A Mexican passport is an official document issued to Mexican citizens for travel abroad. Mexican passports are dark green in appearance with the Mexican Coat of Arms printed in the center. Around the coat of arms are the words “Estados Unidos Mexicanos.” The word “Pasaporte” is inscribed at the bottom, while “Mexico” is printed on the top.
Currently, Mexican passports come in three types:
To get a passport, you have to make a personal appearance at any of the offices of Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores (SRE) or any of its liaison offices. Passport issuance cannot be done by proxy or by a representative. For minors, the child must be present as well as the guardian. A Mexican Passport application form (OP5) must be filled out.
Proof of Mexican nationality is required. Proof of nationality includes a certified birth certificate, certificate of Mexican nationality, declaration of Mexican nationality, letter of naturalization, or a Citizen Identity Card issued by the Interior Ministry.
An official identification document must also be presented. This can be a voter’s ID, a school transcript of records (issued not more than 30 days prior) with the official school seal, or any official government ID.
Three passport-sized photos (4.5 x 3.5 cm) are also required. The photographs must be taken not more than 30 days prior to the passport application.
Finally, a present fee is also needed. A form can be obtained via the Internet or in any of the official establishments. The fee must be paid through a bank or any Internet portals for authorized banks.
For minors, there are additional requirements. There has to be a hearing for parents or guardians. They need to present a valid ID with photographs. They also need to fill out a form granting them permission to be issued a passport on behalf of the minor.
The SRE reserves the right to verify the documents required for passport processing. All naturalization letters and declarations or certificates of citizenship presented to prove that you are a Mexican citizen usually take three to five working days for verification. After getting your Mexican passport time for you to head to Cabo San Lucas in Mexico which is rated no. 8 in the list of the Top Ten Best Spring break destinations.