Does a passport card work for Mexico?

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) accepts the passport card as ID for domestic flights. Use the passport card when entering the United States at land-border crossings and sea ports-of-entry from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda. Do not use it for international air travel.

What is the difference between passport book and passport card?

Many people are interested to know the difference between a passport book and a passport card. The main difference is that passport books are valid for international traveling while passport cards are valid for traveling to several countries and only by sea or land.

What can a passport card be used for?

The U.S. Passport Card can be used to enter the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda at land border crossings or sea ports-of-entry and is more convenient and less expensive than a passport book. The passport card CANNOT be used for international travel by air.

How much does a passport card cost 2020?

The cost for an adult passport book is $110 plus a $25 processing/acceptance fee; the adult passport card is $30 plus a $25 processing fee. Both are good for ten years. The cost for a minor’s passport book is $80 plus a $25 processing/acceptance fee; the minor passport card is $15 plus a $25 processing fee.

What forms do I need to enter Mexico?

To enter Mexico, you must have the following documents:

  • A valid passport or travel document.
  • A properly completed Multiple Migratory Form (FMM).
  • Mexican immigration officers at the port of entry may request additional documents depending on the purpose/activity of your trip.

Is the passport card a real ID?

Like a U.S. passport book, the passport card is only issued to U.S. nationals exclusively by the U.S. Department of State, compliant to the standards for identity documents set by the REAL ID Act, and can be used as proof of U.S. citizenship and identity.

How long do passport books last?

10 years
If you were age 16 or older when your passport was issued, your passport is valid for 10 years. If you were under 16 when your passport was issued, your passport is valid for 5 years. The Issue Date of your passport can be found on the data page of your passport book or on the front of your passport card.

How much does a passport book cost?

New Passport (for adults age 16 and older): For a new adult passport book: $110 application fee and a $35 execution fee. The new total fee is $145. If you want to expedite at a post office you can pay an additional $60 fee to return the passport in 4-6 weeks.

Can I keep my passport card in my wallet?

Don’t Store Your Passport or Passport Card in Your Wallet It could be used to travel in your name, get a new copy of your Social Security card or open bank accounts. When traveling in the U.S., have with you only your driver’s license or other personal ID.

How much is a US passport book renewal?

5. Calculate Fees

Product Form Application Fee
Passport Book DS-82 $110
Passport Card DS-82 $30
Passport Book & Card DS-82 $140

Do I need to fill out a health form to enter Mexico?

All travelers arriving in Mexico at an airport must fill out the online health form before travel. Individuals departing from Mexico are also required to fill out the form. The form is for anyone traveling to Mexico regardless of their nationality or immigration status.

How do you get a passport to enter Mexico?

A Mexican passport can be obtained through a simple application process at a local consulate provided your Mexican citizenship is recognized by the country. Locate the Mexican consulate nearest you (see Resources) and request the Mexican Ordinary Passport Application (OP5).

Can I go to Mexico without passport?

A passport book is required for any entry by air. However, certain coastal areas including Cozumel are popular spots for cruise ships to dock, and US citizens may legally enter Mexico as part of a scheduled closed-loop trip without a passport.

How long is a passport valid in Mexico?

Passports that are valid for three years or six years are issued to Mexican citizens who are more than three years old and less than eighteen years old, as well as to agricultural workers (ibid.). Passports that are valid for three, six or ten years are issued to Mexican citizens who have reached the age of majority (ibid.).

What documentation is required to enter Mexico?

The government of Mexico requires current proof of citizenship, a photo ID, and a valid passport for entry into Mexico.