Important Announcements

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The Embassy of Mexico in Saint Lucia informs the public that nationals for Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and San Vincent and the Granadines require a visa to enter Mexico.

All foreign visitors, regardless of nationality, travelling to Mexico for tourism or business reasons or in transit to another destination, are exempt from presenting a Mexican visa as long as they have a valid visa issued by the government of the United States.

In addition, foreign visitors who, regardless of their nationality, have a valid permanent resident card from Canada, the United States of America, United Kingdom or any of the countries comprising the Schengen Area, do not require a Mexican visa.

Visitors on cruise ships

Visitors who travel on cruise ships that disembark at any Mexican port to visit the port and surrounding zones and embark on the same ship to continue their voyage, do not require a visa and will have collective permission under the category of “visitor without permission to conduct remunerated activities”, for a period of 21 calendar days.

Mexican authorities do not require a minimum period of validity of passports; nevertheless, this document must be valid at the time of entry and during the period you wish to be in Mexico.

FOREIGN MINORS (UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE) TRAVELLING TO MEXICO ALONE OR WITH A THIRD PARTY OF LEGAL AGE (GRANDPARENT, AUNT/UNCLE, ETC.) AS VISITORS (TOURISTS OR WITH A SHORT STUDY STAY OF UP TO 180 DAYS), DO NOT REQUIRE authorization or a letter of consent from their parents or guardians. Mexican migratory authorities will allow these minors to leave Mexico upon presentation of a valid passport.

IMPORTANT NOTE

Minors under 18 years of age (girls, boys, adolescents or those under legal guardianship) who are of Mexican nationality or foreigners holding the migratory status of Permanent Resident, Temporary Resident or Temporary Student Resident, who are in Mexico and wish to travel abroad alone or accompanied by a person of legal age other than one of their parents, must present:

1. Notarized document in which those holding parental authority or guardianship authorize the minor’s departure from Mexico, granted before a Notary Public or Commissioner of Oaths, or;

2. The document issued by the National Migration Institute (INM), in the format published for this purpose, available at the following webpage: www.inm.gob.mx

If the parents or holders of parental authority or guardianship choose to authorize the minor’s departure from Mexico with the document granted before a Notary Public or Commissioner of Oaths, the document must specify the mode of transportation, destination and date of travel. If this document is issued abroad, it must have the apostil.

Minors under the age of 18 travelling with at least one of their parents or guardians DO NOT require authorization or a letter of consent.

FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROCESS OF ENTERING MEXICO

At the point of entry, Mexico's immigration officers (INAMI) are the only authority that can accept or refuse the entry of any traveller into Mexico, regardless of whether the traveller has previously attained a visa or is exempt from obtaining one.

Citizens of Dominica, Grenada, and Saint Kitts and Nevis carrying diplomatic or official passports need a visa to visit Mexico for official or tourist purposes.

Holders of diplomatic passport or official of Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Lucia and San Vincent and the Granadines, do not require a visa to enter México.

Holders of diplomatic or official passports   are exempt from presenting a Mexican visa as long as they have a valid visa issued by the government of the United States. The same policy apply for holders of diplomatic or official who have a valid permanent resident card from Canada, the United States of America, United Kingdom or any of the countries comprising the Schengen Area. .

The requirements to apply for a visa are:

1. Visa application form: English version printed on one page, double sided, properly completed and signed.

2. Valid diplomatic or official passport and a photocopy of the page containing the photograph and personal data.

3. One photograph measuring 3.9 cm x 3.1 cm, face uncovered, no eyeglasses, frontal view, in color and with white background.

4. Diplomatic Note from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,  requesting the visa and specifying the purpose and length of the visit to Mexico.

 

Foreigners who require a visa (list of countries) and wish to enter Mexico with the intention of performing activities in tourism, business, technical assistance, transportation, studies, or who are journalist, for a period up to 180 days, must present the corresponding requirements to the Consular Section of the Embassy.

 

1. Visa application form printed on one page, double sided, properly completed and signed.

2. Passport or valid travel and identity document, original and a photocopy of the page containing the photograph and personal data.

3. One photograph measuring 3.9 cm x 3.1 cm, face uncovered, no eyeglasses, frontal view, in colour and with white background.

4. Original and a photocopy of the migratory document accrediting your legal stay in Saint Lucia (only for applicants who are not Saint Lucian citizens).

5. Payment of fees in cash for the issuance of the visa (if applicable).

6. Present one of the following documents, depending on the purpose of travel:

 

Tourists, persons in transit, business, technical assistance, journalist:

a) Original and a photocopy of the deed to property duly registered under the name of the applicant or interested party and proof of stable employment for a minimum period of one year, or

b) Original and a photocopy the deed to property duly registered under the name of the interested party and a document proving a minimum of two years’ ownership or shares in business, issued by the competent authorities of each country.

c) Original and a photocopy of proof of investment or bank accounts with an average monthly balance equivalent to $7,000.00 EC dollars during the past six months, or

d) Original and a photocopy of documents showing that the applicant has employment or a pension with a tax-free monthly income equivalent to $2,200.00 EC dollars during the past six months and proof of stable employment for the past twelve months.

In the case of foreigners who are pursuing regular studies in institutions of higher education, they must present the original proof of studies and the original proof of stable employment, pension or scholarship with monthly income equivalent to $1,476.00 EC dollars.

e) Letter of invitation, for which the applicant must present:

1. The original letter from an organization or from a public or private institution inviting the foreigner to participate in a non-remunerated activity in Mexican territory. The letter must contain the following data:

Full name and nationality of the applicant or interested party; company name or business name of the organization; registration number and purpose of the organization or private institution; full address and contact information for the organization or institution; information on the activity that will be performed or the project in which the foreigner will participate (the foreigner’s activity must be related to the purpose of the inviting organization or institution); estimated length or approximate end date of the activity to be performed; where applicable, the commitment to provide support for the foreigner during his/her stay in Mexico and to ensure that the foreigner returns to his/her country of origin or residence, and; a copy of the official identification with signature of the person signing the letter of invitation.

2. The documents with which the foreigner proves that s/he has the necessary experience, capacity, skills or expertise to develop the activity for which s/he has been invited, original and a photocopy.

One of the documents indicated in sections c) and d) can also be presented to prove economic solvency, except where the inviting organization or institution is covering the applicant’s travel costs and stay in Mexican territory and states so explicitly in the letter of invitation referred to in this section.

 

Students:

a) Original and a photocopy of the letter of acceptance from an institution belonging to the National Educational System to take courses, pursue studies or conduct research projects or undertake academic or professional training for a period of less than 180 days, specifying:

Full name of the interested party; level, degree and area of study the applicant intends to pursue; name of the course into which s/he has been accepted; start and end date of the course; cost of student fees for the course; and contact data for the educational institution.

b) Economic solvency to cover the amount of school fees and room and board during the applicant’s stay in Mexico, proven by:

•             Original and a photocopy of investments receipts or bank statements showing an average monthly balance equivalent to $4,430.00 EC dollars during the past six months, or

•             Original and a photocopy of documents showing that the applicant has a job, pension or scholarship with tax-free monthly income greater than $1,476.00 EC dollars during the past six months.

Solvency may be proven by the applicant or by his/her parents or guardians as long as the applicant is not over the age of 25, or by a letter from the educational institution stating that the applicant has been awarded a scholarship.

 

Scientific research or collecting of samples in Mexican territory or jurisdictional waters:

Once the applicant has obtained authorization from the competent national authorities for waters under Mexican jurisdiction, s/he must present:

a) A copy of the communication through which the Embassy of the applicant’s country of nationality or residence in Mexico notifies the foreigner that the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) received authorization from the competent national authorities, in the case of foreigners who wish to enter Mexico to participate in scientific research projects and/or collect samples in Mexican territory or waters under Mexican jurisdiction. The communication must contain the following information:

Full name and nationality of the applicant; business or company name of the organization or public or private institution inviting the foreigner; information on the activity to be conducted or the project in which the foreigner will participate, and estimated length or approximate end date for the activity to be carried out.

