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Old 09-19-2017   #16 (permalink)
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Never had a problem with Mexico but it was made really clear countless times that 6 mo minimum must be left on passports to enter Panama this April. The airlines checked and double checked; even had a further check in at the gate.
Think as others have pointed out it pays to watch the dates and renew while you are about 8 months from expiry or prior to departing on a lengthy trip
That is because Panama has a rule that three months' validity must be left on passports on date of entry.

It recently changed from 6 to 3- just this year.

https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/panama


here is Mexico's entry and exit requirements...


https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/mexico


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Canadian citizens, including those with dual citizenship, must present a valid passport in order to enter and exit Mexico. The passport must be valid until the date of expected departure from Mexico. Before you leave, ask your transportation company about its requirements related to passport validity, which may be more stringent than the country’s entry rules.
Americans entry requirements for Mexico are the same.




but let me reiterate that if your airline 'decides' because of the KISS principle that they don't care about what the actual official requirements are and they are requiring passengers across the board to have 6 months left, you could still be denied boarding.

So, either call and make sure your airline is not one that does this, and print off that page and take it with you to be safe if they say they don't require it- or just renew in time.
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but let me reiterate that if your airline 'decides' because of the KISS principle that they don't care about what the actual official requirements are and they are requiring passengers across the board to have 6 months left, you could still be denied boarding.

So, either call and make sure your airline is not one that does this, and print off that page and take it with you to be safe if they say they don't require it- or just renew in time.
yes i agree,,,i think thats where the confusion comes from as some of the airlines are a bit confused about it all, last year i had no issues through west jet..cdn passport
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There is no 6 month passport rule, if you are coming from the USA. And airlines cannot make up their own rules, the Travel.State.Gov website rules.
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You want to get them renewed. Why? Because the maximum visa time they give when you enter the country is 180 days and your passports will expire within that time. Even if you tell them you only want a week or two, it is best to err on the side of not being told to turn around.

Also, a handy list of which countries follow the six month rule.

http://lifehacker.com/these-countrie...por-1782577451
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There is no 6 month passport rule, if you are coming from the USA. And airlines cannot make up their own rules, the Travel.State.Gov website rules.
Have you checked out PlayadelSolDos' helpful link? --- or are you talking about a separate issue?

In any event, here's an interesting read:

https://travel.stackexchange.com/que...y-for-visiting
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There is no 6 month passport rule, if you are coming from the USA. And airlines cannot make up their own rules, the Travel.State.Gov website rules.

yes,,last year i went with around 5 months on mine
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