Passports are required.
See New Application/Renewal Info HERE (10-13 weeks process, normally)
*** IMPORTANT PASSPORT INFORMATION ***
For the purposes of this program, you must have a passport that expires April 25, 2024 or later and have at least 2 pages empty- PLEASE CHECK YOURS!
According to the U.S. Passport website, as of July, 2023, you can apply for routine service and expect to receive a USA passport in 10-13 weeks, so plan accordingly if you expect to go on the trip in October.
You also have the option of paying an additional $60 for expedited service to receive your passport in 7-9 weeks, from the day an application is received at the passport agency or center, not the day you mail your application or apply.
These processing times apply to applications submitted by mail and in-person at an acceptance facility in your community. Most acceptance facilities such as post offices, clerks of court, and libraries are open and accepting passport applications, but they encourage you to apply by mail when possible because it is a safe, contactless option for certain services. It is suggested you submit your application via trackable mail, so you can track your application before it enters the system. Mail times vary across the country, so plan ahead and apply early.
You can download, fill out and print passport forms, check the status of your application, schedule an appointment at a passport agency and more online. If you’re not eligible to renew your passport (info on the right), please go to the Apply in Person page to learn the steps for how to apply. For more information, visit travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports.html.
*NOTE: Air tickets will not be issued until you confirm your passport application/renewal (if applicable) has been received by the Passport office. Once tickets are issued, you will be responsible for the 1099 value even if you cannot travel due to your passport not arriving in time. Apply immediately!
UNITED STATES CITIZENS TRAVELLING TO MEXICO:
- On the day of your departure, arrive at the check in desk of your airport NO LESS than two hours prior to take off. The airlines ask for three hours for an international flight and we recommend you follow their request.
- Passports are required and must be valid until at least until 6 months after your return date (April 25, 2024 for this trip)
- Your passport is also required to have at least two blank pages inside to enter Mexico. In addition to your passport, please bring a copy of the picture/data page. Carry it with you, separate from the passport; do not place in checked bags.
- A Tourist Card, (Official Entry Immigration Form-FMM) and/or Customs Form is no longer required to enter Mexico as long as you have a valid passport. CLICK HERE for more info.
Before you leave the United States: