Posts Tagged ‘Mexican passport’

Passports for Mexicans?

Monday, September 27th, 2010

US Passports for Mexican nationals aren’t easy to come by – but Mexican passports are if you live in North Carolina.  Approximately 400 Mexican nationals attended Concord High School’s Mexican Passport Event earlier this month.  The 400 people were there to apply for Mexican passports and additional forms of Mexican identification.

Mexican Passport

Mexican nationals need valid passports to get back into Mexico once they return home. The matricula consular card can be used as a form of identification in the United States.

The passport event had a purpose – to ensure that Mexican citizens have proper identification from the Mexican government.

Just to clarify – no US Passports were issued at the event.  The Mexican passports and government-issued picture IDs (matricula consular cards) were provided to passport applicants who supplied birth certificates and additional documentation.

Mexican nationals need valid passports to get back into Mexico once they return home.  The matricula consular card can be used as a form of identification in the United States.

Many Mexican nationals cannot open up bank accounts because they do not have US Passports or other necessary forms of identification.  However, people with both a matricula consular card and a Mexican passport can open up bank accounts.

The matricula card can also be used to provide proof of identity for such things as enrolling children in school or applying for credit.  It is also enables Mexicans to obtain an individual tax identification number from the IRS so that they may pay US income tax.

Many of the Mexicans who attended the event needed to obtain a passport so that they could use them as identification during trips back to Mexico.

If you are interested in getting a US Passport or US Passport Card, visit us at http://www.rushpassport.com or call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to speak with a Live Passport Agent.  (877) 937-7277 (All 50 States) or (212) 643-9305 New York Passport Agency.  Rush Passport™ : Expediter of Passports, serving Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, Manhattan, Westchester, Nassau County & Suffolk County, Long Island, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Miami, Florida.

Passport Monkey Business

Sunday, August 8th, 2010
Cross-border trafficking to the US also takes place as passport holders come to the US to sell exotic animals.

Cross-border trafficking to the US also takes place as passport holders come to the US to sell exotic animals.

A man arrived at the airport in Mexico City and upon showing his passport, looked very nervous.  The reason he looked so nervous had nothing to do with his passport, but it was because tucked under his sweater, were 18 little monkeys the man was trying to smuggle.

The species of the titi monkeys are on the international endangered list and fetch an average of about $1,000 each on the black market.

The man confessed to using his Mexican passport to travel to Peru where he bought the monkeys for about $30 each.

He was arrested for violating Mexico’s restrictions on importing primates and placed in custody.  Mexico is a key trading post for the cross-border sale of illegal wildlife as many smugglers use their passports to visit countries where endangered wildlife can be purchased.

In South America, there is a long tradition of people keeping wild animals such as parrots, lizards, reptiles, tarantulas and even white lions as pets.

Cross-border trafficking to the US also takes place as passport holders come to the US to sell exotic animals.

Other places in which Mexican passport holders traffic illegal wildlife include South and Central America, Europe, Japan and Southeast Asia.

Getting a US Passport is no ‘monkey business’.  If you are interested in obtaining a valid US Passport or US Passport Card, contact Rush Passport™ (877) 937-7277 (All 50 States) or (212) 643-9305 / New York Agency 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and speak with a Live Passport Agent or visit us online at http://www.rushpassport.com