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Posted on: June 21, 2023

International consulate representatives coming to provide assistance for citizens

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – A partnership between the New Hanover County Office of Diversity and Equity and Cape Fear Latinos will bring representatives from several Latin American consulates to the county to help expedite requests related to passports or visas and address other concerns for citizens from these respective countries.

These consulates will have staff available to work with individuals and families at the Health and Human Services facilities off Greenfield Street.

“We are very excited about this partnership which will connect members of our Hispanic community with resources that can sometimes be difficult to find on their own,” said Chief Diversity and Equity Officer Linda Thompson. “Having these consulates visit is so important as they are familiar with the needs of their citizens, and it helps eliminate the language barrier that can sometimes be prohibitive in addressing issues quickly and effectively.”

Below is the current schedule:

El Salvador Consulate Visit:

  • Location: Health and Human Services building, 1650 Greenfield Street
  • Dates and Times: Saturday, June 24, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sunday, June 25, 8 a.m.-noon
  • No appointment is necessary to be seen and all services will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis

Mexican Consulate Visit: 

  • Location: Health and Human Services annex, 1507 Greenfield Street
  • Dates and Times: June 26-30, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Appointments are required and can be made online at https://citas.sre.gob.mx or by calling 424-309-0009

Discussions with additional consulates, including the Guatemalan consulate, are currently taking place to help more residents connect with officials from their country of origin.

The media will be updated when additional visits are scheduled and any additional details are confirmed.

Community members interested in these visits should also continue to monitor the New Hanover County Diversity and Equity website and New Hanover County on Facebook and Twitter for the latest information.

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