Thursday, January 3, 2008

Come to Baja but Come Prepared

Beginning January 31, 2008 the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has implemented new border crossing requirements for US citizens crossing from Mexico to the US.

The requirement for ADULTS (18+) is to have any ONE of the following three forms of ID:

  1. Driver's License (or other Government issued photo ID) and a Birth Certificate
  2. US Passport
  3. SENTRI (in SENTRI lanes)

The requirement for MINORS is now to have any ONE of the following forms of ID:

  1. Birth Certificate
  2. US Passport
  3. SENTRI (in SENTRI lanes)

Note that these requirements don't mean that you are forced to permanently live in Mexico if you lack one of these documents. However, you may be subject to the DHS Secondary inspection which can further delay your crossing.

*Note posted courtesy of Brian Flock from Baja Ocean Realty

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