Passport Requirements for US-MX Travel

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We’re planning a trip to PVR in March and the wife’s passport expires in May.

Originally I planned to wait until after we returned to renew the passport, but according to the State Department, passports require 6 months of validity left, for entry into MX.

Thus, we had to mail in the current passport, plus expedite fee, to get our new passport back in time for travel.

There is also a ~$20 tourist “visa”/fee, but it appears that it may have already been charged when I purchased the airfare.

The State Department has this wonderful phone resource. I called and was surprised to talk with a live (and helpful) person within 2 phone prompts and 40 seconds. Pretty impressive!

What has been your experience with the immigration authorities when traveling to Mexico for leisure?

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