Contact The Mexican Consulate In Philadelphia

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How to Contact the Mexican Consulate in Philadelphia

The Mexican Consulate in Philadelphia serves the Mexican diaspora in the following American states and regions:

  • Pennsylvania
  • Delaware
  • New Jersey
    • Atlantic
    • Burlington
    • Camden
    • Cape May
    • Cumberland
    • Gloucester
    • Ocean
    • Salem

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

How the Mexican Consulate in Philadelphia Can Assist You

Typically, the Mexican Consulate in Philadelphia assists by providing the following general consular services:

  • Denouncing or condemning human rights violations by foreign authorities
  • Arresting illegal migrants and preventing illegal immigration
  • Detaining individuals wanted on foreign warrants or worldwide issues
  • Finding personal items that were lost or stolen
  • Tracking down humans who have been missing or are lost
  • Recovering human remains, sick people, or vulnerable individuals
  • Issuing out permits for humanitarian purposes and organizations
  • Helping recipients of DACA in the United States
  • Recompensating or recovering unpaid wages for Mexican workers
  • Recovering minors in foreign custody or prisons
  • Issuing alimony pensions to citizens
  • Recovering minors in vulnerable situations
  • Helping victims of sex trafficking, hate crimes, or domestic violence
  • Tracking, transferring, and transporting criminals abroad
  • Issuing letters that prove you do not have a criminal background or record

How to Obtain Visas at the Mexican Consulate, Philadelphia?

If you are Mexican 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 Mexico. If you are not a citizen of those countries but are a permanent resident or have a visa authorizing re-entry, you need a visa to travel to Mexico. Follow these steps to obtain a 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 will be visiting, the days you will be in Mexico, prove that you are aware of job restrictions (you will not be allowed to work).
  3. Attach a copy of a valid identifying document proving any legal status (U.S. re-entry permit, refugee travel documents, advance parole travel documents).
  4. Attach 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. When considering anyone under the age of 18, an original birth certificate must be presented with additional identifying documents from both parents.
  6. Any foreign students must also prove enrollment and intent to study.
  7. You must include a passport that is at least 6 months from the expiration date.
    • The passport must include an original and photocopy of an accessory proof of 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

Passports Services at the Mexican Consulate, Philadelphia

How to Apply for a Mexican Passport for the First Time?

  1. Appear in-person at a Consulate
  2. 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
  3. Validate the fact that the documents provided are original and add a photo-identifying proof:
    • Identity Card or Precartilla of the National Military Service
    • Professional License
    • Certificate of Mexican Nationality
    • Driver’s License
    • Residence Card of the United States

How to Renew an Expired Mexican Passport?

  1. Apply in-person at a Consulate. Some consulates are currently catering to their jurisdictions by appointment only, so follow local COVID-19 regulations in the best interest of safety.
  2. Present the passport that needs to be renewed.
  3. In the case that a passport has been stolen, you need to file a police report and then bring a copy of it to the Consulate.
  4. Follow requirements as if your passport were to be issued for the first time, bringing proof of identification that is a first-tier example.
Address Mexican Consulate General in Philadelphia

111 South Independence Mall E

Suite 310

The Bourse Building

Philadelphia, PA

19106

Telephone Number 215-558-2241
Email Address General Inquiries: 

cobrador@sre.gob.mx

Office Hours Monday to Friday

8:30 a.m. — 6:00 p.m.

How to get to the Mexican Consulate from Center City:

  1. Enter 11th Street Station
  2. Board the MFL Train towards Frankford Transportation Center
  3. Exit at 5th Street Independence Hall Station
  4. Walk 7 minutes
  5. Enter the Mexican Consulate General in Philadelphia

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