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USA/Canada Embassy & Consular Information for travelers

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USA/Canada Embassy & Consular Information for travelers

As the DE for Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo, I have this VERY IMPORTANTinformation posted in the Top Questions on both of those forums. Maybe one of the Cabo/San Jose DE's can move this information over to the Top Questions. I believe it is VERY IMPORTANT to always search out this information for every destination that you travel to...every country...print it out and carry it in your travel packet. It's very hard to do it when you are under stress from a death, illness, accident, jail, etc.

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USA CITIZEN INFORMATION TRAVELING IN LOS CABOS, MEXICO

American Embassy in Mexico City

Paseo de la Reforma 305

Colonia Cuauhtemoc

06500 Mexico, D.F.

TELEPHONES:

From Mexico:

Tel : ( 01-55 ) 5080-2000

Fax: ( 01-55 ) 5080-2834

Fax: ( 01-55 ) 5080-2005

From the U.S.:

Tel: 011-52-55-5080-2000

Fax: 011-52-55-5080-2834

Fax: 011-52-55-5080-2005

WORKING HOURS (Central Time): Monday-Friday (except U.S. and Mexican holidays)

•U.S. Passports and Citizenship and Notary Services

Room 106 - ext. 4326 & 4635

•Passport Services: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. by appointment only

•Notary Services: 2:00pm to 4:00 p.m., Monday, Tuesday & Thursday by appointment only

•American Citizens Services: ext. 4780, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

•Emergencies and Special Consular Ext. 4780 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

In Case of Emergency

If you are an American citizen with an afterhours emergency, please call the Embassy switchboard at

(From the U.S.) 011-52-55-5080-2000, extension 0

(From Mexico) 01-55-5080-2000, extension 0

and ask to speak to the Duty Officer.

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USA CITIZEN INFORMATION TRAVELING IN LOS CABOS, MEXICO...TIJUANA CONSULAR OFFICE

Address:

American Citizen Services

Paseo de las Culturas s/n

Mesa de Otay

Delegación Centenario C.P. 22425

Tijuana, Baja California

The US Consul General is Andrew S. E. Erickson

Telephone:

(664) 977-2000 from 7:30am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday (Dialing from the U.S. 011-52 + phone number)

Emergencies only: nights, weekends, and holidays, from the U.S. dial: (619) 692-2154 (From Mexico dial 001-619-692-2154)

For all other inquiries, please contact us during business hours.

E-mail: ACSTijuana@state.gov

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Consular Agency Los Cabos, Mexic.... CONSULAR OFFICE IN SAN JOSE DEL CABO, MEXICO

U.S. Consular Agency Los Cabos, B.C.S.

Tiendas de Palmilla, Carretera Transpeninsular Km 27.5

Local B221, San Jose del Cabo, Baja California Sur, C.P. 23406

Telephone: (624) 143-3566

Fax: (624) 143-6750

Office Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Monday through Friday

Passports, Notarial Services

and Other Consular Services:

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Monday through Friday

E-mail: usconsulcabo@yahoo.com

caboconsagency@state.gov

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CANADIAN CITIZEN INFORMATION TRAVELING IN LOS CABOS, MEXICO

Embassy of Canada in Mexico City

Address, phone, fax, email

Embassy of Canada

Consular section

Schiller 529, Col. Bosque de Chapultepec (Polanco)

Del. Miguel Hidalgo

11580 Mexico City, D.F. - Mexico

Telephone: (55) 5724-7900

Fax: (55) 5724-7943

Fax (Passport Section): (55) 5387-9305

Email: mxico@international.gc.ca

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Notarial services (certification of signatures -any kind, power of attorney, authorization for minors to travel etc.) Monday - Friday: 09:00 am - 10:30 am

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Consular Agency of Canada in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Canada's Consular offices in Mexico

From Canada dial: 011-52 + (Area Code) + Number

From Mexico dial: 01 + (Area Code) + Number

Jurisdiction: State of Baja California Sur

Address, phone, fax, email

Consular Agency of Canada

Plaza San Lucas

Carretera Transpeninsular Km. 0.5, Local 82

Col. El Tezal

23454 Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur - Mexico

Telephone: (624) 142-4333

Fax: (624) 142-4262

E-mail: lcabo@international.gc.ca

Hours of Operation Monday - Friday: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Edited: 12:09 pm, June 02, 2013
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1. Re: USA/Canada Embassy & Consular Information for travelers

Done! Its now listed in the top questions! Thx for posting the info. TravelJudy!

