New rules when travelling to Mexico with children

November 30th 2012 -

New rules for youngs travelling to Mexico

 

Travelling with children often involves additional steps to have no concern in foreign countries. This is especially true when your child is not accompanied by both parents.

Recently, Mexico has further tightened its rules for visitors and vacationers traveling with their children. Unless traveling with both parents, the minor or his manager must submit, in addition to a valid passport, a document certifying the consent of both parents or persons holding parental authority over the minor or his guardianship. In addition, if the document was issued in Canada, it must be notarized, legalized by the embassy or consulate of Mexico, and translated into Spanish language.

The text included into this document must consent that both parents authorize the minor to traveling alone or, when appropriate, information on the adult who is authorized to assume responsibility for their children during the trip. The document will also specify the purpose and duration of travel, and the dates of entry and departure. Event of a lack in the documents submitted, your child may be denied entry, or worse out of Mexican territory, which would mean obviously delays and costs.

Another important fact to note, as the concept of a minor applies to persons under the age of 18, a young man who travels with a group (school or other) must be in possession of those documents signed by both parents.

The website of the Embassy of Mexico in Canada provides additional information. It is also possible to send an email to info@embamexcan.com

Comments

  • castafiore Ça n'a aucun sens! Le Mexique va perdre sa clientèle de parents monoparentales. Le coût additionnel que cela va entraîner de notarier l'acte, le faire traduire ainsi que de le faire légaliser, et ce, sans compter la perte de temps et les déplacements.

    (le December 2nd 2012)

  • genpiche Nous c'est la famille reconsiutuée, Bravo! Je change de destination pour cet hiver...

    (le December 2nd 2012)

  • castafiore IMPORTANT NOTE FOR TRAVEL OF MINORS

    Based on the entry into force of the Regulations of the Mexican Migration Law, beginning February 16, 2013 Mexican or foreign minors (under 18 years of age) travelling alone or accompanied by a third party of legal age (grandparent, aunt/uncle, other) must present, in addition to a valid passport, a document showing the consent of both parents or those with parental authority or guardianship over the minor. If the document is issued in Canada it must be notarized, legalized by the Mexican Consulate or Embassy in Canada, and translated into Spanish.

    The text of this document must contain the parents' express authorization for the minor to travel alone or, if applicable, information on the adult who is authorized to be responsible for the minor during the trip. The document must state the purpose and length of the trip, and specify the dates of entry and departure, as this will be a requirement for allowing the minor to leave Mexican territory.

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    (le December 3rd 2012)

  • castafiore SUITE

    Minors travelling with at least one of their parents do not require any authorization at all.

    (le December 3rd 2012)

  • castafiore Voilà! Il semble que monsieur Prince a oublié de traduire cette information qui change tout. Il faut toujours aller aux sources!

    Ce qui revient à dire, si l'enfant voyage avec au moins un de ses parents, il n'a besoin d'aucun document précis.

    Oufff!

    (le December 3rd 2012)

  • Bernard-Rabais Merci de la remarque, je viens de faire la correction. Cependant, sans avoir de document notarié, il est fortement recommandé de toujours avoir une autorisation écrite de l'autre parent. Source: https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/268/kw/minor%20child%20travel/session/L3NpZC9ZZW9Ld1FjbA%3D%3D Même si vous vous rendez au Mexique, vous pourriez avoir une escale aux États-Unis.

    (le December 3rd 2012)

  • Mayamam Il reste encore au moins 1 erreur dans la correction: après la rayure de voyager "avec" au moins 1 de ses parents.
    Le mexique perdra des vacanciers pas juste pour ça mais aussi à cause des prix d'articles à vendre. 1 café 4.70$ et 1 bouteille d'eau (petite) 4.00$ tout ça en US. Non merci c terminé. j'en arrive et c la dernière fois. 1 paire de boucles d'oreilles pour bébé moins grosses qu'un petit pois 198.67$

    (le February 2nd 2013)


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