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  1. Let me see if I can clear up all the inaccurate info posted for this subject. Primary and of greatest importance DO NOT GET THE NUMBERS FROM THE US EMBASSY IN MEXICO OR THE CONSULATE WEBSITE IN GUADALAJARA. Lakeside is a unique situation. Usually the Friday before the second Wednesday visit the numbers are posted at the American Legion, Lake Chapala Society and on this web board under customs and immigration under title of US Consulate fees for that month. The fees for peso checks may change from month to month (Sox Fan, that is why I take the month’s figures down after they have completed that month’s visit). Until two months ago only Banamex cashier checks were accepted. The decision to accept peso or dollar cashier checks at lakeside was made to actually make it easier, especially if you have a local Mexican bank that is on the list to get a check. Instead of writing a whole book, let me just say that the past two months non account holders have successfully been able to get checks from Intercam, Banamex and Bancomer for a fee. My email address is posted in the latest Sox Fan posting. If you want the fees, when available via email, then email me and request same. I’ll not be monitoring this posting, so email if you have a question or want to be on next month’s distribution list.
  2. U.S. Consulate General, Guadalajara Message for U.S. Citizens Federal Benefits Unit Outreach Event APPLY FOR U.S. SOCIAL SECURITY IN PUERTO VALLARTA The Federal Benefits Unit of the U.S. Consulate General in Guadalajara will conduct a Social Security outreach event in Puerto Vallarta and Bahia de Banderas on July 24, 2019. Where: Paradise Plaza Shopping Center, Local K12-K13 **Second Floor** Paseo de los Cocoteros #85 Sur, Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit CP 63732 When: July 24, 2019 Time: 9:00 a.m. (Informational town hall meeting 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.; Individual consultations 10:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.) Purpose: Receive applications for Social Security benefits and provide general Social Security Administration information and services to the Puerto Vallarta community. *All Federal Benefit services are FREE. Assistance: U.S. Consulate General, Guadalajara Within Mexico: 01-334-624-2102 From the United States: 1-844-528-6611 ACSGDL@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 Mexico Country Information Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
  3. If you leave on curb, block the fridge doors so kids can't climb inside and suffocate.
  4. 765-5653 is forwarded to cel phone during the work week. 2nd. the recommendation.
  5. All the information regarding the rate and amount will be available a few days before their visit. Call LCS either Saturday or Monday and leave your email address and I will email you immediately when the rate is known OR check the Customs and Immigration section of this web board for the rates the Friday or Monday before for the accurate information.
  6. Mexican passport, get an attorney to help. US passport go to consulate in Guadalajara.
  7. You can always count on them to do it safely and completely.
  8. Agree that you should call Scott at Taxes in Mexico. He charges to do it right the first time. Spend the money and abide by the law.
  9. US Consulate Checklist Passports December, 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 on behalf” in Mexican pesos. There are no cash/card transactions. Bank checks in Pesos only from 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 NO FIRST TIME APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED *Fees: (Exchange rate 20.50 MXP per 1 USD) DON’T SIGN OR WRITE ANYTHING ON THE CHECK Please don’t print your application in one page (use one sheet per page) Simple passport renewal $2,255 Pesos / 110 USD Form DS-82 Card $615 pesos/30 USD Form DS-82 Renewal for age 15 and under $2,357.50 Pesos / 115 USD Form DS-11 Card $307.50/15 USD Kids of 16 or over $ 2,972.50 pesos / 145 USD Forms DS-11 Lost or Stolen passport $2,972.50 Pesos / 145 USD Forms DS-64 & DS-11 Notary $1,025 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 - Driver License-Mexican Passport-Driver License-Mexican Voter Card (IFE)
  10. US Consulate dates for 2019 9 am American Legion 10:30 am Lake Chapala Society Passport renewal and Notary ONLY Application forms and instructions available in LCS office --- monthly check and exchange rates available approximately one week in advance at American Legion, LCS and Chapala.com web board. Check must be exact rate. Photographer available at LCS on day of visit. The following are the dates for the US Consulate coming to Chapala/Ajijic in 2019. These are all on Wednesday: January 9 August 14 February 13 September 11 March 13 October 9 April 10 November 13 May 8 December 11 June 12 July 10
  11. Ellie

    Norm   - the date in the header is today the 12th for their visit.

  12. Date never changed and yes as posted above.
  13. Mainecoons call LCS today (Saturday) 766-1140 between 10 and 2 if you still have questions.
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