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Does 5 year old child need a passport to visit Mexico?

by Laura
(Goodyear, AZ, USA)

Question: A 5-year-old child will be traveling with a birth certificate, social security card and a mother with passport card. Does the child really need a passport to get back into the US?


We are taking the family dog. Only 5lbs. Has license, rabies certtificate. Does the dog need anything else?

Answer: U.S. citizen children under age 16 arriving by land or sea from contiguous territory may also present an original or copy of his or her birth certificate, a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, a Naturalization Certificate, or a Canadian Citizenship Card.

A passport is only required for a minor to return to the U.S. when traveling by air. For more information about getting a passport for a child, click the link below.

Get Passport for Child

Click the link below for an article about taking your pet to Mexico.

Taking a Dog to Mexico

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