Afternoon documentation services shifts to start

Photo courtesy of General Consulate of Mexico
Photo courtesy of General Consulate of Mexico

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he General Consulate of Mexico in Chicago announces that from next Monday, May 11 on, will start the “Afternoon Shifts” in the consular headquarters for the expedition of the Mexican Passport and high security Consular Cards, scheduled from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday). During the first week there will be 300 open afternoon appointments, for which it is required to make an appointment by the Internet through the following website:  https://mexitel.sre.gob.mx/citas.webportal/pages/public/login/login.jsf or by calling MEXITEL at 1-877-639-4835. The requirements for both documents are:

* Passport: Birth Certificate (certified copy) and official identification (original).

* Consular Card: The same as for the passport, plus proof of address.

Remember that since the end of 2014 for starting the proceedings it is no longer necessary to bring photocopies neither photos as the original documents are scanned in the consular facilities and a digital archive is generated, so it includes biometric data with the photo, signature, and fingerprint of each user.

It is worth it to mention that these actions correspond to the compromise the consular facilities has with the fellowmen who reside in the Midwest of the United States, and mainly because some of them could benefit from the Immigration Relief as announced by Preidente Obama in 2014, that despite a temporary suspension currently exists, the recommendation is to keep preparing themselves with the getting of documents such as Passport, Consular Card, or certified copies of Birth Certificates.

In regards to this, General Consul Carlos Jiménez Macías, calls for the public’s attention for them to keep informed through official sources of the American Government, and alerts over over possible immigration frauds. Finally, it is recommended to visit the Department of Protection of the Consulate or call the Center of Information and Assistance to Mexicans, CIAM (initials in Spanish) which works every day (1-855 463-6395); unload the free application “MiConsulmex” for cellular phones and mobile devices. Likewise, follow our accounts in social networks.

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