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  • U.S. Hurricane forecasters in the Yucatan Peninsula

    U.S. Hurricane forecasters in the Yucatan Peninsula

    Merida, Yucatan April 17, 2015. The 2015 hurricane season is not far away and to help communities in Mexico and the Caribbean get geared up for the season and weather the storm, NOAA and the U.S. Air Force Reserve will host a series of events, including tours aboard an Air Force Hurricane Hunter aircraft.

  • Consulate highlights the importance of women

    Consulate highlights the importance of women

    Merida, Yucatan, March 23, 2015 - Officer Christina J. Hernandez make a presentation on International Women’s Month, interacting with 85 high school students in the bi-national program at Universidad Valle de Mexico in Merida Yucatan.

  • Federal Benefits

    Federal Benefits

    The federal benefits units in certain U.S. embassies and consulates stand ready to assist you in applying for claims, processing name and address changes, applying for Social Security cards and other services.

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  • U.S. Consulate inaugurates photo exhibition

    U.S. Consulate inaugurates photo exhibition

    Merida, Yucatan, January 21, 2015 - The U.S. Consulate General in Merida inaugurates the "I take care of my ocean, do you?" photographic exhibition at the visa waiting room.

  • Funding for Academic Exchanges in Health

    Funding for Academic Exchanges in Health

    Mexico City, December 16, 2014 – US Embassy Mexico City would like to congratulate five Mexican universities that were selected by the U.S. Department of State, Partners of the Americas, and NAFSA

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  • U.S. Hurricane forecasters embark to the Yucatan Peninsula on preparedness mission
    U.S. Hurricane forecasters embark to the Yucatan Peninsula on preparedness mission

    Merida, Yucatan April 17, 2015. The 2015 hurricane season is not far away and to help communities in Mexico and the Caribbean get geared up for the season and weather the storm, NOAA and the U.S. Air Force Reserve will host a series of events, including tours aboard an Air Force Hurricane Hunter aircraft. 

  • The U.S. Consulate General in Merida highlights the importance of women in the world
    The U.S. Consulate General in Merida highlights the importance of women in the world

    Merida, Yucatan, March 23, 2015 - Officer Christina J. Hernandez make a presentation on International Women’s Month, interacting with 85 high school students in the bi-national program at Universidad Valle de Mexico in Merida Yucatan. Ms. Hernandez highlighted celebrated women in science, the arts, politics, civil society, education and winners of the U.S. Department of State Women of Courage awardees. 

  • US zydeco band Mo’Mojo tours Veracruz and Yucatán
    US zydeco band Mo’Mojo tours Veracruz and Yucatán

    Mexico City, February 3, 2015 – The US Embassy in Mexico is pleased to announce the American zydeco music group “Mo’Mojo” will be touring the states of Veracruz and Yucatán during their week-long visit to Mexico as part of the American Music Abroad series.  

  • U.S. Consulate General inaugurates photo exhibition
    U.S. Consulate General inaugurates photo exhibition

    Merida, Yucatan, January 21, 2015 - The U.S. Consulate General in Merida inaugurates the "I take care of my ocean, do you?" photographic exhibition at the visa waiting room. The exhibit features 10 images highlighting scenes of volunteers who participated in the 2014 Annual Beach Cleanup event at the beach in Progreso, Yucatan, organized by Fundacion Bepensa.  

  • Access Program Students from Merida Celebrate Thanksgiving
    Access Program Students from Merida Celebrate Thanksgiving

    Merida, Yucatan. On December 13, 38 students from the city of Merida celebrated Thanksgiving with Consular Section Chief Suzanne McGuire and other U.S. Consulate representatives, as well as teachers and the Director of the Faculty of Education.  

  • Embassy, Civil Society Host Indigenous Forum
    Embassy, Civil Society Host Indigenous Forum

    Mexico City, December 5, 2014 – On December 4-5, the U.S. Embassy and civil society organization Investigación, Organización y Acción Comunitaria Altepetl convened 30 young leaders representing 15 Mexican states and 28 pueblos originarios in an Encuentro Nacional de la Juventud Indígena. At the Encuentro, the young leaders discussed their concerns and aspirations and developed proposals and recommendations to benefit young indigenous people across Mexico.  

  • Consul Sonya Tsiros congratulates Mexican Students Traveling to the United States as part of the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Initiative
    Consul Sonya Tsiros congratulates Mexican Students Traveling to the United States as part of the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Initiative

    Merida, Yucatan, November 6, 2014 - More than 515 students and teachers from the Yucatan Peninsula received scholarships to study English as part of the 100,000 Strong in the Americas and “Proyecta Cien Mil” Initiatives, both part of Presidents Obama and Peña Nieto’s plans to increase student exchanges between the United States and Mexico.  

Important Message

  • The Consular Agencies in Cancun and Playa del Carmen will ONLY be offering adult passport renewal services (DS-82) from April 21-24, 2015.  The Consular Agency in Playa del Carmen will offer emergency passport services on Friday, April 24.  For minor passports, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, notarial services and emergency passport requests, please contact the U.S. Consulate General in Merida.

    Both Consular Agencies in Cancun and Playa del Carmen will be open in case of emergency.  In the case of a life or death emergency involving a U.S. citizen occurring after close of business, please call the Merida switchboard number  -- 011-52-999-942-5700 (dialing direct from the United States) – to be connected to the duty officer.  Fore more information on how to reach the US Consulate General Merida, click here. 

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