How to Apply for an American Passport When in Mexico

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Have you been asking yourself how you can renew your American passport in Mexico? Is your American passport close to expiring, or have you had a baby in Mexico that can be approved for American citizenship? If you have answered yes, then you will be pleased to know that you are able to apply or to renew your US Passport at the American Consulate. In most of the major cities in Mexico, the American Consulate has locations. In order to avoid any traveling complications, you should be ready to wait several months for your passport application to be processed. Read below to learn more information about how to apply for an American passport when in Mexico. 

  • Schedule An Appointment

The first thing you need to do is to check the consulate office website to schedule an appointment. Most of the American Consulate offices only are open a few hours a day for visitors. If you schedule an appointment, you can plan ahead for your appointment. You won’t have to wait in any long lines or have to make a second trip back, because there are a lot of people in line ahead of you. If you are unable to make an appointment, but you have an urgent request, then you are allowed to have a walk-in appointment. 

  • Be Prepared 

It is so important that you arrive prepared, so your US passport application can be processed faster. You will need to have your current American Passport, and you should bring the application that you can print out at your home, and have it filled out ahead of time. You can download the US Passport application at the US Department of State’s website here. You will also be required to have two Passport photos that are recent. You should also have the correct size photos, too. The correct size is 2 x 2 inches. The fee for a US Passport application is $110 for adults and $80 for children that are 16 years and under. Both parents of the children should be present at the appointment unless one parent has full custody. You will also need to bring the child’s original birth certificate or have the Consular Report of Birth Abroad, so the Consular employees can take a look.

  • Arrive For Appointment

When you arrive on time for your appointment, you will need to sign in along with leaving your cell phone with security. When it is your turn, they will call your name. You should have all of your documents, and you need to bring a prepaid return envelope, too. Your American Passport will be mailed back to you with the prepaid envelope you provide. Reliable shipping companies in Mexico include FedEx, Estafeta, and DHL. Also, you will need to keep a copy of your shipping label so you can track your package. Usually, renewals for an American Passport take approximately a month to be fully processed. Due to the COVID-19 and coronavirus crises, there may be added delays, because the Consulates are working fewer hours. 

Are you currently an ex-pat that is living in Mexico and you want to know how to apply for an American Passport when in Mexico? If you are, then we hope this article was able to help you get through the application process for the American Passport. Do you just hope to vacation in the country soon? If so, call Discount Vacation Hotels at 1-877-606-0014. They sell affordable vacation packages to stay at the top resorts in Mexico.  Right now, they have insider deals to stay at Villa Group Resorts which have proper safety and hygiene measures in place to keep guests safe. Call today and book yourself a getaway to Mexico. 

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