Maybe your Mexican passport has expired, or perhaps you're applying for your very first one. Either way, it's time to track down and fill out a passport application – which, fortunately, you can do easily online.

Form OP5

The Mexican passport application form is also called form OP5, and you can find it online at the Secretary of Foreign Relations website. The application asks whether you're renewing a passport or applying for your first one, and for your personal and contact information. To help speed up the passport application process, you can print out and complete this form at home. If you're renewing a passport, have your expiring one on hand, as you'll be asked for your current passport number.

Making an Appointment

Unfortunately, the parts of the passport application process you can do at home stop right about there. You still have to make an appointment with a delegation. If you're living in Mexico, you'll visit one of the delegations there, most of which are in Mexico City. To schedule your appointment in Mexico, go to, or call 01800 8010 773.

If you reside in the United States but are trying to obtain a Mexican passport, you'll have to make an appointment with one of the Mexican delegates in the United States. There are 45 throughout the country:

In Arizona:

  • Little Rock
  • Douglas
  • Nogales
  • Phoenix
  • Tucson
  • Yuma.

In California:

  • Calexico
  • Fresno
  • Los Angeles
  • Oxnard
  • Sacramento
  • San Bernardino
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • San Jose
  • Santa Ana.

In Florida:

  • Miami
  • Orlando.

In Texas:

  • Austin
  • Brownsville
  • Dallas
  • Del Rio
  • Eagle Pass
  • Houston
  • Laredo
  • McAllen
  • San Antonio.

Other locations:

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Boise, ID
  • Chicago, IL
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Boston, MA
  • Detroit, MI
  • Saint Paul, MN
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Omaha, NE
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • New York, NY
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Portland, OR
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Seattle, WA
  • Washington, DC.

Other Documentation You Need

When it's time for your delegation appointment, bring your completed OP5 form, along with the following:

  • Your current passport, if you're renewing it.
  • Two passport-sized (3.5 x 4.5 cm) photos. These should be copies of a recent head shot where you're facing the camera without any glasses or clothing obstructing your face. The background should be white.
  • Your passport application fee. All delegates and consulates accept cash. Those that accept credit cards usually only take Visa and MasterCard. The fee amount ranges from $60 to $130, as of 2017, and varies depending on which type of passport you need.

You'll find out when your passport will be ready at your appointment. Depending on the delegate, you might even be able to take your new passport home on the same day.

Keep in mind that if you're renewing a passport, you should do so before your current one expires. Applying for a passport renewal with a current passport is much easier than starting over from scratch after your passport has expired.