Cancun ends entry form requirement for US visitors

September, 2022

Cancun tourism officials have announced that U.S. citizens — as well as those from Canada and many other countries — no longer have to complete the Forma Migratoria Multiple immigration form to enter Mexico. The form was blamed for delays at immigration, although airport staffing issues have perhaps been more of a painful point.

Regardless of the root causes of airport delays, tourists to Cancun should be delighted about one benefit from the form’s demise: Visitors will no longer have to retain a piece of that pesky immigration card to exit the country. Prior to the change, losing the scrap of paper resulted in a fine and delay in departure.

U.S. citizens will now be automatically granted a stay permit for 180 days upon arrival in Cancun, and other select airports, as part of this pilot program.

Reference: The Points