Originally Posted by Capt Fred
Planning a trip in and out of Mexico by boat. For entering Mexico is it proper to start with the Mexican Consulate in the US to get the entry paper work stamped and then at your first port of entry go to customs, migrations and the Port Captains office? All help appreciated.
No, you do not need to contact the Mexican consulate or anything else before entering Mexico. I've checked into Mexico many times. I do usually deal with an agent Berto in Cancun. You basically show up with a quarantine flag, fill out all of the appropriate papers (Make sure to have your origional documentation and passports for everyone aboard, and the customs agent or Mexican official will stamp your passports and collect the customs fee.