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2. Re: USA/Canada Embassy & Consular Information for travelers

Thank you TravelJudy and Summyr!!! I will print that out and keep in my documents for future travel!!! I hope to never have to use these contacts, but being prepared is always a good thing.

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3. Re: USA/Canada Embassy & Consular Information for travelers

I am seeking information on vehicle permits to cross by ferry from La Pay (Cabot Dan Lucas) to mazatlan is it possible to get a vehicle permit on the mazatlan side. vehicle is from Canada. also any information on storage facilities in the CSL. area. thanks

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4. Re: USA/Canada Embassy & Consular Information for travelers

I am seeking information on vehicle permits to cross by ferry from La Paz (Cabot San Lucas) to mazatlan is it possible to get a vehicle permit on the mazatlan side. vehicle is from Canada. also any information on storage facilities in the CSL. area. thanks

Edited: 9:40 pm, November 26, 2013
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5. Re: USA/Canada Embassy & Consular Information for travelers

So why are you asking it here instead of a separate thread???Questions not related to the OP go to a separate thread

Edited: 8:59 am, November 27, 2013
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6. Re: USA/Canada Embassy & Consular Information for travelers

Is there no longer a US consular office in Cabo? I thought it was near or in the mall?

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7. Re: USA/Canada Embassy & Consular Information for travelers

John E, they moved to Palmilla as shown above.

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8. Re: USA/Canada Embassy & Consular Information for travelers

I saw my post come up again...and thought I would add this link to it. It has lots of very good information...and this way it will be made available to anyone who is seeking out necessary info.

tijuana.usconsulate.gov/citizen_services.html

It covers death, jail, storms, medical, etc....and what to do.

Edited: 5:15 pm, November 30, 2013
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9. Re: USA/Canada Embassy & Consular Information for travelers

I wanted to add the new Travel Warning to Mexico from the USA...it just came out August 15, 2014. It has nothing to do with Cabo...but many of us travel around to different places in Mexico...and it is a good guide to be informed. There are many changes to this Travel Warning...so it is always good to be aware of what is happening state by state in Mexico...and very easy to read/study since it has been broken down by state...

…state.gov/content/passports/english/alertsw…

I verified the phone numbers, location of the Consulate/Consular offices for those of us traveling to Cabo San Lucas/San Jose del Cabo...and they remain correct as posted.

The one point that I had not noticed before is this new warning...

While the general public is not forbidden from visiting places categorized under "defer non-essential travel," U.S. government personnel will not be able to respond quickly to an emergency situation in those areas due to security precautions that must be taken by U.S. government personnel to travel to those areas.

I think this is important to know when traveling to many of the mainland Mexico areas...as a US citizen...I chose to go, so I am on my own. Guess that is why I love Cabo!!

Edited: 1:56 pm, August 18, 2014
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10. Re: USA/Canada Embassy & Consular Information for travelers

US Embassy is completely useless. A paper tiger in Mexico - no teeth whatsoever. No help, whatsoever. I had an incident in Mazatlan, and the US Embassy there basically told me that regardless of whether I was right or wrong, guilty or innocent, it didn't matter. The local rich family that ran the town could basically do anything they wanted because they paid off the policia. So, I ended up paying $$ to the corrupt family to avoid being tossed in jail -- at the US Embassy's advice. Again, they have no power and cannot help you. So, don't depend upon them, or even the US Gov't to get you out of any type of trouble.

I love Cabo and Mexico... except for the rampant corruption. I feel especially bad for the citizens who have to deal with it on a daily basis.

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