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Walking to Tijuana with child-No Id or passport

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Denver, Colorado USA
posts: 16
reviews: 38
Walking to Tijuana with child-No Id or passport

Hi I want to walk to TJ with my daughter for the day. She is 9 and does not have a passport (long story, stupid ex). Obviously she does not have an ID, so will an original birth certificate and maybe a Social Security card do?

Thanks!

Sun City West
Destination Expert
for Rosarito
posts: 4,239
reviews: 48
1. Re: Walking to Tijuana with child-No Id or passport

A passport is not required for children.

However, the Mexican authorities may demand to see written permission from the father of the child that you can bring her into Mexico; even a copy of the custody agreement is not enough. They must have written, notarized permission.

They may not ask, but if they do, it will be awkward.

Whittier, California
posts: 1,362
reviews: 11
2. Re: Walking to Tijuana with child-No Id or passport

I agree with Pstreet1: if your daughter doesn't have the notarized permission to travel with you and if it is not urgent to cross to TJ do not take chances. Take her to Legoland or San Diego Zoo better.

Denver, Colorado USA
posts: 16
reviews: 38
3. Re: Walking to Tijuana with child-No Id or passport

I agree. I think I can get him to give me the permission to go for the day, but will the US border people let her back in without the passport or id?

California
posts: 2,109
reviews: 4
4. Re: Walking to Tijuana with child-No Id or passport

Hi;

The border agent may give a long lecture and warning .

However, the U.S. citizen child must be allowed to be

back home country .

Sun City West
Destination Expert
for Rosarito
posts: 4,239
reviews: 48
5. Re: Walking to Tijuana with child-No Id or passport

Children under 16 are NOT required to have passports; take the birth certificate. You'll have no problem.

Edited: 12:30 pm, June 30, 2010
Sun City West
Destination Expert
for Rosarito
posts: 4,239
reviews: 48
6. Re: Walking to Tijuana with child-No Id or passport

"For entry into the United States via land and sea borders, U.S. citizens must present either a U.S. passport, passport card, NEXUS card, Enhanced Drivers License or other Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI)-compliant document. The only exception to this requirement is for U.S. citizens under the age of 16 (or under 19, if traveling with a school, religious, or other youth group) who need only present a birth certificate (original, photocopy or certified copy), Consular Report of Birth Abroad, or naturalization certificate."

Denver, Colorado USA
posts: 16
reviews: 38
7. Re: Walking to Tijuana with child-No Id or passport

Thanks! I appreciate all the facts!

California
posts: 2,109
reviews: 4
8. Re: Walking to Tijuana with child-No Id or passport

Hi;

I just Did make a weekend visit in T.J. and notice some changes

when I did walk through the border Immigrations to USA.

The USA. turntiles are installed at the border line .

The newly line are Sentri line, Documents line and several

Non Documents line .

I am USA. passport holder and it took 15 minutes to get through

at the US. valid Documents line .

California
posts: 2,109
reviews: 4
9. Re: Walking to Tijuana with child-No Id or passport

Hi;

I observed the time to walk through a new line up at the border Immigration

check points and realise the No ID , No USA passports were ways too many

people and ways too long to get through 1 hr. waiting

So, the Solid Documents USA Passports holders now Can walk through

were very quick although the border agent asked me a couple routine

questions and speed through .

I like this new arrangements and a creative thinking of Border Controls Agency

10. Re: Walking to Tijuana with child-No Id or passport

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