Tiendas de Palmilla, Carretera Transpeninsular Km 27.5 Local B221
San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur, C.P. 23406
Dialing from the U.S.: 1 (844) 528-6611.
In case of an after-hours emergency involving U.S. citizens, please contact the Duty Officer at the U.S. Consulate general in Tijuana. From Mexico dial 81-4160-5512, from the U.S., call 1 (844) 528-6611. These numbers are for emergencies only.
U.S. Consular Agency Los Cabos serves U.S. citizens in Baja California Sur.
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Business hours: 8:30 am to 1:00 pm
From Mexico: 81-4160-5512
From the United States: (844) 528-6611
Fax: 011 52 (624) 143-6750
Emergencies: For after-hours emergencies regarding American Citizens, contact the duty officer at 01-800-681-9374. From the United States, dial (844) 528-6611.
PASSPORT AND NOTARY SERVICES
- New Passport and Notary Services: Consular Agency Los Cabos has temporarily suspended all passport and notary services for U.S. Citizens due to the global impact of COVID-19. Routine and emergency passport services are available at other U.S. consulates in Mexico.
- Passport Pickup: The Agency will be working with limited operating hours for passport pickup only. If you wish to pick up an already issued passport at the Consular Agency, please send an email with your information to: CaboPassports@state.gov – only passport pickup emails will be answered via this email.
EMERGENCY SERVICES AND LOCAL RESOURCES
These lists are provided as a resource to U.S. citizens for local service providers in Baja California and Baja California Sur. The U.S. Consulate General Tijuana cannot recommend a particular service provider and assumes no responsibility for the quality of services provided.
Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. Professional credentials and areas of expertise are provided directly by the funeral directors, morticians and other service providers.
The Consulate General 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.
TRAVEL IN BAJA CALIFORNIA AND BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR
Baja California Sur state – Exercise Increased Caution
Exercise increased caution due to crime.
Criminal activity and violence occur throughout the state, including in areas frequented by U.S. citizens. Bystanders have been injured or killed in shooting incidents related to criminal organization turf battles. Petty crime occurs frequently in tourist areas.
There are no restrictions on travel for U.S. government employees in Baja California Sur, which includes tourist areas in: Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo, and La Paz.
- Complete Mexico Travel Advisory. When traveling in Mexico, exercise increased caution due to crime. Some areas have increased risk.
Essential Travel Advice
- Be careful in the water. Strong currents and large swells can lead to dangerous conditions for even the most experienced swimmer. Pay attention to flags and warning signs posted on the beach which indicate if it is safe to swim, and do not consume alcohol before swimming. U.S. citizens have drowned in rip currents and tourists walking along the shore have lost their lives after being pulled off into the water by rouge waves.
- Do not bring firearms, knives, or ammunition (even used shells) into Mexico—all are illegal and will result in an arrest.
- Carrying any form of marijuana into Mexico, even with a prescription or medical marijuana license, is a Mexican federal offense and can be considered as international drug trafficking.
- Vehicle accidents are commonplace. Always use your seatbelt.
- Exercise extreme caution if participating in off-roading activities.
- Remember that the laws in Mexico apply to both to its nationals and foreigners. You must respect them.
- There are long stretches of roads with limited services across Baja California and Baja California Sur —plan for this and exercise caution when stopping in sparsely populated places for any reason.
- Don’t leave valuables visible in your parked car.
- Always carry a valid I.D.
- No police officer is authorized to accept money. Traffic fines must be paid at the nearest Police Department Office.
- You may encounter military check points on the highways. They are for your own safety.
- It is strongly recommended that you purchase a full coverage auto insurance policy during your visit to Mexico that includes funds for bail. If you are involved in an accident, call the insurance company and wait for its representative.
- It is strongly recommended you purchase medical insurance that covers you while travelling abroad, including for medical evacuation.
U.S. citizens should be mindful of immigration and permit requirements when traveling into Mexican waters by private boat. Likewise, the U.S. Consulate General recommends that all individuals on board vessels used for sport fishing, including passengers on commercial and charter boats, understand the entry requirements and permits needed before traveling. Each individual is responsible for making sure they are in compliance.
The Government of Mexico is increasing enforcement actions as part of an effort to manage the environmental impacts of sport fishing along the Baja California peninsula. U.S. citizens should expect inspection of the required immigration documents and fishing permits. Please be advised that the presence of fishing equipment onboard a vessel could be interpreted as intent to fish, which would trigger the requirement for a fishing license. Failure to comply could result in confiscation of vessels and possibly detention of travelers.
If you are planning a sports fishing excursion, or if you plan to be a passenger aboard a private, commercial or charter vessel used for sports fishing, please visit the following for permit information: