Key Offices

Consular Affairs

The Consular Section provides assistance to American citizens and issues visas to Mexican citizens.

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

The DEA is the lead federal agency in enforcing narcotics and controlled substances laws and regulations.  DEA works closely with Mexican law enforcement agencies on issues of common concern.

Federal Benefits Unit

The Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) processes claims, accepts applications for Social Security cards for U.S. citizens and Mexican nationals who are entitled to work in the United States, and provides assistance in resolving any problems about entitlements.

Legal Attaché

The Legal Attaché Office works with their counterparts in the Mexican law enforcement community to locate, capture, and bring to justice criminals who have committed crimes in the United States.

Human Resources

The Human Resources Office is responsible for administering the personnel functions of the U.S. Mission. The Mission in Mexico may hire American citizens and Mexican citizens within the limitations set forth in U.S. government regulations.

Management/General Services Office

The Management Section of the Consulate provides logistical support (e.g. housing, transportation, facility management) for Consulate employees.

Public Affairs

The Office of Public Affairs handles all press, cultural, information, and educational programs of the U.S. government in Mexico in order to build greater understanding of the United States and its policies.

Regional Security

The Regional Security Office is responsible for the security of the Embassy, Consulates and their employees. It also works with local security officials to try toimprove security for U.S. visitors to Mexico.

Animal Plant Health Inspection (APHIS)

APHIS’ mission in Mexico is to facilitate trade between Mexico and the United States while preventing the spread of exotic pests and diseases of plants and animals, and to participate in cooperative efforts to control or eradicate pests of concern to Mexico and American agriculture.  The APHIS offices are located at Circuito Madrigal 4095, Fracc. San Wenceslao, Zapopan 45110. The telephone and fax number is 3641-8310.

Commercial Services

As part of the Department of Commerce, the mission of the U.S. Commercial Service is to promote the export of products and services from the United Sates and to protect commercial interests.  We have offices at the U.S. Trade Center in Mexico City, and the U.S. Consulates in Guadalajara, Monterrey, and Tijuana.

The office in Guadalajara is responsible for commercial activities in the States of Jalisco, Guanajuato, Michoacan, Aguascalientes, Sinaloa, Nayarit, and Colima, and is located on the 4th Floor of the Torre Pacifico at the World Trade Center, on Av. Mariano Otero No. 1249, Col. Rinconada del Bosque, 44530 Guadalajara, Jalisco.  Telephone: 33 3615-1140 – Fax: 3615-7665

Visit the Commercial Services to Mexico webpage