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Old 09-17-2017   #1 (permalink)
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We are arriving into Playa on October 29 and leaving November 7. Our passports expire December 9. Anyone know if this will be a problem entering or leaving Mexico. Thanks.
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I dunno, but unless this is your last international trip, you may want to go ahead and get them renewed
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Why take a chance? You still have plenty of time to renew.

Any passport that expires within 6 months of travel could be a problem.
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We are arriving into Playa on October 29 and leaving November 7. Our passports expire December 9. Anyone know if this will be a problem entering or leaving Mexico. Thanks.
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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Get it renewed before you leave.
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We are arriving into Playa on October 29 and leaving November 7. Our passports expire December 9. Anyone know if this will be a problem entering or leaving Mexico. Thanks.
i didnt have a problem last year, i only had 5 months left on my passport and was staying 4 months,,,but that was last year
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i didnt have a problem last year, i only had 5 months left on my passport and was staying 4 months,,,but that was last year
Not a gamble I'd take.
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Not a gamble I'd take.
i dont really think its a gamble,,,as long as your passport is good for the time your staying,,,,its good to go,,,it doesnt have to be 6 months from the entry date i checked into it last year
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i dont really think its a gamble,,,as long as your passport is good for the time your staying,,,,its good to go,,,it doesnt have to be 6 months from the entry date i checked into it last year
Any time you're dealing with government bureaucrats (in any country), it's a gamble, no?

I'd definitely call traveling on a passport that expires in 5 - 6 weeks a gamble.

Again, not a gamble I'd take.

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Any time you're dealing with government bureaucrats (in any country), it's a gamble, no?

Again, not a gamble I'd take.
I agree with Mr. Rat just do it get it over with...no stress
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Mexico is not one of the countries that requires your passport be valid for six months from date of entry.

All that's required by Mexico is it be valid for the duration of your stay in Mexico.

However, there are apparently some airlines, most of them American from what I understand, that do require six months validity left on your passport from date of entry. I suspect this is pure laziness, as it's easier to tell people no matter where they're going they need this.

What you can do, is call the airline you're flying on and ask them what their rule is. Or, just simply renew as it sounds like you have enough time to do so.
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Mail in passport renewal can take up to 8 weeks, Oct 29th would be pushing it. Expedited renewals add another $60, but turnaround is 2 to 3 weeks.
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Mail in passport renewal can take up to 8 weeks, Oct 29th would be pushing it. Expedited renewals add another $60, but turnaround is 2 to 3 weeks.
We had to renew ours last year. Did so sometime while the youngest boy rat was home for Christmas break. No hurry for us, and got the new ones in about 3 weeks.
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Mexico is not one of the countries that requires your passport be valid for six months from date of entry.

All that's required by Mexico is it be valid for the duration of your stay in Mexico.

However, there are apparently some airlines, most of them American from what I understand, that do require six months validity left on your passport from date of entry. I suspect this is pure laziness, as it's easier to tell people no matter where they're going they need this.

What you can do, is call the airline you're flying on and ask them what their rule is. Or, just simply renew as it sounds like you have enough time to do so.
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
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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.

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