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Mexican passport renewal: Everything you must know
4 min read
Updated on May 14, 2024

Renewing your Mexican passport doesn't have to be a complex puzzle. From the requirements to the processing times, we’re here to help. We walk you through the specifics of the Mexican passport renewal, providing all the information you need.

Whether you're renewing your Mexican passport for the first time or the fifth, this guide aims to make the process smooth and stress-free. Let’s dive into the details!

Mexican passport document renew

When requesting a Mexico passport renewal

Renewing your Mexican passport is a process you'll need to undertake periodically to ensure your travel document remains valid. Essentially, passport renewal involves issuing a new version of your passport once it has reached or is nearing its expiration date. This renewal is vital for continued travel, study, or work abroad, and even for certain domestic purposes where a valid passport is required as identification.

You should consider renewing your Mexican passport if it's about to expire within the next six months or has already expired. It’s also a mandatory procedure if your personal details change, like a name change after marrying, or the passport was lost or stolen.

Always remember to start the renewal process well in advance of your intended travel dates to avoid any last-minute stress.

Renew Mexican passport: Requirements

Knowing the exact requirements is essential for a smooth process when renewing your Mexican passport. You’ll need the following documents:

  • Complete the passport renewal application form by hand using black ink. This form is provided at the Consular Section of the Embassy.

  • Passport photo – Four recent passport-sized (3.5 x 4.5 cm) photographs. They should be frontal, with a white background, without glasses, and your head uncovered.

  • Present the original and two copies of the current passports first and last page.

  • Provide the original and two copies of your birth certificate.

  • Bring the original and two copies of other Mexican identifications, such as your INE (National Electoral Institute) card, driver's license, etc.

  • You must present the payment confirmation receipt. Once you have your appointment, you must download the payment form and pay it online or go to a bank branch to make the transaction.

  • In case of a name change, you must present additional documents, such as a divorce decree or marriage certificate.

  • If you lost or had your passport stolen, also present a police report.

Additional requirement for children:

  • Original and two copies of either parents, tutors, or legal guardians’ current passports (first and last page).

How to apply for a Mexican passport renewal

Unfortunately, you can’t renew your passport online. Although renewing your Mexican passport involves some bureaucracy, don't worry; you can complete it in just a few steps. Whether you're in Mexico City, a small town, or a Mexican consulate abroad, you can follow this process to apply for your new passport:

  1. Schedule an appointment to renew your passport on the website of Mexico's Secretariat for International Relations.

  2. Complete the application form, pay the passport fees, and gather all necessary documents.

  3. Attend the scheduled appointment at the specified Mexico City location, State and Municipal Liaison Offices in the countryside, or a Mexico Consulate or Embassy abroad. Submit all required documents.

After that, just wait for the processing time and pick up your passport once it’s ready!

Passport renewal - Mexico: Fees

The cost of renewing your Mexican passport varies depending on the length of validity you choose for your new passport. These fees are standardized and set by the government to ensure transparency and accessibility for all applicants. Below are the fees for passport renewal as of 2023:

  • 3-year passport validity: MXN 1,585.00

  • 6-year passport validity: MXN 2,155.00

  • 10-year passport validity: MXN 3,780.00

Discount on Mexico passport fees

Seniors over 60, people with disabilities, and temporary agricultural workers have a 50% discount on passport costs in the Mexico-Canada program.

To qualify for the disability discount, applicants must provide one of the following documents in the passport application:

  • A medical certificate issued by a public health or social security institution.

  • The national disability card issued by the National System for the Integral Development of the Family (DIF).

  • Temporary agricultural workers must present an original certificate issued by the National Employment System of the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare. The discount applies only to passports valid for 3 to 6 years.

Here are the prices under these conditions:

  • 3-year passport with 50% discount: MXN 795.00

  • 6-year passport with 50% discount: MXN 1,075.00

  • 10-year passport with 50% discount: MXN 1,890.00

Important information to note:

  • Procedures carried out at State and Municipal Liaison Offices with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) may incur an additional cost set by the State or Municipality for the service provided locally.

  • Mexico doesn’t offer an expedited service.

  • These are the costs set for 2023, but they may change in the future. Remember to check the latest fee information on the Mexico government website.

Passport renewal - Mexico: Processing time

The processing time for a Mexican passport renewal typically ranges from three to six weeks. Consider applying well before their intended travel dates, especially before peak travel seasons like Easter and summer, to ensure timely receipt of their new passport.

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