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... a curious situation has developed.. a Canadian citizen had his passport accidently sent to Mexico in another family members luggage. He however has Mexican permanente status and he has the residente permanente 'green card' in his wallet. Can he travel to Mexico, direct by air, from Canada using only this card?  It would seem this card is the same as an American 'green card' or proof of Canadian landed immigrant status... It would seem the card certifies residente permanente status and would be acceptable in Mexico,, but would the Canadian (or Americans) let you fly with it sans the passport for exit purposes?

Surely you are not dependent on your national passport as the sole 'permission' to travel FROM your home country. Rather the concern would be your destination... would residente permanente status/card not be enough for Mexico, something they cane easily check nowadays?

Asking an airline CSR online gets you a "press F4" for a boiler plate canned reply... totally useless. 

 

 

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... a subsection of the link again refers to folks who have legal residency status in Canada through various means..... this person with plenty of other ID is departing Canada to Mexico, not arriving from. 

I have seen nowhere in the law where it says it is unlawful to depart Canada without first producing only certain government issued ID... ie ...passport or Nexus card. If that law existed you could say you are essentially a prisoner in your own country, unable to leave unless you produce the required official documentation.... and by extension people who left Canada by sailboat or private aircraft without checking out could then be considered criminals by certain authourity figures. 

1 hour ago, chapalence said:

 

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2 hours ago, RichardF said:

... a curious situation has developed.. a Canadian citizen had his passport accidently sent to Mexico in another family members luggage. He however has Mexican permanente status and he has the residente permanente 'green card' in his wallet. Can he travel to Mexico, direct by air, from Canada using only this card?  It would seem this card is the same as an American 'green card' or proof of Canadian landed immigrant status... It would seem the card certifies residente permanente status and would be acceptable in Mexico,, but would the Canadian (or Americans) let you fly with it sans the passport for exit purposes?

Surely you are not dependent on your national passport as the sole 'permission' to travel FROM your home country. Rather the concern would be your destination... would residente permanente status/card not be enough for Mexico, something they cane easily check nowadays?

Asking an airline CSR online gets you a "press F4" for a boiler plate canned reply... totally useless. 

 

 

You will need a passport to enter Mexico by air. The type of visa you have (tourist or resident) does not matter,   Suggest that they send your passport to you FedEx or DHL. 

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1 hour ago, RichardF said:

... a subsection of the link again refers to folks who have legal residency status in Canada through various means..... this person with plenty of other ID is departing Canada to Mexico, not arriving from. 

I have seen nowhere in the law where it says it is unlawful to depart Canada without first producing only certain government issued ID... ie ...passport or Nexus card. If that law existed you could say you are essentially a prisoner in your own country, unable to leave unless you produce the required official documentation.... and by extension people who left Canada by sailboat or private aircraft without checking out could then be considered criminals by certain authourity figures. 

 

The passport requirement is to enter the next country. The airline is responsible to verify you have the ability to enter the destination country, otherwise they will have to take you back when you are refused entry.

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As MostlyLost previously stated... Have the person in Mexico send the passport back to the rightful owner in Canada. I would recommend FEDEX so you can easily track it ALL THE WAY. Should take about three days max and worth every penny. FYI, DHL will hand off the package to Canada Post which, imho, is not nearly as secure or efficient.

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