Sep 30, 2004, 9:25 PM
Post #8 of 10
Re: [NEOhio] Do travelers to Mexico need passports?
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....last time we went to Windsor, Canada by way of Detroit we were STRONGLY advised to get, or bring, passports for future crossings. Going and coming back, both border officials mentioned it....
With regards to US citizens entering the United States from Mexico or Canada, current US Department of State regulation (which can always be changed with the appropriate notice) specifically states that passports are not required.
CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS
TITLE 22--FOREIGN RELATIONS
CHAPTER I--DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PART 53_PASSPORT REQUIREMENT AND EXCEPTIONS
Sec. 53.2 Exceptions.
A U.S. citizen is not required to bear a valid passport to enter or
depart the United States:
(a) When traveling directly between parts of the United States as
defined in Sec. 50.1 of this chapter;
(b) When traveling between the United States and any country,
territory, or island adjacent thereto in North, South or Central America
excluding Cuba; provided, that this exception is not applicable to any
such person when proceeding to or arriving from a place outside the
United States for which a valid passport is required under this part if
such travel is accomplished within 60 days of departure from the United
States via any country or territory in North, South or Central America
or any island adjacent thereto;
You're still required to have both proof of identity and citizenship to gain entrance, but not specifically a passport.
(This post was edited by ET on Sep 30, 2004, 10:09 PM)