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Vallarta Consular Agencies

Puerto Vallarta • Riviera Nayarit 

Should you require consular assistance or face an emergency, please contact your Consular Agencies:

Canada: Adam Charlebois
The Consulate of Canada, Puerto Vallarta
Plaza Peninsula, Local Sub F
Boulevard Francisco Medina Ascencio 2485
North Hotel Zone
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
Telephone: (011 52 322) 293-0098 / 293-0099
Fax: (011 52 322) 293-2894
Jurisdiction:  Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco Coast, the States of Colima and Nayarit
Hours: Open to the public is 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Outside office hours toll free: 01 800 706-2900

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Mexican citizens that require a notarized letter for their child or children to be able to travel to Canada must go to a Mexican Public Notary. As of July 6, 2009, and until further notice, the consular section of the Canadian Embassy will not be able to provide this service.

United States: Kelly Trainor
Puerto Vallarta & Nuevo Vallarta
Paradise Plaza
Paseo de los Cocoteros #85
Sur Paradise Plaza, Interior Local L-7
Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit 63732
Phone & Answering Machine: (011 52 322) 222-0069, (011 52 322) 223-3301
Phone & Fax: (011 52 322) 223-0074
For after-hour emergencies, please call (011 52 333) 268-2145
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm

The offices are closed on U.S. & Mexican holidays and the 2nd Wednesday of each month.

For US Passport or ID card pick-up 4-6 weeks after application date and  to make sure your items have arrived , email at  or telephone between 3:00-4:00 pm Monday-Thursday at (322) 222-0069, ext 101, 112 or 104.

Present payment receipt to the Security Guard for quick pick-up.

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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 and consular reports of birth abroad (CRBAs). Passport and CRBA applications are forwarded to the U.S. Consulate General Guadalajara (the Consular Agency's supervisory post) for processing.

Kelly Trainor has been the Consular Agent since November 1998. She is assisted by a staff of three employees.

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 the second and fourth 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.


  • Emergency Passports (Monday through Thursday 8:30 am - 12:30 pm)
  • Adult Passport Renewals (Monday through Thursday 8:30 - 10:30 am)
  • Notarials (Monday through Thursday 11:00 am - 12:30 pm)
  • Additional Pages, Data Corrections & Name Changes (Monday through Thursday 8:30 - 10:30 am)
  • First-time Passport Applicants and Minor Passport Renewals (Requires an appointment between 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Monday through Thursday. Call for appointments between 2:00 - 3:30 pm)

Last updated: September 27, 2019 · Charity ID: 915

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Apply For U.S. Social Security Benefits in Puerto Vallarta

U.S. Consulate General

The Federal Benefits Unit of the U.S. Consulate General in Guadalajara will conduct a Social Security outreach event in Puerto Vallarta and Bahia de Banderas on July 24, 2019.

American Legion Remembrance & Veterans Day Event

American Legion Post 14

To honor service members of the U.S. and Canadian armed forces the American Legion and Jay Sadler Project is organizing a Veteran's / Remembrance memorial on November 11th.

Town Meeting in Vallarta by US Consulate General

U. S. Consulate

Meet the New Consulate General American Citizen Services Chief – Rachel Schofer. PV Civil Protection Official will give a presentation in English regarding preparing for an emergency, and more.

Events Not to Miss This Week in Vallarta-Nayarit


A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including Live Shows and Concerts, Ceviche & Aguachile Market, Fundraisers, Art Walks, Cooking Classes, Charity Bingo, TED Talks, Vallarta Cup, Farmers Markets every day of the week, and so much more.

U.S. Consular Agents Invite You to 'Bring a Thing' for PV's Regional Hospital

Vallarta Consulate

Our American Consulates are asking you to participate in bringing needed items to Puerto Vallarta's State Hospital for the poor as part of the US Northern Command Humanitarian Donation Ceremony.