 

Important Notes:

For activities other than those indicated in this document, it is recommended that you directly contact the Consular Section of the Embassy of Mexico closest to your place of residence.

In the case of minors (persons under 18 years of age) both parents or legal guardians of the minor must sign the visa application form in the presence of the consular officer.

If one of the parents is absent, in order to obtain the visa the applicant must present the corresponding notarized authorization from the absent parent or a certified copy of the court ruling or official document giving full parental authority to the parent present.

Immigration authorities may decide to refuse the request to enter the country if the applicant is subject to criminal process or has been convicted of a serious crime as defined by national laws on criminal matters or provisions in international treaties or conventions that the Mexican State is party to, or if the applicant’s background in Mexico or abroad could compromise national or public security, in accordance with Article 43 of the Migration Law.

 

Foreigners who wish to travel to Mexico with the intent to conduct remunerated activities must invariably have an offer of employment. The Mexican institution or person who intends to hire the foreigner must submit the visa application directly to the National Migration Institute in Mexico. The Embassy or Consulate can only issue a visa if it has been authorized by the Institute.

Once the foreigner has the corresponding authorization, he must make an appointment at the consular office closest to his place of residence and appear in person with the following documentation:

1. Photocopy of the authorization from the National Migration Institute.

2. Visa application form printed on one page, double sided, properly completed and signed.

3. Passport or valid travel and identity document, original and a photocopy of the page containing the photograph and personal data.

4.Original and a photocopy of the migratory document accrediting your legal stay in Saint Lucia (only for applicants who are not from Saint Lucia).

5. One photograph measuring 3.9 cm x 3.1 cm, face uncovered, no eyeglasses, frontal view, in color and with white background.

6. Payment of fees in cash for the issuance of the visa. When the period of stay is less than 180 days, the applicant must also pay the migratory fees.

 

Important Note:

For foreigners who obtain a valid single entry visa, once they enter Mexican territory they must, within the first 30 calendar days, apply to the National Migration Institute for the residence card that accredits their legal stay in the country and allows them to remain in Mexico for a period greater than 180 days.

1. Visa application form printed on one page, double sided, properly completed and signed.

2. Passport or valid travel and identity document, original and a photocopy of the page containing the photograph and personal data.

3. Original and a photocopy of the migratory document proving your legal migratory status in Saint Lucia (only for applicants who are not Saint Lucian citizens).

4. One photograph measuring 3.9 cm x 3.1 cm, face uncovered, no eyeglasses, frontal view, in color, with white background.

5. Payment of fees in cash for the issuance of the visa.

 

In addition, the following documents must be presented depending on the category applied for:

 

a) Economic solvency:

•Original and a photocopy of investment receipts or bank statements showing an average monthly balance of $292,892.00 EC dollars during the past twelve months; or

•Original and a photocopy of documents showing that the applicant has employment or a pension with a monthly tax-free income of over $5,850.00 EC dollars during the past six months.

 

b) Scientific research in waters under Mexican jurisdiction:

• A copy of the communication through which the Embassy of the applicant’s country of nationality or residence in Mexico notifies the foreigner that the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) received authorization from the competent national authorities, in the case of foreigners who wish to enter Mexico to participate in scientific research projects and/or collect samples in Mexican territory or waters under Mexican jurisdiction. The communication must contain the following information:

1. Full name and nationality of the applicant.

2. Business or company name of the public or private organization or institution inviting the foreigner.

3. Information on the activity to be conducted by the foreigner or the project in which s/he will participate.

4. Estimated length or approximate end date of the activity to be undertaken.

 

c) Letter of invitation:

1. Original letter from a public or private organization or institution of renowned integrity inviting the foreigner to participate in a non-remunerated activity in Mexican territory. The letter must contain the following data:

 

1. Full name and nationality of the applicant or interested party.

2. Business or company name of the organization.

3. Registration number and purpose of the private organization or institution.

4. Complete address and contact information for the organization or institution.

5. Information on the activity to be conducted or the project in which the foreigner will participate. The foreigner’s activity must be related to the objectives of the inviting organization or institution.

