Will I be allowed to board the plane with just my state ID?

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    Do you have a residence permit or visa for Mexico? If not, do you have a Forma Migratoria Múltiple (FMM)? You need to have one of those to leave the border area, and you need to show your US passport to get the FMM. I don't know whether an airline would enforce that, but if you don't have an FMM, a visa, or a residence permit then you shouldn't fly to Mexico City, and if you don't have a US passport, you cannot get an FMM.
    – phoog
    Dec 16 '19 at 17:30
  • I went earlier this year in May with a passport, but did not get a FMM. They never asked for one. I know my passport number but don’t have my passport because I sent it to the passport agency 4 weeks ago to renew it & somehow they still don’t receive my documents. That is why I’m going to attempt to use my state ID.
    – Mary
    Dec 16 '19 at 17:59
  • Yes, US Passport required to Travel Mexico City.
    – Paul Belly
    Dec 17 '19 at 14:56

As per Mexico City's airport website, foreigners are required to present their passports when traveling on domestic flights, so the answer is no - you will not be allowed to board with just your driving license.


No, you will not. You will be required to produce a US passport.

  • Who will require it? The airline? Airport security? Can you provide a source? I know many people who travel domestically regularly in Mexico using their state-issued US driver license without issue. Occasionally they're asked for FMM, but I've not heard of any being asked for a passport when flying domestically. That said, I wouldn't travel anywhere in a foreign country without my passport.
    – Midavalo
    Dec 18 '19 at 1:30
  • The airline will require it, not because law requires it, but because the airlines move so many people it's easier to just do cookie cutter type things to momve things along faster. Dec 18 '19 at 20:19
  • it's a domestic flight, most ppl in Mexico don't have a passport, so looking at DL for foreigners and nationals would be more cookie cutter than requiring passport for some and not others
    – Midavalo
    Dec 18 '19 at 20:43

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