Events Not to Miss This Week in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit


A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including Live Shows and Concerts, Ceviche & Aguachile Market, Fundraisers, Art Walks, Cooking Classes, Kitty Bingo, Solidarity March, Vallarta Cup, Farmers Markets every day of the week, and so much more.

Information Session by Canadian Consulate to Mexico

Canadian Consulate

The presentation will take place from 1:00 - 2:00 pm on Thursday January 19th at the Krystal Hotel's Salon Jalisco C in Puerto Vallarta. A French presentation will also be offered the same day from 3:30 - 4:30 pm.

How the US and Canadian Consulate Can Help You in Vallarta-Nayarit

Tropicasa Realty

One of the many reasons that Puerto Vallarta is a comfortable choice for many foreign investors entering into the Mexican real estate market is that our area has both an American and Canadian consulate.

'Rhythms of the Night' Spectacular to Celebrate July 4 and Canada Day

American Legion Post 14

To celebrate 4th of July and Canadian Day July 1, the American Legion Post 14 of Puerto Vallarta is sponsoring a special 'Rhythms of the Night' spectacular by Vallarta Adventures on Saturday, July 2.

Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness Town Meeting for Vallarta-Nayarit

Amigos de La Cruz

The Canadian and US Consular Agencies are teaming up with the office of Bahia de Banderas Civil Protection for a Town Meeting, in English, regarding Hurricane Preparedness and Crisis Management.

Another Great Year of Toys for Tots Vallarta Distributions

Puerto Vallarta Navy League

In addition to giving away 8,000 toys, Toys for Tots this year generated enough funds to construct a number of playgrounds in some of the neighborhoods visited.

US Federal Benefits and Social Security Town Meeting in Puerto Vallarta


You are invited to the Town Meeting in Puerto Vallarta on Thursday, November 19, 2015 for the English language informational presentation covering United States Federal Benefits and Social Security.

Vallarta-Nayarit Town Meeting Addresses US Social Security & Veterans Benefits

U.S. Embassy

Don't miss the opportunity to hear from and speak with the United States Social Security and Veterans Benefits Representatives on Tuesday, April 28. Meetings are in english and spanish.

United States Navy Continues to Spread Goodwill to Puerto Vallarta

Navy League

Puerto Vallarta was honored to welcome the USS Lake Champlain, a US Navy Guided Missile Cruiser, to its waters last week. They were here mainly to deliver much needed medical supplies, as a goodwill gesture from Northcom of the U.S. Government.

11th International Altruism Festival to Benefit 20 Local Vallarta-Nayarit Charities


This is the most important altruism event of Vallarta-Nayarit and will take place on Sunday, May 17, 2015, beginning at 6:00 pm, in the beautiful beachfront garden of the CasaMagna Marriott Resort in Marina Vallarta.

Events Not to Miss This Week in Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit


A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including Theater Shows, Movie Screenings, Fundraisers, Charity Bingo, Wine Festival, National Charro Competition, San Pancho Music Fest, Urban Farmer Workshop, Guayabitos Art Fest, Farmers Markets every day, and so much more.

Invitation for Non-Profits to Submit Entries for Altruism Festival

US Consulate Vallarta-Nayarit

Kelly Trainor, American Consulate for Vallarta-Nayarit in association with CasaMagna Marriott Hotel in Marina Vallarta announce that the 11th Annual International Altruism Festival will be held this year on Sunday, May 17, 2015.

General Information Session by Canadian Consular Agent at International Friendship Club

International Friendship Club

Patrick Courcelles, Canadian Consular Agent / Agent Consulaire of Puerto Vallarta, will present an informative PowerPoint presentation and General Information Session at the IFC Clubhouse on Wednesday February 25 from 10:00 - 11:30 am.

Events Not to Miss This Week in Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit


A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including Theater Shows, Movie Screenings, Fundraisers, Charity Bingo, Mardi Gras Parade, Rural Organic Farm Walk, Taste of Lo de Marcos, Southside Shuffle, Farmers Markets every day, and so much more.

