US Citizens living in Mexico have no access to some features available for those living in the United States. However, the Passport and Citizenship Unit of the US Embassy in Mexico provides services in through its offices in Mexico City, Ciudad Juárez, Guadalajara, Hermosillo, Matamoros, Merida, Monterrey, Nogales, Nuevo Laredo, and Tijuana, to allow US Citizens to process their requests about passport renewal in Mexico
If you are a US Citizen living in the US, iVisa.com offers you an online service to renew your passport from home without worrying about crowded government offices or long hours at a waiting line. The only conditions you should meet are being at least 16 years old and having your passport in good conditions and in your possession.
Anyway, if you are a US Citizen living in Mexico, iVisa.com wants to show you the requirements and steps you should follow to renew your passport. Read this blog until the end.
How to apply passport renewal with iVisa.com?
Before showing you the requirements to apply for a passport renewal in Mexico, we want to give you a quick explanation about the online passport renewal service. The process is simple and easy to complete:
- Visit iVisa.com and start a new online application form.
- Upload a recent photo of you (Passport style picture).
- Complete the payment for the US Government fee and iVisa.com fee.
- Get your passport renewal kit, sign the DS-82 form, put all the documents together with your current passport in the USPS envelope and take it to the closest mailbox or post office.
- Track your process with our frequent updates
- Receive your passport at your door.
Getting your new passport may take 8-10 weeks with the US Government standard service or 4-6 weeks with the US Government expedited service. You pay USD 130 for the first or an extra fee of US 60 for the second.
The options for the passport renewal kit are:
- Select Kit Shipping Time: Same Day Free Shipping (cut-off 2pm EST) for $72
- Select Kit Shipping Time: 2 Day Free Shipping for $60
- Select Kit Shipping Time: 4 Day Free Shipping for $40
Your passport renewal kit contains:
- A prefilled DS-82 form. Ready for signing.
- A Passport Style Photo. (Government compliant, stapled to the DS-82 form).
- A bank check to pay the US Government fee.
- A US Postal Service envelope.
Remember you can start processing your application anytime from home by visiting iVisa.com
Frequently Asked Questions
Should I go to a US embassy office in Mexico to renew my passport?
Yes, there is no other way to renew your US passport if you are living in Mexico. Please be aware that there is no walk in service for US Citizens, whether children of senior age. An appointment is required. Schedule your appointment at the nearest office.
How do I know if I’m eligible for a renewal?
To apply for a passport renewal in Mexico, you should meet the following conditions:
- Being able to submit your current passport together with the DS-82 form.
- Checking your passport presents no damage beyond normal wear.
- Your passport was issued when you were 16 years old or older
- Your current passport was issued within the last 15 years
- Your current passport displays your current name.
In the case of not complying with any of the above statements, you should apply through the DS-11 form for new passports.
What are the steps to apply?
To apply for a passport renewal in Mexico, do as follows:
- Download, print and fill out the DS-82 form. Do not sign it until being in front of the consul at the US Embassy office.
- Submit your current passport (You must meet the requirements mentioned above)
- Certificate of name changing. (if applicable)
- A US passport photo (2”x2” inches, whithe background, no glasses. Taken in the last six months).
- Pay the US Government fee
What are the fees to renew my passport?
The fees for the passport renewal in Mexico are:
- Passport book - USD 110
- Passport card - USD 30
- Passport book and card - USD 140
The payment methods available are cash (US Dollars and Mexican pesos) and credit card
Remember, you can apply for your passport renewal anytime from inside the US through the online service offered by iVisa.com.
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