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Can you give me current information  on the Consulate notary and when they come to either American Legion or LCS in Chapala? Thanks (also current price for a notarized document) 

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Chapala American Citizen Services (Chapala and Ajijic, Jalisco)

Each month, our Consulate representatives travel to the Chapala area to provide limited consular services for American citizens.

The times and locations are:

9:30 am to 10:30 am – American Legion Chapala Post 7 (ALC)  Morelos #114, Chapala, Jalisco

February 14 / March 14 / April 11 / May 9 / June 13 / July 11 / August 8

September 12 / October 10 / November 14 / December 13

11:00 am to 12:30 pm – Lake Chapala Society (LCS)

16 de Septiembre 16-A,

Ajijic, Jalisco

All services are provided on a “first come, first serve” basis.

Please note that the Chapala American Citizen Services Monthly Outreach will only accept U.S. traveler checks (American Express and Visa ONLY) or bank checks payable to “U.S. Disbursing Officer” in U.S. denominations.  There are no cash/card transactions.  Bank checks in U.S. dollars are available from CI Banco*, located in the Centro del Lago Shopping Plaza, across from Walmart.  (*Banco CI is not affiliated with the US Consulate General Guadalajara.)

Only limited services are offered during these visits:

Acceptance of Passport RENEWAL Applications** – In most cases, all original documents submitted by the applicant in support of the application will be returned to the applicant on the day that we deliver the passport, about one month later (the following Chapala visit). We do, however, reserve the right to retain citizenship documents throughout the entire adjudication of the passport. Previous passports will generally be retained, cancelled and returned to the applicant on the following Chapala visit.

Basic passport application requirements can be found at the link provided below. Please note that additional documentation may be required.  NO CASH/CARD TRANSACTIONS IN CHAPALA (ONLY TRAVELERS CHECKS OR BANCO CI CHECK)

  • Renewals (no appointments need be made for Chapala)

For minors (under 16 years of age) renewing their passports, the child must appear with the parents.  Please also bring original and photocopies of all applicable documents, including but not limited to, birth certificates, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, parents’ identifications, parents’ divorce/custody decrees, parents’ death certificates.

**Please note that our Consular representatives cannot accept first time applications for minors (under 16 years of age) during these outreach visits.  However, these applicants can schedule an appointment and apply in person at the Consulate in Guadalajara.

Acceptance of Applications to Replace Lost/Stolen Passports –

Step 1: Report the Theft to the Local Police

In the event that your passport is lost or stolen while in Mexico, the U.S. Consulate Guadalajara encourages you to report the loss or theft of your passport to local authorities, and to obtain a police report.

Step 2:  Photos

You must bring 2 U.S. passport-sized (2” x 2”, or 5 cm x 5 cm) pictures with you. Please note that these photos are larger than the photos required for a Mexican passport.  Consulate employees do not provide photography services.

Your photographs must be:

  • Identical;
  • In color;
  • 2″ x 2″ in size (between 1″ and 1 3/8″ from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head;
  • Taken in normal street attire. Uniforms should not be worn in photographs except religious attire that is worn daily.
  • Do not wear a hat or headgear that obscures the hair unless it is for religious purposes and worn daily.
  • You may not wear dark glasses unless you need them for medical reasons.

Note: Vending machine photos are not generally acceptable.

Step 3: Fill out the Required Forms

You will have to fill out two forms:

1.Form DS-64, “Statement Regarding A Lost Or Stolen Passport,” (PDF 767 KB)


2.Form DS-11.

Note: Do not sign the forms until you have been instructed to do so by Consulate staff.

Step 4: Go to the appropriate Chapala site during our visit

You must go in person. Bring the police report.


Total fees for a full-validity passport are $135 USD.

Fees must be paid in full at the time of your appointment. NO CASH/CARD TRANSACTIONS IN CHAPALA (ONLY TRAVELERS CHECKS OR BANCO CI CHECK)

Notarials – Please bring the documents to be notarized and proof of identity such as a passport or driver’s license. Each notarial service costs $50 USD.  That is $50 USD per notary seal. NO CASH/CARD TRANSACTIONS IN CHAPALA (ONLY TRAVELERS CHECKS OR BANCO CI CHECK)

You must arrange for your own witnesses, if necessary. The U.S. Consulate General Guadalajara can only notarize signatures, and cannot vouch for the veracity of the content or the authenticity of a notarized document.

Information regarding authentication or legalization of documents, including how to obtain an apostille, is available on the Notarial And Authentication Services page of the U.S. Department of State’s website.

Contact  (52-33) 3268-2100 or acsgdl@state.gov if you need more information.

Please Note:

Except for notary services, final processing of the applications will be conducted at the Consulate.  You may be contacted and required to travel to the Consulate for a second interview or to provide additional documentation.  In most cases, the new passport will be returned to you at the ALC or the LCS during the next monthly visit.  On a case by case basis, the Consulate representatives may approve arrangements for pick up at the Consulate.

Emergency passports are only available at the Consulate in Guadalajara.  Click here for more details on emergency passports.

If you have any further questions, please contact us via email at acsgdl@state.gov


US Consulate Checklist

                  Passports                                    February, 2018

1.    Proper form completed and signed

2.    2 photos 2”x2” or 5 x 5 cm. (NO GLASSES)

3.   Bank checks payable to “United States Disbursing Officer” in Mexican pesos.  There are no cash/card transactions.  Bank checks in Pesos only form  Banamex  located at Av. Francisco I Madero 222, Col. Centro, 45900 Chapala, Jal., Mexico. Tel:  376 765 2271 . 

4.   Your old passport and one photo copy



(Exchange rate 19.00 MXP per 1 USD)


Please don’t print your application in one page (use one sheet per page)

Simple passport renewal $2,090  Pesos / 110 USD                       Form DS-82

                 Book and Card $2,660 Pesos / 140 USD                          Form DS-82       

Renewal for age 15 and under $1995 Pesos / 105 USD       Form DS-11

Lost or Stolen passport $2,565 Pesos / 135 USD   Forms DS-64 & DS-11

Notary $950 Pesos / 50 USD per impression

To notarize a document

The applicant has to present an OFFICIAL AND CURRENT US or Mexican  ID such as:

 -US Passport

-US Driver License

-Mexican Passport

-Mexican Driver License

-Mexican Voter Card (IFE)


The form and additional info at: https://mx.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/


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