Bariatric Surgery in Mexico: Passport Requirements

U.S. Citizens: Renew Bariatrics highly recommends patients use a passport, but it is not required if you’re a U.S. citizen and going to Tijuana, Mexico. For patients traveling to Cancun, a passport is required.
 
If you’re a U.S. citizen you can travel to Tijuana without a passport. However, you will need to show proof of citizenship
 
Proof of citizenship can be shown with an original birth certificate issued by a U.S. government agency (not a hospital copy and not a copy of the birth certificate) and a valid government-issued ID. 
 
Passport cards and enhanced driver’s licenses are also acceptable forms of documentation.
 
U.S. Citizens born outside of the U.S.: Will require a valid U.S. passport for travel or an original naturalization certificate along with a valid government issued photo ID.
 
U.S. Permanent Residents: Will require a valid Permanent Resident card, also known as a Green Card, with a valid government-issued photo ID or a valid passport from their country of citizenship.
 
Puerto Rico Patients: must have a valid U.S. passport or a valid government-issued photo ID along with an original issued birth certificate. Birth certificates issued prior to July 1, 2010 are not accepted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
 
Canadian, European, Australian, New Zealand citizens: a passport is required. 
 
Please read our Traveling to Tijuana Guide for more information. 
You can a passport in as quickly in 14 days if you have immediate travel.
 
Routine7 to 10 weeks
Expedited4 to 6 weeks
Expedited at AgencyMust have international travel within 14 calendar days
 
Passport fees vary from renewal to first-time passport books. 
 
For first-time passport card, it can cost $130. For expedited first-time passport book will cost a total of $190 ($130 base fee + $60 expedited fee). 
 
For more information please visit Passport Fees

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