6. Estimated length or approximate end date of the activity to be undertaken.

7.A statement of the binding responsibility to cover living expenses for the foreigner during his/her stay in Mexico, and to ensure the foreigner’s return to his/her country of origin or residence, and

8. A copy of the official identification of the person signing the letter of invitation.

 

2.  The inviting private organization or institution will present the original and a photocopy of the investment receipts or bank statements showing an average monthly balance of $ 1,345,300.00 Mexican pesos or its equivalent of $295,000.00 EC dollars during the past 12 months. Public and private institutions belonging to the Mexican National Educational System do not need to prove economic solvency.

3.  The foreigner must present the original and a photocopy of documents proving that s/he has the necessary experience, capacity, skills or expertise to develop the activity for which s/he has been invited.

4.   In the event that the inviting institution will not cover living expenses:

•Original and a photocopy of the investment receipts or bank statements showing an average monthly balance of $147,000.00 EC dollars during the past twelve months, or

•Original and a photocopy of documents showing that the applicant has employment or a pension with a monthly tax-free income greater than $2,921.00 EC dollars during the past six months.

 

d) Family Unity:

Family Unity Applications can only be accepted at an Embassy or Consular Office if the foreigner with permanent resident status in Mexico or Mexican citizen accompanies the family member at the time the application is submitted. Family ties must be proven as follows:

1 - Ties with a foreigner who has temporary resident status or holds a temporary resident visa:

i. If the applicant is the spouse or common-law partner of the foreigner with temporary resident status or holder of a temporary residence visa, ties can be demonstrated by a marriage certificate or common-law certificate or equivalent figure issued by a competent authority in conformity with the applicable legislation in the applicant's country of origin, original and a photocopy; or

If the applicant has a foreign child who has temporary resident status or holds a temporary resident visa, ties can be demonstrated by the birth certificate of the child, original and a photocopy; or

If the applicant has a foreign mother or father who has temporary resident status or holds a temporary resident visa, provided that the applicant is a child, or an adolescent who has not married, or has been declared incompetent and under the foreign parent’s legal representation, ties can be demonstrated by the birth certificate of the applicant, original and a photocopy; or

If the applicant is the child of the spouse or common-law partner or equivalent figure of a foreigner who has temporary resident status or holds a temporary resident visa, provided that the applicant is a child, or an adolescent who has not married, or has been declared incompetent and under the foreign parent’s legal representation, ties can be demonstrated by:

•Applicant’s birth certificate, original and a photocopy, and

•Marriage certificate or common-law certificate or equivalent figure issued by a competent authority, proving the relationship with the foreigner who has temporary resident status or holds a temporary resident visa, original and a photocopy.

ii. Temporary resident card or temporary resident visa, original and a photocopy, and

iii. Economic solvency to support the family member during his/her stay in the country may be proven with:

•Original and a photocopy of investment receipts or bank statements showing an average monthly balance of $20,187.00 Mexican pesos or its equivalent of $4,250.00 EC dollars during the past six months; or

•Original and a photocopy of documents showing that the applicant has employment or a pension with a tax-free monthly income greater than $6,729.00 Mexican pesos of its equivalent of $1,417.00 EC dollars during the past six months.

