What documents can I show when I cross the border from Mexico to the US if I don’t have a passport and I’m a US citizen?

Asked on October 14, 2015 under Immigration Law, California

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Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Why don't you have a US passport?  How did you depart the US without a US passport?  I would strongly suggest that before attempting to reenter the US, you contact the US Embassy in Mexico to see if you can either apply for a temporary passport or some other documentation proving your US citizenship.


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