Need help filling out a customs declaration form? Our attorneys can help! When it comes to traveling to the country of Mexico, it’s always important to ensure that you have all of your paperwork completed before boarding your flight. Thankfully, there’s a way to make sure that this is possible, especially when it comes to customs, and it involves filling out a customs declaration form online.
The first thing to make note of is that one single form is required either per family or those individuals who currently live at the same address. Additionally, the form can also be filled out a few days prior to your actual travel date.
To begin filling out the online customs declaration form, visit sat.gob.mx and scroll down to the diagram marked “Declaration Online” before then clicking on “Read More.” You will then be asked to fill out specific information.
Here are some of the most basic explanations regarding the fields contained in the form.
*Nr. Transport, which is where you will need to input your flight number.
*Days of Stay, which means that if you are a foreign traveler, you will need to make note of how many days you will be staying in Mexico.
*Nr. Luggage, which is where you will need to input the total number of checked pieces of luggage for the number of individuals who are represented on the form that you are filling out. It’s important to note that you will be unable to put a zero in this field, meaning that if you will be coming to Mexico on your own and have only a carry-on, you will still need to place a 1 in this field.
*Missing Luggage, which stands for pieces of luggage that could be separately forwarded or may not be with you when you are currently entering Mexico.
*Nr. Passengers Minors, which stands for the number of individuals under the age of 18 who will be traveling with you.
*Nr. Passengers Elderly, which stands for the number of individuals over the age of 18 who will be traveling with you.
*Nr. Passengers, which stands for the total number of passengers both over and under the age of 18 who will be traveling with you. This field will fill itself in when you fill in the aforementioned two passenger fields.
*Document of Identification, which is where you will need to input your passport number.
*Home in Mexico, which is where you will need to input either the hotel name or address of the home where you will be staying while visiting the country. If you will be staying at more than one address, simply input the one where you will be staying at the longest.
*First Surname, which is where you will need to input your last name exactly as it appears on your passport.
*Names, which is where you will need to input your first name exactly as it appears on your passport.
*RFC and CURP Numbers, which are required only for those individuals who are residents of Mexico.
Once all of these fields have been filled out, you will then need to click both agreement boxes before continuing on. When clicking on the second agreement box, you will receive a “Rights and Obligation” popup, which you will need to agree on. From there, simply continue to the next set of questions, which are about imports and money and can receive answers of “no.” From here, continue on to the next screen, which will then turn to Spanish. Simply click on “Descargar,” which will bring up the “Complete Custom” form. From here, you can either save the form or print it out.