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 Posted: Mon Jan 21st, 2019 03:25 pm
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Does anyone have experience crossing at Mariposa with less than 6 months left on your passport? Just coming down for a 10 day visit. 

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Your passport is either expired or not.

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Many countries require at least six months left on your passport. Don't know about Mexico, but you should be able to Google that. Personally, I wouldn't risk it.

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No problem getting back in to the US if it is not expired but you may have a problem getting a Mexican Visa. Certainly will not be able to get a 180 day visa. Seems like a good chance of getting a 10 day visa but I am not sure. Good luck.


Multiple places have wording similar to this....
Your passport must have a validity that extends the duration of the visa you are applying for by at least 3 months.

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Not sure about Mexico, But if trying to enter USA from Canada or abroad, you'd probably BE TURNED DOWN. Like suggested, thats a long drive to be turned away. I'd get an official response from an official site. Safe travels.

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EZ MONY wrote: Your passport is either expired or not.Try flying to an Asian country with less than 6 months remaining on your PP.  They won't let you on the plane.

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They tend to be a little more lenient coming home in my experiences, however all of that is over the last 10 years, and every time tends to be different. Had one girl come back up and only realize her passport was expired when the agent at Mariposa asked if she knew. Let us go on through though without hesitation.

As said previously, don't know if it's something I'd push in this climate.

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Mexico is very lenient - look at the thousand of caravan'ers they let in - no visa. or passports. Neither US nor Can will keep out citizens with expired passports, or lost or whatever. Now, they might jerk around a Can trying to drive back thru the US with an expired passport. It all depends of if they OD'd on steroids that day.

Best maybe to use the old - hide in the car and don't get a "visa" trick - but don't drive a car.

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Can you get the Mexican Visa at a consulate in Canada or online from them or someone like Baja Nomads so they can mail it to you before you come?

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If you have a passport, getting a new one isn't a big deal.  If you can afford to travel, you can certainly afford to get a new passport.  It is childish to try to skip around the issue and the day may come when you are caught without a valid passport and find yourself locked up.

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Well, mine expires in June and no one has mentioned it the four times I have returned from Mexico in the last 7 days. Further, my Residente Temporal was issued for two years, expiring 6 months after my passport...

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As Ironman implied, I wouldn't sweat it if time is not on your side, and you are not flying. Never been asked for mine other than at airports, or when purchasing property or setting up business over the last 40 years, living here.

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IronMan wrote: Well, mine expires in June and no one has mentioned it the four times I have returned from Mexico in the last 7 days. Further, my Residente Temporal was issued for two years, expiring 6 months after my passport...
Your situation is completely different from the OPs.  Going back into the US isn't the issue.  PPl can get back into the US on a drivers' license (might get sent to secondary).  And in your case, you don't need to worry about getting a FMM coming into MX.  You have a more permanent doc.

I'm not saying it will be an issue for the OP, but it could be.  Much more chance when flying, then driving.  At least when driving he can say, screw it, and not get a FMM.  I wouldn't book a flight to MX unless I knew 100% it wouldn't be an issue.

For sure flying to a lot of international cities they won't let you on the plane if you only have 6 months left on the PP.

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Bullshipper wrote: As Ironman implied, I wouldn't sweat it if time is not on your side, and you are not flying. Never been asked for mine other than at airports, or when purchasing property or setting up business over the last 40 years, living here.If you get an FMM you are asked for a PP every single time.   Besides that, I've been asked for mine dozens of times when importing bikes, trucks, boats, etc.  So, let's not act like the MX govt. doesn't ask to see our passports.


Again, it's different for different situations.  Your situation is unlike the OP's.  He's coming down for a short 10 day trip.

If I had to "guess" I'd say he can most likely get an FMM w/less than 6 months on the PP (driving).  But if I was coming with my kids, wife, and/or friends I wouldn't just roll the dice.  (at a minimum, I'd blow off trying to get an FMM before trying my luck).






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It's not about the money.  It's the timing of getting it renewed especially with the government shutdown.  They say they're still issuing passports, but hate to trust how efficiently. Soon to expire passport might be better than not having it back since you have to send the old one in.

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To answer the question posted.

If you are crossing at Mariposa and getting a tourist visa you will not have a problem with your passport.

Many answered but did not answer your question.

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JZ wrote:
Bullshipper wrote: As Ironman implied, I wouldn't sweat it if time is not on your side, and you are not flying. Never been asked for mine other than at airports, or when purchasing property or setting up business over the last 40 years, living here.If you get an FMM you are asked for a PP every single time.   Besides that, I've been asked for mine dozens of times when importing bikes, trucks, boats, etc.  So, let's not act like the MX govt. doesn't ask to see our passports.


Again, it's different for different situations.  Your situation is unlike the OP's.  He's coming down for a short 10 day trip.

If I had to "guess" I'd say he can most likely get an FMM w/less than 6 months on the PP (driving).  But if I was coming with my kids, wife, and/or friends I wouldn't just roll the dice.  (at a minimum, I'd blow off trying to get an FMM before trying my luck).




I was refering to having my FMM checked, not my passport. And I believe the US law states that a passport is required for entry back into the US.

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Bullshipper wrote:And I believe the US law states that a passport is required for entry back into the US.

I wouldn't advise anyone to try it.  But they have to let you in. 

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cole4 I think you have a reasonable concern about not getting your new passport back in time. Getting the FMM online is going to be a problem with the expiration withing the window. Seems like your best option is to show up at the border and request a 10 day FMM. The risk is being turned away, might be a small chance of that but it could spoil your trip. If you decide to take a chance, please report what happens.

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If money is not an issue, you can renew your passport in the same day in all major cities in USA.
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