Weather Alert – U.S. Consulate General Merida, Mexico (May 25, 2018)

Location: Yucatan Peninsula Event: The U.S. Consulate General in Merida cautions U.S. citizens that Subtropical Storm Alberto is expected to cause heavy rainfall and sustained winds of 40 mph in the Yucatan Peninsula through Saturday, May 26, 2018. A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula from Tulum to ...
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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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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 Alert – U. S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico

Date:  March 1, 2018 Location:  Playa del Carmen, Mexico Event: On March 1, undetonated explosive devices were found by Mexican law enforcement on a tourist ferry that operates between Cozumel-Playa del Carmen, Mexico.   On February 21, an explosive device detonated on a tourist ferry in Playa del Carmen resulting in injuries, including to U.S. citizens.  U.S. Government ...
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Message to U.S. Citizens: Improvements to Safety and Security Information

On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Department of State will make changes to our safety and security information to make it easier to find, understand, and use. Travel Advisories will replace Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts.  Every country will have a Travel Advisory, which will provide one of four standard levels of advice.  The Travel Advisory ...
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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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U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez, Mexico: Security Message for U.S. Citizens

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Increased Criminal Activity in Nuevo Casas Grandes   December 6, 2017 The U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez alerts all U.S. citizens that due to recent security incidents in and around Nuevo Casas Grandes, U.S. government personnel are prohibited from traveling to the Nuevo Casas Grandes/Paquime region until December 20, ...
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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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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: Hurricane Katia

U.S. Embassy Mexico City Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Hurricane Katia September 7, 2017   The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens that Hurricane Katia is expected to strengthen and should approach the Eastern coast of Mexico by early Saturday morning, September 9.  The National Hurricane Center (NHC) and the Mexican Meteorological Service issued a Hurricane Warning for parts ...
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Tropical Storm Lidia

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens Tropical Storm Lidia August 31, 2017 The U.S. Consulates General in Tijuana and Hermosillo caution U.S. citizens that Tropical Storm Lidia is causing conditions to deteriorate across Southern Baja California Sur as it moves toward and over the Baja Peninsula. Ports, public transportation, businesses, and schools in Mazatlán and Baja ...
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Tropical Storm Watch for northeastern Tamaulipas

The U.S. Consulate General Matamoros cautions U.S. citizens that the National Hurricane Center along with the Mexican Meteorological Service issued a Tropical Storm Watch for northeastern Tamaulipas, including the cities of Matamoros and San Fernando. Tropical Storm Harvey is expected to strengthen and make landfall as a hurricane near Baffin Bay, Texas the evening of Friday, ...
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Inauguration of Consular Pavilion

Improving the experience visa applicants and American citizens receive at the Consulate Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, July 27, 2017- The Consulate General in Monterrey is pleased to announce the completion of the construction of the Consular pavilion for the consular services applicants, which began construction in December 2016. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was let by the Consul ...
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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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Hurricane and Typhoon Season 2017 – Travel Alert

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the Hurricane and Typhoon Seasons in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane and Typhoon Season will last through November 2017, though most tropical cyclones typically develop between May and October. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recommends that those in ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Tropical storm Beatriz

The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens that Tropical storm Beatriz is expected to strengthen and should approach or move over the Pacific coast of Mexico on Friday, June 2. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for the Pacific coast of Mexico from Salina Cruz to Puerto Escondido. Maximum sustained winds ...
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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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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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United States Consulate General Guadalajara, Mexico Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Ongoing Mexican Military Operations in Tepic, Nayarit

Due to ongoing Mexican military operations in the city, the U.S. Consulate General in Guadalajara recommends that U.S. Citizens avoid travelling to Tepic, Nayarit.  U.S. Consulate personnel are prohibited from traveling to Tepic until further notice. Travelers who do travel to Tepic and its immediate vicinity should be aware that they may encounter roadblocks staffed ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Closed to the Public

The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City informs U.S. citizens that due to demonstrations scheduled to take place in the vicinity of the Embassy during the afternoon of Friday, January 20, 2017, the Embassy will be closed to the public. U.S. citizens should avoid the area surrounding the Embassy. If a U.S. citizen has an emergency, ...
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Code Red Alert Lifted in Cancun

