Passport book or passport card for fishing in Mexico?

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  1. jughead

    jughead Well-Known "Member"

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    I am looking to get a passport for my grandson to fish the Coronado islands. can I get a passport card for $65. Or do they just accept the passport book;$145.
     
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    krypto99 Newbie

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  3. jughead

    jughead Well-Known "Member"

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    Thanks for the info
     
  4. Johnlgarrison

    Johnlgarrison The ultimate goal is memories not dreams.

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    I use the card all the time.
     
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    If you don't think he'll fly out of the country at all in the next 10 years, the card. If there's any doubt, get the book. Side note you can also get the card in addition to the book as a second form of ID or for use in this scenario in the future and keep the book safe at home.
     
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    hucklongfin Deep release specialist

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    I have both and keep the card in my wallet at all times with my fishing licenses and permits so I'm good to go.
     
  7. oneandonly

    oneandonly Newbie

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    Card is all you need. The only reason I got mine was to fish.
     
  8. maxpowers

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    please note that the card is not valid for international flight. Let's say you fished on a 3 dayer down to St martin. You are hurt and the closest decent place is ensenada. you are not going to be able to fly home unless you are willing to take the drive from ensenada to SD and fly out from there. just something to think about.
     
  9. Papa "J"

    Papa "J" I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    You can not fly to mexico with the card you must have the passport book, Card is only good for land and sea travel, not air.
     
  10. Rodless_Jim

    Rodless_Jim I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I've never had the card; for me it doesn't make sense. I travel to too many other destinations than simply Mexico (where I live). For that reason,I always recommend getting the book. But if your grandson is only ever going to use the card to fish Mexican waters, I'm sure that will work fine.
     

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