Consulates & Int'l Alliances / Consular Operations - Friday, February 11, 2011

Consular Operations - Friday, February 11, 2011


Consular Operations - Friday, February 11, 2011

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On Friday, February 11, 2011 the Consulate in Merida and Consular Agencies in Cancun and Playa del Carmen will be closed to the public. The Cozumel Agency will be open.

No routine services will be handled at our offices in Merida, Cancun and Playa del Carmen on this date. For extreme emergencies involving U.S. citizens you may call the main Merida Consulate number (see below) and be connected to a staff member for assistance.

We will resume normal operations on Monday, February 14, 2011.

Please see office hours and instructions on how to make an appointment for service at each office please visit

Register with Us!
Encourage your American friends, family, neighbors, and others you know to register. American citizens traveling or residing overseas are encouraged to register with the appropriate U.S. Embassy or Consulate on the State Department's travel registration website at By registering, American citizens make it easier for the Embassy or Consulate to contact them in case of emergency.

The U.S. Consulate in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, has responsibility for the Mexican states of Quintana Roo, Yucatan, and Campeche. The Consulate can be reached during its regular business hours (M-F, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) by telephone at 999-942-5700; by fax at 999-942-5777; and by email at After hours, for emergencies involving U.S. citizens, call the Consulate’s main number and follow instructions to be connected to the Merida duty officer.

(Calle 60 No. 338-K x 29 y 31, Colonia Alcala Martin, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico)
Main switchboard dialing from the US: 011-52-999-942-5700
Main switchboard dialing from outside Merida but within Mexico: 01-999-942-5700

Worldwide Caution
To view the Worldwide Caution issued by the State Department on January 31, 2011 please see
Overseas Voting
For information about how to vote in a U.S. election while traveling or living overseas please visit

Thank you.
Consular Section
U.S. Consulate Merida


  • nancy parsloe 12 years ago

    we came down that highway in January and returned on it in March. We had no problems at all anywhere on the highway. I think the media gets just a little too worked up over fear mongering... the only problem on that road were the potholes. Happy driving

  • Working Gringos 12 years ago

    Actually, we traveled from Merida to California through Matamoros (next to Brownsville) at the end of March 2011. You can read about it here: We understand that people have disappeared in that area, but they have all been Mexicans or Central Americans trying to make it into the United States. Yes, they are preyed upon by the gangs and drug cartels apparently. But if Americans or Canadians had disappeared that way, don't you think you would have heard about it? As far as we could tell, as long as you travel during the day, obey the law and mind your own business, you'll be fine. At least that is what we figured for ourselves and our drive was uneventful. However, that is just our personal experience... your experience might be different.

  • John Manns 12 years ago

    Could somebody let me know if they have traved from Brownsville to Merida in the last 2 weeks or so. I was told it has become very dangerous and not to travel by car. I have rented a home for a few years and was thunderstruck by the info that I was given by the American Consulate the Border Patrol and the Border Guards. I was told that the violence was not just on Americans but anyone at anytime. The main problem seems to be the highway gangs that are disguised as police. I was tolds that 100's of people have just vanished from this route in the past month (May 2011). I appreciate any info.


  • Jay & Neny 12 years ago

    Thank you for always keeping us posted...

  • John Venator 12 years ago

    Good to have info...but can you register with the Consulate BY
    E-MAIL ? Or do you have to go tothe Consulate in person?

    We live in Vallaodlid and wouldlike to register - but I hate to have to make a speical trip to Merida (200 miles round trip) just to register.

    If we can register by e-mail - I hope Yucatan Living will write an article telling us how to do it.

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