An illness or accident could result in the need to ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Travel Restrictions Lifted in Nuevo Casas Grandes

U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez, Mexico Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Travel Restrictions Lifted in Nuevo Casas Grandes December 20, 2017 U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez alerts all U.S. citizens that U.S. government personnel are no longer prohibited from traveling to the Nuevo Casas Grandes/Paquime region in the state of Chihuahua.  All U.S. government personnel ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Tropical Storm Pilar

The U.S. Consulate in Guadalajara cautions U.S. citizens that Tropical Depression Eighteen-E is now Tropical Storm Pilar, affecting the area from Playa Perula northward to El Roblito, including the Islas Marias. Tropical storm force winds, large swells, and very heavy rains could cause life-threatening flash floods and mud slides. The Mexican government has issued a ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: 7.1 Earthquake in Mexico

U.S. Embassy Mexico City Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: 7.1 Earthquake in Mexico September 19, 2017 The U.S. Embassy alerts U.S. citizens residing or traveling in Mexico that a 7.1 earthquake occurred in Mexico that has affected Mexico City, the state of Puebla, and other outlying areas. The epicenter was located near the Puebla state town of ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Tropical Storm Norma

The U.S. Consulate General in Tijuana cautions U.S. citizens that, as of 7:00 a.m Pacific Time, the National Hurricane Center is extending advisories for Tropical Storm Norma.  There are no coastal watches in effect as of this time, but interests in Baja California Sur should monitor the progress of the storm.  Swells generated by Norma ...
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U.S. Consular Agency Acapulco Resumed Operations

The U.S. Consular Agency in Acapulco resumed normal operations, today, September 15. Per the security message sent on September 14, the U.S. Consular Agency in Acapulco was closed on September 14 due to weather conditions related to Hurricane Max. Other information: See the  State Department’s travel website for the  Worldwide Caution , Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Mexico . ...
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Security Message:  Violence in Western Chihuahua

U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez Security Message:  Violence in Western Chihuahua June 29, 2017 This message is to inform U.S. citizens that drug trafficking conflicts have recently grown more violent in the western region of the state of Chihuahua.  There is a likelihood of additional violence among drug cartels in the areas of Palomas, Janos, ...
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Best practices for assisting citizens abroad during a crisis

On April 24, United States Department of State consular officials and representatives from the Mexican Foreign Ministry gathered to discuss best practices for assisting their citizens abroad during a crisis.  To prepare for the upcoming Atlantic and Pacific hurricane seasons, the two governments discussed communication strategies, sharing resources, and leveraging technology. The United States and ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens-Exercise Caution at Bandas Gruperas Music Events-Tijuana

U.S. Consulate General Tijuana-Security Message for U.S. Citizens Exercise Caution at Bandas Gruperas Music Events Tijuana cartels have made threats of violence against “bandas gruperas”—music groups which specialize in narco corridos, or songs celebrating criminal exploits—and music venues host them. Each band tends to be associated with a particular cartel; therefore, they are viewed as ...
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Embassy Consular Officials visit Veracruz to Share Information about Visas

Veracruz, April 25th – 28th, 2017 – In an open press conference, consular officials of the United States Embassy in Mexico City presented information on visas and passports, fraud prevention, and services for U.S. citizens residing in Mexico. The conference took place in the Mexico – U.S. Binational Center located at Azueta 1229, Centro, Veracruz. ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens-Exercise Caution at Bandas Gruperas Music Events-Tijuana

U.S. Consulate General Tijuana-Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Exercise Caution at Bandas Gruperas Music Events March 17, 2017 The U.S. Consulate General Tijuana informs U.S. citizens that in the past two months, drug trafficking organizations have made a number of threats of violence against music venues that are hosting “bandas gruperas”—music groups which specialize in ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens Lifting of Travel Prohibition for Tepic, Nayarit

United States Consulate General Guadalajara, Mexico Security Message for U.S. Citizens Lifting of Travel Prohibition for Tepic, Nayarit February 24, 2017 Due to the reduction in Mexican military operations in Tepic, Nayarit, and its immediate vicinity, the U.S. Consulate General in Guadalajara has lifted its February 10 prohibition on U.S. Consulate personnel travel to the ...
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Beginning November 1, you must remove your eyeglasses for U.S. visa photos.

Beginning November 1, you must remove your eyeglasses for U.S. visa photos. We are changing our policy to enhance the security of the application process and verify your identify faster.  We want to ensure you have fewer delays in the application process. You may wear glasses for U.S. visa photos if you have a medical ...
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Consular Expo in Culiacan, Sinaloa

On May 24-25, 2016, the U.S. Consulate General in Hermosillo held the first annual Consular Expo in the state of Sinaloa in an effort to reach the community there to provide information on a wide range of consular services.  The event was held in conjunction with Mexico partner agencies, Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores (SRE),  Registro ...
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Fourth Annual Visa Telethon in Monterrey

On April 25, Consulate General Monterrey hosted its fourth annual Visa Telethon on the local Televisa TV affiliate.  Approximately 30 Consular, Public Affairs, and U.S. Customs and Immigration Service officials answered questions via phone, Facebook and Twitter.  During the six hours of live transmission, Consulate General personnel conducted live interviews on tourism, student visas, the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Police action against unauthorized taxis at Monterrey’s Airport

January 22, 2016 The United States Consulate General in Monterrey is aware of press reports, which indicate that law enforcement officials are levying fines and impounding vehicles of unauthorized taxi services, including Uber vehicles, arriving at the General Mariano Escobedo International Airport.  Passengers have been required to disembark from vehicles and obtain an authorized taxi ...
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Assistant Secretary Bond highlights increased coordination on tourism and migrant workers during visit to Mexico

Mexico City, January 15, 2016 — Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs, Michele Thoren Bond, concluded her five-day visit to Monterrey, Merida, Cancun, and Mexico City today.  The highlight of her trip was leading the U.S. delegation in the collaborative and productive bilateral Consular Dialogue with the government of Mexico on Thursday, January 14, 2016.  Director ...
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