Status of U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19

Updated: December 2, 2020  (Original date: May 28, 2020)  The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City and all U.S. consulates general in Mexico suspended routine consular and visa services March 18 due to COVID-19.  U.S. citizens in need of 24/7 emergency assistance should call 55-8526-2561 from Mexico or 1 (844) 528-6611 from the United States. For …

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (November 13, 2020) Location:  Mexico   Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (November 13, 2020)   The number of confirmed and suspected COVID-19 cases reached its peak nationwide by mid-July and began a decrease that continued for eight weeks.  This decline stopped by the second week of September and plateaued for four weeks.  …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Important Dates for 2020 U.S. Elections

Below are a few important dates to keep in mind when voting in the 2020 U.S. elections: November 3:  The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Mexico will collect ballots until at least 10:30 a.m. on November 3 for delivery to the United States via diplomatic pouch.  (In Hermosillo, ballots must be received by 2:00 p.m. on October 30.)  Your ballot must be completed and signed according to your state’s instructions, addressed to your local election office, and have sufficient …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico

Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (October 22, 2020) The number of confirmed and suspected COVID-19 cases reached its peak nationwide by mid-July and began a decrease that continued for nine weeks.  This decline stopped by the second week of September and has plateaued or increased slightly ever since.  In many states, there has been …

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Change in Services Notice – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico

Location:  Mexico Event:  Change in Availability of American Citizen Services (October 20, 2020) Effective October 20, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City and Consulates General Guadalajara, Hermosillo, Matamoros, Merida, Monterrey, Nogales, Nuevo Laredo, and Tijuana will resume limited appointments for some routine passport, citizenship, and notarial services.  Passport, citizenship, and notary appointment availability will be …

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (October 8, 2020) Location: Mexico Event: Mexico COVID-19 Update (October 8, 2020) The number of confirmed and suspected COVID-19 cases has been decreasing in Mexico in the last 9 weeks.  However, cases continue increasing daily in several regions of Mexico.  Mexico City, Nuevo Leon, Mexico State, Jalisco, …

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Weather Alert – Hurricane Delta – Update

Weather Alert – U.S. Consulate General Merida, Mexico (October 7, 2020) – 17:30 CDT Location:  Mexican States of Campeche, Quintana Roo, and Yucatán Event:  The center of Hurricane Delta has moved north of the Yucatan Peninsula.  Cancun International Airport and Cozumel International Airport have reopened and the Merida International Airport remains operational.  To prevent excessive …

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Weather Alert – Hurricane Delta- Update

Weather Alert – U.S. Consulate General Merida, Mexico (October 6, 2020) – 19:00 CDT Location:  Mexican States of Campeche, Quintana Roo, and Yucatán Event:  Hurricane Delta has strengthened into a category four hurricane and is forecast to remain extremely dangerous when it approaches the Yucatán Peninsula the evening of October 6.  Mexico has issued hurricane warnings for Delta …

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Weather Alert- Tropical Storm Gamma

Tropical Storm Gamma –  U.S. Consulate General Merida (October 3, 2020) Location:  Yucatan Peninsula (Mexican states of Yucatan and Quintana Roo) Event:  Mexico has issued a hurricane warning for the Yucatan Peninsula from north of Punta Allen to Cancun, including Cozumel, and a tropical storm warning from Punta Herrero to Punta Allen and north and west …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – Don’t Let the Elections Pass You By

If you plan to vote in the November 2020 election, act now!  Don’t wait, return your ballot by October 2!  Ballots received after October 2 will be forwarded, but they might arrive too late to be counted.  As a reminder, ballots returned by the U.S. embassy or consulates can take up to four weeks to …

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (September 24, 2020) Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (September 24, 2020) The number of confirmed and suspected COVID-19 cases is still increasing daily in several regions of Mexico.  Mexico City, Nuevo Leon, Mexico State, Guanajuato, and Jalisco currently report the highest number of active cases for the preceding two-week period.  The states …

