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Old 03-22-2017   #1 (permalink)
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Online FMME forms- FYI

Just wanted to let fellow vacationers to Mexico know about this option. Which I am sure is not that new (?) but was news to me, and I travel to Mexico usually a couple of times a year.

I have been reading more reports recently on Trip Advisor of both Canadian and Mexico airlines either running out or not having the immigration and custom forms for Mexico at all, on the flights down- and I have experienced this myself on a couple of flights in recent years.

(Of course they have them just inside to hand out, but I figured if my flight lands and we are armed with them already, we can bypass all those standing there frantically filling them out-maybe. )

In one of the TA threads someone had included this link to fill out the form electronically:


https://www.inm.gob.mx/fmme/publico/en/solicitud.html

You fill it out, register it, and print off your copy. (You must be within 30 days of travel to use this method.) The system also e-mail you with the link.

My travel partner and myself both did this on our trip 2 weeks ago to CUN airport and everything went seamlessly. The agent had obviously seen them before and didn't bat an eye.

Yesterday, on departure day, the check-in counter agent (West Jet) and also the one at the gate seemed unfamiliar with the appearance of it (it's just a printed piece of letter size paper after all) but after my explanation and they checked the code, was all good.
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Awesome...this is great...thanks......sonofdob
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This is a great tip. Thanks.



To those traveling from and back to the US, we used the Mobile Passport phone app (yes, you still need your real passport) for the first time back in February, and we flew through customs at JFK, almost without breaking stride. Highly recommend for US Citizens.
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We used that for our trip down this last weekend, and had no issues. I was sure to crease the form well so they had no issues tearing off the exit form.
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This is great! Thank you for sharing the info.
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Excellent, many thanks! Didn't know about this.
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Nice!

I really wish I were able to use these or that they'd been available back when I could have. (I do my FMM at the airport INM office when I'm leaving Mexico.)

I can think of no convincing reason for airlines to run out of these, but it's clear they do. I've saved the link to give to friends and family.
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You are all very welcome!

We can thank the regulars on the TA Puerto Vallarta forum, as that is where I read about it.
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this is great, thanks Riss!

how was yer trip, trip report coming?
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Great tip! American Airlines always runs out.

My wife and I have Global Entry in the US. Does Mexico have a similar program for frequent, non resident visitors?
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Great tip! American Airlines always runs out.

My wife and I have Global Entry in the US. Does Mexico have a similar program for frequent, non resident visitors?
Yes, it is only for those that use an FMM or Mexican citizens. It is not for Residentes Temporal or Permanente.
I checked out the one machine a few years ago at Cancun Airport and, naturally, it was out of order
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Viajero Confiable (Mexico's Trusted Traveler Program)

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Great tip! American Airlines always runs out.

My wife and I have Global Entry in the US. Does Mexico have a similar program for frequent, non resident visitors?

Viajero Confiable for U.S. Citizens

What are the requirements for U.S. citizens applying for Viajero Confiable?
U.S. citizens must first be approved in the Global Entry program
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age
Applicants must hold a valid machine-readable passport
Membership is valid for 5 years
An interview at one of the Viajero Confiable enrollment centers is required
Biometric information will be collected at time of interview
Applicants must pay an application fee for Viajero Confiable
How do U.S. citizens apply for Global Entry?
Apply Online: Complete a Global Online Enrollment System online application and pay the $100 non-refundable application fee.
Schedule an Interview: Once your application is reviewed, you will receive a message in your GOES account instructing you to schedule an interview at one of the Global Entry Enrollment Centers or at a temporary location designated for Global Entry interviews.
Interview Determines Your Eligibility: A CBP officer will ask you questions, take your photo, and scan your fingerprints.
Provide Identification: Bring your valid passport(s) and one other form of identification, such as a driver's license or ID card to the interview. If you are a lawful permanent resident, you must present your permanent resident card.
How do U.S. citizens apply next for Viajero Confiable?
U.S. citizens can apply directly on the Viajero Confiable website:https://solicitudviajeroconfiable.in...HomePage.xhtml
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Thanks Al!
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Ahh, this is great; can't wait to try it out in a few weeks (at CUN) !! Thanks for posting this, Rissak !!

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Here is the link to the Customs form, too:

http://www.sat.gob.mx/informacion_fi...A30_ingles.pdf
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