Mx Tourist Cards, U.S. Passports, & STEP


Mexico remains among the top 10 countries with the most open borders policies welcoming internationals from all over the world without a visa.  That said visitors do require to complete an Official Entry Immigration Form or Tourist Card. Before this card was to be completed online or on the plane be signed and stamped upon arrival and returned to customs before departing the country. As of June 2022, airlines will no longer provide paper forms as the Mexican government is providing digital tourist cards.

The form remains the same and the tourist cards are free.  Find more details about Mexico’s immigration form at

— from Loco Gringo


U.S. Department of State: Consular Affairs  has the information.  In the States, call 877-487-2778 to request a passport appointment within 14 days of travel.  If you already applied, ask to check the status before making an appointment.  Your passport may already be on its way.   This site has a nifty presentation about the different types of time-frames for passport applications:


Take the time before you leave for your vacation to enroll in STEP – Smart Traveler Enrollment Program. You’ll get up-to-date security info, including weather alerts, sent to your phone.

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