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General Direction of Civil Aviation (DGAC)

The Communications and Transport Ministry, (SCT) through its  Civil Aviation General Direction (DGAC), is in charge of Civil Aviation in Mexico. As an active member of the “International Organization of Civil Aviation” (ICAO) it observes its laws, bylaws and standards as established therein.

To avoid penalization or fines:

All registered Foreign  aircraft providing private service must carry the following documents on board:

  1. Airworthiness certificate
  2. Aircraft registration
  3. Civil liability insurance
  4. Pilot�s license
  5. Pilot�s medical certificate

All registered Mexican aircraft providing air taxi service within Mexico must carry the following documents on board:

  1. Aeronavigability card
  2. Registration certificate
  3. Air operator certificate (AOC)
  4. Aircraft civil liability insurance
  5. Pilot license
  6. Pilot medical certificate
  7. Permit issued by the DGAC (TAI) (TAN)

The General Direction of Civil Aviation, (DGAC) through its airport commander, issues permits for multiple entries to foreign aircraft that wish to frequently land and take off in Mexican Airports. The following documentation is required to obtain this permit:

  1. Completed application
  2. Aircraft registration
  3. Aircraft airworthiness certificate
  4. Pilot�s license
  5. Pilot�s medical certificate
  6. Aircraft civil liability insurance
  7. If the aircraft is rented or leased, a notarized letter from the leasing company should be provided declaring that it agrees that the client may fly the aircraft to Mexico

If you are planning to request a multi entry permit, make sure you bring a copy of all the documents required. The cost of the multi entry permit is $626.00 pesos. Regarding an air taxi aircraft, it is not allow to request a multi entry permit, you must pay $626.00 pesos each time you land in Mexico, so you need to bring with you the original documents at all times.

Commander: Ing. Alejandro Rangel Ocegueda.
Aeronautical inspectors: Marco Antonio Gutierrez
  Joaquin Walter Wilson Ramos
Address: Libramiento Caborca-Sonoita #71 Col. Ejido Miramar,
Puerto Penasco, Sonora. Mexico C.P. 83552. Local #3.
Phone number: 011 52 638 102 0412 from U.S.A.
Hours operation: 15:00\00:00Z
Extra time services: We Provide this service on the Client request
(see rates).

The National Institute of Immigration (INM)

This National Institute checks the immigration status of those arriving in Mexico through the Mar de Cortes International Airport. It grants the following permits:

  • FMT: Tourist Visa in which you may remain in Mexico as a tourist. You may not work or live permanently in the country. The FMT is valid for up to 180 days if you stay in Mexico. If you leave the country before the 180 days period, you must return it to the immigration officer before take off or drive back home.
  • FM3: Temporary work or resident permit in which you may live and work in Mexico.
  • FM2: A permit granted after four extensions, in which immigrant status allows you to work, live, and be eligible for more rights as a resident in the country.
  • Every person must pay 262.00 pesos per non-inmigrant fee (DNI) per entry to Mexico and 52.00 pesos per migration services fee (DSM) going outbound. Additionally, if you land before airport opening or after closing, and you require inmigration services you also have to pay 1,409.00 pesos per aircraft. These charges are paid to the National Inmigration of Mexico and are fees different to those charge by the airport or other federal authorities.

For more information:
Phone: (52) 638 388 83 14


A government office that checks the quality of products imported into Mexico. Through Puerto Pe�asco, an international port of entry, Customs grants different permits and/or licenses.

All aircraft must undergo a random search system, consisting of the following:

Each crew member has to declare to Mexican Customs the contents of his/her personal luggage and any additional articles he/she is carrying. Should the crew member have nothing to declare, he/she activates the mechanism of automatic selection that randomly indicates (with no one involved) if Customs is to examine his/her belongings or not.

  • The red light indicates that luggage and customs declaration will be checked
  • The green light allows clear passage

Passengers from the border and neighboring areas in transit to the rest of Mexico may take with them a number of non-taxable �tems. For information on what these items are and the amounts permitted by Customs, check:


  1. The customs declaration has to be fully completed. The format for tax payments is available at the customs service desk on arrival.
  2. Where the customs declaration is filled out by a family, the limits on luggage and duty-free allowances are cumulative.
  3. After picking up your luggage, hand in the declaration form to customs personnel as you leave.
  4. If you have any doubts, you may voluntarily request that customs personnel check your luggage before handing in your declaration.
  5. If need be, ask for help from customs personnel. Failing to comply with any fiscal requirement � even involuntarily � will be penalized.

Phone: (52) 638 383 4666


If you want to know which food items you can bring into Mexico, please check the english tabs of the following webpages and, so you can facilitate your entry into Mexico and avoid any misunderstandings in your trip.

Federal Police


Mexican Army


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