U.S. Citizen Services

Effective April 12, 2021, U.S. Consulate General Nuevo Laredo will offer a drop-off option for adult passport book or card RENEWALS only.

Applicants may drop off their passport renewal applications at the Consulate from Monday-Friday between 9:00 am- 11:00 am (except on U.S. or Mexican holidays). No appointment is necessary. The application processing time is approximately 2-3 weeks.

Eligibility:

To use the drop-off service, your passport book/card:

  • Must be submitted with your application
  • Must be undamaged (other than normal “wear and tear”)
  • Must be issued when you were age 16 or older
  • Must be issued within the last 15 years
  • Must be issued in your current name
  • Must be a 10-year regular validity passport book/card
    • OR a limited validity emergency passport book issued within the last 12 months.

If you are not eligible for the drop-off service, you may schedule an appointment here.

Step-by-Step Guide:

  1. Confirm that you meet all the eligibility criteria listed above.
  2. Complete form DS-82 – available online here.
    • You MUST provide your Social Security Number (SSN) on your application.

If the name on your social security record does not match the name on your passport application, please complete question 9 on the form – ‘List all other names you have used.’

    • If you don’t have a SSN, you MUST complete and sign this  and include it in your application and include it in your application.
  1. Attach one photograph: 2 x 2 inches, taken in the last six months, and conforming with the requirements outlined here.
  2. Print and sign the application.
  3. Submit your most recent original passport with the application.
  4. Attach one photocopy of the biographic page of your most recent U.S. passport.
  5. Bring the applicable non-refundable fee by cash in USD or pesos, or credit card:
  • Passport book renewal: $110 USD
  • Passport card renewal: $30 USD
  • Both passport card and book: $140 USD.
  1. You will receive an email when the passport is ready for pickup in two to three weeks.

You may also bring a pre-paid DHL waybill if you want the passport to be delivered to you.


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.

We only accept appointments from our consular district: Nuevo Laredo, Cd. Acuña, Allende, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jiménez, Morelos, Nava, Piedras Negras, Villa Unión, and Zaragoza in Coahuila.

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)