The U.S. Consulate General in Guadalajara, Calle Progreso 175, 338-526-1444, is open 8 a.m. until noon, Monday through Friday. Passports can be renewed in one day. Registration of full or part-time residents is recommended with the American Citizen Services Unit. Necessary information will be on file in the case of an emergency. It will not be shared with any other agency (like the IRS); the information is strictly confidential. The Federal Benefits Unit handles veterans’ claims, railroad pensions, and social security, both inquiries and benefits.
The Consulate of Canada in Guadalajara, World Trade Center, Av Mariano Otero 1249, Jardines del Bosque, 331-818-4200. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. until Noon.
Each month, a U.S. Consulate representatives travels to the Lake Chapala Society in Ajijic to provide limited consular services for American citizens.