Originally Posted by Mwise17
My FI's stepfather said that passports actually expire 6 months before the expiry date...is this true????? He said they don't allow you to travel, but I have never heard of this...haven't looked into it yet, but curious if I am the only one that didn't know about this, or he is pulling this info. out of his A*%
Most countries want you to have a passport that is valid to ensure safe passage back home.
I found this just doing a search for Mexican tourist requirements:
The maximum period of time that a visitor may stay in Mexico without a formal visa is six months. Therefore your passport, regardless of country of origin, should be valid for a minimum period of six months, however long you intend to stay to avoid any potential problems at the port of entry.
Immigration authorities at the port of entry may allow or deny entry of any person into Mexico. If you have a passport that is valid for less than six months and you intend to stay in Mexico for a short period of timeâ€”perhaps a vacationâ€”the Immigration Officer might allow you entry.
Notwithstanding this, we recommend that you and your family members hold passports valid for at least six months from the date you plan to enter Mexico.
Tisha: Really hoping your flight got out this morning! It was blowing a gale up here, and a ton of flights were delayed out of Toronto! Hopefully you are enjoying the Mexican sun right now!