Jun 30, 2013, 9:57 AM
Here is the website for the Mexican passports (in Spanish of course):
The local SRE office in Reynosa for Mexican passports is :
Blvd Hidalgo con Blvd Vista Hermosa, CP 88730, Reynosa, Tamaulipas
Tele: (899) 922-0922
Office hours: 8:00-16:00 Mon-Fri
Information tele # in MX only: 01 800 5000 773 Mon-Fri 8:00-20:00 M-F
Passport application info:
-By appointment only
-The minor children must appear in person, with a parent
-Fill out application in black ink, printed, by hand
Documents needed for children:
--Certified birth certificates AND a copy , front and back
-School certification for primary, secondary or high school with photo and official school seal OR a sconstancia OR a valid school credential with photo OR a medical serrvice credential AND a copy, front and back
-Color photos, passport size, plain background, no earrings etc
Documents for parents:
-Cedula de identidad (their IFE carnet) AND a copy, front and back
Cost for 6 years: MX$1310 plus there may be an additional local cost
With their Mexican passport and other documents in hand, they can apply for a US visa for them at Matamoros.
Ave Primera y Azaleas
Tele: (52) (868) 812-4402 / 03 /08
Tourist visas for minors cost US$15.
Info for the US Embassy / visas to the US for the kids:
Here are my thoughts/ questions / doubts FWTW:
1. Someone with more knowledge than me will know what is necessary for the parents to give permission for their minor children to travel outside Mexico with nonfamily. Child kidnapping is a big thing here in Mexico, and child trafficking to the US is a big problem too. Both countries try to be very careful.
2. For a Mexican with limited means, getting a US visa is very difficult. It may be even more difficult for them or foreigners (Canadians) to get US visas for other foreigners who are minors (Mexicans) to visit them in the US. As Canadians, unless you have a US green card, I'm not sure if you can qualify to sponsor them for their US visas.
To get the visas necessary, the underlying thoughts for the US Consulate is that the kids will go back to Mexico, on time, after their visit to the US, and that they are coming for a legitimate reason. For the Mexican authorities, that once their minor citizens go out of the country with foreigners, that they will be safe, and safely returned to their parents in Mexico after their visit.
Good luck in your quest.
(This post was edited by GringoCArlos on Jun 30, 2013, 10:11 AM)