The U.S. Consulate General in Merida informs U.S. citizens that local authorities have lifted the January 17, 2017 “Code Red” shelter in place guidance.  Local authorities report the situation is calm in downtown Cancun.  In the aftermath of yesterday’s incidents, you may note an increased police presence in downtown Cancun and the Hotel Zone. No ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Reports of Gunfire Exchanges in Cancun

The U.S. Consulate General Merida informs U.S. citizens of gunfire exchanges in various locations in downtown Cancun January 17, 2017.  Local authorities activated a “Code Red” alert and urged residents to shelter in place.  The U.S. Consulate urges all U.S. citizens to follow local authorities’ warnings and directives and consult with their hotels before leaving ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: DeConcini Port of Entry Operating Normally

The U.S. Consulate General in Nogales has lifted its January 13, 2017 guidance to U.S. citizens to avoid the DeConcini Port of Entry.   U.S. citizens can now use both the DeConcini and Mariposa Ports of Entry.  As always, avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or ...
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U.S. NATIONAL CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER OF U.S. CONSULATE OFFICIAL IN MEXICO

WASHINGTON – A U.S. national was deported from Mexico to the United States and arrested yesterday on a criminal complaint charging him with the attempted murder of a diplomat stationed at the U.S. Consulate in Guadalajara, Mexico. Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Dana J. Boente for ...
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U.S. Consulate Gudalajara Lifts Security Message: Capture of Suspected Shooter of U.S. Consulate Employee

Mexican authorities have arrested and deported the suspected perpetrator of the shooting of a U.S. Foreign Service Officer. The U.S. Consulate in Guadalajara has lifted its January 7, 2017 guidance to U.S. citizens to limit travel in the Guadalajara area. For further information: See the  State Department’s travel website for the  Worldwide Caution , Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and  Country Specific Information for Mexico . Enroll ...
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Secretary Kerry Statement: Arrest of Suspect in Guadalajara

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I want to thank the Government of Mexico for their swift and decisive arrest of a suspect in the heinous attack against our Foreign Service Officer colleague in Guadalajara, Mexico. The safety and security of U.S. citizens and our diplomatic staff overseas are ...
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Tropical Storm Javier Approaching Baja California Sur, Mexico

U.S. Consulate Tijuana Security Message for U.S. Citizens: August 8, 2016 The U.S. Consulate General cautions U.S. citizens that Tropical Storm Javier is expected to make landfall near the southern tip of the Baja California Sur peninsula late this afternoon or evening, August 8, and move near the west coast of Baja California Sur tonight and Tuesday, August ...
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Security Message: U.S. Consulate General Monterrey Lifts April 1 Travel Restrictions

April 27, 2016 — The U.S. Consulate General in Monterrey has lifted its April 1, 2016 security-related restriction for travel outside the Monterrey metropolitan area for U.S. Government personnel.  For general information about travel within Mexico, we encourage U.S. citizens to review the Travel Warning .   We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Mexico ...
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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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CUSTOMS AGENTS

CUSTOMS AGENTS WHO WORK WITH “TRANSMIGRANTES” (PEOPLE WHO TRAVEL THROUGH MEXICO) Customs Agent, Manuel Antonio Carrillo Gonzalez Medina Forwarding Mexico, S.C. Real del Río num. 4 Fraccionamiento las Palmas, C.P. 87420, H. Matamoros, Tamaulipas. Tels. 011 52 (868) 812-45-99 y 812-44-20 Fax 011 52 (868) 816-76-65 y 812-44-30Transmigrantes CATS, Sandra Guerra 2626 E. US 281 San ...
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Marriage Requirements in Matamoros

Marriage Requirements in Matamoros The following are the requirements for marriage in Matamoros, Mexico.  However, marriage requirements prevailing in the thirty-one states of Mexico are in general very similar to those of the State of Tamaulipas. U.S. citizens or other foreigners wishing to be married in Mexico with a Mexican citizen must present to the ...
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