Recently, the border mobility card has started to work in Mexico and is a new passport for Mexican citizens who want to visit the United States; however, not everyone knows what documents are needed to apply for such a card. In this article, we tell you in detail what this card is and how you can request it.

What is the Border Mobility Card (BCC)?

The border mobility card, also known as the BCC card (for its acronym in English) is an official document issued by the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare that has the same characteristics as a passport and is valid for temporary travel to the United States. .

What documents do you need to have?

In order to obtain the BCC card, the following requirements must be accredited:

– Have a valid Social Security card.

– Be a Mexican citizen or have permission to work in our country.

– Prove habitual and continuous residence in the national territory for the last six months prior to the application date.

– Prove a clear and firm intention to re-enter the country after temporary travel.

How much does the border mobility card cost?

The border mobility card or BCC has a cost of $50.00 Mexican pesos and the process to obtain it is quick, simple and inexpensive.

How to apply for the BCC card?

In order to process this document, no class or previous exam is needed; You just have to go to the consulate closest to your home with the following documents:

– Card application (fill in the blanks).

– Certified copy of the birth certificate of the interested party.

– Certified copy of the birth certificate of minor children, if applicable.

– Two child-size photographs and a valid professional card or military record, as the case may be.

When does it go into effect?

The BCC card has a valid travel period for two years from the date it was issued; however, it can be extended for up to five more by request at the consular offices.

When does it expire?

The BCC card will lose its validity ninety calendar days after the expiration of the document, date on which the holder must process a new passport or card to travel. If, after these deadlines, the corresponding document has not been obtained for reasons attributable to the interested party, the interested party will be considered as an undocumented resident and the applicable legal actions will proceed.

Migration control with the border mobility card or BCC

A border mobility card can control the migratory flow at any point on the dividing line between Mexico and the United States, be it land, air or sea. Mexican travelers with valid cards will be able to use them to transit through the authorized ports of the neighboring country; however, they will not be authorized to illegally cross borders mechanically (via bridges, tunnels or roads).

What steps must be taken for your card to be valid?

By obtaining a border mobility card or BCC, the holder will have the option of traveling by land with their document; however, it is important to know how to use it if this is not what you are looking for. In other words, if you prefer to go to the United States only by plane, then the card should not be used at land terminals.

Other benefits

The BCC card is a document that is obtained by paying the corresponding fee and also serves to determine if a family member has rights to revalidate their permanent card or visa, such as minor children whose cards have expired but whose residence has been always continuous in Mexico and those who during this stage had a work contract.

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