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Entering Mexico requirements


BAJA
BORDER ZONE
REMAINDER OF BAJA MAINLAND
MEXICO
PEOPLE
No permits required for tourist travel up to 72 hours. A passport and visa needed for business
For tourist travel, obtain a TOURIST CARD and have it validated after entering Mexico. A passport and visa are required for business travel.
MOTORIZED VEHICLES
No permits required for cars, campers, motor homes, motorcycles or other motorized vehicles.
Validated permits are required. Must obtain prior to boarding any mainland-bound ferry
TRAILERS
No permits required for recreational or boat trailers unless they exceed 8 feet in width or 40 feet in length. Obtainable only in Tijuana.
Validated permits are required. Must obtain prior to boarding any mainland-bound ferry
BOAT BY
HIGHWAY
No permit is required to trailer or otherwise transport a boat into Baja by highway. A fishing license is required for the boat if it is used for fishing.
Validated permits are required. Must obtain prior to boarding any mainland-bound ferry
BOAT BY
SEA
Obtain a validated CREW LIST at the Mexican Consulate in San Diego. Also obtain TOURIST CARDS for all persons aboard. Port Captain check-in required in Mexico. A fishing license is also required for the vessel.
COMMERCIAL
AIRCRAFT
No special requirements. Obtain TOURIST CARDS in advance for airports beyond the border zone. Cards will be validated by officials at the international airports. This is the easiest way to enter Mexico as the validating officials are waiting at the aiports and you do not have to search for them.
PRIVATE
AIRCRAFT
Must land and obtain a GENERAL DECLARATION at one of Mexico’s international airports and file flight plans as required by both Mexican and American authorities. Also obtain TOURIST CARDS for all persons aboard.

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  1. Hello if I am holding a Chinese passport with B1/B2 US Visa, can I enter baja from California by driving?

    • jimpickell says:

      When driving over the border from California, they do not usually require that you show ID. There are (Mexico) immigration offices at the border and we recommend that you stop inside to make sure your credentials are acceptable to enter Mexico. You can arrange to get a tourist visa (FM1) on the spot at the immigration office. Assuming your B1/B2 visa from China allowed you to enter the US originally, you should be able to reenter the US from Mexico when you drive back over the border; however, we would suggest you consult with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

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