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Your friend can apply in Mexico. Here is a list of offices:
Pick the office below that is nearest to you: Federal Benefits UnitAmerican Consulate GeneralPaseo de la Victoria 365032534 Ciudad Juarez, ChihuahuaMexicoPhone: 01-***-***-**** (within Mexico only)Fax: 1-***-***-**** Email:*****@******.***Federal Benefits UnitAmerican Consulate GeneralProgreso 17544100 Guadalajara, JaliscoMexicoPhone: 01-***-***-**** (within Mexico only)Fax: 52-33-3268-0803 Email:*****@******.***Federal Benefits UnitAmerican EmbassyPaseo de la Reforma 30506500 Mexico D. F.MexicoPhone: 01-***-***-**** (within Mexico only) or###-##-####6300Fax:###-##-####6301 Email:*****@******.***
Many times those outside the US cannot use the online option and are directed to make contact in person.
I sincerely ***** ***** is helpful for your friend and his family.
One sec while I check the specifics for Mexico............................
It appears Mexico and US agreement requires residency in the US of the spouse for a period of time.
The spouse survivor must also the 5 year residency requirement to receive payments while residing outside the U.S.
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