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U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez


The U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez advances the bilateral relationship in the State of Chihuahua as part of U.S. Mission Mexico’s ongoing efforts to protect the well-being of U.S. citizens, facilitate legitimate travel, strengthen bilateral relations, promote bilateral trade and investment, foster educational and cultural exchange, and promote economic development.

The U.S. has had a long history of consular representation in the State of Chihuahua beginning in 1825. This has included Consulates in both Ciudad Chihuahua and Ciudad Juarez, a commercial agent in Presidio del Norte (present-day Ojinaga) through the 1880s, and a consular agent in Hidalgo del Parral until approximately 1920. In December 1913, U.S. President Wilson also created a temporary appointment of State Department Special Agent to Pancho Villa, when he became provisional governor of Chihuahua. See more


Sections and Agencies

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives:  The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ principal mission in Mexico is to reduce violent crime in the United States and Mexico through the identification and apprehension of transnational firearm and explosives traffickers.

Consular Section:  The Consular Section processes passport and citizenship applications, assists U.S. citizens, and processes nonimmigrant and immigrant visa applications.

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA):The Drug Enforcement Administration is the lead federal agency in enforcing U.S. narcotics and controlled substance laws and regulations.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI):  The Federal Bureau of Investigation stations personnel overseas to protect Americans by building relationships with host-country law enforcement, intelligence sharing, and combatting high priority threats to the US and the host country.

Human Resources:  Human Resources is responsible for administering the personnel functions of the Consulate.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE): DHS/ICE/HSI International Operations is the largest international investigative component within the Department of Homeland Security.

Political-Economic:  The Political-Economic Section collaborates with the Mexican government, the private sector, and civil society to strengthen the U.S.-Mexico bilateral relationship and to promote growth and mutual prosperity.

Public Affairs:  The Public Affairs Section (PAS) handles all media, cultural, educational, and academic programs of the U.S. government in the state of Chihuahua, with the aim of building greater mutual understanding between the United States and Mexico.

Regional Security Office (RSO):  The Regional Security Office provides a safe environment to conduct foreign policy.

United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS): The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) works to protect U.S. agriculture from the introduction and spread of animal disease and plant pests.  APHIS also facilitates mutually beneficial agricultural trade between the U.S. and Mexico.