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U.S. Consulate General Nogales

Brief History

The U.S. Consulate began operations on July 1, 1998 working out of temporary facilities in Nogales, Arizona.  We officially opened in Nogales, Sonora, on November 23, 1998.  We were pleased to have U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Jeffrey Davidow and Representative Jim Kolbe help us raise the flag on that occasion. The Consulate is a large, modern structure located on Calle San Jose, alongside several maquiladoras and customs brokerages. 

 General Information

Consulate Office Hours:
8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday

The Consular section is open to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Consulate is closed on both, Mexican and U.S. Federal holidays.  

The Consulate may be reached in the following ways:

When dialing from the U.S.: 
Telephone: 011 52 631 311 8150
Fax: 011 52 631 313 4652

 

If dialing from Mexico: 
Telephone: 01 631 311 8150
Fax: 01 631 313 4652

Our Consular District is the northern part of the state of Sonora, extending 600 miles from Agua Prieta in eastern Sonora, to San Luis Rio Colorado in western Sonora, and about 60 miles south of the U.S.-Mexico border.  The population of the consular district is about 800,000.  The Consulate estimates that tens of thousands American citizens are present in its district every day. However, less than 200 have registered with the Consulate. Registration is extremely important as it alerts the Consulate of your presence in the case of a local emergency and allows the Consulate to assist loved ones in contacting you in the event of an emergency back home. The U.S. State Department encourages all Americans traveling or residing aboard to register with the nearest Embassy or Consulate through this webpage.

The Consulate's workload has been heavy from the outset and continues to expand.  The American officers handle the full range of consular and administrative duties and report to the U.S. Embassy and the Department of State on political, economic and commercial developments.