Do I need a notarized letter to take my child to Mexico?
In order to prevent international child abductions, Mexican law requires that minors traveling without their parents, or with only one parent, present proof that they have their parents’ authorization for travel. They should carry a notarized letter from the absent parent or parents authorizing travel into Mexico.
What documents are needed for a child to travel to Mexico?
Children need proper identification just like their parents. A US Passport is recommended, but other US Citizenship documents such as a certified copy of a US Birth certificate, a Naturalization Certificate, a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, or a Certificate of Citizenship are acceptable.
Do Travel Letters need to be notarized?
According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), all U.S. citizens must show a valid passport if re-entering the country by air. This includes children of any age. A notarized letter of consent will be required for children who travel without one or both of their parents or legal guardians.
Can minors travel to Mexico alone?
MINORS TRAVELLING TO MEXICO. Foreign minors (under 18 years of age) travelling to Mexico alone or with a third party of legal age as tourists or with a short stay for study purposes (up to 180 days), DO REQUIRE authorization or a letter of consent from their parents or guardians. Mexican nationals residing abroad.
Can I use my birth certificate to go to Mexico?
Children under the age of 16 traveling to and from Mexico by land or by sea can use their birth certificates, certificates of citizenship or naturalization certificates to re-enter the country.
Do children need passports to enter Mexico?
Every traveler arriving in Mexico by air, regardless of age, is required to present a valid passport for entry into the country. Children who are not Mexican citizens are only required to present a passport. They are not required by the Mexican authorities to present any other documentation.
Can a child fly to Mexico with a birth certificate?
Traveling with Children to MexicoChildren under the age of 16 traveling to and from Mexico by land or by sea can use their birth certificates, certificates of citizenship or naturalization certificates to re-enter the country.
What do 5 year olds need to fly?
Flying within the United States accompanied by an adult: The TSA and majority of airlines do not require children under the age of 18 to provide ID when traveling with an adult companion who has acceptable identification. This includes family trips when a child flies with his or her parents.
What happens if you don’t have a passport coming back from Mexico?
The short answer is no. The only time you are allowed to leave Mexico without a passport book or card is on a closed-loop cruise. All airlines require that you have a passport book present to be inspected at check-in, immigration, and possibly at the gate.