Help...Passport Question??

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  1. pookinport

    pookinport Newbie Registered Member

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    We are leaving for Cancun in 2 days. I just pulled out our passports and my husband's expires on Aug 4, 2008. Our travel dates are July 24 -31. He travels all the time to Europe and Asia and I didn't even think to check the expiration date. I know some countries require passports to be valid for 3 to 6 months beyond the dates of travel. I have checked the US State Dept website and entrance/exit requirements to Mexico and cannot find anything other than a valid passport is required. Has anyone encountered this situation?

    TIA!! :roll:
     
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    I've always understood that a passport needs to have 6 months left on it from the date of entry into Mexico..... presumably because 6 months is the maximum length of an FMT (Tourist Permit).

    I dont know how strictly enforced this is.
     
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    I found this:
    It's from:
    http://www.mexperience.com/guide/essentials/entry_req.htm#ReqTourists
     
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    Thanks so much for the info!!

    I guess we'll just have to take our chances. We will be a family of four (2 adults/2 kids) traveling together. The rest of us all have valid passports that won't expire for many years. Maybe they will take pity on us and let him in. All I know is that my passport is good and I'm goin to Cancun. I would feel terrible if my husband had to stay behind.
     
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    I just spoke with a Mexican immigration agent. You shouldn't have any problem. As long as the passport is valid when your husband enters Mexico he should be allowed in the country.
     
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    RiverGirl,

    Thanks so much! I'm feeling a little better about the situation. I guess we will find out soon enough. I'll let you know what happened when we get back.

    Cancun here we come...

    :lol:
     
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