 

2 - Marriage or common-law relationship with a foreigner who has permanent resident status or holds a permanent resident visa:

i. Marriage certificate or common-law certificate or equivalent figure issued by a competent authority in conformity with the applicable legislation in the applicant's country of origin, original and a photocopy;

ii. Permanent resident card or permanent resident visa, valid and in force, original and a photocopy, and

iii. Economic solvency to support the family member during his/her stay in the country may be proven with:

•Original and a photocopy of investment receipts or bank statements showing an average monthly balance of $20,187.00 Mexican pesos or its equivalent of $4,250.00 EC dollars during the past six months, or

•Original and a photocopy of documents showing that the applicant has employment or a pension with a tax-free monthly income greater than $6,729.00 Mexican pesos or its equivalent of $1,417.00 EC dollars during the past six months.

 

3 - Marriage or common-law relationship with a Mexican citizen:

i. Marriage certificate or common-law certificate or equivalent figure issued by a competent authority, original and a photocopy and

ii. Document proving Mexican nationality, original and a photocopy.

iii. Economic solvency to support the family member during his/her stay in the country may be proven with:

•Original and a photocopy of investment receipts or bank statements showing an average monthly balance of $20,187.00 Mexican pesos or its equivalent of $4,250.00 EC dollars during the past six months, or

•Original and a photocopy of documents showing that the applicant has employment or a pension with a tax-free monthly income greater than $6,729.00 Mexican pesos or its equivalent of $1,417.00 EC dollars during the past six months.

 

e) Real Estate Property in Mexican territory:

1. Original and a photocopy of the Public Deed signed before a Commissioner of Oaths certifying that the foreigner is the holder of real estate property with a value exceeding $2,691,600.00 Mexican pesos or its equivalent of $566,852.00 EC dollars.

 

f) Investor:

1. Deed or policy from a Mexican corporation signed before a Commissioner of Oaths, or a document duly certified by the administrative body or a competent officer thereof, stating that the foreigner has shares in the capital stock of the Mexican corporation, and that the amount of the investment effectively disbursed for the foreigner’s share in the corporation would exceed $1,345,800.00 Mexican pesos or its equivalent of $283,426.00 EC dollars; this could be proven by a contract for the purchase of shares or stocks, contract for the transfer of assets or rights to the Mexican corporation, or a document issued by the corporation proving the amount contributed for shares in the capital stock, original and a photocopy;

2. Document proving the ownership of personal property by the foreigner, with a value exceeding $1,345,800.00 Mexican pesos or its equivalent of $283,426.00 EC dollars, original and a photocopy;

3. Documentation proving the conducting of economic or business activities in Mexican territory, which could be proven by documents such as (but not limited to) contracts, service orders, invoices, receipts, business plans, licenses and permits, and a certificate issued by the Mexican Social Security Institute proving that the foreigner employs at least five workers, original and a photocopy.

Requirements to Prove a Common-Law Relationship:

Present a Statutory Declaration or Affidavit signed before a Notary Public, attesting to the interested parties having lived together openly and continuously for a minimum of two years as of the date of the visa application. This Declaration must contain certified copies taken before a Notary Public of photo identification for the interested parties (passport, driver’s license), as well as documents proving their common-law relationship (jointly signed rental contract or financing to purchase a home; jointly held property; joint bank account or line of credit; income tax statement listing their status as “common-law union”; life insurance policy listing the common-law partner as beneficiary, or other supporting documentation).

If the couple have children together, present the original birth certificate(s) of the child(ren). In this case, it is not necessary for the couple to have lived together openly and continuously for a minimum of two years. Nevertheless, they must prove their status by means of utilities bills addressed to the applicants at the same address.

If the Statutory Declaration is issued by a Notary Public from a Country outside the jurisdiction of the Mexican Office (Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, St Kitts & Nevis and St Vincent and the Granadines), where the procedure is carried out, it must be legalized or bear an apostille, depending on the country.

Foreigners who wish to remain in Mexico indefinitely may apply in person for a Permanent Resident Visa at the Consular Office closest to their place of residence.

