Limited Operations at U.S. Consulate Merida, Cancun and Playa del Carmen Consular Agencies on September 3, 2019

The U.S. Consulate General in Merida and Consular Agencies in Cancun and Playa del Carmen will be closed for routine services on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 due to training.  Please click  here  for information regarding public hours for specific services. In case of emergency travel on Tuesday, September 3, U.S. citizens may apply for an emergency …

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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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Special Hours of Operations at Puerto Vallarta Consular Agency during March, April and May, 2019

U.S. Consulate General, Guadalajara Message for U.S. Citizens: Special Hours of Operations at Puerto Vallarta Consular Agency during March, April and May, 2019 March 12, 2019 The Puerto Vallarta Consular Agency will offer limited routine passport and notarial services between March 11 and May 10, 2019.  Please click  here  for information regarding public hours for specific services. …

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U.S. Consulate General, Guadalajara Message for U.S. Citizens: Calling New Citizen Liaison Volunteers!

The U.S. Consulate General in Guadalajara is seeking Citizen Liaison Volunteers (CLVs) to join its American Liaison Network (ALN).  Formerly known as the “Consular Warden Program,” the ALN is a key component of the State Department’s efforts to ensure the safety and security of U.S. citizens around the world. CLVs act as unpaid volunteer liaisons …

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Health Alert – U. S. Consulate General Tijuana, Mexico

Location:  Tijuana, Baja California Event:  The U.S. Consulate General advises U.S. citizens of several cases since August 2018 of antibiotic-resistant infections affecting U.S. patients following surgery at the Grand View Hospital in Tijuana.  U.S. citizens considering seeking medical care overseas should carefully review the risks associated with medical tourism provided by the U.S. Centers for …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Increased Criminal Activity in the Area around San Blas and Tepic, Nayarit

U.S. Consulate General Guadalajara, Mexico Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Increased Criminal Activity in the Area around San Blas and Tepic, Nayarit September 29, 2017 The U.S. Consulate General in Guadalajara alerts all U.S. citizens that due to increased violence and cartel activity in the state of Nayarit, the Consulate is extending its September 15, …

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Increased Violence in the City of San Blas, Nayarit

U.S. Consulate General Guadalajara, Mexico Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Increased Violence in the City of San Blas, Nayarit September 15, 2017   There are recent reports of increased violence and cartel activity in the city of San Blas, Nayarit.  Effective immediately, U.S. government personnel are prohibited from travel within a 10km (6 mi) radius …

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Temporary Closure of U.S. Consular Agency Acapulco

The U.S. Consular Agency in Acapulco will be closed today, September 14, due to weather conditions related to Hurricane Max.   Hurricane Max is expected to make landfall today, Thursday, September 14, near Acapulco.  The government of Mexico has issued a Hurricane Warning for the southwest coast of Guerrero, Mexico from Zihuatanejo to Punta Maldonado. Maximum sustained …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential Tropical Cyclone Fourteen-E in Baja Sur

The U.S. Consulate General in Tijuana cautions U.S. citizens that as of 5:00 a.m. Pacific Time the National Hurricane Center is extending advisories for a potential tropical storm.  Strengthening is forecast during the next 24 hours and the system could become a hurricane by Thursday or Friday.  The disturbance is expected to become a tropical …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Tropical Storm Franklin (Tropical Cyclone 7)

August 7, 2017 The U.S. Consulate General in Merida continues to monitor Tropical Storm Franklin (Tropical Cyclone 7) and cautions U.S. citizens that the storm is expected to strengthen and should move over the Yucatan Peninsula this evening, Monday, August 7. The Government of Mexico has issued a Hurricane Watch from Chetumal north to Punta Allen …

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Consulate General in Monterrey Announces Grants for Small Community Projects

Monterrey, Nuevo León, July 11, 2017 – For second year in a row and with the goal of providing support to communities in Northeastern Mexico and strengthening the bilateral relation between the U.S. and Mexico, the Consulate General in Monterrey in coordination with Consulates General in Nuevo Laredo and Matamoros opened their request for proposals for …

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Congratulations to ASFM

October 2016 — The U.S. Consulate General in Monterrey congratulates Joseph A. Stanzione, elementary principal of the American School Foundation of Monterrey, for being awarded the 2016 Class of National Distinguished Principals. This award honors outstanding elementary and middle-level administrators for setting high standards for instruction, student achievement, character, and climate for the students, families, …

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Remains of U.S. soldiers return to the U.S.

