Checklist for Flying into Mexico
- Your first airport in Mexico must be a Mexican Airport of Entry (M-AOE).
- File a flight plan with the US Flight service from your departing airport to an M-AOE.
- File a flight plan with your itinerary and be sure to follow it. En route landings are not permitted.v
- Radio your M-AOE indicating you will be landing.
- Land at the M-AOE. You will be issued a General Declaration (form GCH 40), which allows your aircraft to be in Mexico.
- Obtain Mexican Landing Permit in advance.
- Mexican flight service will issue two flight plans, one from the US to the M-AOE and a second to where you are going.
- Pay your landing, parking, aircraft immigration fees, passenger fees, clear customs and health authorities.
- Depart for your next destination.
Pilots and crew must have:
- Pilot certificate
- Aircraft registration
- Pilot License
- Current Medical Certificate
- Proof of citizenship (passport, birth certificate, voters registration card or military ID card)
- Tourist permit – Clear customs & Immigration / minor child
Aircraft must have:
- Registration (pink slip is not accepted)
- Airworthiness Certificate
- MEXICAN LIABILITY INSURANCE POLICY through AIR
- Radio station license
- Part 91 Single Landing Authorization or Multi Entry
- Two way radio
- Renters must carry the owner’s written permission to enter Mexico