What is the most stolen vehicle in Mexico (2015)

Posted June 10th, 2015  by Go_Gringo ·  No Comments

Have you ever wondered what is the most stolen vehicle in Mexico?  How about the most stolen vehicle type in Mexico?  Where are you most likely to get carjacked in Mexico?  These questions, along with many others related to vehicle theft in Mexico have all been answered by our sponsors at MexInsurance.com.  Check out the…

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FMM Tourist Cards

Posted May 13th, 2015  by Go_Gringo ·  4 Comments

What is a Mexican Tourist Card? The FMM is a document that is issued by the Instituto Nacional de Migración (INAMI) The FMM is also called a “Tourist Card” or “Visa” It is a vacation card (for stays more than 72 hours, and beyond the border areas) It is valid for up to 180 days…

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Bring Your Dog to Mexico

Posted August 7th, 2014  by Charles ·  1 Comment

Current law states that pet owners may Drive into Mexico with their pets provided they carry two documents. First, they will need an International Certificate of Good Health and second, a document denoting proof of their pet’s vaccinations.

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Export Vehicle to Mexico

Posted August 4th, 2014  by Michelle ·  No Comments

A person attempting to export a used self-propelled vehicle shall present to Customs, at the port of exportation, both the vehicle and the required documentation describing the vehicle to include the VIN or, if the vehicle does not have a VIN, the product identification number (PIN). Exportation of a vehicle will be permitted only upon compliance with these requirements, unless the vehicle was entered into the United States under an in-bond procedure, a carnet, a Temporary Importation Bond, or under a personal exemption for non-residents who entered the vehicle for a 1-year period.

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Can I Bring My Dog to Mexico?

Posted August 1st, 2014  by Go_Gringo ·  No Comments

Can I bring my dog to Mexico?    Many visitors to Mexico like to have their pets along as traveling companions. When it comes to the Baja Peninsula, this is especially true. Because it is so close in proximity to the United States and because so many people drive into the country, bringing along pets…

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Passport Requirements

Posted August 1st, 2014  by Michelle ·  1 Comment

All people traveling to Mexico will need to have their U.S. passport or passport card in order to cross the border and reenter the United States. This requirement includes travel by land, sea, and air. If you do not have a U.S. passport, you’ll need to procure one in advance of your travels to Mexico.

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Mexico Customs Rules

Posted July 24th, 2014  by Charles ·  No Comments

Are you following Mexico customs rules? When entering Mexico, travelers can expect to fill out a Customs Declaration Form. It is essential to fill this form out honestly as travelers are subject to random inspections. If you are chosen for inspection, your baggage may be inspected to ascertain that your form has been filled out correctly…

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Border Wait Times

Posted May 28th, 2013  by Go_Gringo ·  No Comments

Click a State to View updated Border Wait Times at all Ports of Entry CaliforniaArizonaTexasNew Mexico

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Fast Border Crossing with Sentri

Posted May 20th, 2013  by Charles ·  1 Comment

Border Crossing with Sentri – several crossings along the U.S. and Mexican border now allow pre-approved travelers a fast track back to the U.S.  By registering for Sentri cards or other quick-pass identification cards, travelers can use the Ready Lanes to speed up the customs and crossing process.  For frequent travelers to Mexico, this is…

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Crossing Back to the U.S. from Mexico: What You Need to Know

Posted May 15th, 2013  by Go_Gringo ·  8 Comments

To facilitate your trip back the U.S. from Mexico, be sure to keep the following items in mind.  By following these tips, you can head home safely and without difficulty.  While U.S. citizens cross the border every day, there are various aspects of the trip that all travelers should keep in mind.     Passport…

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Crossing into Mexico: What You Need to Know

Posted May 15th, 2013  by Go_Gringo ·  No Comments

Whether traveling to Mexico for business or to enjoy a vacation, there are various aspects of the trip that travelers should keep in mind.  From required travel documents to car insurance, travelers to Mexico will need to know the following information for a hassle-free trip.   Necessary Identification While it’s easy to get into Mexico,…