Monterrey, NL September 27, 2016 — The Embassy of the United States of America and the Consulate General in Monterrey wish to thank the federal government of Mexico, the state government of Nuevo León, and the authorities of Mariano Escobedo airport for their assistance in repatriating remains identified by the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e …

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U.S. Consulate General in Nuevo Laredo closes early as a precaution

August 24, 2016 – Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas.-  A suspicious substance was found in the non-immigrant Visa center at the U.S. Consulate General in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. The substance was handled in accordance with established protocols. Appropriate U.S. and Mexican authorities are investigating. Consulate General officers believe the substance does not pose health or safety risks, but …

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Leaders’ Statement on a North American Climate, Clean Energy, and Environment Partnership

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, President Barack Obama, and President Enrique Peña Nieto share a common commitment to a competitive, low-carbon and sustainable North American economy and society. The Paris Agreement was a turning point for our planet, representing unprecedented accord on the urgent need to take action to combat climate change through innovation and deployment …

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Sarah Prager Quist app creator visits Merida

As part of a visit to Merida, Sarah Prager, an American IT entrepreneur and activist shared her experiences with Information Technology students at the Universidad Tecnologica Metropolitana in Merida. She highlighted the importance of studying and of doing what you love from a young age. The U.S. Government supports and promotes education in science, technology, …

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U.S. Ambassador meets with Deans of Local Universities in Merida to promote academic exchanges.

U.S. Ambassador Anthony Wayne met with deans of public and private universities in Merida, to promote the exchange of students and teachers between the United States and Mexico. During the meeting they discussed the efforts and interest of both governments in student mobility programs, including President Obama’s 100,000 Strong Initiative for the Americas to increase …

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Conversation between Ambassador Wayne and Yucatan Governor Rolando Zapata Bello

On the margins of a welcome reception for the Energy and Climate Partnership for the Americas, Ambassador Wayne and Yucatan Governor Rolando Zapata Bello had the opportunity to discuss increasing educational exchanges between Yucatan and the United States, increasing tourism to Yucatan, Yucatan’s good results on public security, and the state’s efforts to improve access for families in need of social …

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Consulate Celebrates Earth Day

The U.S. Consulate General in Merida celebrated Earth Day by joining forces with local NGO in Merida’s Earth Day Fair on April 25 and 26. The Earth Day celebrations are a part of Mission Mexico’s wider Going Green Initiative, which focuses on raising awareness and conservation within the Embassy-Consulate community. Local NGO Merida Verde organized …

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Access Program Students from Merida Celebrate Thanksgiving

38 students from the city of Merida celebrated Thanksgiving with Consular Section Chief Suzanne McGuire and other U.S. Consulate representatives, as well as teachers and the Director of the Faculty of Education. During the event, the English Access Program students enjoyed a traditional meal consisting of roasted turkey and many other dishes. These teens are …

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Embassy, Civil Society Host Indigenous Forum

On December 4-5, the U.S. Embassy and civil society organization Investigación, Organización y Acción Comunitaria Altepetl convened 30 young leaders representing 15 Mexican states and 28 pueblos originarios in an Encuentro Nacional de la Juventud Indígena. At theEncuentro, the young leaders discussed their concerns and aspirations and developed proposals and recommendations to benefit young indigenous people …

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Consul Sonya Tsiros congratulates Mexican Students Traveling to the United States as part of the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Initiative

More than 515 students and teachers from the Yucatan Peninsula received scholarships to study English as part of the 100,000 Strong in the Americas and “Proyecta Cien Mil” Initiatives, both part of Presidents Obama and Peña Nieto’s plans to increase student exchanges between the United States and Mexico. Consul General Sonya Tsiros congratulated 103 students …

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Consul General Sonya Tsiros Volunteers on International Coastal Cleanup Day 2014

U.S. Consulate General in Merida supported International Coastal Cleanup Day, highlighting ocean conservation and American corporate social responsibility. Partnering with U.S. Company Coca-Cola, Consul General Sonya Tsiros and Consulate staff joined over 700 volunteers to clean up Progreso Beach Yucatan.  This is the second year that the Consulate in Merida has participated in the beach …

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U.S. Consulate General participates in Agreement between the Government of Yucatan and Carolina Adoption Services

Consul General Sonya Tsiros attended a ceremony to sign an agreement between DIF Yucatan and North Carolina-based adoption agency Carolina Adoption Services at the Great Museum of the Mayan World in Merida.  The agreement will facilitate the adoption of Yucatecan children by U.S. citizens, in keeping with the Hague Convention on Inter-Country Adoptions.  This is …

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Consul General Sonya Tsiros congratulates selected students to participate on English Access Microscholarship Program with UADY.

