Making a Consulate Appointment
For most Mexican immigration applications one mustmake an appointment at a Mexican consulate. Follow the steps below to do that directly with your chosen consulate or via the MiConsulado (formerly Mexitel) online appointment service.
Depending on the Mexican consulate you choose, you may be able to schedule an appointment by email, phone or in person. Firstly, a simple search in Google for Mexican consulate + location will produce the contact details of your local consulate. Alternatively, use this Embassies Worldwide website: https://www.embassy-worldwide.com/. If you are unable to book directly, you will have to do it online, through MiConsulado.
MiConsulado is a service to schedule appointments at Mexican consulates worldwide for visas and other consular matters. It was formerly named Mexitel. Access it via the External Relations website: https://citas.sre.gob.mx/
How Do I Use MiConsulado?
1. Get prepared
Before entering the portal you will need to know your passport details, your availability, the procedure name, and consulate location.
2. Create an account
Visit https://citas.sre.gob.mx/. In the right-hand corner above the form, select your language (idioma in Spanish). The code for English is EN. (Note that the translation is not comprehensive and many words are still in Spanish throughout the site.) Then select ‘create an account’.
Provide your personal and contact details at this stage. You do not have to enter a segundo apellido (second surname) if you don’t have one. If your phone number is Mexican, the country code is +52. Under ‘Services’ select ‘Oficinas Consulares’. Tick the box to confirm you’ve read the terms and conditions. Set up a password for future use. Select ‘Register’. Once your account has been created, you’ll receive a confirmation email. You can then access the appointment booking system.
Once your account has been created, you’ll receive a confirmation email. You can then access the appointment booking system.
3. Book an appointment
To book an appointment, first log in to the SRE/MiConsulado portal with your account details. You will then arrive at a page that requires details of your chosen consulate, type of procedure (e.g. visa) and personal information. Click on SCHEDULE and a form with various steps will open.
Step one is Place; enter the country, state and specific office you choose. Once again, you will have to provide personal information. If you do not have a CURP, click on the box and select ‘Agregar manualmente’ (manual entry).
The next steps ask if you already have a Mexican passport or consular number. Usually the answer will be ‘no’. Then select ‘Verify’ and ‘Continuar’.
Following this you should confirm the procedure (trámite). For residency, click ‘Visa’. Check beforehand that your consulate provides this visa service.
Under Tipo de Trámite, select ‘sin permiso de INM’. This means that you do not yet have authorization from Mexican immigration. Under Sub tipo, the trámite you select is Residente temporal for temporary residency or Residente permanente for permanent residency.
Then you must confirm if the person applying is disabled (discapacitado) – select yes or no, or naturalized – select yes or no. If the applicant is disabled, indicate if they require assistance.
Next you will enter your contact information again, including emergency contact with email.
Finally, a calendar with the available appointments will open. Select the date and time you prefer and once finalized, you will receive a confirmation email.
Print the confirmation page and present it at the Mexican consulate on the appointment day, with the other documentation.
** Please note that conditions will vary between consulates and applicants. Therefore, we do not take responsibility for experiences different to those we share. We advise contacting your consulate in person before your appointment to clarify all requirements and procedures.
For more info on immigration to Mexico, consult our other articles or email Adriana Vela at firstname.lastname@example.org mu