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Anonymous asked in TravelUnited StatesIndianapolis · 1 decade ago

Do I need a passport to travel to mexico?

We are going on the 25 of June and flying in I just need to know so I can figure it out it was a last minute planned trip and i have heard that you need passports but have also heard that you have not.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    This is from the Mexican embassy site:

    I'm planning to travel to Mexico. Do I need a passport?

    We strongly advise all Americans traveling to Mexico to do so with a passport. In addition to providing conclusive proof of citizenship and identity, having a passport will facilitate bank and credit card transactions. You can find the location of the nearest Passport Agency on the web.

    However, American citizens can also enter Mexico with government-issued ID together with conclusive proof of citizenship: a certified copy of your birth certificate (if you were born in the United States), a certified copy of your Consular Report of Birth Abroad, or your original Naturalization certificate.

    American citizens do not need to apply for a tourist visa before leaving. On entering the country as a tourist, you will be given a blue tourist card that serves as your visa. This visa will indicate the length of time you are allowed to stay in Mexico--usually 90 days.

    Americans who travel to Mexico for other purposes (such as work, study, business, religious activities or permanent residence) will need a Mexican visa. You can review visa requirements on the web page of the Mexican Embassy in Washington, D.C.

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  • 1 decade ago

    http://travel.state.gov/travel/cbpmc/cbpmc_2223.ht...

    I just went to Cancun and this site will give you all the information you need to have. The Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 requires that by January 1, 2008, travelers to and from the Caribbean, Bermuda, Panama, Mexico and Canada have a passport or other secure, accepted document to enter or re-enter the United States. In order to facilitate the implementation of this requirement, the Administration is proposing to complete it in phases following a proposed timeline, which will be published in the Federal Register in the near future.

    In the proposed implementation plan, which is subject to a period of initial public comment, the Initiative will be rolled out in phases, providing as much advance notice as possible to the affected public to enable them to meet the terms of the new guidelines. The proposed timeline will be as follows:

    December 31, 2006 - Requirement applied to all air and sea travel to or from Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Bermuda.

    December 31, 2007 - Requirement extended to all land border crossings as well as air and sea travel.

    Have a great time and check out this site!

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  • 1 decade ago

    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: The Government of Mexico requires that all U.S. citizens present proof of citizenship and photo identification for entry into Mexico. However, some U.S. citizens have encountered difficulty in boarding flights in Mexico without a passport. The U.S. Embassy recommends traveling with a valid U.S. passport to avoid delays or misunderstandings.

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  • hoopes
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    You dont favor a passport to vacation with assistance from land till June a million, 09. you'll merely choose your beginning certificate and an id. Thats all. Have a competent vacation. Oh and also you are able to favor a allow on your vehicle.

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  • jaike
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    No. You can stay in Mexico for a vacation without having a passport.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It is recomemended, but the following items are acceptable alternatives for U.S. and Canadian citizens when accompanied with a valid photo ID:

    An original birth certificate

    U.S. or Canadian naturalization papers

    A notarized affidavit of citizenship

    A valid voter registration card

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  • Karen
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    You do now, I didn't need one in 2004 but I am returning later this year and was informed that the laws have recently changed due to national security...9-11, terrorism...etc. Hope this helps,

    good luck :-)

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  • 1 decade ago

    No, but you need one to get BACK IN the country after you GO to Mexico.

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  • 1 decade ago

    no, that happens in 2007. Right now a birth certificate with a raised seal will do just fine.

    Source(s): I work for an airline that goes to Mexico every day.
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