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If you do not have your released cartilla, you can still obtain a one or five-year passport by presenting an official ID. However, you must remember that obtaining your released military Carnet (cartilla) is an obligation for all mexican males between the ages of 18 and 41.




















If you still have questions or doubts:
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National Military Service Carnet (in Spanish, Cartilla del Servicio Militar Nacional SMN)


This document is an official Identification which all Mexican males over 18 and under 40 are required to obtain by law. A temporary carnet can be issued by the Consulates and Embassies of Mexico abroad.
The definite cartilla, also called "release of the carnet" is issued by the Secretary of Defense, sent to the Consulate which requested it, and finally, given to individuals to hold on to after a year of service in availability (this meaning only that you are accounted for as a Mexican by the Military Corps of Mexico).
It is also required that your carnet is revised every 10 years, at ages 20, 30 and 40 

By means of the Consulate General of Mexico in New York, you can:










Obtain your new Military Service Carnet

Obtain the "release" of a carnet previously issued in Mexico

Correct errors in your personal information used in the carnet

Obtain a duplicate for your lost or damaged carnet

Comply with the 10-year revision requirement







To obtain your new Military Service Carnet, the requirements are:


To be a resident (to live in) New York, New Jersey or Connecticut
Fill out the application available at the Consulate
Original Birth Certificate and 1 photocopy. 
One Original valid identification. This ID must be issued and stamped by an official Mexican authority and contain a photograph of its holder (i.e., Consular ID, certificate of completion of studies, basic education school grade sheet, voter's card by the IFE, Mexican driver's license, Certificate of non-criminal record)
Also acceptable are Photo Identifications issued by the Federal Government (i.e., United States Passport, Permanent Resident Card -"green card", work permit) or by an accredited institution in the States of New York, New Jersey or Connecticut (i.e., driver's license, school ID, letter from the school). For more examples of acceptable ID's, click here.
Six passport size color photographs, with a white background, with unobstructed forehead and ears and without eyeglasses. (the Consulate General also offers photography service)

This document is free of payment of rights..

Note:
Carnets sent to the Secretary of Defense of Mexico are sent back to the Consulate of Mexico in New York for collection over a year after being requested, once the service year has concluded.







The requirements to obtain the release of a carnet previously issued in Mexico are:


Bring the temporary carnet and two copies of the page containing personal information and photograph.
Two passport size color photographs, with a white background, with unobstructed forehead and ears and without eyeglasses. (the Consulate General also offers photography service) 

This document is free of payment of rights..

Note:
Carnets sent to the Secretary of Defense of Mexico are sent back to the Consulate of Mexico in New York for collection over a year after being requested, once the service year has concluded.







To correct your information on a previously issued carnet or its release page:


Fill out the application available at the Consulate
Original Birth Certificate and 1 photocopy. 
Bring the temporary carnet, the release page (if applicable) and two copies of the page containing personal information and photograph.
Two passport size color photographs, with a white background, with unobstructed forehead and ears and without eyeglasses. (the Consulate General also offers photography service) 
Payment of Consular Fee
   (click here to consult fees for this and other documents) 

Note:
Carnets sent to the Secretary of Defense of Mexico for correction are sent back to the Consulate of Mexico in New York for collection over a year after being requested, once the service year has concluded.







To obtain a duplicate for your lost or damaged carnet
:


Fill out the application available at the Consulate
Bring the temporary carnet, the release page (if applicable) and two copies of the page containing personal information and photograph.
Two passport size color photographs, with a white background, with unobstructed forehead and ears and without eyeglasses. (the Consulate General also offers photography service) 
Payment of Consular Fee
   (click here to consult fees for this and other documents) 

Note:
Carnets sent to the Secretary of Defense of Mexico for are sent back to the Consulate of Mexico in New York for collection over a year after being requested, once the service year has concluded.





It is only after your military carnet has been relesed that you can obtain a 5-year passport .


Males over 41 years of age are not required to obtain the carnet or its release.

If you obtained a passport, voter's card or naturalization certificate from the United States or another country before March 1998, you will need to obtain a Declaration of Mexican Citizenship.

Keep photocopies of your passport in your records. It will ease future documentation processes

No one outside of this Consulate is authorized to file for you or intervene in the process. 

Distribution of this information is free.