Guidelines for admission to Mexico

October 11, 2002

DIRECTION GENERAL OF CIVIL AERONAUTICS.
DIRECTION OF TRANSPORT AND AERONAUTICAL CONTROL.
UNDERDIRECTION OF GENERAL AVIATION AND AIR SERVICES.
DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL AIR TRANSPORT
101.309.426
Mexico City, Federal District, October 11, 2002.

GUIDELINES FOR ENTRANCE TO MEXICO OF FOREIGN AIRCRAFT PERFORMING PRIVATE AIR TRANSPORT.

WHEREAS Article 28 to Civil Aviation Law states that a non-commercial private air transport is a personal transport for non-profit purposes;

WHEREAS Article 29 to Civil Aviation Law states that foreign aircraft performing a non-commercial private service may flight in the Mexican air space and may arrive in and depart from Mexican territory provided they have the Ministry authorization. The first arrival must be made in an international airport.

NOW THEREFORE, IN ORDER TO EXPEDITE THE ENTRANCE TO MEXICO OF FOREIGN PRIVATE AIRCRAFT, THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION INDICATING THE GUIDELINES TO BE OBSERVED WHEN TRAVELLING TO THE REPUBLIC OF MEXICO WAS PREPARED.

GENERAL

Pursuant to Article 29 to Civil Aviation Law, the entry of foreign private aircraft to Mexico may be obtained either by:

  1. Authorization of sole entry; or
  2. Authorization for multiple entries.

I. Authorization of Sole Entry.

This authorization may be obtained through the manager's office in the arrival international airport, or by means of the Dirección de Transporte y Control Aeronáutico [Direction of Transport and Aeronautical Control].

A) Authorization through the airport manager's office.

It is obtained by filling Form GHC-001 (see Exhibit I) and filing it at the manager's office in the arrival airport, in which the appropriate seal is stamped and also the crediting of seals by Customs and Migration departments.

When leaving the country, the pilots shall deliver the Form GHC-001 to the manager of the departure international airport.

B) Authorization granted by the Direction of Transport and Aeronautical Control.

The interested party shall submit an application to this Direction with the information indicated in the Exhibit II hereof. The procedure for this application implies 3 working days.

II. Authorization for Multiple Entries.

This authorization may be granted by application to the Direction of Transport and Aeronautical Control, by satisfying the requirements contained in the Exhibit II hereof. The procedure for this authorization implies 5 working days to be granted.

Legal Requirements for Both Authorizations.

The authorization of sole entry is in effect for a six-month period and expires immediately if the aircraft leaves Mexican territory while this authorization is still in effect.

The authorization for multiple entries interaction shall be in effect until the last day of the year in which this authorization was requested.

The legal stay in Mexico both of foreign crew and passengers shall be in accordance with the Migration Law in effect and other applicable legal guidelines.

When such authorizations of sole entry and for multiple entries to Mexico, as granted by the Direction of Transport and Aeronautical Control, are obtained, it is not necessary to submit Form GHC-001 to the airport managers since both authorizations imply a payment of duties for the same pursuant to the procedure followed by the Dirección de Seguridad Aérea [Direction of Air Safety].

Such payments shall be made in the airport managers' offices when so stated in the authorization official letter, otherwise payment of duties is made in Mexico City.

Requirements Applicable to Both Authorizations:

  • Compliance with all requirements and formalities of the departments of Customs, Migration and Health in the international airports of arrival and departure from the Republic of Mexico.
  • Compliance with provisions contained in the Law of Civil Aviation and Airports, their regulations, rules, as well as with provisions issued by the authorities of their countries as to registration marks and registration letters, weight, safety and aid instruments and accessories, and as to certificates of registration, airworthiness, insurance policy, flight personnel license, and other appropriate documentation in effect.
  • The insurance policy issued in the aircraft country of origin must include the Mexican territory and the sum insured for the aircraft liability coverage must be at least in an amount equal to 2,400.000.00 Mexican pesos equivalent to, 56,900 days of minimum wage in force in Mexico City, Federal District, which wage is periodically reviewed and being now up to 31 December, 2002 in the amount of $ 42.15 pesos per day in Mexico City, and such policy must be credited in the first international airport in which they arrive.
  • To follow such airways as previously established by the Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes [Mexico's Ministry of Communications and Transports] pursuant to P.I.A. manual [Aeronautics Information Publication of Mexico].
  • To observe all regulatory procedures contained in the P.I.A.
  • In advance and using the most adequate and prompt communication means, the aircraft pilots shall duly notify the aeronautics authority, in the international airport nearest to the point they are going to cross the Mexican border, their intention to enter Mexico.
  • In the event that their aircraft fly over border airports, the pilots shall communicate with the Centro de Control de Tránsito Aéreo [Air Traffic Control Center].

Once the above entry guidelines are complied with in the first international airport of arrival, foreign aircraft may freely operate within Mexican territory, observing always such provisions contained in the Law of Civil Aviation and Airports, and their Regulations.

When departing from Mexico, aircraft may leave any or all the people who entered along with these aircraft to Mexico, so that these people may stay and leave Mexico in a date other than the departure date of these aircraft and by any other transportation means, provided that each of such persons has his/her Migration papers still in force.

The authorizations both of sole entry and for multiple entries must be requested to:

Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil
Dirección de Transporte y Control Aeronáutico and/or Subdirección de Aviación General y Servicios Aéreos
Providencia 807-1er piso.
Col. Del Valle
M�xico, D.F., C.P. 03100

Phone: 011 52 55 56 87 76 20 011 52 55 55 23 29 55
Fax: 011 52 55 55 23 34 19 011 52 55 55 23 34 19

This document is applicable only to aircraft deprived of registration marks and foreign registration letters of any type, while in private flight.

Private demonstration flights must previously obtain the appropriate authorization from the Direction of Transport and Aeronautical Control.

These flights shall not be for commercial purposes and these aircraft shall only transport their crews, the owner or possessor, their relatives and guests in pleasure trips, and in the case of companies then they shall transport only the owner, executives, employees and company partners.

These aircraft shall not carry cargo, goods or merchandise of any kind other than of personal use by such passengers and crew.

Foreign civil aircraft performing non-commercial private service may arrive in or depart from Mexico by means of any of Mexico's international airports.

This document supersedes the document containing the requirements for admission to Mexico of foreign aircraft performing non-commercial private air transport dated on January 31, 2002.

For any other matter related to this document, the interested parties may address to the aforementioned domicile.

Exhibit II

Guidelines for entrance of private aircraft to Mexican Territory.

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORT AND AERONAUTICAL CONTROL
Mexico City, Federal District
Fax Number in Mexico City: 55-23-34-19 (Fax is off at night and during week-ends.)

This document covers the requested flight only; if an annual authorization is desirable, please mark the year it so in the space provided below and skip points 1 and 2.

Previously authorized YES _____ NO _____ in case Affirmative indicate
Annual Authorization? YES _____ NO _____ application year ___________
Data required to enter Mexico:
1.- Arrival and Departure Dates:
2.- Route:
3.- Registration:
4.- Aircraft Features:
5.- Trademark:
6.- Model:
7.- Color:
8.- Owner:
9.- Telephone Number:
10.- Fax Number:
11.- Insurance Company:
12.- Policy Number:
13.- Term:
Name:
Signature: Date:
Attached copies of Aircraft Registration an Airworthiness Certificate.