Immigration and the Mexican tourist card
..This is your first stop after departing the plane. If lines are long, just relax. You'll probably still beat your luggage to the carousel (you're on vacation now. It's time to slow down).
..All they do at this desk is check your passport, enter you into a computer, then stamp your tourist card.
..During your flight, you'll be asked to fill out some paperwork for Mexican immigration and customs. First is the tourist card mentioned above (scroll down for instructions on how to fill this card out). The other form you'll fill out is a customs declaration. More on that on the next page.
..NOTE:
When shown at 72 dots per inch, it is difficult to read the text on these forms. If you click on the form, you can open a 300 dots per inch PDF file that you can read more clearly. You'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the PDF files.

This is the FRONT of the form.
Click here to view the BACK SIDE.
Click here to view a high-resolution, PDF version.
This form needs to be filled out by each person on the plane, so carry a pen with you. We always fill them out for our kids.
Area 1: Your name.
Area 2: Your country of birth.
Area 3: Your current nationality.
Area 4: Your date of birth.
(a tricky part, you write the day, month and year in that order.We're used to writing month,day,year here in the U.S.)
Area 5: Mark your sex.
Area 6: Mark Married, or Single.
Area 7: Your complete address.
Area 8: Hotel, city, and state, that you are visiting.
(The state for Cancun, the Riviera Maya, Isla Mujeres, and Cozumel is "Quintana Roo" You can just write "Q'Roo".)
Area 9: Passport number.
Area 10: Passport expiration date.
Area 11:
Country where your passport was issued.
Area 12: Write your occupation (Homemaker or student are fine here).
Area 13: Airline name and flight number.

Areas 14, 15, and 16 are only used if you are traveling to Mexico for business.

Don't write in the areas that say "For official use only".

Under the second blue line is the actual card that you will keep during your stay in Mexico. You are supposed to carry this with you, but we keep it locked up in our hotel safe. You must turn this in when you depart. Keep it with your passport and return ticket.
Area 1: Your name.
Area 2: Your country of birth.
Area 3: Your current nationality.
Area 4: Your date of birth.
Turn the card over.
You'll need to sign
the back in two spots.
This is the BACK of the form.
Click here to view the FRONT SIDE.
Click here to view a high-resolution, PDF version.
Sign here.
This is the back of the form
that you turn in.
Sign here.
This is the back of the actual tourist card that you keep.