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How to Renew a Mexican Passport in the U.S.

My name is Laura and in this post I will teach you how to renew your Mexican passport quickly, easily and safely.

As a Latina, I understand that going through immigration processes, such as passport processing outside our country, can be a bit challenging.

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Having a valid passport is one of the most important aspects of your stay in the United States, as it serves as your official Mexican identification, issued by the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE).

In this guide you will learn the requirements to renew your Mexican passport without having to go to Mexico, the required documents and the costs to do so.

Steps and Requirements to Renew Mexican Passport

Mexican passport

You will be able to renew your passport when the current one is expired, if it expires within one year, in case of theft or loss, or by filling out all the pages of your previous passport.

The steps and requirements for the renewal of a Mexican passport for adults are as follows:

1. Gather the following documents

  • Previous expired passport or with soon-to-expire date
  • The police report of loss of your passport in case of theft or misplacement
  • Additional identification document in case you are asked for it.
  • Proof of payment once you have made your appointment in the next step.

2. Schedule your appointment at a Mexican consular office

To schedule your appointment at a Mexican consulate in the U.S., you can do so directly on the official Mi Consulado website, by clicking on citas.sre.gob.mx, or by phone at +1 (424) 309-0009.

Starting in 2023, you can also request your appointment via WhatsApp by saving the number +1 (424) 309-0009 in your contacts.

In order to request an appointment via WhatsApp, save the number mentioned above and send a message through the app to communicate with the virtual assistant, and request a passport renewal or issuance appointment.

To see the list of Mexican consulates in the USA and choose the consulate that best suits your needs, visit the Mexican Consular Network in the United States of America.

3. Attend the appointment, present the documents and make the corresponding payment

Once you have scheduled your appointment at the Mexican consulate of your choice, present the documents listed above on the date and time of your appointment and pay the fee for your new passport.

I recommend you arrive 15 minutes early to avoid delays in your process.

Keep in mind that the appointment may last approximately two hours, so I advise that you have enough time in case it takes a little longer.

4. Receive your new passport on the day of your appointment

If you meet all the requirements and there are no problems with your application, you will be able to receive your new passport on the day of your appointment.

How Much Does It Cost to Renew a Mexican Passport?

The cost of the ordinary passport renewal will depend on the validity of the passport. Currently, you can choose between four different expiration periods:

  • 1 year: $40 USD
  • 3 years: $93 USD
  • 6 years: $126 USD
  • 10 years: $192 USD

Note that the 10-year passport is only valid for adults 18 years and older.

How Can I Pay for My Mexican Passport?

You can pay at the consular offices with dollars in cash, a Money Order or with a Visa and Mastercard credit or debit card.

Frequently Asked Questions About How to Renew a Mexican Passport

  • How can I renew my Mexican passport as a minor?

If you are under 18 years of age, you can renew your passport by following the steps above, however, you must present yourself with your parents or legal guardians and bring the following additional documents:

  • Consent form OP-7
  • Mexican birth certificate
  • Civil registry
  • Can I get my passport online?

No. Generally, to renew your Mexican passport, you can schedule your appointment online, but you must attend in person and present all required documents at the consular office.

  • Can I renew my Mexican passport in Canada?

Yes, in order to renew your passport in Canada, visit the website of the Mexican Embassy in Canada and get more detailed information about the process, requirements, appointments, and costs.

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