Can U.S Citizens Have Mexican Dual Citizenship?

If you were born in the United States to a Mexican father or mother, you are eligible to apply for Mexican citizenship. You will need to apply for Mexican Citizenship by birth ,complete a ‘Solicitud de certificado de Nacionalidad Mexicana DNN-1’ and provide the following required documents:

An original and 2 photocopies of:

  • Your birth certificate and the birth certificate of your Mexican parent. Yours should be translated and apostilled.

If your Mexican parent doesn’t live in Mexico, their birth certificate can be obtained at the Mexican consulate. They will need to schedule an appointment using the link below, and bring a form of ID to the appointment:

The cost of each certified copy of a Mexican birth certificate is approximate $13 USD.

  • Your identity documents and those of your Mexican parent.
    • Examples of accepted identity documents are: a valid passport or driver’s license. Your Mexican parent needs to bring a valid Mexican passport or a valid Mexican I.D.

The cost for this process at the Registry Office in Tijuana is $1,077.00 pesos ($89.75 USD).