Can I go to Mexico without a passport?

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asked Apr 23, 2023 in Other Travel by Joshcrane (2,840 points)
Can I go to Mexico without a passport?

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answered Apr 23, 2023 by Christeen (70,120 points)
You can go to Mexico by car without a passport to spend a day in Mexico.

But if you're flying to Mexico then you will need a passport to enter Mexico and return to the U.S. from Mexico.

Using just your driver's license or birth certificate, Americans can cross the border and spend a day buying trinkets and even a bottle of tequila to take home from one of Mexico's dozens of bordertowns, scattered between Tijuana and Matamoros.

The countries that you can go to with a passport card are Bermuda, The Caribbean, Mexico and Canada.

Passport cards can also be used as ID for domestic flights although it cannot be used for international air travel.

The countries that you can visit without a passport are American Samoa, Guam, Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, St Croiz, St John and St Thomas.

The country that does not accept a U.S. passport is North Korea.

North Korea is the only country and destination that forbids US citizens to travel to due to the close border status for both US citizens and citizens of other countries.

It takes around 6 weeks at the longest to get a passport.

Sometimes it's as quick as 3 weeks.

To get a passport you must apply for one in person.

Documents you need to get a passport include.

Original Bank Paid Fee Challan (receipt) of prescribed fee or e-Payment Confirmation Detail (SMS/Email along with PSID No.)
Original Valid CNIC/NICOP with a photocopy.
Previous Passport in original with its photocopy, (if issued).
NOC in case of a Government Servant.

The steps to get a passport are.

Fill out or Download your Form.
Pay for your Passport.
Submit a Good Photo.
Have and supply your U.S. Citizenship Documents.
Show your Photo ID.
Find Passport Service Locations.

A passport is an official travel document issued by a government that contains a person's identity.

A person with a passport can travel to and from foreign countries more easily and access consular assistance.

A passport certifies the personal identity and nationality of its holder.

A U.S. passport is your ticket to international travel.

The U.S. passport is a request to foreign governments to permit you to travel or temporarily reside in their territories and have access to lawful local aid and protection.

The passport allows you access to U.S. consular services and assistance while abroad.

The main difference between a visa and a passport is that passports are issued by the government of your home country and permit you to enter and exit your territory of residence.

Visas, on the other hand, are issued by the authorities of a foreign country and allow you to enter that specific territory.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) accepts the passport card as ID for domestic flights.

Use the passport card when entering the United States at land-border crossings and sea ports-of-entry from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda.

Do not use it for international air travel.

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