Most passengers will fill out this form while on the airplane.
Beginning at the first red bar:
1: First Name
2: Last Name: Ladies, if you have a recent name change, use the name on your passport.
3: Nationality: American, Canadian, etc.
4: Date of birth: Day, month, year
5: Gender: Male or female
6: Passport number
7: Country of residence: Country where you are currently living.
8: Immigration form number: This is for Mexican citizens.
9: Purpose of Trip: Vacation
10: Entering by: Air
11: Airline name: Delta, United, etc.
12: Flight number: See your plane ticket
13: Destination in Mexico: The state is Quintana Roo. Use the abbreviation "Q.R."
If you are staying in a major city write the name as: Cancun, Q.R., or Playa del Carmen, Q.R.
If you staying in a large resort along the coast, write: Riviera Maya, Q.R.
If you will be moving around, write the name of your main destination.
14: Address in Mexico: Write the name of your hotel or resort.
We often arrive with no hotel reservation. In this case, we always write a common hotel name like: Hotel Caracol, hotel Rosa, or hotel Caribe.
The area with bar code.
Write the date (day, month, year), then sign in the small box.
Box with a red bar at the top that reads, "USO OFICIAL": Official use only. Do not write in this area.
Bottom section of
the immigration form
Look for the green bars (that fade to yellow, then white) and the words "Estados Unidos Mexicanos." This section of the form is torn off and returned to you as your "Tourist Card." Keep it in a safe place, you'll need to return it when you depart Mexico.
When completing this section, steps 1 through 6 match steps 1 through 6 above. Steps 7 through 10 match steps 9 through 12.