Foreign Secretary Claudia Ruiz Massieu visited the consular
section of the Mexican embassy in the United States to launch phase one of the
new Mexican passport abroad--the result of the consular modernization program--and presented the first ones to Mexican citizens.
The new passport has the highest quality standards and the
most advanced technology available to guarantee its security and reliability. From
now on, the issuance of passports in the United States and in Mexico will be a
unified process. In 2014, Mexico’s embassies and consulates around the world
issued about 1.2 million passports.
The Foreign Secretary praised the work done by the consular
staff, stressing how important it is for them to work hard to provide better
services to Mexican citizens when issuing documents, providing consular
protection and addressing the needs of their communities.
As of December 1, 2015, all Mexican consulates, mobile
consulates and consulates on wheels in the United States are issuing the new