Quick Answer: Can I Use An Enhanced License To Go To Mexico?

Is it worth getting an enhanced driver’s license?

The enhanced driver’s license is a cost-effective and convenient document that meets driving, identification and border-crossing needs.

While not required, the enhanced license is an excellent alternative to a standard license because it is especially handy for business travel, vacations or quick trips..

Can US citizens drive to Mexico?

Traveling to Mexico from the United States. Mexico has not imposed any legal restrictions on passengers or vehicles entering Mexico by land from the United States. We are hearing that American citizens are driving and walking into Mexico without hindrance.

Can I use passport card instead of real ID?

The passport card cannot be used for international air travel. Real ID: Passport books and cards are alternatives to a state-issued ID. Please see Passport Fees for more information. Please see Passport Fees for more information.

What happens if you don’t have a passport coming back from Mexico?

Technically, yes. Any US citizen can present themselves at a US border crossing without a passport and should be granted entry (after thorough checks and questioning).

Can I enter Mexico with an enhanced driver’s license?

To return to the U.S. from Mexico by land, sea or air, you must present a passport or PASS card (available to anyone) or Enhanced Driver’s License (residents of some U.S. states can get these) at the border.

Can you use an enhanced driver’s license to go to Cancun Mexico?

Enhanced Driver’s License EDL holders may travel to Cancun without additional travel documents provided they arrive by land or sea. The EDL has been approved by the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative as a valid form of international identification.

Can you cross the border with an enhanced driver’s license?

Four states are already issuing what is known as Enhanced Driver’s Licenses (EDLs). … As of now, four states on the Canadian border, Michigan, New York, Vermont, and Washington, participate in Enhanced Driver’s Licenses to aid in border crossing from the US to Canada.

Can you still go to Mexico without a passport?

The Mexican government may not let U.S. citizens who are driving or walking to Mexico enter the country at land border crossings if they do not have a U.S. passport book or U.S. passport card. Learn more about entry and exit requirements and safety and security in Mexico on our Country Information page.

Can I order an enhanced license online?

You cannot apply online, by phone or by mail. If you never had a driver license before, you must first apply for an Enhanced learner permit. You can complete your eye test at the DMV.

Which is better passport or enhanced license?

US Passports Vs Enhanced Driver’s Licenses First of all, an EDL is cheaper than a passport. Secondly, it fits more comfortably in your wallet than a passport book does, so it’s more convenient. And if you frequently drive across the border, it’s helpful to only need one form of ID for the entire trip.

Does Mexico enforce the 6 month Passport Rule 2019?

Canada and Mexico are two popular countries who do not enforce the six-month rule for U.S. citizens but they may recommend travelers have at least three months of validity beyond their travel dates. Please check with their government websites for the latest information.

Which is better real ID or enhanced?

The Enhanced ID will cost $30 more than a Real ID. However, probably the biggest difference between them is the fact that the Enhanced ID allows you to travel to Mexico, Canada, and a few Caribbean countries without requiring a passport. It only works as long as you don’t travel by plane, though.

Can I go to Mexico with a real ID?

No. REAL ID cards cannot be used for border crossings into Canada, Mexico or other international travel.

What countries can you visit with an enhanced license?

Americans visiting Mexico, Canada, Bermuda and the Caribbean by land or sea can travel using a passport card or enhanced driver’s license. Pre-approved travelers can also enter the U.S. with the Trusted Traveler Program Nexus card.

Can you cross the border with a real ID?

Q: Can I use my REAL ID card to cross the border into Canada and Mexico and for international travel? No. REAL ID cards cannot be used for border crossings into Canada, Mexico or other international travel.

How long can you stay in Canada with an enhanced license?

6 monthsMost visitors can stay for up to 6 months in Canada. If you’re allowed to enter Canada, the border services officer may allow you to stay for less or more than 6 months. If so, they’ll put the date you need to leave by in your passport.

Can you go to Cancun without a passport?

All Americans traveling to Cancun must have a valid U.S. passport when flying into Mexico, available through the U.S. State Department (travel.state.gov). A passport or passport card is accepted for travelers driving from the United States to Cancun or for those arriving by cruise ship or other watercraft.

Can I use a passport card to go to Cancun?

You can use either a passport or passport card as acceptable identification for entry and exit between Mexico and the U.S. if you are driving or arriving by sea (but not by air). The smaller and less-expensive passport card is accepted at both land-border crossings and sea ports-of-entry.