Mexico Census and safety U.S. Embassy note
03-02-2020, 04:46 PM,
Mexico Census and safety U.S. Embassy note
The Mexican National Institute of Statistics, Geography, and Information (INEGI) will conduct a nationwide housing and population census starting March 2 and ending March 27.

Credentialed census takers will visit homes door to door to conduct the census and ask residents questions such as their age and sex, their first names, their place of birth, and the number of rooms in the dwelling.

The Mexican government requests that all residents in Mexico participate in the census and provide the information requested when a credentialed census taker visits their home. As in the United States, census information may not be used for other purposes.

Keep in mind that the census could serve as an opportunity for criminals to attempt to gain your trust and gain access to your residence under the guise of being a census taker. Legitimate credentialed census takers will be wearing a logo vest, hat, and backpack and carrying a credential with a hologram. The credential number and photo of the census taker can be verified through the 2020 census website:

According to Mexican authorities, there have been reports of imposters claiming to be INEGI representatives to gain access to homes to commit robbery or fraud. If in doubt, remember:

Request and verify the census takers credentials on the INEGI website.
Residents do not have to invite census takers into their homes.
Keep your distance and answer questions outside.
You don’t need to sign anything.
You don’t need to show identification.


· For Emergency Assistance for U.S. citizens in Mexico, call 1-800-681-9374 from Mexico or 1-844-528-6611 from the United States.
· Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
· Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
· Follow the U.S. Embassy in Mexico on Facebook and Twitter.
· Review the Crime and Safety Reports for Mexico.
· Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.

Nacional deMéxico 2020

El Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática (INEGI) de México llevará a cabo un censo nacional de población y vivienda del 2 al 27 de marzo.

Entrevistadores acreditados visitarán los hogares de puerta en puerta para llevar a cabo el censo y preguntarán a los residentes datos como su edad, sexo, nombres de pila, lugares de nacimiento, y el número de habitaciones en la vivienda.

El gobierno mexicano solicita que todos los que residen en México participen en el censo y proporcionen la información solicitada cuando uno de los entrevistadores acreditados visite su domicilio. Al igual que en los Estados Unidos, la información obtenida en el censo no puede ser utilizada para otros propósitos.

Tome en cuenta que criminales podrían usar el censo como una oportunidad para que criminales ganar su confianza e intentar tener acceso a su domicilio ostentándose como entrevistadores del censo. Los entrevistadores acreditados legítimamente portarán chaleco, gorra, y mochila con logotipo, y traerán consigo una credencial con un holograma. El número de la credencial y la fotografía del entrevistador pueden verificarse a través de la página de internet del censo 2020:

De acuerdo con las autoridades mexicanas, ha habido reportes de impostores que dicen ser representantes el INEGI para tener acceso a viviendas y cometer robos o fraudes. Si tiene dudas, recuerde:

Solicitar y verificar las credenciales de los entrevistadores acreditados en la página web del INEGI.
Los residentes no tienen que permitir el acceso de los entrevistadores a sus hogares.
Mantenga su distancia y conteste las preguntas afuera de su domicilio.
Usted no necesita firmar nada.
Usted no necesita mostrar una identificación.


· Para asistencia de emergencia a ciudadanos estadounidenses en México, llame al 1-800-681-9374 desde México o al 1-844-528-6611 desde los Estados Unidos.
· Regístrese en el Programa de Registro del Viajero Inteligente (STEP) para recibir alertas y facilitar su localización en una emergencia.

· Siga al Departamento de Estado en Facebook y Twitter.

· Siga a la Embajada de los Estados Unidos en México en Facebook y Twitter.

· Revise los Reportes de Crimen y Seguridad para México.

· Prepare un plan de contingencia para situaciones de emergencia. Revise la Lista del Viajero.

Catherine T. Ostick
Consular Assistant
American Citizen Services
U.S. Embassy Mexico City
+52(55) 5080-2000 Ext. 4080
03-02-2020, 06:04 PM,
RE: Mexico Census and safety U.S. Embassy note
Having been here long enough to have repeat interactions with INEGI personnel we have found every one to be courteous, efficient and totally professional. If you have occasion to be contacted and counted your opinion of the Federal government will increase.
As Doyle mentions they will be vested and display multiple credentials. Friendly, too.
03-03-2020, 10:02 AM,
RE: Mexico Census and safety U.S. Embassy note
The man came to my house yesterday. Very polite. I could understand and answer the questions. Unfortunately, his cell wasn't working well. He had to check with someone in his office and take a photo of the other cell. Took over 30 minutes, standing outside the whole time. So prepare a place to sit. Only asked for my first name but he sure asked for alot of other info.
03-04-2020, 02:45 PM,
RE: Mexico Census and safety U.S. Embassy note
My experience was fine, too. Took about twenty minutes. The woman was friendly and polite.

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