Entry requirements at Airports:
- All US citizens must show a valid passport, book or card to enter Mexican territory. There is no need for visa or tourist card for stays of less than 72 hours within the border zone.
- When you are traveling beyond the border zone or entering the country by air, US citizens are required to pay fee to obtain tourist card (FM-T), which is available at border crossings.
- The FM-T is available at Mexican tourist offices and airports, within the border zone. Major airlines will provide this form during your trip.
- On the FM-T form you need to enter the information like numbers of days you will be in the country, passport number, destination, city of origin and other related information.
- If you are a business traveller then you must complete and file form FM-N 30 DAYS. This will authorize to do business activities but not to accept employment for a period of 30 days.
- If you are entering Mexico for other purposes besides tourism and business or for stays of more than 180 days then you require a visa and a valid US passport.
- American citizens who are planning to work or live in Mexico must request to the corresponding Mexican visa at the Mexican Embassy or at a Mexican consulate in the USA.
- 16 years or older US citizens must show either a US passport or a card form in order to re-enter the country by land or by sea.