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International Consulates in Cancun: A Short Guide

How many countries of the world are represented in Cancun by residents, visitors, consulates or cuisine?

Cancun is a very cosmopolitan city. According to the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) 2016 census, approximately 14% of Cancun’s population is foreign. That’s a little more than 104,000 people from all over the world living in our city. Only last year 2,026 permanent residency cards were given in our state, most of them to Cancun neighbors. USA, Cuba and more recently Venezuela, lead the origin countries of these new Cancunenses. All without counting the over 4 million tourists that visit the state every year, flying most likely to Cancun.

Approximately 14% of Cancun’s population is foreign.

There are many Consular Agencies in town you might want to know about in case of an emergency or simply for travelling or migratory status aid. Last summer a girlfriend from London lost her passport in Playa a few days before her flight. With her budget almost at zero, buying another ticket wasn’t an option. Good thing was we knew there was a Consular Agency of the UK in the Zona Hotelera (we went for a swim after that). They were really efficient and nice. We called, got all the documents and photos they asked for, and she got a temporary passport in two days that got her safely back home.

These are all the countries with a Consular Agency in Cancun: Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Belize, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Cuba, Cyprus, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and United States of America.

Listing all the numbers and addresses of all the consulates (some are honorary) would be too long; the complete info can be found on Cancun’s official website*. And even though they have no consulate here, I would like to close this article with Peru. For a taste of South America, visit Lima 12°05’ in Cancun. They have great food (next-level ceviche) and a fantastic view of Nichupte Lagoon; it’s my new favorite in our international city!



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