Requirements:

 

1. Visa application form printed on one page, double sided, properly completed and signed.

2. Passport or valid travel and identity document, original and a photocopy of the page containing the photograph and personal data.

3. Original and a photocopy of the migratory document accrediting your legal stay in Saint Lucia (only for applicants who are not Saint Lucians citizens).

4. One photograph measuring 3.9 cm x 3.1 cm, face uncovered, no eyeglasses, frontal view, in color and with white background.

5. Payment of fees in cash for the issuance of the visa.

 

Applicants must also present the following documents, depending on the category under which they are applying:

 

a) Retirees or Pensioners:

•Original and a photocopy of proof of investment or bank accounts with an average monthly balance equivalent to $354,281.00 EC dollars during the last twelve months, or

•Original and a photocopy of proof of monthly income from pensions in the amount of $7,300.00 dollars during the past six months.

 

b) Family Unity:

•Applicants must present the original and a photocopy of the official document proving family ties with the Mexican citizen or foreigner, as well as proof of Mexican nationality of the person they are related to, or proof of the foreigner’s migratory status as a permanent resident in Mexico, and

•Original and a photocopy of bank documents (investments and bank accounts) with an average monthly balance of $20,187.00 Mexican pesos or its equivalent of $4,250.00 EC dollars during the past six months, or

•Original and a photocopy of documents proving a monthly income of $6,729.00 Mexican pesos or its equivalent of $1,417.00 EC dollars during the past six months.

 

Important Note:

Family Unity Applications can only be accepted at a Consular Office if the foreigner with permanent resident status in Mexico or Mexican citizen accompanies the family member at the time the application is submitted.

This category only applies to foreigners who are the children; parents; children of the spouse or common-law partner; or siblings of a Mexican citizen or foreigner with permanent residence in Mexico.

The foreigner who is the spouse, common-law partner or equivalent figure of the Mexican citizen or foreigner with permanent resident status in Mexico may not in any case be documented with a permanent resident visa.

Foreigners who wish to remain in Mexico for a period greater than 180 days to attend courses, pursue studies, or conduct research projects at an educational institution belonging to the National Educational System in Mexico, must apply in person for a Student Temporary Resident Visa at the Consular Office closest to their place of residence.

 

Requirements:

•Visa application form printed on one page, double sided, properly completed and signed.

•Passport or valid travel and identity document, original and a photocopy of the page containing the photograph and personal data.

•Original and a photocopy of the migratory document accrediting your legal stay in Saint Lucia (only for applicants who are not Saint Lucia citizens).

•One photograph measuring 3.9 cm x 3.1 cm, face uncovered, no eyeglasses, frontal view, in color and with white background.

•Original and a photocopy of the letter of acceptance from the institution where the applicant intends to study. This letter must include:

 

1. Full name of the interested party.

2. Level, degree and area of study that will be pursued.

3. Name of the course to which s/he has been accepted.

4. Start and end dates of the course.

5. Cost of school fees.

6. Contact data for the educational institution

 

•Proof of economic solvency, original and a photocopy, which could be:

1. Original and a photocopy of the bank account statement showing sufficient resources to support the applicant in Mexico, from the interested party or his/her parents in the case of applicants under the age of 25. These bank accounts or investments must show a minimum average monthly balance of $283,426.00 EC dollars during the past twelve months, or

2. Documents showing that the applicant has a job, pension or scholarship (original letter from the educational institution proving the awarding of the scholarship), with tax-free monthly income greater than $2,126.00 EC dollars during the past six months.

•Payment of fees in cash for the issuance of the visa.

 

Important Note:

 

If all requirements are met a visa will be issued valid for one single entry. Once applicants have entered Mexican territory, they must, within the first 30 calendar days, apply to the National Migration Institute for the residence card that accredits their legal stay in the country and allows them to remain in Mexico.

Immigration authorities may decide to refuse the request to enter the country if the applicant is subject to criminal process or has been convicted of a serious crime as defined by national laws on criminal matters or provisions in international treaties or conventions that the Mexican State is party to, or if the applicant’s background in Mexico or abroad could compromise national or public security, in accordance with Article 43 of the Migration Law.

To import pets into Mexico, you must meet the requirements of the National Department of Health, Food Safety and Food Quality, SENASICA. The pet will be screened at the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Offices (OISA) located at international airports, border crossings and international seaports.

The requirements are listed on the following websites:

http://www.senasica.gob.mx/default.asp?Idioma=2&id=623

http://www.senasica.gob.mx/default.asp?Idioma=2&id=3691

For more information about the animal health inspection service, please email: Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.

Address:

Avenida Municipio Libre 377

Col. Santa Cruz Atoyac

Benito Juárez C.P. 03310

Mexico City, Federal District

Phone : 011 52 55 5905-1000 ext. 50911

 

By airplane (in cabin with passenger)

On June 1, 2012, the Official Gazette published a revision to Mandatory Bulletin No. CO AV-07.8/07 R2, stating the security conditions airlines must comply with to allow service animals and pets in the passenger cabins of aircrafts.

Those pets traveling with passengers need to fulfill the requirements included in part 4 of the above mentioned bulletin and those policies and regulations issued by the airline carrier. The final decision as to whether the pet is allowed to travel in the cabin with the passenger will be taken by the airline carrier and not by the Mexican Civil Aeronautic Authority.

Part 4 of the Bulletin No. CO AV-07.8/07 R2 states:

"4. Transporting animals on passenger aircrafts

4.1. Animals must be transported in cages or appropriate containers, which must be located in the pressurized, acclimatized baggage compartments. The pilot in command must be informed that live animals are being transported and told which baggage compartment they are located in.

4.2. If the aircraft does not have pressurized, acclimatized baggage compartments, animals may be transported in a cabin adjacent to the passenger cabin, but separated by a wall, provided the remaining guidelines in this Circular are adhered to.

 

4.3 Guide dogs, service animals and pets.

 

Regardless of the stipulations of this Mandatory Circular, guide dogs, seeing-eye dogs, other service animals and pets may be transported in the passenger cabin if the following requirements are met:

4.3.1. The guide dog or seeing-eye dog has been trained and the person with the disability has been instructed in the care and handling of the dog. Under these considerations, the dog must remain at the side of its owner during the flight. The disabled person should be seated in the first row, preferably in the window seat, in a section next to the cabin’s dividing wall.

4.3.2. During the boarding of disabled persons assisted by a guide dog or seeing-eye dog, the flight attendants should lead the passenger to the location of his/her seat, so that the passenger may give instructions to the animal.

4.3.3. Service animals and pets may be allowed in the passenger cabin in accordance with the licensee’s or authorized agent’s policies and procedures, which have been approved by the Aviation Authority, provided that the animals are not ones that pose a risk to the health and security of the passengers or crew, such as snakes and other reptiles, rodents, spiders, or ferrets, among others, or animals such as pigs or monkeys that may not be allowed in the passenger cabin due to their size, dimensions, or the health restrictions of the competent national authorities or the States in which the airline operates.

4.3.4. The same requirements listed in numeral 4.3.1 of this Mandatory Circular apply to service animals and pets."

OFFICIAL STATEMENT

September 13, 2010

 

In order to regulate the quantity of dollars entering the Mexican banking system, beginning September 14, 2010, the Mexican government will cap the amount of dollars foreigners can exchange for pesos in Banks & Money Exchange Establishments to no more than US$1,500 per month.

The measure WILL NOT AFFECT purchases made with credit cards or debit cards in Mexico.

The measure WILL NOT AFFECT the amount of cash (in Mexican pesos) an international tourist can withdraw from an ATM machine on a daily or monthly basis.

It is recommended that all travelers bring Mexican pesos as well as their credit and/or debit cards to minimize any inconvenience the exchange cap at banks may cause.