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Key Points

  • The Mexican government issued a new feature to passports that allow for electronic storage of holder’s information


On October 5, 2021, the Mexican government announced an electronic passport and issued the first Mexican electronic passport. All of Mexico’s consular offices are expected to be issuing this new passport by January 2022. This new feature will be accessible through printed passport books that will include an electronic chip for accessing the holder’s information.

What’s Changed?

Over the next two years, Mexico’s consular offices abroad will begin issuing passport books with electronic chips for information to be held more securely and reliably.

Looking Ahead

The first electronic passports were issued in Los Angeles, California, but the government plans to begin issuing electronic passports in all consular offices by January 2022. Continue to check Mexico’s government website for updates.

Sources: Government of Mexico

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