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  • OPDAT Training Merida

    OPDAT Training Merida

    The Department of Justice’s Office of Prosecutorial Development, Assistance, and Training (OPDAT) and the Mexican Office of the Attorney General (PGR) formally inaugurated its first two-week train the trainers course for specialized federal investigators on July 21 in a ceremony in Merida.

  • Summit of Leadership and Entrepreneurship

    Summit of Leadership and Entrepreneurship

    The summit was held from July 13 to 17 in the Universidad de las Americas in Puebla, and on July 18 in the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs in Mexico City. Seventy young women, between 15 and 23 years old, from 13 different states of Mexico, and from South Africa, Botswana, United States and Panama, participated in the event.

  • Amb. Shannon and other officials in Tapachula

    Shannon Focuses on Minors Migrating to U.S.

    Ambassador Thomas A. Shannon, Counselor of the Department of State, traveled to Mexico to talk with government officials, and to meet with Central American migrants.

  • Jóvenes en Acción 2014 Farewell Reception

    Jóvenes en Acción 2014 Farewell Reception

    In its fifth year, Jóvenes en Acción is an example of a successful private/public partnership run jointly by the U.S. and Mexican governments.

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  • Scholarships for Education and Economic Development

    Scholarships for Education and Economic Development

    Youth and professors from indigenous communities in Mexico received Scholarships for Education and Economic Development Program (SEED) to study in the U.S. Undersecretary of Basic Education from the Mexican Ministry of Public Education Alba Martinez Olive, and Chargé d’Affaires Laura Dogu participated in the ceremony.

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  • Innovation Challenge Mexican Finalists Announced

    Mexico City, July 22, 2014 – Two Mexican companies reached the final stage of the "Pathways to Prosperity" Innovation Challenge and have been named as two of the top twelve finalists. 

  • Counselor Shannon To Travel to Central America

    Ambassador Thomas A. Shannon, Counselor of the Department of State, will travel to San Salvador, El Salvador as well as San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa, Honduras, from July 22-24. 

  • OPDAT Training Merida

    Mexico City, July 22, 2014 – The Department of Justice’s Office of Prosecutorial Development, Assistance, and Training (OPDAT) and the Mexican Office of the Attorney General (PGR) formally inaugurated its first two-week train the trainers course for specialized federal investigators on July 21 in a ceremony in Merida.  

  • ICE repatriates 2 Mexican murder suspects captured in Los Angeles area

    SAN DIEGO — Two Mexican nationals captured recently in Los Angeles, who are wanted on murder charges in their native country, were turned over Tuesday to Mexican law enforcement personnel at a San Diego-area border crossing by officers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).  

  • Secretary Johnson Announces 192 Criminal Arrests in Ongoing ICE Operation to Crack Down on Human Smuggling to the Rio Grande Valley

    WASHINGTON — As part of the U.S. Government’s aggressive campaign to respond to the recent rise in illegal migration into South Texas, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, joined by U.S. Deputy Attorney General James Cole, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Thomas Winkowski, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Operations Division Deputy Chief Jaime Salazar, today announced the progress of ongoing enforcement efforts by ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the United States Department of Justice to target human smuggling networks in the Rio Grande Valley. 

  • Counselor Shannon Visits Mexico: Trip Focus on Unaccompanied Minors Migrating to U.S.

    Mexico City, Mexico, July 16, 2014- Ambassador Thomas A. Shannon, Counselor of the Department of State and coordinator of unaccompanied migrant children issues, traveled to Mexico City and Tapachula, Mexico from July 13-16 to talk with Mexican government officials about regional capabilities to regulate migration and interdict human smuggling, and to meet Central American migrants to hear about their motivation for migrating and the challenges they face during their journey. 

  • Jovenes en Accion Depart for United States, Begin Yearlong Program to Lead Community Service Projects

    México, D.F, a 14 de Julio de 2014 – On Saturday, 102 high school students from 16 Mexican states departed for a four-week trip to the United States, where they will begin a yearlong journey to make a positive impact in their communities through team-based projects.  

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U.S. Embassy Mexico

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IMPORTANT: System Outage

  • The Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with our visa/passport system.  We are operating at a significantly reduced capacity and will be until we clear the document backlog.

    This issue is worldwide and is not specific to any particular country, citizenship document, or visa category.

    We are working urgently to correct the problem and expect our system to be fully operational again soon.  We will be posting updates to Travel.State.Gov as more information becomes available.

Secretary Kerry visits Mexico

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Premio Heberto Castillo 2014

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Jovenes en Accion

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Embassy Announcement

  • RENEWING A PASSPORT FOR A MINOR? 

    Take advantage of this special summer service and come to renew your child’s passport without an appointment! Simply come to the embassy  any day we are open (see our Consular Calendar) before August 28th, between 2-3 pm (ONLY), and you will NOT need to schedule an appointment! Keep in mind that passports take four weeks to receive, so please plan accordingly.Click here for complete details, including what documents are needed.

    RENEWING FOR AN ADULT?

    If you meet these requirements, you can drop off your renewal application at any time. We recommend you arrive between 11am and 2pm to avoid our busiest periods.

President Obama Visits Mexico

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Merida Initiative

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