Services provided by the Mexican consulate in Houston include consular registration, passport services, the issuance of visas, limited legal document certification and the registration of civil documents such as birth and marriage certificates, according to the consulate's website. The consulate also issues copies of documents to Mexican citizens, such as certified copies of birth certificates.
The consulate issues visitor, temporary and permanent resident visas for non-Mexicans traveling or moving to Mexico. The consulate issues original and replacement passports for Mexican citizens, according to the consulate's website. The consulate also registers male Mexican citizens between the ages of 18 and 40 for national military service.
The consulate issues power of attorney documents to individuals and businesses upon presentation of the proper documents. It also certifies wills and registers renunciations of inheritance rights, according to the consulate's website. Other services provided by the consulate include the registration of household goods for Mexican citizens moving back to Mexico after having lived abroad for at least six consecutive months.
The consulate conducts business in Spanish and for many services, such as registration for military service or certification of a will, non-Spanish speakers must bring their own translators, notes the consulate's website. Some services are available only during limited hours each day. For example, power of attorney documents for individuals are only prepared from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.