If you're looking to travel abroad from Mexico, an expired passport might stop you right in your tracks. Don't let it – renew your passport on time (every three, six or 10 years, depending on the type you paid for) to make sure you can travel the world whenever you'd like. If you let your passport expire, it won't suffice as proof of identity, and you'll be required to bring in more documentation. If possible, make sure to renew your passport before its expiration date.

Appointments for Mexico Residents

If you reside in Mexico, you'll have to schedule an appointment with one of the delegations there. In Mexico City, you can visit the following delegation locations:

  • Alvaro Obregon
  • Benito Juarez
  • Cuajimalpa
  • Cuauhtemoc
  • Gustavo A. Madero
  • Iztacalco
  • Iztapalapa
  • Miguel Hidalgo
  • Miguel Hidalgo II
  • Tlalpan

Outside of Mexico City, you can schedule your appointment at:

  • Naucalpan de Juarez of the State of Mexico
  • Guanajuato
  • Jalisco
  • Michoacan
  • New Lion
  • Tijuana

Schedule your appointment over the phone by calling 01800 8010 773 or online at citas.se.gob.mx.

Appointments for U.S. Residents

If you're renewing a Mexican passport while living in the United States, you'll have to schedule an appointment at a Mexican consulate, of which there are 45 throughout the country.

You can find a Mexican consulate in the following U.S. locations:

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

Gather Your Documents

To make an appointment at one of the above consulates, contact the Mexican passport helpline, MEXITEL, as (877) 639-4835. A MEXITEL representative will help you schedule your appointment.

You'll need to bring the following to your delegation appointment in order to renew your passport:

  • Your current passport, which should include your personal data sheet and passbook number. As long as this passport is still valid and was issued after 2006, it will serve as sufficient proof of your identity and Mexican nationality.
  • Two passport-sized (3.5 x 4.5 cm) copies of a recent headshot, in which you're facing the camera without glasses or clothing obstructing your face. The background should be white, and your head should be uncovered.
  • The completed renewal application form, called the OP-5 form.
  • Your passport renewal fee. All delegates and consulates accept cash; only some take credit cards, usually Visa and MasterCard.

The fee amount varys depending on which type of passport and ranges from $60 to $130. You can download the OP-5 form online and fill it out at home before bringing it to your appointment.

If you supply all the required documentation, you should find out at your appointment when your new passport will be ready. Sometimes, you'll be able to get it on the same day as your appointment.