Mexican nationals living in Los Angeles may have need to obtain a passport there. Passports are available from the Mexican Consulate to Mexican citizens or permanent residents of the United States with Mexican nationality. Minors who were born in the United States of parents (or a single parent) who are Mexican nationals are also eligible, as are foreign born adopted children (i.e., a U.S. born orphan with Mexican parents).
Things You'll Need
- Proof of Mexican nationality
- Proof of identity
- 3 passport photos
- Passport application
- 2 photocopies of passport application
- Passport fee
Go to the Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles anytime between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. local time, when it accepts passport applications.
The Mexican Consulate
(Consulado General de México en Los Ángeles)
2401 West 6th Street
Los Angeles, California 90057
Present documented proof of your Mexican citizenship or nationality. This can include any one of the following: an original birth certificate, a national certificate of Mexican citizenship, a letter of naturalization, a declaration of Mexican citizenship or an expired passport.
Present proof of your identity. This can includes any one of the following: a Mexican-issued voting card (with photo), a valid Mexican driver's license, a valid driver's license issued by the state of California, an expired Mexican passport, a military ID (with photo), any school diploma printed with a photograph or a student ID (with photo).
Present three recent passport photos. The background must be white and your face must be completely uncovered, including glasses.
Present the completed passport application, plus two photocopies, available from the consulate. The application form is not available online to be printed ahead of time, but you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling the consulate in advance.
Pay the passport fee, in U.S. dollars. There are two fee options. For a three-year passport, the fee is $74. For a six-year passport, the fee is $101.
The passport can be held at the consulate for pickup or mailed to you, per request, when it's ready.
Tips & Warnings
- The Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles only accepts cash for passport fees, not checks or credit cards. If the presented Mexican birth certificate was issued any later than a year after the applicant's birth, there are additional forms to fill out. Married women with their husband's last names must present an original marriage certificate (plus two photocopies) to demonstrate the legal name change between her birth certificate and her proof of identity. Those over the age of 60 are only required to pay 50 percent of the passport fee. Those with a permanent physical or mental handicap are also permitted to pay only half of the passport fee, as long as they present the Mexican Consulate with a doctor's letter of attestation.
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