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The government of Mexico
requires that all visitors present proof of citizenship and photo
identification for entry.
It is recommended that travelers carry a valid passport to avoid
delays or misunderstandings. Driver's permits, voter registration
cards, affidavits and similar documents are not sufficient to prove
citizenship. And for U.S. citizens, a passport is now mandatory
U.S. and Canadian citizens traveling as tourists beyond the border
zone or entering Mexico by air must pay a fee to obtain a tourist
card, also known as an FM-T, available from Mexican consulates,
border crossing points, tourism offices, airports within the border
zone and most airlines serving Mexico. The fee for the tourist card
is generally included in the price of a plane ticket for travelers
arriving by air.
Upon arrival in Mexico, business travelers must complete and submit
a form (Form FM-N 30 days) authorizing the conduct of business,
but not employment, for a 30-day period. Travelers entering Mexico
for purposes other than tourism or business or for stays of longer
than 180 days require a visa and must carry a valid passport.
Children traveling without both parents or guardians will need a
notarized letter from the absent parent or guardian authorizing
the trip to and from Mexico.
It is always recommended that visitors make two copies of their
passport identification page. This will facilitate replacement if
a passport is lost or stolen. Leave one copy at home with friends
or relatives. Carry the other with you in a separate place from
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DF (Mexico City)
Cristóbal de las Casas
INSIDER TIP: FM3
If you live in Mexico and have an FM3, you will need to fill out
a form and give it to migration. They stamp the form and give you
a copy that you'll return to migration on your entry back to Mexico.