Limited Services at Acapulco Consular Agency July 2 – 11, 2019

The Acapulco Consular Agency will offer limited routine passport and notarial services between July 2 and 11, 2019.  Please click here for information regarding public hours for specific services. During that time, U.S. citizens can also schedule passport and notarial appointments at the U.S. Embassy located at Paseo de la Reforma 305, Colonia Cuauhtémoc, Ciudad de …

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Security Alert for U.S. Citizens — U.S. Embassy, Mexico (June 14, 2019)

Location:  Michoacán, Mexico Event:  Change in Travel Policy for U.S. Government Employees in Michoacán State The U.S. Embassy has updated its travel restrictions for U.S. personnel visiting Michoacán state for official business. Travel for U.S. government employees is limited to the following areas with the noted restrictions: U.S. government employees may travel on Federal Toll …

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Weather Update – U.S. Embassy, Mexico (June 12, 2019)

Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico’s hurricane season for the Atlantic basin and Eastern Pacific is underway. The season formally runs until November 30, 2019, though historically most cyclones develop between July and October. Hurricanes and tropical storms may cause life-threatening flash flooding, dangerous winds, treacherous surf and rip currents, and other hazardous conditions. Torrential rains from …

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Limited Operations at Oaxaca Consular Agency June 7 – 21, 2019

Message for U.S. Citizens – U.S. Embassy Mexico City (7 June 2019) Limited Operations at Oaxaca Consular Agency June 7 – 21, 2019   The Oaxaca Consular Agency will offer limited routine passport and notarial services between June 7 and 21, 2019. Please click here for information regarding public hours for specific services. During that time, …

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Security Alert for U.S. Citizens – U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez, Mexico (June 3, 2019)

Location:  Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico Event:  Change in Travel Policy for U.S. Government Employees in Chihuahua State The U.S. government has lifted restrictions on employee travel to Ciudad Juarez’s downtown (Centro) area put into effect last year.  U.S. government employees may now travel at any time to the area of Ciudad Juarez bounded to the …

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Health Alert – U.S. Consulate Tijuana – (Feb 15, 2019)

  Location:  Tijuana, Baja California Event:  Since August 2018 the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed multiple cases of antibiotic-resistant infections in U.S. patients following surgery at the Grand View Hospital in Tijuana.  The most recent cases relate to surgeries performed in mid-January 2019.  The U.S. Mission to Mexico has advised …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Consulate Tijuana – Heavy Rain (Feb 14, 2019)

Location: Northern Baja California  Event: The U.S. Consulate advises U.S. citizens that the  Mexican Civil Protection Agency  and the U.S.  National Weather Service  have both issued  weather advisories  for heavy rain through late afternoon on Friday, February 15.  Predictions are for several inches of rain, which at times may be heavy. U.S. National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Watch for southwest California including San …

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Security Alert — U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez (February 5, 2019)

Security Alert — U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez (February 5, 2019) Location:  Ciudad Juarez and Chihuahua City, Mexico Event:  This is an update to the January 18 Security Alert.  U.S. government employees are again permitted to visit police stations and other law enforcement facilities within the city of Chihuahua and Ciudad Juarez to conduct official …

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Security Alert — U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez

Location:  Ciudad Juarez, Mexico Event:  Police are on the scene following a shooting earlier this afternoon, February 1, at Las Misiones Mall.  U.S. citizens should continue to avoid the area until police conclude their investigations and the mall is re-opened. Actions to Take: Avoid the Las Misiones Mall until police deem the area to be safe. Monitor local …

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Security Alert — U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez

Security Alert — U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez (February 1, 2019) Location:  Ciudad Juarez, Mexico Event:  Police are on the scene following a shooting earlier this afternoon, February 1, at Las Misiones Mall.  U.S. citizens should continue to avoid the area until police conclude their investigations and the mall is re-opened. Actions to Take: Avoid …

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Security Alert — U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez

Security Alert — U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez (January 18, 2019) Location:  Ciudad Juarez and Chihuahua City, Mexico Event:  The Consulate General is aware of a series of connected attacks against police officers in Ciudad Juarez and Chihuahua City that started on January 17, 2019.  Authorities believe that members of organized criminal groups are carrying …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – Change in Travel Policy for U.S. Government Employees in Sonora

Message for U.S. Citizens – U. S. Consulate General Hermosillo, Mexico (December 28, 2018) Location:  Sonora State, Mexico Event:  Change in Travel Policy for U.S. Government Employees in Sonora State U.S. government employees may now travel during daylight hours on Highway 15 south of Hermosillo to points including San Carlos, Guaymas, and Empalme.  Employees may …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy, Mexico

Location:  Baja California Peninsula, Sonora, and Chihuahua Event:  The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens that Hurricane Sergio is forecast to generate dangerous surf conditions across much of the of Baja California Peninsula as well as heavy rainfall in the central Baja California Peninsula, Sonora, and along the U.S.-Mexico border. Tropical storm conditions are expected in …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Consulate General Tijuana, Mexico (October 9, 2018)

Location: Baja California Peninsula and Sonora Event: The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens that Hurricane Sergio is forecast to generate dangerous surf conditions across much of the of Baja California Peninsula as well as heavy rainfall in northern Baja California Sur and Sonora. Swells generated by Sergio will begin to affect much of the Baja …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Consulate General Tijuana, Mexico – Tropical Storm Rosa

(October 1, 2018) Location:  Baja California, Baja California Sur, and Sonora. Event:  The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens that Tropical Storm Rosa is expected to make landfall during the afternoon of Monday, October 1, and is forecast to bring heavy rainfall, strong winds, and dangerous surf conditions throughout areas of Baja California, Baja California Sur, …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Consulate General Tijuana, Mexico – Hurricane Rosa

(September 28, 2018) Location: Baja California, Sonora, and southwestern Mexico Event: The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens that Hurricane Rosa is now a Category 3 storm. Hurricane Rosa is expected to be downgraded to a tropical storm over the weekend before making landfall early next week in Baja California. Rosa is expected to bring heavy …

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Event Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (September 4, 2018)

Location: Mexico City, Mexico  Event: The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens about ongoing construction taking place adjacent to the Embassy in Mexico City, located on Paseo de la Reforma 305, Colonia Cuauhtémoc. Please be advised that on weekends until November 22, a large crane will be placing heavy machinery on the roof of the building …

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Security Alert – U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez (August 20, 2018)

Location:  Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico Event:  U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez has reviewed its July 13 personnel restriction to the downtown area of Ciudad Juarez.  Because the higher rates of homicides during daylight hours that prompted that determination have not decreased, the restriction will continue until further notice.  Any travel by U.S. government personnel to …

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U.S. Embassy Mexico City Upcoming Event Alert for U.S. Citizens: Construction Next to U.S. Embassy Mexico City

The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens about construction happening next to the Embassy in Mexico City, located on 305 Reforma Ave., Colonia Cuauhtemoc.  On August 18, 19, 25 and 26, and September 1, 2, and 3, a large crane will be used to place heavy machinery on the roof of the building under construction.  Rio …

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Security Alert:  U.S. Consulate General Hermosillo

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Hermosillo, Mexico (August 15, 2018) Locations:  Areas including, but not limited, to: San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico Empalme, Sonora, Mexico Event:  This is an update to the Alert released on July 31.  Due to ongoing violent criminal activity and police action in San Carlos, Guaymas, and …

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Security Alert:  U.S. Consulate General Hermosillo

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Hermosillo, Mexico (July 31, 2018) Locations:  Areas including, but not limited, to: San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico Empalme, Sonora, Mexico Event:  Due to recent violent criminal activity and ongoing police action in San Carlos, Guaymas, and Empalme, U.S. government personnel are prohibited from travelling to the …

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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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