I am German and have arrived in Mexico 2 months ago.
I arrived in Mexico from San Diego and crossed the border by foot to Tijuana. Unfortunately there is no entry stamp when you cross the border to Mexico by foot.
Now I arrived in Mexico city by air plane from Tijuana after 2 months, and again no customs when arriving in Mexico city airport.
I am in mexico undocumented and need to know, if there is going to be any problems when I exit by air plane to Panama or Costa RIca.
is there any possibility to get the stamp before I leave Mexico?
I could show my flight ticket to Mexico city as proof of arriving from Tijuana. I can stay for 6 months as a tourist, however I need to have a stamp inside mwport.
This is what the UK Foreign Office has to say on the subject.
Mexico entry requirements.
It's aimed at UK passport holders but is good info & maybe there is a German equivalent you could research
Speak to someone @ the German Embassy they'll know who/where to ask about your situation.
the German embassy told me to go to the immigration office inside the town. I went there and they told me that a tourist card is not required.
I didn't believe them and went to the airport and asked for a tourist card at the immigration office and paid 306 pesos and got one. doesn't seem to be such a big deal. Don't know why that woman got arrested.
[ Edit: Edited by moderator for grammar purposes ]
I'm a U.S. citizen. I travel to Mexico very frequently. On one of my trips I lost the card with the stamp you get from Immigration when you fly into Mexico from the U.S.
When I checked in at the airlines desk for my flight departing Mexico my airline requested this card. I informed them I had lost it. They directed me to the Mexican Immigration desk located in the airport ( I was flying out of Guadalajara, returning to the U.S.).
The airport was under a remodel and I got confused as to where I had been advised to go. I couldn't find the Immigration desk and my flight was departing.
I went and stood in the que to board my flight and when I was ask for my boarding pass and I.D and card, I told my story. The ticket agent then tried to tell me how to find the immigration desk and looked confused as how to handle the situation...stumbling over his words...so I just looked at him and said "yea, but it's to late now, right?". A sense of relief washed over his face and he said "yes, it's to late" as he took my boarding pass and allowed my on my flight.
It was then I noticed he placed my boarding pass in one stack of the two stacks he had on his table. I assume one was for people like me and the other was for people who had the card with stamp.
I didn't have any problems or questions when I got back to the U.S.
I wish I'd have seen your post earlier.
I hope this little problem didn't interrupt any tango lessons.
no its all ok now, however nobody outside the airport knew what to do, so i had to ask around.
Sorry about that; the samueldrake22 account is a vague marketing account (read wannabe-spammer), which started off with a bunch of these semi-nonsensical messages in order to appear legitimate, and the admins haven't gotten around to cleaning him up completely yet. :/
Note: The samueldrake22 account post has now been removed by a North American moderator.
[ Edit: Edited on 25-Nov-2014, at 10:18 by Sander Edited on 6-Dec-2015 by Calcruzer ]