U.S. Consul General in Merida Sonya Tsiros congratulated 38 selected students of the U.S. government’s English Access Microscholarship Program. The Access Program is a special scholarship program that provides a foundation of English language skills for 14 – 18 year- old students worldwide through afterschool classes and intensive summer learning activities.  In Mexico, students also …

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Nutritional Education Workshop

USDA/ U.S. Embassy Mexico City sponsored a Nutritional Education Workshop at the 18th Expo Internacional DE Porductos No Tradicionales in Merida on 21 August.  Attended by over two-hundred, the enthusiastic audience actively participated in learning more from nutritional experts about proper diet and nutrition as well as learning how to prepare healthy foods made from amaranto …

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U.S. Consulate General in Merida participates on the 15th Mexican Association of Small Business Development Centers (AMCDPE) Conference celebrated in

Consul General Sonya Tsiros participated on the 15th Mexican Association of Small Business Development Centers (AMCDPE) Conference celebrated in Merida on August 28 and 29.  Ms. Tsiros spoke about developments in the High Level Economic Dialogue announced in May 2013 by Presidents Pena Nieto and Obama, including the establishment of the Mexico-U.S. Entrepreneurship and Innovation …

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Charles McKinney, the Principal Urban Designer for New York City, meets with Architecture and Habitat Design Students from the Autonomous University o

The Principal Urban Designer for New York City Parks, Mr. Charles McKinney, Hon. AIA, ASLA, made a presentation on the benefits of urban parks to the Architecture and Habitat Design Students from the Autonomous University of Yucatan to highlight the important role parks and green spaces play in the modern urban environment. The program was …

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U.S. Consulate General in Merida participated in Anti TIP forum

The U.S. Consulate General in Merida, participated in an Anti-Trafficking in Persons forum on the first-ever United Nations World Day against Trafficking in Persons. The National Institute of Immigration in Yucatan organized the event where Consular Chief Suzanne McGuire in absence of Consul General Sonya Tsiros and HSI- ICE Attaché Oscar Galarza participated along with …

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The U.S. Consulate General, Merida celebrates World Oceans Day in Cozumel with the U.S. Coast Guard and the winners of the Children’s Art Contest

To celebrate World Oceans Day, the U.S. Consulate General in Merida offered a special tour of the U.S. Coast Guard Eagle Cutter ship to the winners of the Cozumel Children’s Art Contest on the Environment. Since 2008, the United Nations has recognized June 8 as World Oceans Day. On this day we celebrate the almost …

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President Obama’s Initiative Provides $100,000 in Grants to Mexican Universities

Innovative plans to expand international student mobility by ten universities across Latin America were recognized with $25,000 capacity-building grants as part of President Obama’s 100,000 Strong in the Americas initiative.  Four of the ten winning universities were from Mexico, a clear sign of the U.S. government’s engagement and support for increasing bilateral higher education exchange …

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American Coaching Team provides Sports Training for people with Disabilities in Yucatan

The National Ability Center (NAC) in partnership with the Instituto del Deporte del Estado de Yucatan (IDEY) will conduct a six day sports training in the area of adaptive sports for youth with disabilities in the city of Merida, Mexico.  Funded through the SportsUnited Division of the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, the trainings …

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Ambassador CdeBaca Calls on Mexico to Increase Prosecution, Protection, and Prevention Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons

Ambassador Luis CdeBaca, Director of the State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP) concluded a three-day visit to Mexico February 14, encouraging everyone to increase prosecution, protection, and prevention efforts in their efforts in the fight against TIP.  During his visit, Ambassador CdeBaca was able to meet with a broad range …

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Consular Section Message for U.S. Citizens

Subject: Town Hall – Closure of U.S. Consular Agency Cozumel, Mexico Who: U.S. Citizens When: Friday; February 14, 2014 3:00pm Where: Tony Rome’s Restaurant 5 th Av. between Av. Adolfo Rosado Salas and 3rd Street South Centro, Cozumel, Quintana Roo What: Personnel of the U.S. Consulate General Merida, Mexico will provide information and respond to …

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Criminal road blockades in the Guadalajara Metro Area

This morning, the U.S. Consulate received reports of criminal road blockades in the Guadalajara metropolitan area. At least three busses and cars were hijacked, left in the middle of roads and set on fire to disrupt traffic. Mexican police and safety officials are working to restore normal traffic. The Consulate advises against travel on the …

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Criminal road blockades in the Guadalajara Metro Area

This morning, the U.S. Consulate received reports of criminal road blockades in the Guadalajara metropolitan area.  Multiple vehicles were hijacked and then set on fire in the middle of the road to disrupt traffic.  Mexican police are working to restore normal traffic flow.  In the meantime, the Consulate advises against travel on the Periférico highway …

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Criminal Road Blockades in Guadalajara Resolved

Jalisco law enforcement officials have notified the U.S. Consulate this afternoon that the disruptions reported earlier today in the Guadalajara metropolitan area have ended and normal traffic in the city and to the airport has been restored. The U.S. Consulate in Guadalajara is located at 175 Progreso Street, Col. Americana and is open Monday-Friday, from …

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