Dog in Mexico

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.

Filed Under: Important InformationUS Dept State/Homeland Security

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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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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.

Filed Under: Important InformationUS Dept State/Homeland Security

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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…

Filed Under: Important InformationUS Dept State/Homeland Security

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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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…

Filed Under: Important InformationUS Dept State/Homeland Security

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…

Filed Under: Puerto Penasco-Rocky PointSonoraUS Dept State/Homeland Security

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

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

Posted April 22nd, 2011  by Michelle ·  1 Comment

Mexico April 22, 2011 The Department of State has issued this Travel Warning to inform U.S. citizens traveling to and living in Mexico about the security situation in Mexico. This Travel Warning supersedes the Travel Warning for Mexico dated September 10, 2010 to consolidate and update information about the security situation and to advise the…

Filed Under: EnsenadaPuerto Penasco-Rocky PointRosaritoSpring BreakTijuanaUS Dept State/Homeland Security

Bus Travel in Mexico? Read This Warning First!

Posted April 11th, 2011  by Michelle ·  1 Comment

Bus travel in Mexico? It is pretty economical, for sure. And buses can be hailed very much like a New York taxicab… just stand on the corner and wave your arms! But there are warnings attached to this mode of transportation: According to The Department of State: Buses and Public Transportation:Whenever possible, visitors should travel…

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The World’s Busiest Land Port of Entry: San Ysidro

Posted April 6th, 2011  by Michelle ·  No Comments

San Ysidro is the world’s busiest land port of entry – and good news, it’s expanding! (FYI: San Ysidro is named for San Ysidro Labrador (Saint Isidore), patron saint of farmers.) More than 17 million vehicles and 50 million people enter the United States at the San Ysidro Port of Entry. Nearly forty years after…

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Are You Planning a Trip to Mexico from the United States? Here Are Sixteen Border Crossing Tips:

Posted March 30th, 2011  by Michelle ·  No Comments

If you are planning a trip to Mexico from the United States, this post is for you! I was reading the U.S. Department of Homeland Security website and came across information I wanted to share. These sixteen, or so, tips are invaluable! Did you know that everything you acquire there has to be declared before…

Filed Under: EnsenadaSpring BreakTijuanaUS Dept State/Homeland Security

Vehicle Permits for Mexico

Posted August 11th, 2009  by Charles ·  3 Comments

Vehicle Permits for Mexico: Tourists wishing to travel beyond the border zone with their vehicle must obtain a temporary import permit or risk having their vehicle confiscated by Mexican customs officials. At present the only exceptions to the requirement are for travel in the Baja Peninsula and in the state of Sonora, and only for…

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Passport in Mexico: the June 1, 2009 Deadline

Posted July 20th, 2009  by Charles ·  No Comments

Passport in Mexico:  Availability of new passport substitutes is (finally) here with the PASS (People Access Security Service) card; you can apply for a passport card here. The PASS card and other potential passport substitutes will enable US citizens to cross land borders between Canada, Mexico and the US without a traditional and more expensive…

Filed Under: Company AnnouncementsImportant InformationUS Dept State/Homeland Security

Seven Documents for Entry from Mexico

Posted July 9th, 2009  by Charles ·  2 Comments

http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_970.html Please Note: The WHTI-compliant documents described below are acceptable for entry or re-entry into the United States. You may be required to present additional or different travel documents when entering foreign countries, including some countries in the Western Hemisphere. Before you travel, make sure you know the entry requirements of the country you plan…

Filed Under: Company AnnouncementsImportant InformationUS Dept State/Homeland Security

PASSPORTS REQUIRED!

Posted June 1st, 2009  by Charles ·  No Comments

AS OF TODAY, PASSPORTS ARE REQUIRED. APPLY NOW! CURRENTLY: All U.S. citizens must show proof of identity and proof of U.S. citizenship when entering the United States from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the countries of the Caribbean by land or sea.Acceptable documents include: U.S. Passport Book, U.S. Passport Card, or other document approved by the…

Filed Under: US Dept State/Homeland Security

Mexico. To go, or not to go*… that is the question.

Posted April 28th, 2009  by Charles ·  No Comments

Swine Flu. CDC.gov (www.cdc.gov) is your online source for credible health information and is the official Web site of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Prepare for your trip before you leave Antiviral Medications: Travelers from the United States going to Mexico who are at high risk of severe illness from influenza (for…

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