Passport Requirements Traveling to Mexico
When traveling to Mexico for bariatric surgery, patients will need to have a valid passport book. If you don’t already have a valid one, you’ll have to apply for a new passport.
The standard passport service takes roughly 4-6 weeks, they have an expedited service that will be 2 – 3 weeks ( and cost an additional $60). View more about processing times.
Since March 1, 2010, all U.S. citizens – including children – have been required to present a valid passport or passport card for entering Mexico.
While documents are not routinely checked along the land border zone, Mexican authorities at immigration checkpoints approximately 20 to 30 kilometers from the border of the United States will often conduct vehicle and document inspections and will require valid travel documents and an entry permit or Forma Migratoria Multiple (FMM).
Department Of State – American Travelers Services
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 647-5225
Embassy of Mexico
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: (202) 728-1600