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Answers ASAP!!! Can I get back into the USA from Mexico with an ID and Birth Certificate??

My friend wants to go to Mexico in about an hour (driving) and she says I can get back into the U.S. with an ID and a birth certificate. I'm pretty sure that's not true, but I want to make sure because I don't want to get stuck in Mexico.

So can I get back into the US from Mexico with just an ID and birth certificate? I also have a passport but it expired in the '90s lol!

Thanks.
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Also, I've been reading up on it. It says: The Government of Mexico requires that all U.S. citizens present proof of citizenship and photo identification for entry into Mexico. While U.S. citizenship documents such as a certified copy of a U.S. birth certificate, a Naturalization Certificate, a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, or a Certificate of Citizenship are acceptable, the U.S. Embassy recommends traveling with a valid U.S. passport to avoid delays or misunderstandings.

http://www.usembassy-mexico.gov/eng/eacs_entry_Mexico.html

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Charlie
Those who said you do not need a passport for LAND travel are correct. That requirement will go into effect in June 2009. For now, you need your birth certificate and a photo I.d. See site beow to read the law for yourself.

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justagorilla
this question is asked quite a bit and the answer is as long as you don't travel by plane, you can cross the border either way with valid, legal picture ID and your birth certificate( not a copy)

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KJ
by land you don't need a passport

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alejandrovg
to get into mexico u NEED a passport, which pretty much helps you get back in...

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roadhunter
Nope. You need a passport. It's really not an issue since you can't get out of the US and into Mexico without a passport, so you wouldn't even have a chance to come back.


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