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OK here's the deal.  One of our Oaxaca students is an "accidental" American.  She was born in Santa Fe, NM, and has 4 certified original copies of her Santa Fe, NM, birth certificate.  We want to get her a U.S. passport so she can travel in the RV with us this summer but with all the covid business not sure how to proceed.  Wonder if there is a local expediter who can help us out with this.

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1 minute ago, sm1mex said:

Consultant coming to Chapala now?? Thought they were on hold due to covid. 

They keep changing their mind.  Chapala has been announced & cancelled more than once.  In any case the consulate in GDL is easy to get to and is by appointment  You can call  (33) 4624-2102   or email   ACSGDL@state.gov    for help.      Filling in the paperwork is pretty basic. 

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This thread is most illustrative of the misinformation found on this board. First time passports for those 16 and under Must be issued at the consulate. All details including items needed for applicants and parents available online at ACSGDL@state.gov. They are currently NOT coming to lakeside, but renewal adult passport info is under Customs and Immigration and LCS sites on this board.

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Yes it is very clear in the on line information she must visit the local consulate.

The links are great, thanks for the info.  It takes 3 months after she applies to get the passport.  Supposedly they will accept U.S. cash in person at the time of her appointment but we'll check that too.

 

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This is from the LCS facebook page today as of March. If this is wrong, so is the original LCS post. Sorry for trying to help.

𝐄𝐱𝐚𝐜𝐭 𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐩𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐬𝐮𝐛𝐦𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐝𝐮𝐥𝐭 𝐩𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐰𝐚𝐥 𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐨 𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐨𝐫 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐥𝐞𝐧 𝐩𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐬 

Drop off Saturdays at LCS  10:30 am-12:30 pm

Use form DS-82 for renewal          fee $110 USD
·      *See item 5 for paying with pesos
When dropping off at Lake Chapala Society bring the following:

1.   Completed form using black ink
2.   Proper 2”X2” color passport photos (NO GLASSES)
3.   Your current passport and a copy 
4.A pre paid Fed Ex envelope purchased at IShop in San Antonio (short block East from Super Lake) Originating address: US Consulate calle Progreso 175, Col Americana, Americana, 44100 Guadalajara, Jal. 
5.Payment in CASH ONLY either US dollars or Mexican pesos at the   current monthly rate. EXACT CHANGE ONLY
Current rate:  RATE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
 For current monthly rate inquire at email address below
       The rate is set by the US Consulate NOT current bank rate
Of special note question #8 is your US address or mail forwarding address and question #18 is your local Mexico address. Also please be sure the photo is as shown below with a smooth white background. Genesis Digital photography is located at Ocompo #34 in Ajijic.
 
      Here is what happens when you turn in completed items above:
All your paperwork and a copy of receipt will be placed in an individual  envelope with your name on it.
         You will receive a receipt for the paperwork and cash received
 Twice a month the applications will be taken to the consulate and  processed (approximately 4 weeks) then sent in your prepaid envelope to IShop who will notify you.   
Questions: pifernr@gmail.com

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If this is wrong, so is the original LCS post. Sorry for trying to help.
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Ajijic bound posted wrong info. Following is accurate. ONLY adult renewals

EXACT STEPS FOR SUBMITTING ADULT PASSPORTS FOR RENEWAL  as of MARCH 1, 2021

   Drop off Saturdays at LCS  10:30 am-12:30 pm

Use form DS-82 for renewal          fee $110 USD

·      *See item 5 for paying with pesos

When dropping off at Lake Chapala Society bring the following:

1.   Completed form using black ink

2.   Proper 2”X2” color passport photo (NO GLASSES)

3.   Your current passport and a copy

4.A pre paid Fed Ex envelope purchased at IShop in San Antonio (short block East from Super Lake) Originating address: US Consulate calle Progreso 175, Col Americana, Americana, 44100 Guadalajara, Jal. 

5.Payment in CASH ONLY either US dollars or Mexican pesos at the   current monthly rate. EXACT CHANGE ONLY

Current rate:  RATE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

If you are paying with pesos, the adult renewal amount is 2255 pesos. (20.5)

Of special note question #8 is your US address or mail forwarding address and question #18 is your local Mexico address. Also please be sure the photo is as shown below with a smooth white background. Genesis Digital photography is located at Ocompo #34 in Ajijic.

 

      Here is what happens when you turn in completed items above:

All your paperwork and a copy of receipt will be placed in an individual  envelope with your name on it.

         You will receive a receipt for the paperwork and cash received

 Twice a month the applications will be taken to the consulate and  processed (approximately 4 weeks) then sent in your prepaid envelope to IShop who will notify you.   

Questions: pifernr@gmail.com          

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1 hour ago, Mainecoons said:

I am told thee are no regular appointments but might be able to request emergency one.  This really isn't an emergency.  Guess we'll have to wait.

 

I'd request it as urgent under "family unification" for travel purposes......stating you have travel commitment and don't want to leave her behind in MX as a unaccompanied single female.     That's all true based on what you mention and might be enough to make the diff.     Suerte.

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