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Passport vs. Other ID

 
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mstack



Joined: 02 May 2003
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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2003 7:31 pm    Post subject: Passport vs. Other ID Reply with quote

Has anyone heard of anyone having trouble getting a job because they didn't have a passport? In other words, if I were to go down on a tourist visa with a birth certificate and drivers licence, with no passport, would this hinder my job search? Any opinions on this would be appreciated.
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MELEE



Joined: 22 Jan 2003
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Location: The Mexican Hinterland

PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2003 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The direct answer is no, I've never heard of anyone being turned down for a job because they didn't have a passport. Probably because no one has ever tried. I wouldn't recommend coming to Mexico that way unless you are staying for two weeks or less.

If you want to work legally, you will need a passport to get a work visa.

Best of luck,

MEL
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Guy Courchesne



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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2003 2:24 pm    Post subject: Definitely a passport Reply with quote

Having a passport is the easiest way to go. No one questions it as it's universally recognized. A driver's license or birth certificate from Wyoming may stump some people in Mexico.

For a job, you may need more than just the passport, depending on where you go. If you can provide a diploma, certificate, degree, it will go easier and may may be required.
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Gringo Greg



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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2003 4:11 am    Post subject: another option Reply with quote

Another option if you are an American and want to leave on short notice..just go to Mexico. Applying for a passport is quite easy at the US Embassy. Just show them your birth certificate and driver's license. It takes about 2 weeks to get it. When I first went to Mexico, I did the same(except passports were issued the same day then). It sure beats waiting 4 to 6 weeks for one back in the states.

Greg
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