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

Updated: April 13, 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 information on other …

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Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants Who Present Risk to the U.S. Labor Market

Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants Who Present Risk to the U.S. Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the COVID-19 Outbreak  June 23, 2020 On Wednesday, April 22, President Trump signed a proclamation suspending entry into the United States of certain immigrants who present risk to the U.S. labor market during the economic recovery following …

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Notice to H2 Agents and Petitioners, (March 26, 2020)

We appreciate your patience as we continue to make changes that will allow us to process H-2 visa applications, which are essential to the economy and food security of the United States. The Department of State, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, has expanded the categories of H-2 applicants who can be adjudicated …

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Urgent information for consular applicants regarding novel coronavirus:

Urgent information for consular applicants regarding novel coronavirus: Any individuals with pending consular appointments who (1) were physically present within the People’s Republic of China, excluding the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, within the last 14 days, (2) are experiencing flu-like symptoms, or (3) believe they have may have been exposed to …

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Suspension of Entry to the U.S. of Foreign Nationals Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting Coronavirus

Suspension of Entry to the United States of Foreign Nationals Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus   Entry of aliens who were present in China, excluding the Special Autonomous Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, within 14 days prior to their arrival at the port of entry in the United States is …

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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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Are you planning to apply for a U.S. visa?

It is important to know that effective Monday, December 19, the Mexico City Non-Immigrant Visa (NIV) Pavilion will no longer provide temporary storage of personal items for visa applicants.  Visa applicants will not be permitted to enter the NIV pavilion with any of the following items: Cellphones, CDs, USBs, SD Cards, Flashlights, Lighters, Weapons, Liquids, …

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Beginning November 1, you must remove your eyeglasses for U.S. visa photos.

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

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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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