U.S. Consular to Visit Southside Vallarta for Notary and Passport Services


For the convenience of American expats and visitors living on the southside of Puerto Vallarta, the U.S. Consular Office of Vallarta-Nayarit has arranged a special trip from the Nuevo Vallarta offices to Downtown/Old Town Vallarta on February 18.

Vallarta-Nayarit Town Meeting for U.S. Citizens

US Consulate Vallarta-Nayarit

Kelly Trainor and Peter Marigliano cordially invite U.S. citizens residing in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit to attend the Consulate & Agency Town Meeting on Tuesday, October 7.

Discontinuation for U.S. Citizens of 'Consular Reports of Birth Abroad' in Puerto Vallarta

Consulate General of the United States

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.

Events Not to Miss This Week in Vallarta-Nayarit


Even though the high season is winding down, there are still plenty of events and festivities happening this week in Vallarta-Nayarit including Still Crazy for Patsy, Altruism Festival, Fandango, Beach Polo, Western Night, Pride Fundraiser and a lot more.

A Reminder & Where to Get Your Altruism Festival Tickets Early and Save

Amigos de La Cruz

Don’t miss this very upbeat, wonderful evening of food, friendship and fun on May 4, with all proceeds divided equally among the 20 charities. Tickets, which include food, drinks and entertainment, cost just 350 pesos in advance or 450 pesos at the gate.

10th International Altruism Festival to Benefit 20 Local Charities

La Biblioteca Rey Nayar

This is the most important altruism event of Puerto Vallarta and will take place on Sunday, May 4, 2014, beginning at 6:00 pm, in the beautiful beachfront garden of the CasaMagna Marriott Resort in Marina Vallarta.

Fifth Edition of Medical Matters in Marina Vallarta

Nuestras Noticias

The CasaMagna Marriott, along with the Consular Agency in Puerto Vallarta and Healthcare Resources, proudly present Medical Matters 2014 conference, which will be held on Monday, February 10, 2014, from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm.

Lynne Benoit Retires as Canadian Consular Agent in Vallarta-Nayarit

Vallarta Opina

Lynne Benoit has just announced that she will stop working as Consular Agent of Canada in the Vallarta-Nayarit region on January 1, 2014. December 31 will be her last day on the job after 20 years of being in that position.

OAATRE Vallarta Offers Help to Residents & Tourists

Government Puerto Vallarta

The Public Service Board and Tourist Assistance and Resident Alien program (OAATRE) supports our residents and tourists with all the necessary tools in receiving, monitoring and tracking any complaints and provides guidance to anyone who requires it.

Collection Center in Vallarta for Victims of 'Manuel' and 'Ingrid'

United States Consular Agency PV

The Puerto Vallarta Consulate Office has just announced that a Collection Center is set up in Nuevo Vallarta at Paradise Plaza on September 19 and 20 from 8:00 am until 10:00 pm. Support is needed for storm victims in several states of Mexico.

Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) Provided Free by U.S. Government

US Consular Agent Vallarta

Kelly Trainor, our Puerto Vallarta U.S. Consulate, reminds our visitors about the free service provided by the U.S. Government to U.S. Citizens who are traveling to, or living in, a foreign country.

National Disaster Preparedness Presentation in PV

US Consular Agent Vallarta

PV Municipal Civil Protection and Firefighters in conjunction with the American & Canadian Consular Agencies of Puerto Vallarta extend a cordial invitation to attend a special presentation (in English) on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, at 10:00 am.

Questions & Answers on New Laws from Immigration/Customs Presentation

Amigos de La Cruz

Thanks to Amigos de La Cruz, we present the list of questions and answers from the February 13 Town Meeting by Vallarta's US Consular, in conjunction with the Immigration and Customs Agencies, in English and Spanish.

Vallarta Town Meeting to Discuss New Immigration & Customs Laws

U.S. Consular Vallarta

The U.S. Consular Agency Vallarta, in conjunction with the Immigration and Customs agencies, announces a Town Meeting to discuss the new laws and procedures on Wednesday, February 13, at Paradise Village Resort Complex.

