The Ministry of Foreign Relations (SRE) presented the project for the new Passport Offices in Cancun and Mérida, which, they say, will have reductions in operating expenses due to rents.
The general director of Passport Offices of the SRE, Carlos Candelaria López, carried out these presentations in each of the cities of Quintana Roo and Yucatán, respectively.
The new Cancun passport issuance headquarters will be in Plaza Marina Puerto Cancun with facilities covering 1,722 square meters.
Meanwhile, the Mérida office will be located in The Harbor shopping center and will have 2,028 square meters of service space, which makes it five times larger than the current facilities.
According to the federal agency, the turnkey mechanism was used to lease the facilities. In Cancun, the monthly rent will go from 238 pesos per square meter to 59.
In Mérida, the rent per square meter will also be 59 pesos when at the current headquarters it is 106 pesos. Thus, the monthly amounts will remain at 101,646 and 119,684 pesos, respectively.
Both passport offices will be equipped with 12 biometric stations that will allow greater user service; Both in Cancun and Mérida, 240 appointments were attended per day, in the new facilities it is expected to attend up to 2,280 daily appointments.
The two venues will have a playroom and a lactation room and will operate from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. from Monday to Sunday.
The general director of Passport Offices informed that the new headquarters in Mérida will operate from December 15, while in Cancun the attention to the public will begin in January 2022.
The new venues will include the issuance of electronic passports, new and better spaces in the buildings, staff training, better working conditions, an increase in available appointments, as well as permanent communication channels with the general public.