Mexico City, Mexico, January 30, 2013: Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism, Claudia Ruiz Massieu, and the Commissioner of the National Institute of Migration (INM), Ardelio Vargas Fosado, agreed to suspend a measure that required minors (under 18 years of age) travelling alone or accompanied by a third party of legal age (grandparent, aunt/uncle, sibling, or other) that stated the need to present a notarized letter of consent from both parents or the minor’s legal guardians or those with parental authority, duly legalized by the Mexican Consulate or Embassy in Canada and translated into Spanish.

In the aim of facilitating the travel of national and foreign tourists, Mexican immigration authorities will allow the entry to and departure from Mexican territory, of minors travelling with at least one parent; with the person who holds parental authority; alone or accompanied by an adult who does not hold parental authority; with the presentation of the minor’s valid passport.

The requirements established by the Canadian government for minors to enter and depart from Canada, should be consulted at the following webpage:

Secretary Ruiz Massieu and Commissioner Vargas agreed to temporarily suspend the measure contained in the new National Migration Law while a solution is found to fulfill the requirement of the law without installing roadblocks or excessive paperwork to tourists intending to travel to Mexico.

President Pena Nieto has promised to create measures which bring efficiencies to the migration process for national and international tourists.

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