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Drop Off Your Ballot at U.S. Consulate General Hermosillo  

Drop Off Your Ballot at U.S. Consulate General Hermosillo   Location:  Hermosillo   U.S. Consulate General Hermosillo will accept in-person drop-off of absentee voting materials starting today.  U.S. citizens may bring your completed, sealed voting materials in a postage-paid envelope to the  entrance to the Consulate at Monterrey 141  and place them in the sealed ballot box inside the entrance, to the right of the door.  You do not need to pass through …

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (September 11, 2020)  Location:  Mexico  Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (September 11, 2020) The number of confirmed and suspected COVID-19 cases is still increasing daily in several regions of Mexico.  Mexico City, Guanajuato, Nuevo Leon, Mexico State, and Jalisco currently report the highest number of active cases for …

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Mexico Travel Advisory – Level 3: Reconsider Travel –  U.S. Embassy Mexico City

Subject:  Mexico Travel Advisory – Level 3: Reconsider Travel –  U.S. Embassy Mexico City (September 8, 2020) Location: Mexico The U.S. Department of State updated the  Travel Advisory  for Mexico on September 8, 2020.  Reconsider travel to Mexico due to COVID-19.  Exercise increased caution in Mexico due to crime and kidnapping.  Some areas have increased risk.  Read …

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Drop Off Your Ballot at U.S. Embassy Mexico City 

Subject:  Drop Off Your Ballot at U.S. Embassy Mexico City Location: Mexico City U.S. Embassy Mexico City will accept in-person drop-off of absentee voting materials starting September 8 on days the Embassy is normally open between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.  Please bring your completed, sealed voting materials in a postage-paid envelope to  the Consular waiting room’s entrance on Rio Danubio  and place them in the sealed ballot box with the ACS …

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (August 27, 2020) Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (August 27, 2020) The number of confirmed and suspected cases is still increasing daily in several regions of Mexico.  Mexico City, Nuevo Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico State, and Coahuila currently report the highest number of active cases for the preceding two-week period.  The states currently reporting …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (August 27, 2020) Location:  Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City, Mexico  Event:  Demonstrations are expected to take place on August 27, 2020, beginning at 4:00 p.m., to protest current events in the United States and U.S. foreign policies.  Protesters plan to gather near the U.S. Embassy on Paseo de la Reforma. As with …

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U.S. Citizens:  It is time to register to vote for the 2020 General Election. 

Only 70 Days Left  U.S. Citizens:  It is time to register to vote for the 2020 General Election.  Registering to vote and submitting an absentee ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world.  The  Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) website  has state by state instructions and the contact information for each  election office .  You can complete the  Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) , print a  U.S. postage-paid envelope , and review the  FVAP links page  for other useful resources.  …

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (August 12, 2020)  Location:  Mexico  Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (August 12, 2020)  The number of confirmed and suspected cases is still increasing daily in several regions of Mexico.  Mexico City, Guanajuato, Nuevo Leon, Coahuila, and Mexico State currently report the highest number of active cases for the …

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Mexico Travel Advisory: Level 4: Do Not Travel

Location: Mexico The U.S. Department of State updated the Travel Advisory for Mexico on August 6, 2020. Do not travel to Mexico due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Mexico due to crime and kidnapping. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory . Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel. The Centers …

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (July 29, 2020)  Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (July 29, 2020) The number of confirmed and suspected cases is still increasing daily in several regions of Mexico.  Mexico City, Guanajuato, Mexico State, Veracruz, and Nuevo León currently report the highest number of active cases for the preceding two-week …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Consulates General Matamoros, Monterrey, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico

Weather Alert – U.S. Consulates General Matamoros, Monterrey, and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico (July 25, 2020) Location:  Mexican States of Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, and Coahuila Event:  Mexico has issued a tropical storm warning for Hurricane Hanna for the States of Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, and Coahuila.  Hanna is expected to make landfall this afternoon.  Heavy rains and strong winds are …

