Merced to sponsor 'Mobile Consulate' for IDs, passports

Merced said it will collaborate with the Consulate of Mexico in Fresno to sponsor a "Mobile Consulate" in Merced to process Mexican IDs and passports. Consulate officials will be at the Merced Civic Center, 678 W. 18th St. in Merced on Saturday and May 16. Anyone interested in meeting with officials must make an appointment by calling 877-639-4835. People will receive an appointment date and time, an appointment code and a list of required documents that must be brought in to process the paperwork, according to a news release. All documents must be originals. The required number of photocopies and pictures must be brought because copies cannot be made at the civic center.