How to Enroll in ISSSTE in Mexico - Easy Steps and Tips

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What is it?

The Instituto de Seguridad y Servicios Sociales de los Trabajadores del Estado (ISSSTE) is the Mexican healthcare and social services system specifically for federal and state government employees. It provides medical services, pensions, insurance, and social security benefits to state workers and their beneficiaries.

Who needs it?

ISSSTE enrollment is crucial for federal and state government employees in Mexico, including teachers, military personnel, and other public sector workers, to gain access to comprehensive healthcare, social security, and retirement benefits for themselves and their families.


  1. Obtain proof of employment from your government employer.
  2. Gather all necessary personal identification documents.
  3. Visit the nearest ISSSTE office or access their online portal.
  4. Fill out the enrollment form with accurate details.
  5. Submit the form along with your documents for verification.
  6. Await confirmation and issuance of your ISSSTE membership card.

Required documents

  • Proof of employment: Obtain from your government employer.
  • Official identification (INE or passport): Obtain from the Instituto Nacional Electoral or consular offices.
  • Birth certificate: Can be requested from the Civil Registry.
  • CURP (Unique Population Registry Code): Get it from the National Population Registry.
  • Proof of address: Recent utility bills, bank statements, or property rental agreements.

Providers that can do it for you

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Additional details

  • ISSSTE offers a wide range of services beyond healthcare, including pensions and insurance.
  • Government employees should ensure their dependents are also correctly registered with ISSSTE.
  • Having all required documents beforehand can speed up the enrollment process.


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