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  • Ambassador met with Quintana Roo Governor

    Ambassador met with Quintana Roo Governor

    Playa del Carmen, Q. Roo, May 6, 2015 - Ambassador Wayne met with Quintana Roo Governor Roberto Borge Angulo ‎at the World Economic Forum on Latin America taking place in the Riviera Maya.

  • Earth Day (State Dept)

    Consulate Celebrates Earth Day

    Merida, Yucatan, April 26, 2015 - The U.S. Consulate General in Merida celebrated Earth Day by joining forces with local NGO in Merida’s Earth Day Fair on April 25 and 26

  • 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.

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    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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  • Earth Day (State Dept)
    Consulate Celebrates Earth Day

    The U.S. Consulate General in Merida celebrated Earth Day by joining forces with local NGO in Merida’s Earth Day Fair on April 25 and 26. The Earth Day celebrations are a part of Mission Mexico’s wider Going Green Initiative, which focuses on raising awareness and conservation within the Embassy-Consulate community. 

  • 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.  

Important Notice

  • The Consular Agency in Playa del Carmen will remain closed starting on Tuesday, May 19 and will resume for normal business hours on Wednesday, May 27.  For passports, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, notarial services and other requests, please contact our Consular Agency in Cancun.    In the case of a life or death emergency involving a U.S. citizen, please call the Merida switchboard number  -- 011-52-999-942-5700 (dialing direct from the United States) – to be connected to the duty officer.  

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