TOURISM CARD (FMT) REQUIREMENTS
When traveling to Mexico as a tourist, Mexican Immigration authorities will require that you enter Mexico with a “Tourist Card”, also known as an “FMT FORM”. You may obtain this document at The Mexican Consulate nearest you, the international airport, or at ports of entry.
In order to obtain a tourist card, you must present your valid passport, or a photo identification card along with:
Certified copy of your birth certificate, or
A notarized affidavit of citizenship, or
Military identification (document must state your citizenship).
If you are a United States permanent resident, the requirements are the same as that of a US citizen but in addition, you must present your permanent resident card.
If traveling within the border zone (15 to 20 miles into Mexico) you do not need a tourist card, but we do advise you take a photo identification card and proof of citizenship or residency for re-entry purposes into the United States.
NOTE: If you became a US citizen, you must present a US valid passport or original naturalization certificate.