Passport Question

Old Jan 30th, 2004, 05:30 AM
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Passport Question

I have never been to Mexico, or any other country, this will be my first trip out of USA. Do I have to carry my passport everywhere I go while vacationing in Mexico, or can I leave it in the hotel safe?
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Old Jan 30th, 2004, 07:28 AM
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Either way is fine... You will most likely only need to show your passport at the airport and possibly if you want to cash travelers checks at a bank.

It's a good idea to have a xerox copy of the main page & keep it separate. In the event something happens to your passport, having the numbers can help expedite replacement.

If you are American/Canadian you can still legally enter Mexico on a drivers license and original birth certificate (but a passport's always the better idea, IMO).
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Old Jan 30th, 2004, 07:36 AM
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Unless you really need it for something, it is better to leave it in the hotel or room safe, and carry a copy. You will probably never need to show anything.
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Old Jan 30th, 2004, 08:15 AM
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Thank you for your advice!
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Old Jan 30th, 2004, 08:22 AM
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I agree witth the above advice. The exception would be if you took a trip away from where you are staying that is long enough to encounter military roadblocks. Then you might need you passport and tourist card. In most tourist frequented areas this is not an issue. I would carry your driver's license or some form of ID however.
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Old Jan 30th, 2004, 10:15 AM
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Amarna was the capital of Egypt in the New Kingdom 1500 - 1100 BCE. Any relation?
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Old Jan 30th, 2004, 11:30 AM
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Hehehheeh, I didn't think anyone would know that.
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