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (July 22, 2020) Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (July 22, 2020) The number of confirmed and suspected cases is still increasing daily in several regions of Mexico.  Mexico City, Guanajuato, Mexico State, Tabasco, and Nuevo León currently report the highest number of active cases for the preceding two-week period.  The …

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 07/15 Update

Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (July 15, 2020) The number of confirmed and suspected cases is still increasing daily in several regions of Mexico.  Mexico City, Guanajuato, Mexico State, Nuevo León, and Tabasco currently report the highest number of confirmed active cases for the preceding two-week period.  The states currently reporting the highest rates …

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (July 9, 2020)   Location:  Mexico  Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (July 9, 2020)     The number of confirmed and suspected cases is still increasing daily in several regions of Mexico.  Mexico City, Mexico State, Guanajuato, Nuevo León, and Tabasco currently report the highest number of confirmed active cases for the preceding two-week period.  The states currently reporting the highest …

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (July 2, 2020)   Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (July 2, 2020) Ambassador Landau   reminds U.S. citizens  that on this July 4th Independence Day that the most patriotic thing you can do for you and your family is to stay home, practice social distancing, and not risk spreading the coronavirus by crossing …

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A Message to American Citizens on July 4th Weekend

As we celebrate this holiday that commemorates the independence we hold so dear, we ask all U.S. Citizens and Legal Permanent Residents to remember that this is a July 4th like no other. The Coronavirus continues to spread.  Up to 400,000 people cross U.S. borders daily and 91% are U.S. citizens or LPRs. In the …

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July 4th Voting Message

Celebrate democracy this 4th of July by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2020 U.S. elections! Registering to Vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world!  Follow a few simple steps to vote in the 2020 U.S. elections: 1.  Register to vote:  Start by confirming …

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (June 24, 2020) Location: Mexico Event: Mexico COVID-19 Update (June 24, 2020) The number of confirmed and suspected cases is still increasing daily in several regions of Mexico. Mexico City, Mexico State, Puebla, Guanajuato, and Tabasco currently report the highest number of confirmed active cases for the …

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Security Alert – Caborca, Sonora – Reports of ongoing cartel violence, armed groups and active fighting

Security Alert – U.S. Consulate General Nogales, Mexico (June 22, 2020)  Location:  Municipality of Caborca, Mexican State of Sonora Event:  The U.S. Consulate General Nogales has received credible reports of ongoing cartel violence in the municipality of Caborca and the surrounding areas, including heavily armed groups patrolling in that area, with active fighting and attacks among the cartel factions.  Until further …

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Natural Disaster Alert – Oaxaca –  7.4 earthquake occurred at 10:29 a.m. local time

Natural Disaster Alert – U.S. Embassy, Mexico (June 23, 2020)   Location:  Oaxaca state and surrounding areas  Event:  A 7.4 earthquake occurred at 10:29 a.m. local time near the town of Huatulco, Oaxaca, affecting the state of Oaxaca and neighboring states of Chiapas, Puebla, and Guerrero.  Some areas may be affected by power outages and the extent of damage is not yet known.  There may be disruptions to transportation and …

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Security Alert – Guanajuato – Reports of ongoing unofficial roadblocks

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (June 20, 2020)   Location:  Mexican State of Guanajuato  Event:  The Embassy has received reports of ongoing unofficial roadblocks in the municipalities of Celaya, Juventino Rosas, Cortázar, Dolores Hidalgo, Apaseo el Alto, Apaseo el Grande, Salvatierra, Tarimoro, San Luis de la Paz, and San Jose Iturbide.  Active gunfire is reported in San Luis de la Paz.  Actions to Take:  Avoid highways in these municipalities until the unofficial roadblocks are cleared. Monitor the …

