The Mexican Consulate is an official branch of the Mexican government that operates offices in the United States, and other countries. Its duties are focused around helping Mexican citizens living or traveling in the United States who need assistance from their home government when dealing with U.S. laws and legal system issues.
The consulate issues Mexican identification cards, which are used by people who are not eligible for a state identification card. Among other services, the consulate issues Mexican passports, officially stamps and notarizes legal documents to be used in Mexico and distributes information about the protection of Mexicans in the United States.
Some offices also offer information on where uninsured individuals can find low- or no-cost health services in their area. Some consulates have partnered with area health clinics to provide health services within the consulate building.
Please see the list of consulate office locations in your area for contact information located on the following page.
Consulate Services at a glance
Through their local embassies and consulate posts within each state, the Foreign Affairs Ministry provides protection services to aid Mexican nationals abroad. Some of the services offered are:
- Provide for the legal representation of Mexican nationals that face judicial processes.
- Corroborate the well being of Mexican nationals that are in custody of local authorities.
- Offer counsel about the rights and obligations under labor, civil, immigration and criminal law.
- Outreach to the community.
- Locate missing relatives in Mexico.
- Obtain vital records in Mexico.
- Repatriate minors and vulnerable persons.
- Provide for the appropriate legal representation and interpretation for Mexican nationals under custody
- Assist in the family reunification of minors.
- Assist victims of Domestic Violence, Human Trafficking and Hate crimes.
- Assist in the prosecution of human traffickers and seek suitable remedies for the victims.
Your local consulate location can help you obtain Consular I.D., a Passport, as well as a Visa in order to stay in or travel to another country. In order to obtain one of these types of identification, all you need to do is contact the location nearest you and make an appointment. Most of these require some sort of application that will be filled out on-site.
Source: Mexican Consulate in Sacramento Website