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Apostille Birth Certificate just for Touring Mexico?

Old Mar 13, 17, 6:25 pm
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Apostille Birth Certificate just for Touring Mexico?

I thought it was only a requirement for moving there or doing business?
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Old Mar 13, 17, 8:13 pm
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Now, where did you find that?
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Old Mar 13, 17, 10:48 pm
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I first read it on an expat site, just for residency though. Then I went to our .gov site and read it there. No mention of exact purpose though. Then I found out that my birth certificate isn't valid to be Apostilled.
So I asked at the Mexican Consular's office. Was told I need it apostilled.
I reiterated that I'm just going for a visit 30-45 days, no business involved.
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Old Mar 13, 17, 11:08 pm
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If you're a US citizen, all you need is a passport, and you can stay for up to 180 days.

I've done it many times.
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Old Mar 14, 17, 7:49 pm
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Originally Posted by Doc Savage View Post
If you're a US citizen, all you need is a passport, and you can stay for up to 180 days.

I've done it many times.
That's what I thought, don't know why I'm getting conflicting info.
I really don't want to deal with my birth certificate right now, it'll take too long.
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Old Mar 14, 17, 8:19 pm
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I've been to Mexico about a hundred times and have never been asked for it. I did, have to get an apostille birth certificate to present to another country (the Netherlands) when I was filling out the paperwork to become a permanent resident there.
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Old Mar 14, 17, 8:24 pm
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If you have a valid US passport with at least 6 months remaining from your date of entry, that will suffice.

See http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/mexic...-visa-etc.html.

You can also use IATA TIMATIC as offered by Star Alliance to enter your details and verify the requirements for entry: http://www.staralliance.com/en/services/visa-and-health
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Old Mar 15, 17, 6:20 pm
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Originally Posted by peripateticlife View Post
I first read it on an expat site, just for residency though. Then I went to our .gov site and read it there. No mention of exact purpose though. Then I found out that my birth certificate isn't valid to be Apostilled.
So I asked at the Mexican Consular's office. Was told I need it apostilled.
I reiterated that I'm just going for a visit 30-45 days, no business involved.
I think what the Consulate is advising you, is that if you are required to present your birth certificate for residency etc., you would need to have it apostilled.
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