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US consulates around Mexico suspend services as of March 18

Mexico City, Mexico — To safeguard the health of employees of the United States embassy and consulates in Mexico, services will be suspend as of March 18. The US consulates in Mexico say they intend to suspend services due to the spread of the Covid 19.

“The health and safety of those who work at and visit our embassy and consulate facilities is our highest priority. In response to the global pandemic COVID-19, and in line with the Mexican government’s call to increase social distancing, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City and all U.S. consulates in Mexico will suspend routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services starting March 18, 2020, and until further notice. The U.S. Embassy and consulates will continue to provide essential consular services to U.S. citizens as well as emergency visa services,” they reported.

U.S. citizens in need of 24/7 emergency assistance should call 81-4160-5512 (from Mexico) or +1 (844) 528-6611 (from the United States). The agency says routine passport services (including consular reports of birth abroad) and notaries will be limited beginning March 18. Individuals who have appointments after March 18 may be asked to reschedule their appointments for a later date.