The Mexican government has launched a pilot program to expedite entry processes for certain foreign nationals entering through the airports in Guadalajara and Cancun.

Key Points:

  • As of Aug. 2, immigration authorities at the Guadalajara and Cancun airports are not requiring foreign nationals traveling for tourism or short-term business purposes to complete the Multiple Immigration Forms (FMM).
  • Instead of requiring the FMM, immigration authorities are stamping foreign nationals’ passports, indicating their length of legal stay within the stamp.
  • As of Aug. 2 the Mexican government has not expanded the pilot program to other points of entry but may do so without notice.

Additional Information: Foreign nationals are able to obtain an electronic FMM online through this website. Once the form is completed, travelers can present the form to show to immigration authorities upon arrival, who will then stamp the travelers’ length of legal stay in Mexico.

BAL Analysis: The Mexican government has implemented the pilot program for expedited entry with the intent of streamlining the entry process for foreign nationals traveling for tourism or short-term business purposes.

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