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The U.S. Consulate General in Guadalajara would like to inform U.S. citizens about a change in payment method for consular services provided during our monthly visits to the American Legion and Lake Chapala Society. Effective immediately, we will no longer accept payments from CI Banco.


Consulate employees cannot accept cash or credit card payments during our off-site visits.  Beginning with our next visit on September 7, 2016, we will accept only peso-denominated bank checks.  We have confirmed that the Banamex branch in Lake Chapala can issue those checks.  It is very important that the checks be made out to “United States Disbursing Office” or they will not be accepted for payment.


The Banamex Branch is located at the following address:

Av. Francisco I Madero 222,

Col. Centro, 45900 Chapala, Jal., Mexico

Tel:  376 765 2271


The current price for an adult passport renewal is 2035 Mexican pesos.  The current price for a notarial seal is 925 pesos.  (Documents requiring multiple seals will require additional payment.  For example, a document requiring three notarial seals would require payment of a total of 6105 pesos.)  Please note that the exchange rate is set by the Embassy, currently 18.5 pesos to the dollar, and will not usually be the same rate that can be obtained at a bank or currency exchange facility.  As such, please check with us to confirm the current rate of exchange.


For a complete list of the dates of our visits and information on the services we provide in Lake Chapala/Ajijic, please visit our web page.


For further information:

             See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Mexico.


             Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.


             Contact the U.S. Consulate in Guadalajara, located at Progreso 175, Americana, Guadalajara, Jalisco 44160, during business hours Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 011-52-33-3268-2100 or via email at acsgdl@state.gov .


             You may also call 011-52-55-5080-2000 after-hours.


             Contact information for the Embassy and other U.S. Consulates General in Mexico can be found on the U.S. Embassy Mexico City website. 


             Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

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