Do You need a passport to go to Mexico? All US citizens, (regardless of age) flying into Mexico are required to hold a valid passport. There are some instances where travelers may not need a passport for travel to Mexico, which we cover in detail below. However, it is best practice to carry a valid passport anytime you cross an international border.Read Article
New Passport Laws Don’t Impede Border Crossing
In 2009, new passport laws went into effect that changed the documents required for travel between the US, Mexico and Canada. Called the Western Travel Initiative (WHTI), the regulations required most US citizens to have either a passport or a passport card for land and sea travel to either country, with a passport book being required for air travel.Read Article
Sport Fishing in Mexico? Don’t Forget Your US Passport!
In California, deep-sea fishing boats crossing into Mexican waters have found themselves on the hook instead, as the Mexican navy boarded them and checked their passengers’ passports. According to SignOnSanDiego.com, the sport-fishing boats believed that they were complying with existing regulations that allow anglers to take short fishing trips of a day or less into Mexican waters, as long as they have a Mexican fishing license.Read Article
US Passport Requirements to Rock the Boat with Weezer
In America’s fame-obsessed culture, it’s probably not a surprise that theme cruises featuring rock stars and celebrities are the newest travel trend. And now, my Gen-X brethren, it’s time to dust off those old worn out flannels (you know you still have one or two in a closet somewhere), because the latest theme cruise was designed just for you: a chance to rock out with old school indie rock music from Weezer and Dinosaur Jr.Read Article
Worried About Mexico? Get a Passport and Head Further South
Drug-fueled violence has been simmering over in certain parts of Mexico for well over a year now. The State Department has issued official travel warning after official travel warning to keep US citizens informed of the situation, most recently in April.Read Article
Driving to Mexico or Canada? What Can I Use As Proof of Travel?
When you apply for an emergency passport, whether it’s at a Passport Agency office or through an expediting company, the Department of State requires you to prove that you do in fact have an emergency.Read Article
US Passport Holders: Where NOT to Go In Mexico
Mexico has long been a playground for Americans on vacation, but lately it’s been in the news due to an unfortunate epidemic of drug-fueled violence. Is it still a safe place to visit?Read Article