Anyone any idea if and when the American Consulate is open, it says it is on line but no answer to the telephone.
  • Glenn Wilson
    U.S. Embassy News, Updates, and Information is linked in the News and Coronavirus Update post every day. Near the bottom, it includes:

    The SMA Consular Agency is closed to routine services.

    Notarials - Embassy is doing only Emergency notarials. If you have any questions, send an email to .
    Also https://www.notarize.com/ has been used to notarize documents overseas. Your state might or might not allow it.

    Passports are being renewed on an Emergency basis only. All inquiries should be sent to .
    Currently the Embassy is taking EMERGENCY appointments only. If someone has a real emergency (expiring passport is not an emergency) they can write to and explain their case. If it is deemed an emergency, then they will be given an appt. They will then be given an Emergency passport which is good for 1 year. The COST is the same as regular passport. $145 first time, $110 renewal. And they can exchange within one year for the full validity passport (10 yrs for 16yo and up) at no additional cost. $115 for minors 15 and under, either first time or renewal.

    Questions regarding appointments for emergency services such as US passports, visas, notarial services, CRBA (Consular Report of Birth Abroad) - send appointment requests to .


    U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Mexico (with phone numbers and email)
    U.S. Embassy Mexico City (with after hours emergency contact)

    "Anyone any idea if and when the American Consulate is open ..."
    No idea when it will reopen for normal business.

    If you have other questions you can leave a comment, message me or email me at

    Glenn Wilson
    San Miguel de Allende
    Citizen Liaison Volunteer
    US Embassy Mexico City
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