Contact the Mexican Consulate in Santa Ana, California

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How to Contact the Mexican Consulate in Santa Ana, California

The Mexican Consulate in Santa Ana is one of four statewide Mexican missions intended to serve the Mexican diaspora of California. The Consulate primarily assists the following regions:

  • Old Ader City
  • Anaheim City
  • Pitch City
  • Buena Park City
  • Costa Mesa City
  • Cypress City
  • Dana Point City
  • Fountain Valley City
  • Fullerton City
  • Garden Grove City
  • Huntington Beach City
  • Irvine City
  • The Habra City
  • The Palm City
  • Laguna Beach City
  • Laguna Hills City
  • Niguel Lake City
  • Laguna Woods City
  • Lake Forest City
  • Los Alamitos City
  • Old Mission City
  • Newport Beach City
  • Orange City
  • Placentia City
  • Rancho Santa Margarita City
  • San Clemente City
  • San Juan Capistrano City
  • Saint Ana City
  • Stanton City
  • Seal Beach City
  • Tustin City
  • Westminster City
  • Villa Park City
  • Yorba Linda City

If you are not a resident of the listed counties, other Mexican consulates can assist with your consular needs!

Visa Services at the Mexican Consulate, Santa Ana

If you are a Mexican citizen or a citizen of the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, or the Schengen area countries, you do not need a visa to travel to and from Mexico. However, if you are not a citizen of those countries but are a permanent resident or have a visa authorizing re-entry, you will need a visa to travel.

How to Get a Mexican Visa?

  1. Prepare a letter that is addressed to the Mexican Consulate, proving that you are a visitor that does not intend to stay in Mexico for more than 180 days
  2. Write which town you plan on visiting, what days you will be in Mexico, prove that you are aware of job restrictions (you will not be allowed to work)
  3. Provide a copy of a valid identifying document proving legal status (U.S. re-entry permit, refugee travel documents, advance parole travel documents)
  4. Provide a letter from an employer if you plan on working, state that you are employed, or have regular work that will coincide with your visa purposes
  5. In the case of anyone under 18, a birth certificate must be presented with additional identifying documents from both parents
  6. Foreign students must also prove enrollment and intent to study
  7. You must include a passport that is at least 6 months from expiration
    • The passport must have an original and photocopy of additional identification accompanying it
    • A photocopy of the passport’s information page must also be attached
    • A recent passport picture must be included
    • You must prove you have had a consular appointment
    • You must also apply in-person at the Consulate

Forms of Identification the Consulate Can Issue

The Mexican Consulate in Santa Ana can issue 5 identifying documents that can help prove citizenship and consular association:

  • Issuing and Renewing Passports
  • Assisting with Consular Registration
  • Completing and Distributing Voting Cards
  • Providing and Authorizing Birth Certificates
  • Creating OP7 Cards for Military-eligible men
  • Introducing Military Primers for US Residents

Passport Services

How to get a Mexican passport for the first time?

  1. You need to prove your Mexican nationality by submitting one of the identifying documents listed:
    • Birth Certificate
    • Certificate of Mexican Nationality
    • Declaration of Mexican Nationality at Birth
    • Letter of Naturalization
    • High Security Consular Registration issued after 2005
  2. You must validate the fact that the documents provided are original and add a photo-identifying document:
    • Identity Card or Precartilla of the National Military Service
    • Professional license
    • Certificate of Mexican nationality
    • Letter of naturalization
    • Driver’s license
    • Residence card of the United States

Steps to obtain a passport if your current passport has expired.

  1. You have to book an in-person appointment at a Consulate.
  2. You have to present the passport that needs to be renewed.
  3. If a passport has been stolen, file a police report, and bring a copy of it to the Consulate.
  4. Follow the requirements for a first-time issue, bringing proof of identification that is a first-tier example.

Contact Information for the Mexican Consulate in Santa Ana

Address Mexican Consulate General in Santa Ana

2100 E 4th St.

Santa Ana



Phone 877-639-4835
Email General Inquiries:

Fax 714-835-3472
Office Hours Monday to Friday

7:30 a.m. — 2:00 p.m.

Directions to the Mexican Consulate General in Austin

How to get to the Mexican Consulate from Santa Ana Station, California:

  1. Board the 1st Cedar Bus
  2. Ride for 4 stops and disembark at 1st Golden Circle Station
  3. Walk 4 minutes
  4. Enter the Mexican Consulate in Santa Ana, California

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