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Following our last blog on the family unity visa, here we outline how to apply for a Mexican passport for a child born in Mexico. This article is primarily intended for foreign parent(s) of a child born in Mexico.

The applicants, including the minor, attend an appointment at a delegation of the Secretariat for External Relations or a State or Municipal Office. The appointment should be made in advance. The passport request is generated by the office during the procedure. 

Requirements to apply for a passport for a Mexican-born child

Proof of Mexican nationality of the minor is via a certified copy of the birth certificate issued by the Mexican civil registry office. The birth should not have been registered more than a year after the birth. If more than a year passed between the birth and its registration, additional documentation would be required.

Proof of identity must be submitted via one of the following official documents with photograph. The details must correspond to the document proving the nationality and parentage of the minor (child):

  • Certificate of primary, secondary or high school or equivalent, with photograph. It should be officially stamped by a public or private institution incorporated within the Public Education Secretariat

  • Statement of results, from basic education level (preschool, primary and secondary), with photograph of minor. It must have an official stamp and incorporation number, signature and position of the issuer, conferred by any public or private institution within the Public Education Secretariat. The statement will be considered valid for 90 days from its issue. Statements from parents  or guardians are not accepted.

  • Current school credential, from basic education level (preschool, primary and secondary), with photograph of the minor. It must have an official stamp and incorporation number, signature and position of the issuer, conferred by any public or private institution within the Public Education Secretariat. The statement will be considered valid for 90 days from its issue. Statements from parents or guardians are not accepted.

  • Medical card from a public health or social security institution with a photographand an official institutional stamp. In the case of digital cards, photographs that have not been stamped will be accepted. (Note: vaccination cards or appointment cards are not acceptable to verify identification.) 

For under 7s and in the absence of other forms of identity:

A declaration by the family doctor/pediatrician that attended the birth on letterhead. The letter must include the professional identity number, name of the minor and parents, and the time served as doctor to the minor. It must also include a photograph of the minor with stamp or signature of the doctor on it, name and signature of the doctor, and a simple, legible copy of their professional identity number. The statement would be valid for 90 days from the date of its issue.

Parents, or those acting as parental authorities, should also present in person the following: originals of official documents, with photograph and signature of the owner. Details must correspond to the documents proving the nationality and parentage of the minor (baby). 

Specifically for foreigners, the documents can be:

  • Foreign passport

  • Resident card issued by the National Migration Institute

  • Visitor card issued by the National Migration Institute

Proof of payment of fees must also be included.

For further information, contact Adriana directly at info@immigratiotomexico.mx.

* Please note that that this information has been extracted and translated into English from the site of the Secretariat for External Relations. We do not accept responsibility for inaccuracies or variations. Please verify all requirements in advance when making your application. All cases will vary. Consult the original text in Spanish here: https://sre.gob.mx/tramites-y-servicios/pasaportes/253