Welcome to the Passport & Citizenship Unit of the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City. 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.
** APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED **
There is no walk-in service for U. S. citizens. All applicants, including adult or minor passport renewals and replacement of emergency passports, require an appointment.
You can make an appointment at your nearest office.
You can renew your passport using DS-82 form if your most recent passport:
- Is submitted with your application
- Is undamaged (other than normal “wear and tear”)
- Was issued when you were age 16 or older
- Was issued within the last 15 years
- Was issued in your current name (or you can document your name change with an original or certified copy of your marriage certificate, divorce decree, or court order)
If any of the above statements do not apply to you, you must apply using form DS-11.
Please read these instructions carefully before coming to your appointment, as failure to arrive prepared may result in you having to make a new appointment on a different day. You must provide copies of all documents presented. If you do not come with all of the documents required at the time you enter the U.S. Embassy, Consulate, or Consular Agency, you may be requested to re-schedule your appointment for a later date.
You need to arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time to ensure you are through the security line in time. Do not arrive more than 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment. If you arrive more than 15 late to your scheduled appointment, you may be asked to schedule an appointment for another day.
WARNING: False statements made knowingly and willfully in passport applications, including affidavits or other documents submitted to support this application, are punishable by fine and/or imprisonment under U.S. law including the provisions of 18 U.S.C. 1001, 18 U.S.C. 1542, and/or 18 U.S.C. 1621. All statements and documents are subject to verification
How to apply:
Step 1: Appropriate completed DS- 82 form.
Step 2: Submit your most recent U.S. Passport
You must submit your most recent passport with your application.
- Your U.S. passport book and/or card must meet all of the requirements listed at the top of this page.
- Make sure you present your most recent passport along with one photocopy.
Step 3: Include Name Change Documents (if applicable)
If the name you are currently using is different from the name on your most recent U.S. passport, you must provide a certified copy of the legal name change document along with a photocopy. Examples include:
- Marriage certificate
- Divorce decree
- Court-ordered name change document
Step 4: Provide a photo
You need one 2” by 2” passport photo. See Passport Photos for requirements and photo examples. NOTE: When having photos taken in Mexico, you need a U.S. passport-sized (5 by 5 cm), as Mexican passport-sized photos are incorrect.
Step 5: Calculate your fees
- Passport book $110 dollars
- Passport card $30 dollars
- Passport book and card $140 dollars (same day)
Passport fees depend on a number of factors. See Passport Fees to find your fess and methods of payment.
You can pay with cash (US Dollars or Mexican Pesos) or credit card.
NOTE: Some offices also require you to bring a pre-paid courier envelope to your interview; please check the requirements for each office here.