Can I Walk Across The Mexican Border? (Helpful Examples)

Authority welcomes travelers to walk across the bridge. If you cross the U.S.-Canada border, you have to carry the same identification as if you were walking. If you are traveling with children, they must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times. Children under the age of 12 are not permitted to cross the border on foot.

You must have a valid passport or other travel document to enter the United States from Canada. Your passport must show your name, date of birth, country of citizenship and your current address. It is your responsibility to ensure that your passport is valid for at least six months from the date it was issued.

If it is not, you will be subject to a fine of up to $1,000 and/or a six-month ban from entering the country. Be sure to check with the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C. before you travel to make sure you have all of the necessary documents.

Where can I walk across the Mexican border?

PedEast is the closest point to downtown, but it’s also the most congested. It’s a good place to stop for a quick bite to eat, or to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city.

You’ll find a lot of upscale shops and restaurants along this pedestrian-only street, including a number of high-end boutiques and boutique restaurants. West is a bit more crowded than Ped East, with more people walking around and more traffic on both sides.

What documents do you need to walk across Mexico border?

U.S. citizens must present a valid U.S. passport book or card, in addition to an entry permit (Forma Migratoria Multiple or FMM) issued by Instituto Nacional de Migración (INM). Travelers should enter Mexico with valid proof of car registration, even if they are in the country for a short period of time. For more information, visit the Department of State’s website at

Can a US citizen be denied entry back into the USA?

The same is true for lawful permanent residents: you generally cannot be denied entry to the United States, but declining to answer questions may result in a denial of entry. If you are a U.S. citizen, you may be asked to provide your Social Security number, date of birth, and citizenship status. If you do not provide these information, your application will be rejected and you will not be allowed to re-enter the country.

What happens if you cross the border illegally?

Punishments for illegal crossings include criminal penalties for reentry as well as “reentry of certain removed” people, such as those removed due to a conviction of an aggravated felony, misdemeanors, crimes, and/or immigration violations. In addition, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has established a program to remove criminal aliens from the United States.

This program is known as the Priority Enforcement Program (PEP) and is administered by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). ORR is responsible for the removal of aliens who have been convicted of a criminal offense or who are inadmissible under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) or the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2000 (TVPRA).

The program was established in response to the increase in the number of illegal aliens apprehended at the southern border. Of these, 2,500 were convicted criminals and 1.5 percent were deportable aliens (i.e., those who had been removed for criminal offenses).

Can you just walk into Tijuana?

Pedestrians crossing into Tijuana at the San Ysidro crossing need to complete a Mexico Visitor’s Permit (FMM ‒ FREE if the trip is 7 days or less and you cross by land) and present a passport. This form can be completed online at

If you are coming from the U.S. or Canada, you will need a visa to enter Mexico. For more information, please visit the United States Department of State’s website at