In order to increase tourism and facilitate investment in Sonora the free Zone program was launched; a unique program to Mexico.
Visitors form the United States and Canada can enter and leave the State of Sonora and enjoy the tourist attractions without needing a permit, within the zone that covers the northeast part of the state, up to the municipality of Empalme and all the border areas.
Even though the entering program Only Sonora has existed since 1996, the State Government launched this attractive Free Zone on December 14th 2006 that only requires obtaining a permit if traveling further than kilometer 98 of the Federal Highway No. 15.
If the visitor wishes to go further tan this point, a permit can be obtained at any Banjercito branch office, located along the border of the United States and Mexico, which is valid for 180 days after complying with all the necessary requirements.
At the Mexican Consulate in Phoenix , Arizona, there is a Banjercito module, which is in charge operating the Only Sonora program in this entity and for going further into the country. This procedure can be done trough Internet at: www.banjercito.com.mx
Tel: 01 622 224 18 59
01 622 224 10 22
Guaymas: 622 224 24 88
622 224 23 75
Hermosillo: 662 262 12 01
662 262 12 03
Welcome to Sonora!