can enter Mexico using only their Birth Certificate and
Picture Identification (drivers license, etc.), but due to
the heightened security at airports, it is recommended that
they now have a passport.
A Passport is recognized worldwide as absolute proof of
citizenship. This makes clearing customs easy and will be
invaluable if you encounter any legal or domestic problems
with Mexican officials. A valid Passport or proof of
citizenship is also required for re-entry into Canada.
If you already have a passport, make sure it does not expire
during the time you are on holiday in Mexico since it cannot
be renewed out of the country.
It is recommended that friends or couples traveling together
carry a copy of the other persons passport in case of loss
(copy picture & passport number data page). Leave a copy at
home with friends or relatives and if traveling alone keep a
copy separated from your passport.
If you loose your
passport, immediately inform the nearest Canadian
Consulate/Embassy and report the loss to local police.
The Mexican government does not like missing passports
floating around. Having a copy of your passport will speed
Canadian Passports are valid for 5 years. Applications
are available at Canadian passport offices across Canada
Passport Office locations and post offices
There are separate
applications for adults and children under sixteen years old.
You must apply by mail, courier or in person at one of the
offices listed above or download passport forms on-line
Your application must be
signed by an authorized professional guarantor who has
personally know you for at least two years, and include two
certified passport photos and proof of citizenship.