Vallarta Consular Agency
NOTICE: Starting August 25, 2014, public hours for regular walk-in business including passport and notarial services will be Monday through Thursday from 8:30am to 12:30pm, except for U.S. and Mexican holidays. The Consular Agency is also closed on second Wednesday of every month for in-service training. Please review Hours of Operation, below, for additional information.
NOTICE: Starting on August 1, 2014, all applications for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad will have to be made directly to the U.S. Consulate in Guadalajara.
The U.S. Consular Agency in Vallarta provides emergency services to American Citizens residing in or visiting the area around Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco and Nuevo Vallarta/Bahia de Banderas, Nayarit.
The Consular Agency also performs notarials and receives applications for U.S. passports. Passport applications are forwarded to the U.S. Consulate General Guadalajara (the Consular Agency's supervisory post) for processing. Consular Report of Birth Abroad applications will need to be made at the U.S. Consulate General in Guadalajara. The link to detailed information about how to make a CRBA appointment is provided below.
Kelly Trainor has been the Consular Agent since November 1998. She is assisted by a staff of two employees.
U.S. Consular Agency in Puerto Vallarta
Hours of Operation
The U.S. Consular Agency in Vallarta is open to the public Monday through Thursday, from 8:30am to 12:30pm, except for U.S. and Mexican holidays. The Consular Agency is also closed on second Wednesday of every month for in-service training.
For after-hours emergencies involving life or limb, please call the Duty Officer at the U.S. Consulate General Guadalajara: (52-33) 3268-2145.
Notarials (Monday through Friday 11:00am to 12:30pm)
Discontinuation Of Acceptance Of Consular Reports Of Birth Abroad At Puerto Vallarta.
The U.S. Consulate General in Guadalajara and the Puerto Vallarta Consular Agency would like to inform the U.S. citizen community that effective August 1, 2014 Puerto Vallarta will no longer accept or process applications for Consular Reports of Birth Abroad. All such applicationsshould be made directly to the Consulate General in Guadalajara.
The primary responsibility of a consular agency is to provide emergency services such as assistance in death cases, services to crime victims, and other special services. The discontinuation of the acceptance of Consular Reports of Birth Abroad is necessary to ensure that the Puerto Vallarta Consular Agency has adequate resources to continue to meet growing demand for emergency and other consular services in Puerto Vallarta. As the resident U.S. citizen community has grown, the demand for emergency services has increased dramatically. Moving applications for Consular Reports of Birth Abroad to the Consulate in Guadalajara will enable Puerto Vallarta’s staff to focus on its core responsibilities and better serve the community.
The U.S. Consulate General in Guadalajara accepts Consular Report of Birth Abroad applications by appointment every business day, and makes every effort to provide next-day appointments to applicants ready for interview. For instructions on how to make an appointment, please visit the Consulate General’s website (here).
Vallarta Reference Lists and Links
Paseo de los Cocoteros #85
Sur Paradise Plaza
Interior Local L-7
Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit
Phone & Answering Machine:
Phone & Fax:
24-Hour Emergency Number at U.S. Consulate General Guadalajara: