Mexico - USCIS Monterrey Field Office
USCIS permanently closed its field office in Monterrey, Mexico, on Sept. 30, 2019. The USCIS Field Office in Mexico City, Mexico, will assume responsibility for certain immigration services provided to individuals residing in the Mexican states of Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosí, Coahuila, Aguascalientes, Zacatecas, and Tamaulipas (see table below).
Beginning Aug. 17, 2019, individuals who were previously assisted by the USCIS Monterrey Field Office must follow these filing instructions:
If you are a U.S. citizen, the Department of State may accept a petition from you if you are filing for your immediate relative (spouse, unmarried child under the age of 21, or parent (if you are 21 years of age or older) at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate in certain limited circumstances, as described in USCIS Policy Manual, Volume 6, Part B, Chapter 3. Please contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate having jurisdiction over the area where you live for further information.Active-Duty Military: If you are an active-duty U.S. citizen service member stationed permanently at a military base overseas, you may file this petition directly with the Department of State at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate without needing to establish exceptional circumstances.
Form I-360, Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant (for Widow(er) petitions only)
If you reside outside of the United States, you may be able to file at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate having jurisdiction over the area where you live. Please contact them for more information.
Please see the Form I-360, Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant webpage for the most current filing instructions.
In very rare circumstances, a U.S embassy or U.S. consulate may allow you to submit a Form I-407 in person if you need immediate proof that you have abandoned your lawful permanent resident status. The most common need for an expedited application is to apply for an A or G visa.
Except as provided below, Form I-601 must be filed with the USCIS Lockbox in the United States by mail. You may submit a written request for expedited processing along with your application when you file with the Lockbox if you believe there are extraordinary circumstances that require expedited processing. Further instructions on requesting expedited processing domestically can be found in the USCIS policy memorandum on expedited processing (PDF, 66 KB).
The USCIS Mexico City Field Office may grant an exception to Lockbox filing and permission to file Form I-601 at an international office if:
For information about the exceptions to Lockbox filing and permission to file Form I-601 at an international office, including examples of possible qualifying circumstances, please see the USCIS policy memorandum (PDF, 79 KB) on exceptions for international filing.
To request an exception to Lockbox filing, please contact USCIS Mexico City for further instructions.
General information about the U.S. Consulate General in Monterrey is available on the embassy website. You may also contact the consulate general by mailing:
U.S. Consulate General
150 Avenida Alfonso Reyes
66196 Santa Catarina, N.L. Mexico
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For in-depth information about visas, please check the Visa Services section of the Department of State’s website.