Passport Request Form: Format, Filling and MORE

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The Passport Request Form It is a very important document, which plays a fundamental role in the process of obtaining the ordinary Mexican passport. This contains the data of the applicant, so that the body in charge can process their data successfully.

For this reason, today we will talk about the data included in this document, how to fill it out and what it is for. In addition, you will be able to know about the additional requirements and other important aspects that you must take into consideration when it comes to processing the passport. So stay with us!

Obtain the Passport Application Form

Let’s start talking about How to Obtain the Passport Application Form in Mexico. If you know where you can get it, then you shouldn’t have any problems in the future when looking for it yourself or yourself.

The truth is that this form it is completed in the same office where you are going to do the procedure to obtain the passport. What you do have to keep in mind is that this will vary depending on whether you will do the management in the country or if you are abroad. We will focus on the latter, although we will try to address both issues.

Why? Mainly because we will tell you where to get the sample of the form, which is officially registered only for the Consular Offices. We will provide you with a sample of the one that you will obtain in the National Offices, but you can only access it through the link that we will be giving you.

But do not worry! Throughout the article we will be specifying everything you need to know to get your mexican passport, so that you have no doubts. For now, let’s see how to get there!

Application in Consular Offices

  • To begin, you must enter the web portal of the Government of Mexico.
  • Once there, you must go to the magnifying glass that appears in the upper right part of the screen and press it.
  • You will be redirected to a procedure search page. There you can enter ‘Passport application‘ Or simply OP-5.
  • A list of results will appear. You have two options:
    • Locate the entry that says Application and Permits for Ordinary Passport at Consular Offices. There you must locate the OP-5 and click to access it. You can also find other forms.
    • Directly select the option Application for a Mexican Ordinary Passport at Consular Offices and access it.

It’s that easy! However, again, it is a format. The original form will be issued by the office once you have delivered all the necessary documentation for the process.

Application in National Territory

  • In this case, you only have the option to access this link to be able to see the Format of the Passport Application Form. The Ministry of Foreign Relations has removed it from the government website, but you can be guided by that sample.

As before, it is filled out in the same office where you carry out the procedure for the official in charge of assisting you. You must not do anything! Although, without a doubt, going prepared is an advantage in any procedure.

Filling the Passport Application Form

Now let’s talk about Filling the Passport Application Form, an aspect that is also important to consider. If you are here, you probably thought that you would be the one who would have to fill out the form, but the reality is different.

Application in Consular Offices

Once you schedule your appointment at the consular office, you will have to wait for the day to come. Meanwhile, or before, you have to gather the necessary documents to complete the procedure. These will vary depending on whether it is an adult, a minor, if it is a renewal, a new passport, and so on.

On the scheduled day, you will have to present all these documents. The official in charge of assisting you will make sure that they are all current, legible and that nothing is missing. Obviously, you will have to prove your identity to do all this. Next step, you will have to make the corresponding payment and accept the taking of the photograph and fingerprints.

With all this information, the official will fill out Form 0P-5. He will ask you the questions that are necessary. Once it is ready, it will proceed to print it and deliver it to the applicant. The latter should check that all data is correct and proceed to sign. And that’s it! This is how the form is filled out at the Consular Offices.

Application in the National Territory

If you apply for a passport in a national territory office, then more or less the same process is followed. You must schedule an appointment online, gather the necessary documents for the process depending on who or who will make the application (of legal age, minor) and what type of application it is (for the first time, renewal).

The scheduled day, you have to approach with all these documents personally. The person in charge of assisting you will evaluate that you meet all the requirements. If you do, you will proceed to make the processing fee payment. Obviously, fingerprinting and photography are also done.

This is when the procedure can vary. In some offices it is the official who will be in charge of filling out the Passport Request Form. He will simply fill it out, with the information you provide, and proceed to print it so that you can review and sign it. This will be how the form will be filled out.

However, you can also have the official deliver the document to you so that fill it by yourself. In this case, you must take into account certain aspects.

  • The filling is done with a black ink pen. This will be delivered to the office, if you don’t have one.
  • You must use print. The idea is that the information provided is legible.
  • Studs, amendments, corrector, etc. are not accepted. The presentation is vital, so read very well what they ask you in each field and keep your answer in mind before putting it.

They won’t ask you for information that you don’t already know. You will only have to indicate your basic information, address information, procedure information and information about the people who could be called in case of emergency. Then you just have to place your fingerprints by the usual ink method, sign and place the photo.

This is mostly done in offices where there is not enough technology to do all the digital paperwork. In modern offices there are fingerprint scanners and a photo-taking system, and it is the official who fills out the form online.


Payment may have to be made before you go to the office to complete the procedure.

What is it for?

The Passport Request Form It serves, precisely, to sign the application process for the ordinary Mexican passport. This document is very important, as it plays a critical role when processing the passport, either for the first time or for renewal.

This is so because it contains all the applicant’s data, in an orderly, brief and concise manner. It allows the Ministry of Foreign Relations (SRE) take better control of citizens who have this identity document, whether it is digitized or handwritten.

Its usefulness is limited to containing these fundamental data and to formally establish the request for processing, either in Mexico or abroad, for an optimal handling of the information. No more no less.

This better handling is carried out not only because it contains the applicant’s information, but also because contains the specific data of the procedure. It contains information on the consular office, the date the procedure is carried out, authorization, the control fields of the steps that make up the issuance of a passport, and so on.

Additional Requirements for the Procedure

The Additional Requirements for Obtaining a PassportThose that we told you that you must deliver in order to fill out the form, vary depending on the applicant. In reality, they vary depending on whether it is a procedure for the first time or only for renewal, if it is an elderly, minor or elderly person, and the duration of the procedure.

However, in general, these requirements are:

  • Have a previously scheduled appointment. This procedure is carried out on the official website of the Government of Mexico. You can know everything about the passport process in the link that we have left you.
  • Original and copy of the following documents:
    • Proof of payment. With this you attend the appointment.
    • Official Identification Document.
    • Birth certificate.
    • Previous passport, in the event that it is a renewal procedure.
    • Identification and presence of both parents, if they are a minor.

For consular registrations, the marriage certificate, proof of address and previous consular registrations will be needed in case of renewal. You must present all this and then fill out the Passport Request Form.

What is the Passport Application Form?

The Passport Request Form is a document issued by the Ministry of Foreign Relations (SRE). It is used to formalize the process of obtaining this identity document, by which people can carry out different procedures and travel to other countries legally.

It can be processed in the country in the authorized offices and abroad in the consular offices. This contains the data of the applicant and the specific data of the procedure.

The official in charge of assisting you can fill it out, print it and give it to you to sign. If not, it will be delivered to you so that you can fill it out yourself, following the specifications that we comment on.

Now that you know everything about this form, you can finish the process of obtaining passport.

Until next time!

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