The Institute for Mexicans Abroad (IME) is a decentralized agency of the Foreign Ministry. Since April 16, 2003, it has served the needs of the Mexican communities abroad.

It has programs and services in health, education and financial education, and provides statistics and publications on Mexican migration, remittances, community organization, Mexican clubs, federations and networks, cultural and sporting events and other issues.

Its main goals are:

·      Responding to the needs and initiatives of Mexicans abroad.

·      Helping to integrate Mexicans abroad into their societies and institutions.

·      Promoting ties between the Mexicans abroad and Mexico, specifically with their hometowns.

The IME has its offices at the Foreign Ministry and representatives who are responsible for community affairs at the Mexican consulates in the United States and Canada.

For more information on Mexicans abroad,  see the IME’s interactive map at:

Some numbers:

·      54% of the Mexicans abroad are women and 46% are men.

·      Most Mexicans have emigrated to the Americas (54%), followed by Europe (40%), Asia (4%), Oceania (2%) and Africa (3.35%).

·      After the United States, the 10 countries with the most Mexicans are: Canada, Spain, Germany, United Kingdom, Bolivia, Argentina, Switzerland, Netherlands, Costa Rica, Germany.

·      11,793,976 Mexicans are in the Americas. Their approximate average age is 36. 52% are women and 48% are men.

·      There are 103,814 Mexicans in Europe with an average age of 34; 58% are women and 42% are men.

·      The 10 Mexican states with the largest presence in Europe are: Mexico City,  Jalisco, Nuevo Leon, the state of Mexico, Veracruz, Puebla, Guanajuato, Tamaulipas, Chihuahua and Sinaloa.

·      There are 921 Mexicans recorded as living in Africa, whose average age is 33. 54% are women and 46% are men.

·      Asia: 11,180 resident Mexicans with an average age of 35. Forty-nine percent are women and 51% are men.

·      Oceania: 4,098. Fifty-one percent are women and 49% are men with an average age of 33.