Citizenship Services

Welcome to the Passport & Citizenship Unit of the U.S. Embassy in Mexico.  We provide services for United States Citizens in Mexico from our offices in Mexico City, Ciudad Juarez, Guadalajara, Hermosillo, Matamoros, Merida, Monterrey, Nogales, Nuevo Laredo, and Tijuana.

Security at our premises: Please do not bring any electronic devices, such as laptop computers, Blackberries, iPods, or large bags, such as backpacks, suitcases or packages to the Consular Section as there are no storage facilities on Embassy grounds.  Security guards may hold small tourist cameras and cell phones until your departure, but there is no storage available for any other large items or electronic devices — please do not bring them at the time of your appointment


There is no walk-in service for U. S. citizens who require a service related to passports, citizenship or birth registration. The Unit is closed to the public on weekends and on Mexican or U.S. holidays. 

A child born abroad to a U.S. citizen parent or parents may acquire U.S. citizenship at birth if certain statutory requirements are met.

As U.S. citizen and the parent of a child born out of the United States, you should contact the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate to establish an official record of the child’s claim to U.S. citizenship at birth.

You will need to document your child’s U.S. citizenship with a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA).

Please visit the page for information on transmitting U.S. Citizenship.