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (June 18, 2020) Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (June 18, 2020) The number of confirmed and suspected cases is still increasing daily in several regions of Mexico.  Mexico City, Mexico State, Puebla, Tabasco, and Jalisco currently report the highest number of confirmed active cases for the preceding two-week period.  Hospital …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico

Location:  Bay of Campeche and Areas of the Southern Gulf of Mexico Event:  Maritime Travel Safety in the Bay of Campeche and Southern Gulf of Mexico Armed criminal groups have been known to target and rob commercial vessels, oil platforms, and offshore supply vessels in the Bay of Campeche area in the southern Gulf of …

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (June 11, 2020)  Location:  Mexico  Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (June 11, 2020)  The number of confirmed and suspected cases is still increasing daily in several regions of Mexico.  Mexico City, Tabasco, Aguascalientes, Baja California, and Sinaloa currently report the highest incidence rates of active cases (incidence rate is …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (June 8, 2020) Location:  Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City, Mexico Event:  Demonstrations are expected to take place on June 8, 2020, beginning at 2:00 p.m., to protest alleged police violence in Mexico.  Protesters plan to gather near the Angel de la Independencia monument and move towards the Zocalo.  Protesters may also gather at the Citizen Security Secretariat in Colonia Juarez. As with all such gatherings, even demonstrations intended to …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (June 5, 2020) Location:  Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City, Mexico  Event:  Demonstrations are expected to take place on June 5, 2020, beginning at 12:00 p.m. (noon), to protest current events in the United States.  Protesters plan to gather near the Insurgentes subway station and move towards the U.S. Embassy on Paseo de la Reforma. As with …

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (June 4, 2020)  Location:  Mexico  Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (June 4, 2020)  The number of confirmed and suspected cases is still increasing daily in several regions of Mexico.  Mexico City, Tabasco, Sinaloa, Aguascalientes, and Yucatan currently report the highest incidence rates of active cases (incidence rate is …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City and U.S. Consulate General Merida, Mexico

Location:  Mexican States of Tabasco, Chiapas, Campeche, Yucatán, Quintana Roo, Veracruz, and Oaxaca Event:  Mexico has issued a tropical storm warning for Tropical Storm Cristobal for the coastal regions of Tabasco, Campeche, and Veracruz.  Cristobal is expected to approach the coastal regions of Mexico along the Bay of Campeche this evening.  Heavy rains and strong …

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Weather Update – U.S. Embassy, Mexico

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

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (May 27, 2020) Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (May 27, 2020) The number of confirmed and suspected cases is still increasing daily in several regions of Mexico.  Mexico City, Tabasco, Yucatan, Baja California and Tlaxcala currently report the highest incident rates of active cases (incident rate …

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (May 8, 2020) Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (May 8, 2020) The number of confirmed and suspected cases is increasing daily in Mexico.  Hospital occupancy rates are also increasing, particularly in Mexico City, Baja California, Mexico State, and Quintana Roo.  Mexican health authorities have reiterated calls for people to …

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (May 5, 2020) Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (May 5, 2020) The peak of the COVID-19 epidemic in Mexico is expected to occur May 8-10, according to Mexican authorities, with hospitals most likely reaching very high levels of occupancy in the two weeks after (particularly in …

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (May 1, 2020) Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (May 1, 2020) International commercial flight options currently exist in Mexico.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an …

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (April 28, 2020)  Location:  Mexico   Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (April 28, 2020)  International commercial flight options currently exist in Mexico.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  The U.S. government does …

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (April 24, 2020)  Location:  Mexico   Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (April 24, 2020)  International commercial flight options currently exist in Mexico.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite …

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (April 21, 2020)   Location:  Mexico   Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (April 21, 2020)  International commercial flight options currently exist in Mexico.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  The U.S. government does not …

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (April 17, 2020) Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (April 17, 2020) International commercial flight options currently exist in Mexico.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging repatriation flights in Mexico at …

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (April 10, 2020)  Location: Mexico  Event: Mexico COVID-19 Update (April 10, 2020)  International commercial flight options currently exist in Mexico.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  The U.S. …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – Limited Passport Operations

Message for U.S. Citizens – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (April 9, 2020)  Location:  Mexico    Event:  Limited Passport Operations  (April 9, 2020) The U.S. Mission in Mexico suspended routine passport and other consular services March 19 in light of COVID-19.  If your passport is expired or is going to expire soon and you have …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Mexico City – COVID-19 Update

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Mexico City – COVID-19 Update (April 8, 2020) Location: Mexico Event: Mexico COVID-19 Update (April 8, 2020) International commercial flight options currently exist in Mexico.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (April 7, 2020)   Location:  Mexico   Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update: Holy Week (Semana Santa) Travel (April 7, 2020)  The annual tradition of Mexican Americans visiting family and friends in Mexico during Holy Week (Semana Santa) is one of the many traditions that bind our countries together. Unfortunately, this year is not like any other.  Travel during the COVID-19 pandemic poses a real health risk to both travelers …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (April 6, 2020)  Location:  Mexico  Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (April 6, 2020)  International commercial flight options currently exist in Mexico.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (April 3, 2020) Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (April 3, 2020) International commercial flight options currently exist in Mexico.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico 

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (April 1, 2020)   Location:  Mexico  Event:  Mexico  COVID-19 Update (April 1, 2020)  The Mexican government declared a national health emergency on March 30 and imposed restrictions on non-essential activities in the public, private, and social sectors until April 30.  Essential activities include medical services and supplies, public safety, fundamental economic functions, government social programs, and critical infrastructure.  Schools in Mexico are also closed until April 30.  For more details and for information …

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Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Nuevo Laredo

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Nuevo Laredo (April 1, 2020) Location:  Multiple Locations, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico Event:  The Consulate has received reports of multiple gunfights and blockades throughout the city of Nuevo Laredo.  U.S. government personnel are subject to movement restrictions and an extended curfew. Actions to Take: Seek secure shelter. Notify friends and family of …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Update – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico

Date: March 30, 2020 Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (March 30, 2020) As of March 29, the Mexican Ministry of Health confirmed 993 cases of COVID-19 within its borders. The Department of State issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory  for COVID-19 on March 19.  U.S. citizens who normally reside in the United States should arrange for immediate return …

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Health Screenings in Nuevo Leon

Monterrey, NL March 30, 2020 — The U.S. Consulate General in Monterrey provides the following information for U.S. citizens: Authorities of the state of Nuevo Leon are conducting mandatory health screenings of travelers arriving from the United States. Currently, this affects primarily passenger buses but could be expanded to other modes of transport. U.S. travelers should …

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March 31, 2020 – Virtual Town Hall for U.S. Citizens with Ambassador Landau

Message to U.S. Citizens – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (March 27, 2020)   Location:  Mexico Event:  March 31 Virtual Town Hall for U.S. Citizens with Ambassador Landau Please join U.S. Ambassador Christopher Landau for a Virtual Town Hall Tuesday, March 31, at 3:30 p.m. as he discusses the most recent Department of State travel advice for U.S. citizens in …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Mexico City

Location: Mexico Event: Joint Statement on US-Mexico Joint Initiative to Combat the COVID-19 Pandemic The United States and Mexico agree on the need for a dedicated joint effort to prevent spread of the COVID-19 virus and address the economic effects resulting from reduced mobility along our shared border. The U.S. and Mexican governments further recognize …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City

Location: Guanajuato State, Mexico Event:  Change in Travel Policy for U.S. Government Employees in Guanajuato State The U.S. Embassy has updated its travel restrictions for U.S. personnel visiting Guanajuato state for official business. U.S. government employees may not travel to the area south of and including Highway 45D, Celaya, Salamanca, and Irapuato. The Travel Advisory …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Mexico City

Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, China.  The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 100,000 reported cases worldwide. As of March 9, the Mexican Ministry of Health reported seven confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders; authorities are monitoring additional suspected cases. Visit the local government COVID-19 websites with  advice for the general public  and the  most recent Ministry of Health notices  for updated information. Actions to Take: Consult the  CDC website

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Security Alert: Spring Break

U.S. Embassy Mexico City Date: March 9, 2020 Event:  Each year, thousands of U.S. citizens visit Mexico during Spring Break.  While the majority of travelers have safe and enjoyable trips, Spring Break travel can sometimes include unforeseen problems, such as the following: Medical Emergencies:  CDC’s Travelers’ Health webpage and the Embassy webpage on COVID-19 have up to date information about various …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – 2020 Mexican National Census

The Mexican National Institute of Statistics, Geography, and Information (INEGI) will conduct a nationwide housing and population census starting March 2 and ending March 27. Credentialed census takers will visit homes door to door to conduct the census and ask residents questions such as their age and sex, their first names, their place of birth, …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in 2020 U.S. Elections

Registering to vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world! Start by confirming your voter registration with your state.  Some states require absentee voters to register annually so you may need to re-register.  Go to FVAP.gov to connect to your state’s voter portal to register to vote, …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City

Date: January 7, 2020 Location: Mexico Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a low profile. Be aware of …

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Security Alert Update – U.S. Consulate General Nuevo Laredo (Update)

Date: January 2, 2020 Location: Multiple Locations, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico  Event: The Consulate continues to monitor reports of ongoing violence and blockades on major highways in Nuevo Laredo.  U.S. government personnel remain subject to enhanced restrictions on their movements (see  Travel Advisory  for details) and are under curfew. U.S. Citizens Should: Notify family and friends of your safety. Monitor …

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Security Alert Update – U.S. Consulate General Nuevo Laredo

Date: January 2, 2020 Location: Multiple Locations, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico  Event: The Consulate continues to monitor reports of ongoing violence and blockades on major highways in Nuevo Laredo.  U.S. government personnel remain subject to enhanced restrictions on their movements (see  Travel Advisory for details) and are under curfew U.S. Citizens Should: Notify family and friends of your safety. Monitor …

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Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Nuevo Laredo

Date: January 1, 2020 Location: Multiple Locations, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico Event: The Consulate has received reports of multiple gunfights throughout the city of Nuevo Laredo.  U.S. government personnel are advised to shelter in place.  Actions to Take: Seek secure shelter. Notify friends and family of your safety. Monitor local media for updates. Assistance: U.S. Consulate General Nuevo …

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Temporarily Reduced Services at Oaxaca Consular Agency November 18-29, 2019

Message for U.S. Citizens – U.S. Embassy Mexico City The Oaxaca Consular Agency will offer limited routine passport and notarial services November 18-29, 2019 due to construction work.  Please review our website for additional 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 …

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Puerto Vallarta Consular Agency Open for Limited Services October 15, 2019

From October 21 to 24, 2019, the U.S. Consular Agency in Puerto Vallarta will offer walk-in Passport Renewals for Adults only. During that time, U.S. citizens may still schedule first time passport and notarial appointments at the U.S. Consulate General in Guadalajara. U.S. citizens may contact the U.S. Consular Agency at the numbers and email below …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General Matamoros

Location:  Gateway International Bridge Port of Entry, Matamoros, Mexico Event:  U.S. Consulate General Matamoros advises U.S. citizens of a continuing protest at the Gateway International Bridge Port of Entry in Matamoros, Mexico.  At approximately 1:00 a.m. on October 10, 2019, an estimated 500 individuals approached the bridge, resulting in the temporary closure of the Port …

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Weather Alert – Tropical Storm Narda

Location:  Mexican States of Guerrero, Michoacan, Colima, and Jalisco Event:  The Government of Mexico has issued a tropical storm warning for Tropical Storm Narda for the southwest coast of Mexico from Acapulco, Guerrero to Cabo Corrientes, Jalisco.  Narda is expected to approach the southwest coast of Mexico today.  Heavy rains and strong winds are expected …

