Regulations for children Coronado islands

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    I want to take my 11 year old son fishing with me to the Coronado’s. I don’t have a passport card card for him. I’m getting conflicting answers on the internet about whether or not I can use his birth certificate. I know I need to get him a license and wristband. If anyone has had experience with this I’d appreciate any insight.

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    Ask yourself do you think you can cross to another country yourself with just a birth certificate ? A:you need a passport
     
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    If the US turns him away when you try to re-enter, just have him ask for asylum -- that is the secret password that guaranties entry.
     
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    I know kids 16 and under don’t need a passport card to pass the border with a birth certificate with their parents while driving back. At least that used to be rule. Do you know or are you just being a smart ass?
     
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    Not being a smart ass at all but when crossing an international border by sea you are required to have a boats manifest with all your passengers names and their passport # its not as lax as walking across to TJ .
     
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    I can always say he’s Guatemalan
     
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    I think birth certificate and note from his teacher will suffice .especially if he looks Guatemalan ,just say your from Merika !Weaksauce post ..
     
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    My opinion = get your kid a regular US passport( paper) and at same time get him a "passport card" ( plastic like credit card ).

    Hope kid goes long range soon = want to bring paper passport so if medical emergency, vessel can go into a Mexican port and kid can be flown to US for help. Passport card" -plastic like credit card is not accepted on planes, only the paper passport for flying.

    passport card" ( plastic like credit card ) - I use for shorter trips- Coronado islands, 1 or 3 day that are near US waters/US coast guard. These plastic cards can withstand getting wet, etc. If one uses a paper passport on shorter trip and it gets wet/damaged, then one runs into problems like will someone accept it or not.


    You did not say if you would be on your own vessel or your friends vessel leaving a US port going into Mexico. Also missing if you are leaving from a Mexican port from Ensenada/Rosarito/etc.

    Also if your want to go on a commercial SPORTFISHING vessel out of one of the San Diego Landings.

    commercial SPORTFISHING vessel out of one of the San Diego Landings= must have passport card" ( plastic like credit card) or else paper passport or else you are not boarding that vessel.

    For a private boater, been a few years and too many changes for me to tell you.

    must have - new special wrist band to fish at the BIOLOGICAL RESERVE @ Coronados, need MExican Fish License, Need FMM permit for each day. Think there is more.

    NOTE: every person on the boat needs a Mex license is you are fishing rom the boat. # of poles fishing in the water = # of licensed people on boat. I used to troll 4 + rods for me alone in older days. That is a no no now.

    Good luck and make sure you get it right
     
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    Just get the passport and pay the couple bucks extra to get the card too. On another note, why is it a calculus formula for us to just fish a few miles south off the border when millions just walk on over from there to here??????????????
     
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    Kid needs a Visa too
     
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    He needs a passport.
     
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    Every passenger needs everything you need regardless of age, even if they are not fishing.
     
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    Passport or card
    Mexican Fishing License
    FMM
    If at Islands Bioshpere Passport (Bracelett)
     
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    Call the landing where you are going fishing and ask them.
     
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    The current Mexican license states no such thing about the number of poles fishing in the water.

    It states: "Sport fishermen must abide by Federal dispositions regarding minimum sizes, fishing bans and may only use fishing poles, reels, lines with hooks and with or without bait or lures."
     
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    When operating a boat that carries fishing equipment in Mexican waters, it is necessary to hold a valid fishing license for everybody aboard the boat, regardless of age and whether fishing or not. A Fishing License is not required when fishing from land.

    Sport fishermen in marine waters will be able to use as many rods and reels as they wish. In inland waters only one rod can be used by fishermen at a time. In both cases, established bag limits should be strictly observed.

    A fishing license allows to capture fin fish only. It does not allow to capture any crustaceans or mollusks, with the exception of squid, and their capture by anyone is strictly prohibited. Totuaba, turtles and marine mammals are under protection of the Ministry and may not be captured at any time.

    To capture bottom fish, up to four hooks on a vertical line may be used.

    The use of electric reels is restricted to disabled fishermen only, after written authorization for the Ministry before use.

    WE INVITE YOU TO PRACTICE RESPONSIBLE SPORTFISHING!
     
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    RE ENTRY INTO THE US IS NOT THE ISSUE. THE MEXICAN MARINE WILL BE THE ISSUE. They Will hassle you big time. They are always patrolling the Coronados.
     
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    awesome report...
     
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    We go to Cabo every year. As of a few years ago, everyone, including children need a passport. Had to get my son his first passport at the age of 3.
     
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    I highly recommend everyone having a passport for when

     

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