Urgent: Blood Donations Needed in Puerto Vallarta to Save a Life

U.S. Consular Agency Vallarta

The U.S. Consular Agency of Vallarta is requesting blood donations of B-Negative or O-Negative for an American citizen, Herbert M. Heinstein, who is still hospitalized at Amerimed Hospital. The local blood banks have no stock of the blood he needs.

Mayor of Puerto Vallarta Involved in Foreign Community

In order to build a partnership for the benefit of the locals and the foreign community from the United States, the Mayor of Puerto Vallarta held a productive meeting with the American Consular Agent for the Puerto Vallarta region.

Cats and Dogs Art Benefit

Galeria Vallarta

There will be a silent auction of some of the paintings and part of the proceeds will go to the benefit of the Civil Association Desembocada Ranchito, headed by Ana Maria Silva Rodriguez, for the benefit of the animals.

State Department Updates Warnings for US Citizens Traveling to Parts of Mexico

The U.S. State Department expanded its travel advisories Tuesday to warn of dangers in parts of Mexico, like the Caribbean coast, that previously hadn’t been covered by such alerts.

Trump Sticks with Mexico Ambassador Favored by Clinton and Obama


While Trump continues to demand Mexico pay billions of dollars for a wall to stop undocumented immigrants and calls Nafta the worst trade deal in history, the tone of his ambassador, Roberta Jacobson, couldn’t be more different.

U.S. State Department Warns Tourists About Possibly Tainted Alcohol at Mexican Resorts

Journal Sentinel

The U.S. Department of State is alerting travelers to Mexico about possible tainted or counterfeit alcohol that could cause sickness and blacking out.

Amnesty Program Is Something All Expats Who Live in Mexico Illegally Should Know About

Expats in Mexico

If you are currently living in Mexico without a visa or have over-stayed your visa, you should know that the Mexican government has an amnesty program for expats who live in Mexico illegally.

Ten of Thousands of US-Born Americans Are Living Illegally in Mexico

CGTN America

While the U.S. ratchets up pressure on illegal immigrants, more Americans are overstaying their visas and living illegally in Mexico. But unlike the U.S., Mexican authorities aren’t doing anything about it.

U.S. Embassy in Mexico Urgently Needs Security to Protect from Possible Terrorism


There is "unusual and compelling urgency" for the United States government to hire security companies to protect U.S. personnel working at our embassy in Mexico City.

Canada Seeks Assurances from Mexico Before Lifting Visa Restrictions

The Globe and Mail

Canada will lift visa restrictions for Mexican travelers providing that President Enrique Pena Nieto offers assurances there won’t be a flood of people from Mexico claiming refugee status.

It's Time to Confirm Roberta Jacobson as United States Ambassador to Mexico


Why has Roberta Jacobson waited nine months and counting to be confirmed as U.S. ambassador to Mexico?

US State Department Updates Mexico Travel Warning

US State Department

The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens about the risk of traveling to certain places in Mexico due to threats to safety and security posed by organized criminal groups in the country.

Infographic: The World's Most Expensive Passports


Passports are valuable and expensive items, with the price of applying for one varying tremendously by nationality. Even though a Mexican passport costs a mere $20 more than in the US, minimum wage workers still need to put in 266 hours in order to afford one.

Visas for Latin American Professionals Available at US Consulates Overseas

Daily Business Review

Mexican nationals can take advantage of the TN visa. They can present their application at a U.S. consulate in Mexico and will obtain a one-, two- or three-year TN visa stamp to enter the U.S.

US Consulate in Guadalajara Issues Travel Advisory

The United States Consulate General in Guadalajara wishes to alert U.S. citizens to a number of recent violent, deadly confrontations between criminal organizations and police.

Mexico Has Its Own Immigration Problem: US Citizens Overstaying Their Visas

Latin Post

Immigration relations between the U.S. and Mexico is often portrayed as single-lane highway into the U.S., but the reality is that Mexico is constantly dealing with an influx of American retirees.

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