How to Renew Mexican Passports

Renew your passport at the closest Mexican consulate.
Renew your passport at the closest Mexican consulate. (Image: passport image by Gudellaphoto from

There are Mexican consulates all over the U.S., which allows Mexican citizens to renew their passport while living abroad. It's important to keep an eye on the expiration date of the passport. An expired passport results in applying for a Mexican passport as a first timer. A Mexican passport is used for travel, as well as for identification, and should be kept up-to-date.

Things You'll Need

  • Mexican passport
  • Two passport-sized photos

Call the MEXITEL line at 1-877-639-4835 to set up an appointment at the closest Mexican consulate.

Go to the consulate at the appointed time. Bring the passport, along with two copies of the document's information pages and three passport-sized photos. If the passport is expired, a first-time application must be completed, with additional documentation required.

Complete the OP-5 passport application form. If a woman got married or divorced and wants to change her name on the passport, she must show her marriage license or divorce certificate with the apostille, the official seal of the state that issued the document.

Pay either $74 for a three-year renewal or $101 for a six-year renewal (as of 2010.) Fees are subject to change. Only cash payments are accepted.

Pick up the passport the same day.

Tips & Warnings

  • Visit the website of the closest Mexican consulate to review the renewal requirements in advance.
  • The Mexican consulate often has recommendations for where to go for passport photos.
  • Never falsify any personal information.

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