BORDER CROSSING – PAPERS NEEDED TO CROSS THE BORDER
The border crossing at Andrade is open from 6AM to 10PM. When you arrive at the US-Mexico border, you might need any of the following documents.
Canadian citizens and other international tourists should bring their passports and a visa if it was required for their entry into the US.
US citizens are not required to have a visa, however, they can bring any of the following:
- US PASSPORT: Accepted for travel by land, air and sea.
- US PASSPORT CARD: A limited, new travel document that costs less than a US passport but valid only for travel by land and sea.
- Tourist Card or FM-T: To obtain a FM-T card, you must pay a fee to border crossing points such as airports (airlines). Sometimes, an FM-T card fee is included in the airplane ticket fee. Tourists must be reminded to present their FM-T cards at the point of exit (from Mexico) or else, they may pay a fine from the Mexican Immigration authorities.
- Non-Immigrant Right (DNI): Tourists going to Mexicoshould avail a non-immigrant right (DNI), which costs USD $200. The DNI allows tourists to be authorized as non-immigrants.
- Enhanced Driver’s License: Some Canadian provinces and states have driver’s licenses that can indicate both citizenship and identity for border crossing travels either by land or sea.
- Trusted traveler program cards: FAST, NEXUS and SENTRI offer these issued to approve enrollment cards for low-risk tourists who travel either by land, air or sea.