U.S. Citizen Services

Effective October 20, the U.S. Consulate General Nuevo Laredo resumed limited appointments for some routine passport, citizenship, and notarial services. Please note appointment availability is strictly limited due to physical distancing requirements in our offices and public waiting rooms. Each applicant requires their own appointment. All visitors to the consulate age two and older must wear a mask.

Appointments for passport and citizenship applications that require a personal interview (applicants under age 16, first-time passports for adults born in the United States, replacement for a lost or stolen passport), and for notarial services are available on our website. We are not currently accepting regular appointments for first-time passports for adults born overseas.

 

Due to the limited number of appointments available, there may be no openings visible on the website. If no appointments are available when you first check the online calendar, please keep checking the calendar for newly released appointments and daily cancellations. Appointments and openings are subject to change and cancellation based on local health conditions.

If you cannot find an open appointment and have urgent travel plans or other emergency need for a passport, please provide a valid emergency purpose of travel to request an emergency appointment by emailing NuevoLaredo-ACS@state.gov

American Citizenship Services by Appointment

Register a child as a U.S. citizen: Email NuevoLaredo-ACS@state.gov for instructions about registering your child as a U.S. citizen and to make an appointment to apply for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad. If you make an appointment using the passport calendar, we will not be able to take your application during that appointment and you will need to reschedule.

U.S. Passports by Appointment

We have included the most common situations for a U.S. passport below. If your situation may not fit one of the below instructions, please email NuevoLaredo-ACS@state.gov for more information.

 First time passport applicants who were born outside of the United States must email NuevoLaredo-ACS@state.gov to obtain further instructions before making an appointment. If you make an appointment using the passport calendar, we will not be able to take your application during that appointment and you will need to reschedule.

 First time passport applicants who were born within the United States, please bring the following to your appointment:

  1. Proof of Identity: Please click here to learn about acceptable forms of proof of identity
  2. Proof of Citizenship: Please click here to learn about acceptable forms of proof of U.S. citizenship.
  3. Completed Form DS-11: Click here to fill out the DS-11 form – you will need to print the form after you fill it out
  4. Passport Photograph: Click here to learn about passport photos. Watch Picture Perfect Passport on YouTube.
  5. Passport fee – we accept U.S. dollars and Mexican peso: Please click here for the fee chart and fee calculator
  6. For children under the age of 16 the following is also required:

It is possible that the consular officer may require additional information or documentation. You will receive instructions if more information is needed to complete your application.

 To renew a passport for a child under the age of 16, the child and both parents/legal guardians must be present for the interview. Please bring the following to your appointment:

  1. Your child’s passport
  2. Proof of parent/child relationship (birth certificate, adoption decree, court documents, etc)
  3. If both parents are unable to attend the interview, please click here for further information about showing parental consent.
  4. Completed Form DS-11: Click here to fill out the DS-11 form – you will need to print the form after you fill it out
  5. Passport Photograph: Click here to learn about passport photos.  Watch Picture Perfect Passport on YouTube.
  6. Passport fee – we accept U.S. dollars and Mexican peso: Please click here for the fee chart and fee calculator

 

Please click here to schedule an appointment using the Passport Appointment Calendar

 

Please note: The Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the entities or individuals whose names appear on the following lists. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department or the U.S. government. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. The information on the list is provided directly by the local service providers; the Department is not in a position to vouch for such information.

The Consulate cannot represent U.S. citizens in court nor provide legal counsel. Instead, you may wish to consult with an attorney in Mexico, who can provide advice on your options and remedies within the Mexican legal system. The Consulate in Nuevo Laredo maintains a list of local attorneys (PDF – 490KB) who speak English. However, the Consulate cannot recommend a particular attorney and assumes no responsibility for the quality of service provided.

General medical information for international travelers is available at travel.state.gov. In addition, the CDC maintains the international traveler’s hotline at 1-877-FYI-TRIP (1-877-394-8747).

There are no significant unusual or endemic illnesses in Nuevo Laredo. The health environment is almost identical to that of Laredo, Texas, and other southern Texas border cities. Minor illnesses such as colds, sore throats, and simple gastrointestinal upsets are the most common health problems experienced in Nuevo Laredo. Common drugstore remedies are usually sufficient but, if the illness persists or becomes more serious, a doctor in either of the two Laredos would be capable of providing treatment. Below you’ll find information on hospitals, doctors, and dentists in our consular district.

List of Hospitals (PDF-65 KB)
List of Medical Doctors (PDF-130 KB)
List of Dentists (PDF-183 KB)