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Travel to Mexico: What You Need to Know about Obtaining a Passport

Posted March 22nd, 2013  by Go_Gringo ·  No Comments

It used to be that travelers to Mexico could cross and recross the border with little more than a driver’s license.  Today, of course, passports are a must for getting back into the U.S.  When crossing the border, customs officials must be presented with a passport or passport card or the traveler will not be…

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Sentri and Ready Lanes- Crossing the Border Fast

Posted February 25th, 2013  by Go_Gringo ·  3 Comments

At various crossings on the U.S.-Mexico border, pre-approved travelers returning from Mexico have the option to cross the border quickly by using Ready Lanes and Sentri cards that speed up the crossing process.  During peak crossing times, drivers may wait as long as two hours to cross the border into the U.S.; the Sentri card,…

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Mexican Vehicle Permit

Posted February 18th, 2013  by Go_Gringo ·  1 Comment

While visitors to the Baja Peninsula may drive throughout the region without a permit, it is necessary to contact Mexico’s Banco Nacional del Ejército Fuerza Aérea y Armada, or Banjercito as it is commonly known, to obtain a permit for driving elsewhere in Mexico.  Permit aside, travelers who drive into Mexico must have Mexican auto…

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Renew Your Passport

Posted October 25th, 2012  by Michelle ·  1 Comment

Renewing your U.S. passport might sound like a daunting task. If you are picturing yourself in a long line akin to what you experience at the DMV, however, you’ll be happy to learn that the process is done through the mail. As long as your previous passport was issued to you within the last 15…

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The Department of State has issued this Travel Warning to inform U.S. citizens about the security situation in Mexico.

Posted February 12th, 2012  by Michelle ·  No Comments

The Department of State has issued this Travel Warning to inform U.S. citizens about the security situation in Mexico. The rising number of kidnappings and disappearances throughout Mexico is of particular concern. Both local and expatriate communities have been victimized.  In addition, local police have been implicated in some of these incidents.  We strongly advise…

Filed Under: Baja CaliforniaSpring BreakUS Dept State/Homeland Security

San Ysidro Border – Construction Scaffolding Collapsed

Posted September 15th, 2011  by Michelle ·  No Comments

People who cannot wait for the San Ysidro border to reopen should cross into the U.S. at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry. Border officials said they planned to use lanes normally reserved for cargo trucks to process passenger vehicles starting at 8 p.m. to expedite the addition traffic caused by the San Ysidro closure….

Filed Under: Politics and CrimeUS Dept State/Homeland Security

Sonora State – Buy A Seperate, Special Permit, But Not Required In Rocky Point Or…

Posted September 7th, 2011  by Michelle ·  No Comments

There is a bit of confusion regarding Sonora Only permits, and the fact that Rocky Point/ Puerto Penasco (in the State of Sonora)  is a permit-free zone. So… which is it? Sonora Only, or permit-free? When you travel in Mexico, all of Baja and the area west of Mexico Highway 15 to the coast of…

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Taking A Rifle Into Mexico – For Hunters Only

Posted August 15th, 2011  by Michelle ·  2 Comments

Taking a rifle into Mexico? Only if you are a hunter … and have all your T’s crossed and I’s dotted! Here in San Diego hubby and I were just looking over our yard, and he noticed the doves aren’t as prevalent these days. Hubby started reminiscing about how he used to dove hunt, and…

Filed Under: RecreationUS Dept State/Homeland Security

Otay Mesa To Open ‘Ready Lane’ At The Border May 2, 2011

Posted April 28th, 2011  by Michelle ·  1 Comment

Otay Mesa to open ‘ready lane’ at the Mexican border on May 2, 2011 – This lane is for those with one of these RFID’s: the U.S. Passport Card; the Enhanced Driver’s License (EDL); the Enhanced Tribal Card (ETC); Trusted Traveler Cards (NEXUS, SENTRI and FAST cards); the new Enhanced Permanent Resident Card (PRC) or…

Filed Under: SENTRIUS Dept State/Homeland Security

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