Just booked the holiday you’ve been dreaming of to the sunny shores of Mexico? We want to make sure you’re all set for your arrival with all of the right documentation so that your trip is as smooth as possible. Starting with your Declaration of Goods form – this is a necessity when travelling to Mexico. Here’s everything you need to know about it…
What is the Mexico Declaration of Goods form?
The Mexico Declaration of Goods form is a document that must be complete prior to entering Mexico. The form is used to declare the luggage that you are bringing with you into the country and details of its contents such as the amounts of cash, any food, pharmaceuticals etc. A full list of the items that must be declared can be found on the form itself.
Do I need to complete a Declaration of Goods form for my holiday to Mexico?
All customers entering Mexico must complete this form within three days of their departure date. If you are travelling as a family, one form is sufficient as long as the surname is the same. For those travelling with different surnames, additional forms will need to be completed.
Where can I find the Declaration of Goods form?
The Declaration of Goods form can be accessed via the link below. Once the form is complete, please select the download button and make sure that you print a copy ready to present on your arrival into Mexico.
When should I complete the Declaration of Goods form for my Mexico holiday?
You are now able to complete the form up to 30 days before your departure to Mexico, however please note that the Mexican website that hosts the form has not yet updated to reflect this. So please don’t worry if when you go to complete the form that you only given the option to select a departure date that’s in the next three days.
This is something that we are working on with the Mexican authorities. If you have any questions around this at all, our customer service team will be more than happy to help, you can give them a quick call on 0800 9165167.
What other documentation do I need for my Mexico holiday?
British citizens don’t need a visa to enter Mexico, however you must have a valid passport for the duration of your stay. You’ll also need to complete an immigration form which must be brought with you when you enter and leave the country. You can complete this online in advance on the National Institution of Immigration website.
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- Do I need to complete a Declaration of Goods form?
Yes, all travellers need to complete the form
- Does each person need to complete a Declaration of Goods form?
One form per surname in the group is enough
- What if we have different surnames in the group?
If you do not have the same surname, you must each fill out a form
- When should I complete the Declaration of Goods form?
You can fill this in up to 30 days before departure and we advise to complete it ASAP to take the stress out of your holiday. However the Mexican website that hosts the form has not yet been updated to reflect this and may still only allow you to select departure dates within the next three days. If you have any questions around this at all, please contact our customer service team on 0800 9165167.
- Where can I complete the Declaration of Goods form?
The form is available online at: https://siat.sat.gob.mx/PTSC/DPE/faces/resources/pages/declaracion/declaracion.jsf
- Do I need to print a copy of the form?
We recommend you print a copy to take with you when travelling to avoid any delays
- Do I still need to complete a Mexico Immigration form?
Yes, you will need to have this with you when you enter and leave Mexico. Please note, this is a different form to the Declaration of Goods form
- Where can I complete the Mexico Immigration form?
The form is available online at:
- Which items need to be declared?
Amounts of cash, food, pharmaceuticals, etc. but a full list is available on the form
- When does this form come into effect?
This is not a new form and has been required for a while, however you now have 30 days to complete before departure instead of just five
Completed the checklist below? Then you’re all set for a holiday of a lifetime in Mexico!
- Declaration of Goods form
- Mexico Immigration form
- Have a valid passport
- Read our Mexico Departure Tax blog