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Weather Alert – Tropical Storm Lorena

Location:  Mexican State of Baja California Sur Event:  Mexico has issued a hurricane warning for the Baja California peninsula from La Paz to Santa Fe, and a hurricane watch along the east coast of the Baja California peninsula from north of La Paz to San Evaristo, and along the west coast of the Baja California …

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Weather Alert on Tropical Storm Fernand

Location:  Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon, Mexico Event:  U.S. Mission Mexico cautions U.S. citizens that the center of Tropical Storm Fernand is expected to cross the northeast coast of Mexico late Wednesday.  The Mexican government has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for the northeast coast of Mexico from Barra del Tordo southward to Puerto Altamira, and …

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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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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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Natural Disaster Alert: U.S. Embassy Mexico City

Location:  Mexico City and States of Puebla and Morelos Event:  Popocatepetl Volcano, located between the Mexican states of Puebla and Morelos, has registered significant increased activity in recent days, including discharges of water and volcanic vapor, ash, and magma causing grassland fires on the volcano’s slopes and nearby locations. A Volcano Watch is in effect …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City

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 seek medical treatment or …

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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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San Miguel de Allende Consular Agency closed for routine appointments February 15 – March 8, 2019

The San Miguel de Allende Consular Agency will be closed for routine appointments due to construction work February 15 – March 8, 2019. It will reopen to the public on Monday, March 11, 2019. During that time, U.S. citizens can schedule passport and notarial appointments at the U.S. Embassy located at Paseo de la Reforma 305, Colonia …

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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 – Acapulco Consular Agency closed for routine appointments

Acapulco Consular Agency closed for routine appointments January 18 – February 1, 2019 The Acapulco Consular Agency will be closed for routine appointments due to construction work January 18 – February 1, 2019. It will reopen to the public on Monday, February 4, 2019. During that time, U.S. citizens can schedule passport and notarial appointments at the …

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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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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General Tijuana

Location:  Mexican Immigration Building (Instituto Nacional de Migracion, Boulevard Insurgentes 16000), U.S. Consulate General, and locations in between. Event:  The U.S. Consulate General advises U.S. citizens of a march taking place today, December 11, which is expected at the U.S. Consulate.  U.S. citizens should be aware of recurring demonstrations related to the migrant situation in …

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Security Alert – U.S. Consulate General Guadalajara

Location:  U.S. Consulate General Guadalajara Event:  Security Incident at U.S. Consulate General At approximately 11:00 pm on Friday, November 30, a security incident occurred at the U.S. Consulate General compound.  No one was injured and there was minimal damage to the structure. Mexican and U.S. authorities are investigating and strengthening the security posture around the Consulate …

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U.S. Embassy Mexico City and U.S. Consulate General Guadalajara

Location:  Guerrero, Michoacan, Colima, and Jalisco States Event:  The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens of a tropical disturbance currently located about 400 miles south-southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico.  While current winds are not conducive to further development, shower activity associated with the disturbance is forecast to move toward southwestern Mexico today, November 28, through Thursday, November …

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Weather Alert: U.S. Embassy Mexico City (October 24, 2018) – Remnants of Tropical Depression Willa

Location: Jalisco, Nayarit, Sinaloa, Zacatecas, Durango, Coahuila, Chihuahua, Colima, and Baja California. Event: The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that the remnants of tropical depression Willa continue to move in a north/northeast direction overland after making landfall as a Category 3 hurricane last night. The storm is currently located over the states of Durango and …

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Weather Alert: U.S. Embassy Mexico City (October 21, 2018)

