Mexican digital passports : First stop, Las Vegas

Over half a million mexican citizens visit the city each year

A Mexican Consulate has been in operation in Las Vegas, Nevada since 2002, due to the large flow of tourists that the region receives each year, and also because of the amount of Mexican residents who live there as well.

In an exclusive interview with SanDiegoRed, Mariano Lemus Gas who serves as the head Consul of Mexico in Las Vegas spoke about the services they offer, and the implementation of digital passports which makes them the first ones to use this new method.

*Courtesy Mexican Consulate, Las Vegas

Today Las Vegas has about 400,000 residents that are Mexicans, and out of the 40 million people who visit the city, about half a million of them are from Mexico.

Lemus explained that even on the weekends they offer assistance to Mexican nationals who are in need of help to solve urgent problems or situations such as lost or stolen passports, provide support in emergency situations where a person needs to be hospitalized, because tourists rarely anticipate ever acquiring any type of traveler’s medical insurance, and also directing someone where to go for legal advice if need it.

*Courtesy Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico

Regarding the issue of digital passports the Consul said that the Consulate had been selected as the location for a pilot program, and that in about 10 days this type of passport will be in use in other Mexican consulates in the U.S., and soon in the rest of the world.

To know the requirements to process the Mexican passport, visit the official site of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico on this link.

If you are in Las Vegas and need help from the Mexican consulate, may find them at en 823 S. 6th ST., Las Vegas, Nevada, 89101 or call them at (702) 477-2727, and also by email at

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