PEORIA, Il- Delegates from Mexico are in Peoria this week to help Mexican nationals save a trip to Chicago and save some time. This is part of Chicago’s Mexican Consulate Mobile Unit, which travels around the state.
The consulate set up its equipment in the First United Methodist Church in downtown Peoria. Mexican nationals are able to get documents issued such as passports, voter identification and birth certificates. The consulate also offers services regarding legal affairs and health services.
More than 300 people have already made their appointments, but they are accepting about 400 more walk-ins.
“We issue our documents here. It takes about an hour. It’s really fast to expedite.That’s one of the main advantages of coming into these areas, to basically allow our community to get their documents and not have to travel that much,” said Javier Aguilar, consul for Chicago’s Mexican Consulate Mobile Unit, “One of the main purposes of the consulate is to provide services to our community living abroad. Here in the United States, the community is very large and important and that’s why we are really happy to be here.”
The consulate will be in Peoria throughout the week between the hours of 8:30 am and 3:30 pm at First United Methodist Church, 116 NE Perry Ave, Peoria, IL 61603.