Location: Colima, Jalisco, Nayarit, Sinaloa, Zacatecas, Durango, Coahuila, Chihuahua. Event:  The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that Hurricane Willa is located approximately 150 miles south of Colima and moving in a northerly direction. A Hurricane Watch is in effect for San Blas to Mazatlán while a Tropical Storm Watch is in effect from Playa Perula to …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City and U.S. Consulate General Guadalajara (October 19, 2018)

Location: Chiapas, Oaxaca, Guerrero, Michoacán, Colima, Nayarit, Jalisco and Baja California Sur States Event: The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that Tropical Storm Vicente is located approximately 100 miles south of Chiapas and moving in a northwesterly direction. The storm is expected to produce through Wednesday, October 24, three to six inches of rain with …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, U.S. Consulate General Guadalajara (October 15, 2018)

Location: Coastal sections of Michoacán, Colima, and Jalisco   Event: The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that Tropical Storm Tara is moving west-northwest along the coast of southwestern Mexico. Tara is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 3 to 5 inches, with isolated maximum amounts of 8 inches, through Tuesday along the coastal sections …

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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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Tropical Cyclone Fourteen Approaching the Yucatan Peninsula

The U.S. Consulate in Merida cautions U.S. citizens that Tropical Cyclone Fourteen is expected to move near the eastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula of México on Saturday, October 6, through Sunday night, October 7, and then move into the southern Gulf of México on Monday, October 8. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has issued …

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Final Opportunities to Return Voted Ballots

Embassies and consulates are not polling places.  Don’t wait; return your voted ballot right away!  The majority of states require voted ballots to reach local election officials by the close of polls on Tuesday, November 6.  U.S. citizens who want to participate in the 2018 U.S. elections should already have returned their absentee ballots to their …

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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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Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico, U.S. Consulate General Guadalajara, and U.S. Consulate General Tijuana

Location: Coast of Southwestern Mexico and Baja California Sur Event: The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that Tropical Storm Rosa is likely to become a hurricane later today and a major hurricane on Thursday, September 27.  Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 60 miles from the center.  Swells generated by Rosa will affect …

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Security Alert – Federal Forces Replace Municipal Police in Acapulco – U.S. Embassy Mexico

Security Alert – Federal Forces Replace Municipal Police in Acapulco – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico September 25, 2018   Location: Acapulco, Mexico Event: On September 25, the State Attorney General for Guerrero announced a joint operation with the Mexican armed forces, federal police, and state police in Acapulco. The armed forces have disarmed the …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Consulate General Hermosillo, Nogales, and Tijuana.

Weather Alert – U.S. Consulate General Hermosillo, U.S. Consulate General Nogales, and U.S. Consulate General Tijuana, Mexico (September 19, 2018)   Location: Baja California Sur Peninsula, Sonora, and Sinaloa Event: The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that Tropical Depression Nineteen-E is moving northward over the southern Gulf of California today. The storm is expected to …

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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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Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico

Location: Oaxaca and Guerrero, Mexico Event: The Mexican Meteorological Service issued a Tropical Storm Warning for the states of Oaxaca and Guerrero. The tropical storm is located 435 kilometers south-southeast of Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico. It is expected to produce heavy rain causing flash floods and mudslides over the southern portions of the Mexican states …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Consulate Tijuana, Mexico

Location: West Coast of Mexico Event: The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens that Hurricane Aletta is now a Category 4 storm. The eye is located 475 miles southwest of Manzanillo and 210 miles south of Socorro Island, Mexico. Swells generated by Aletta have begun to affect portions of the coast of west-central mainland Mexico and …

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Security Alert – U.S. Consulate Matamoros, Mexico

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Alert – U.S. Consulate Matamoros, Mexico   USCG Matamoros is monitoring increased activity near Plaza Fiesta Matamoros, and recommends that US Citizens avoid the area.  Review the Mexico Travel Advisory for Tamaulipas  https://bit.ly/2DjRQvF  We recommend you exercise caution and monitor local media for updates. Enroll in STEP to receive alerts https://bit.ly/1keXnbc

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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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