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WAY, WAY, WAY Off subject - Border Crossing into Mexico Question's

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Corey-88K5, Dec 25, 2001.

  1. Corey-88K5

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    WAY, WAY, WAY Off subject - Border Crossing into Mexico Question\'s

    Merry Christmas folks!

    Well I'm in Houston, and will be headed into San Antonio in a few days. I was planning on making a quick trip into Mexico (I've never been, and promised I'd do it this time). I just don't have any information, and can really only find information about being a non-US citizen trying to get into the US. If any body has made the trip recently, can you please either advise what I'll need, or a site that I can reference this information?

    Thanks & hope you all have a good new year!

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    Re: WAY, WAY, WAY Off subject - Border Crossing into Mexico Question\'s

    I just was in Mexico from th 9th-16th.... when you come back in you will need your drivers license and your birth certificate or a passport. Are you driving the K5? If so be warned you probably will be searched. Something about them where they love to search the trucks. Just if you buy stuff anything under $400 (or if you go a bit over you honestly can fudge the numbers to avoid the hassle) you don't have to claim or tell customs about it. Anything above you need to declare. Then's there a whole other thing if you bring back more then $10,000 in cash or stuff where you have to fill out some speical forms. But that shouldn't apply to you (ususally for people going down there who gamble or buy up jewerly, art and things like that).... it's not hard at all and really they won't probably care about you. Just don't make stupid jokes about bombs and weapons!! [​IMG]

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    Re: WAY, WAY, WAY Off subject - Border Crossing into Mexico Question\'s

    i was in mexico a few weeks ago crossing into california. with the 9-11-01 incedent security measures are extremely high. It took me 4 hrs to cross over. All buses were being unloaded to check passengers and luggage. Big rigs are having there loads unloaded on the spot. And if youre driving a mini van or any suv type of vehicle..... forget it youre asking for a vehicle cavity search. Its tough right now. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time when going to mex.
     
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    Re: WAY, WAY, WAY Off subject - Border Crossing into Mexico Question\'s

    You said your a Non-US citizen, that makes it all different for you. I'm not sure what you will need to come back in- but whatever you used to get here in the first place I'm sure will work, Passport, birth certificate etc.. be prepared for being pulled aside- and remember to have a good time while your there, mexico's is pretty cool-

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    Re: WAY, WAY, WAY Off subject - Border Crossing into Mexico Question\'s

    acutally, i believe he said that the only information he could find was for non-US citizens...and that is why he posted, because non of that non-citizen stuff applies to him...

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    Re: WAY, WAY, WAY Off subject - Border Crossing into Mexico Question\'s

    Corey:

    I went to High School in San Antonio and College in San Marcos. I have been to Mexico too many times to count. It is just as easy as walking or driving across the border and having fun. It really is fun.....but be careful. If you go by yourself - don't do it. If you go with a friend, don't get separrated. My best advice is go with someone that has been before. The border towns are basically tourists towns. The count on US money and they accept US money everywhere. Some of the bars are wild and some are nice. If you want to drive your K5, go ahead and do it. It is mostly safe but if there is some really nice stuff on it....be extra careful. There are car theft rings all over that area. Finding a good US truck already in Mexico is gold to some of these people. So....use your best judgment. You may be better off renting a car and getting the Mexico Insurance and taking it into the country. On the way out of Mexico....you are allowed to buy ONE case of beer AND ONE bottle of liquor while in country (per person). You have to pay a small tax when you reenter the US but it is worth it. You can get a great bottle of Sauza Commerativo or even Patron tequila for 1/2 of the US price. Corona cases are also about 1/2 price. DO NOT TAKE ANY FIREARMS OR EVEN BULLETS ---- they are EXTREMELY serious about this. Even if they find one bullet (whether you knew it was in the truck or not) the will confiscate the vehicle and arrest you. Many Texas residents are in jail now for accidentally carrying a few shotgun shells that were forgotten about in a seat pocket or had rolled under a rear seat. Also, do not carry anything even remotely considered contriband. The US Border Patrol and Customs will search your truck upon reentering. Lastly....once you are safe back in the US and traveling home, you will have a INS border patrol stop where they will ask questions but will generally not search. I have some great memories from the border towns. When there....get a cab and ask them to take you to BOYS TOWN! Great fun ---- but don't take the wife. Let me know if you have any questions.

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    Re: WAY, WAY, WAY Off subject - Border Crossing into Mexico Question\'s

    Corey,

    it depends how long you will be going into mexico and how far into mexico. if you visit the border towns you don't need any type of permits(turist visa), you will need one if you stay over 72hrs or if you travel more than 25miles south of the border.

    make sure you have some type of picture id to get back into the usa, driver license helps.

    if you have more questions send me a PM.

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    Call your insurance agent before you go. Your auto insurance doesn't cover you while in Mexico. You'll need to buy a special rider to provide coverage while you're there. [​IMG]

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    on that coverage make sure it covers bail for yourself, just in case. there, you are guilty until proven inocent and both parties go "downtown" until an agreement is made.

    also, if you do take your auto and get pulled over don't argue with the officer and ask him if he can pay the fine for you, don't offer'm anything over 5 bucks. there are a lot of tips over at www.bajanet.com/general board too.

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    Re: WAY, WAY, WAY Off subject - Border Crossing into Mexico Question\'s

    Corey, I live just 5 minutes from the Mexican border in McAllen, Texas. I'm assuming you will be crossing into Reynosa from the Hidalgo/Reynosa border since that is the nearest route to Mexico. I go into Mexico all the time with no problems at this bridge. To get across only takes 5 minutes. There is no long wait to go into Mexico at all. If you walk, it is even quicker and you can park your car/truck right near the border. Coming back into the U.S. if you walk is also A LOT quicker. You'll only need your driver's license to get back into the U.S. from Mexico. As a matter of fact, the last time a buddy of mine and I came back he only had his Sam's card and they let him come across.

    Coming back in a car is a pain in the rear right now because they are searching every vehicle, so if you DO cross in a car, be sure that you will not have any overheating problems. The wait can be 2+ hours. Last time I came back in a car was at 1 a.m. and I sat in line for 2 hours. A very short line but the wait was very long. It really depends on what time you go.

    I know my way around there, and if you let me know when you'll be here, maybe we can get together or if you have questions, let me know. Maybe you can stop and visit or whatever. I work right down the street from the border also in a 13 floor building, so I can see the border from here.

    Check out these links:

    http://www.hotels-shopper.com/MX/REX.html

    Let me know if you need anything else or if other questions arise, I'm sure I could answer them for you.

    You can also do a search for "Reynosa" to find more info.







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    your right- I didn't read the post word for word--- guess it pays to READ !!!

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    AAAHHH...Boys town! I can't believe another CK5 Member has been there! Lets just say it is a "Special Place"...Not for the wife and kids, though...

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    Sounds like the cons outweigh the pros.......stay in the USA go visit New Mexico or (shudder) Oklahoma....I wouldn't go to Mexico if they paid me big bucks to go, because I cannot take my .45 with me, and it goes everywhere I go!!!! ..........that and it sounds like Mexico is still just as corrupt as it ever was...don't risk it!
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