New Zealand Embassy Mexico City
Travelling to/from Mexico with a minor
Entry Requirements - Travelling with children
Based on the entry into force of the Regulations of the Mexican Immigration Law, beginning February 16, 2013 upon entering or exiting Mexico by means of an international carrier, minors (under 18 years of age) travelling alone or accompanied by a third party of legal age (grandparent, aunt/uncle, school group, etc.) must present, in addition to a valid passport, a document showing the consent of both parents or those with parental authority or legal guardianship over the minor.
The text of the written consent must contain the parents’ express authorization for the minor to travel alone or, if applicable, to travel with an adult also specifically listed on the document.
The document must be in Spanish or contain a translation to Spanish and must be signed in front of and notarized by a Justice of the Peace or Notary Public.
These regulations do not apply to minors travelling with at least one of their parents or with a legal guardian.