Mexican passport

Mexican passport
Mexican passport
The front cover of a contemporary Mexican passport
The front cover of a contemporary Mexican passport
Issued by  Mexico
Type of document Passport
Eligibility requirements Citizens of Mexico

Mexican passports are issued to Mexican citizens for the purpose of traveling abroad. The Mexican passport is also an official ID and proof of Mexican citizenship.


Types of Passports

  • Personal Passport - Issued for ordinary travel, such as vacations and business trips
  • Diplomatic Passport - Issued to Mexican diplomats, top ranking government officials and diplomatic couriers.
  • Official Passport - Issued to individuals representing the Mexican government on official business

Physical Appearance

Mexican passports are dark green, with the Mexican Coat of Arms in the center of the front cover and the official name of the country "ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS" (United Mexican States) around the coat of arms. The word "PASAPORTE" is inscribed below the coat of arms, and "MEXICO" (as the country is known) above. Older versions of the Mexican passport are also issued by embassies and consulates abroad. The Mexican passport contains many different security features, some of them visible only under a black light.

Identity Information Page

Mexican passports includes the following data:

Data and note page on the "G" series passport issued since 2008

Each passport has a data page and a signature page. Illustration: data page and signature page – right.

Passport's note and data pages of the passport issued until 2008

Each passport has a data page and a signature page. Illustration: data page and signature page – right.

  • Photo of passport Holder
  • Type (P)
  • Country code (MEX)
  • Passport No.
  • Surnames (Both Father and Mother's maiden name)
  • Given Names
  • Nationality
  • Observations
  • Date of birth
  • Personal ID Number (CURP)
  • Sex
  • Place of birth
  • Date of issue
  • Authority
  • Date of expiration
  • Electronic Bar Code
  • Hologram picture in the center-right

The information page ends with the Machine Readable Zone.

Passport Note

The passports contain a note from the issuing state that is addressed to the authorities of all other states, identifying the bearer as a citizen of that state and requesting that he or she be allowed to pass and be treated according to international norms. The note inside the Mexican passports state:

In Spanish,

La Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos solicita a las autoridades competentes que permitan al titular de este pasaporte de nacionalidad mexicana su libre paso sin retraso u obstáculo alguno y, dado el caso, le otorguen toda la asistencia y protección posibles.

in English,

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the United Mexican States hereby requests all competent authorities to permit the holder of this passport, a Mexican national, free transit without delay or hindrance and in case of need to give him all lawful aid and protection.

and in French.

Le Ministère des Affaires Etrangères des Etats-Unis Mexicains prie les autorités compétentes de bien vouloir laisser passer librement et sans entrave le titulaire du présent passeport, de nationalité mexicaine, et du lui prêter toute aide et assistance possibles.
Last page and back cover of the current Mexican Passport (2008)


The textual portions of the Mexican passports is printed in Spanish, English and French.

Biometric Passport

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico announced in the last days of 2009, that it was expecting that, during 2010, the Mexican Passport will include the totality of the biometric data of the bearer. This project includes taking pictures of the iris and the 10 fingerprints. The current passport only has pictures of the 2 index fingers. The electronic passport is not yet avalilable.

Gallery of historic images

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