Traveling to Mexico? Here is a step-by-step on how to fill out your custom and immigration forms.

These forms are pretty self-explanatory, but people still ask a lot of questions while filling them out.

Please be sure to have a pen with you while traveling to be able to fill out the forms. These forms will “most” likely be handed out to you on your flight to Mexico. There have been flights I have been on that haven’t provided the forms due to a shortage of them. If this is the case, an agent will hand them to you upon arrival.

Please make sure you fill out the “top half ” and the “bottom half” of the IMMIGRATION form.

ALL passengers MUST FILL OUT this form.
1. First name
2. last name
3. Nationality is the USA
4. DATE OF BIRTH (DAY/MONTH/YEAR) Opposite of the US
5. Either you are a male or female
6. Passport number (found in the top right-hand corner of your passport)
7. USA
9. Tourism
10. Air
11. Airline Code (If you don’t know the airline code just write the full name of the airline)
12. Flight number of your flight you are on
13. The name of the city you are flying into (i.e., Cozumel, Cancun, etc.)
14. Hotel name, name of condo/house, or address


FILL OUT WHITE PART ONLY (this is a repeat of the above form )
1. First name
2. Last name
3. USA
5. male or female
6. Passport number (found in the top right-hand corner of your US passport)
7. Tourism
8. Air
9. Airline code or airline
10. Flight number (IE:1256)

The immigration agent will tear the small part of the form off and hand it back to you with your passport. This piece of paper is your tourist visa. Please keep this with your passport in a safe place. When you depart Mexico, you will need to turn this portion in to leave. If you lose this little form, it will be a huge hassle. Not only will you have to pay a fine, but you could potentially miss your flight depending on how much time you have before your flight leaves and how busy the immigration office is.

——DO NOT LOSE THIS FORM——The bottom of this form is your visa “do not lose this form”.

Welcome to Mexico immigratins formCUSTOMS DECLARATION FORM

This form is one per family. However, if you don’t all reside at the same address or have the same last name, please fill out one form per person.

REMEMBER…Mexico writes their dates as DAY/MONTH/YEAR

1. Your name, date of birth (remember they write is day/month/year, nationality (USA), passport number (found in the top right-hand corner of your passport)
2. VISITORS -write the number of days including today and the day you are leaving
3. How many “family” members are traveling with you.
The “number” of ALL pieces of luggage you are carrying, including bags, purses, briefcase, and luggage both carry-on and checked.
4. Air and write the flight number in the box
5. NO
6. All boxes should be “NO.”
7. Sign and Date

Customs form

Once you have passed the immigration officer and if you don’t have any checked luggage or after you claim all your checked baggage you can proceed to customs. There will be a giant metal detector type machine that you will place all your items on the belt. Once your things are on the belt move around to the front of it and grab your items as they come through the machine. Then take all your stuff to the person standing at a stop light area. Hand them the customs form you filled out. This person will ask you if you have anything to declare if you don’t say NO and then push the button. If you got a green light proceed with your belongings out the doors. If you got a red light place your items on the table for extra inspection.

If you have new items, please take them out of the boxes and remove all tags off of any clothing items. The limit for bringing new things into Mexico is $500.00US

If you made it out the doors, you are now clear to enjoy Mexico and the beginning of your new adventure! Have fun, drink responsibly, watch your back and your items, and have lots of fun.


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