Do I need a passport to cross the border to Mexico?
Beginning June 2009, the passport entry requirement took into effect when crossing the border from Mexico to US. Here are common questions and answers about the Mexico travel passport requirement.
What if I don’t have a passport?
Please call us at; 915-613-0890 or 915-613-4334 and we will give you a number that you can call and request a special permission, presenting your birth certificate and an official ID (Driver licence)
What are the travel requirements when crossing the border from U.S. to Mexico?
Nothing! Passport is NOT required when coming to Mexico to visit a border town or city
What are the travel requirements when crossing the border from Mexico to US?
If you crossing back to the US from Mexico by land, you need to present a valid Passport Book, Passport Card or Enhanced Driver’s License (EDL): Or call us for more information.
Passport Book: Can be used for both travel by land and air to Mexico and other international destinations.
Passport Card: Can only be used for travel by land or sea in Mexico.
Enhanced Driver’s License (EDL): Just like a passport card, EDL can only be used for travel by land or sea in Mexico. Many states are working on providing EDL to drivers. Currently, Washington State, Vermont, New York, and Michigan are offering the EDL to cross border travelers. Border States such as California, Arizona, and Texas are still in progress to offer EDL.
For complete information about requirements to apply for a US passport, visit the following State Department Website: