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Is a passport need to go to La Paz

Rocklin, California
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1. Re: passport

Yes. Anywhere in Mexico.

San Diego
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A passport is needed to RETURN to the USA! You need it if you travel anywhere outside of the country(to Canada too)

No more just hopping across the border and back withOUT one.

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Passport is also needed to enter Mexico

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Technically passport is not needed to enter Mexico. They've never checked me on the way in.

It is required if you enter Mexico by *air*.

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Don't leave home without it. If you are flying you won't be allowed to board your plane. If you are driving, you'll probably make it to LaPaz and back without having to produce a passport (although not legally as south of Ensenada you must have a tourist card and need a passport to get one. You will not have tons of fun at the US border however, and may be stuck there for several days having your identity confirmed before you are allowed to re-enter the USA. If you are flying out of LaPaz, you will probably not be allowed on the plane without a passport. Airlines don't like shipping people who may not be allowed to get off the plane. It means they may have to take them back to where they got them.

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To say that "technically" a passport is not required is not accurate: TECHNICALLY, IT IS REQUIRED; IT IS ILLEGAL NOT TO HAVE IT IN MEXICO AND IT IS REQUIRED BY LAW TO RE-ENTER THE U.S.

Enforcement is lax. Many Americans feel the law does not apply to them and cross without a passport. They generally have no problem in Mexico and they do get back into the U.S.

If there is an accident, not being in Mexico legally could cause problems you wouldn't want to experience. Your re-entry to the U.S. could be very difficult--that's not saying it will be, but it could be. American border agents have the legal right to make life difficult for you.

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