Mexican Embassies to Issue Birth Certificates Overseas
17 de febrero de 2017, 11:19Mexico, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Mexican embassies may issue birth certificates starting today to people that were born in the national territory but were not registered at the time in Mexico.
'This action constitutes a watershed in the matter of consular protection, since it guarantees our nationals, wherever they may be, the Right to Identity, established in Article four of the Constitution and generates concrete benefits for thousands of people with the reforms to the Law Of the Mexican Foreign Service and its Regulations,' says a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In addition, it will allow Mexicans to process other documents such as consular registrations and passports, reducing the vulnerability that some migrants face, especially in the United States, where most Mexicans are without birth registration.
This step completes the one that was taken in January 2015, when the Act Printing System (SIDEA) came into effect, in which Mexican-born nationals residing abroad can request certified copies of their birth certificates in one Embassy or consulate.
Since the beginning of the system, more than 320 thousand birth certificates have been delivered, according to the Mexican Foreign Ministry.
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