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  1. #21081

    Passport Stamp

    Quote Originally Posted by Tjones0110  [View Original Post]
    Is there a way to enter Mexico and re enter the us without a passport stamp using only a passport? Thanks.
    If you don't want your passport stamped, the only sure bet is to drive in. The officials on the drive-in side never stamp you.

  2. #21080
    Quote Originally Posted by DogLife  [View Original Post]
    Flew down to SAN airport, the Buss 922 and Blue line took 1 HR 20 minutes to reach the border. Total expense $2. 5 + $2. 5 ticket to reach there.
    Two things: 1) it's the 992 bus and 2) it should cost just $2.50 total with Pronto because transfers are free for two hours. I know $5 total instead of $2. 50 so who cares but $2.50 in pesos will buy you a couple delicious tacos or 3 beers including tip at El Copeo.

  3. #21079

    Pty layover

    Layover on connecting flights up to 29 hours no charge, about $300 RT.

    Multiday layovers booked in copair.com I have seen $297. I booked mine for $420.

  4. #21078

    Thanks Ninguno

    Quote Originally Posted by NingunoEspecial  [View Original Post]
    Sounds like the mongering gods were shining on you as much as having picked up pointers from the old salts here. Good going.
    Thanks Amigo! Hope this streak continues. Had a very dry spell since Seņor Covid arrived in the scene.

  5. #21077

    Thank you

    This is very helpful and much appreciated.

    Quote Originally Posted by BrotherMouzone  [View Original Post]
    I'm no expert on border crossing but as far as I know an FMM is always required when crossing into Mexico. The only times I've ever NOT been given one was twice last year when they made me pay the $30 bribe when I attempted to cross with an expired passport. Those two times were the only times I've ever had to pay a bribe and only times I wasn't given an FMM card (I guess I didn't get one because they weren't supposed to let me in without a valid passport in the first place LOL). The FMM is that small white card with green and red lines on it. If you don't fill the FMM out online they always, to my understanding, give you one and stamp it when you cross the border.

    I personally recommend ALWAYS filling the FMM out online and printing it out before your trip. In my experience it seems to reduce the likelihood of hassle / questions / potentially facing a bribe situation as it gives the Mexican customs official a signal that you're not just some nave border crosser. If you don't fill it out online the Mexican customs official is supposed to complete one (during which point they'll likely ask you a couple questions like how many days you're staying and why you're visiting) and stamp it for you. For my FMMs I've ALWAYS put Hotel Caesars on it (which they never actually verify). When the border was "closed" for non-essential travel, I always used the "dentist" excuse and had the name / address of a dentist as well as a fake e-mail I sent to myself confirming a dental appointment ready. Now that the border is no longer closed your reason for visit doesn't matter. You can say casino, bars, tacos, whatever..

  6. #21076
    Quote Originally Posted by DogLife  [View Original Post]
    Made my first Tijuana trip on Wednesday.
    It was around 7:30 PM and no line at all and was a breeze. No FMM, no questions, nada.
    I came back Friday early morning and again it was very swift in the US customs check with my Global Entry.
    Detailed mongering report to follow.
    Sounds like the mongering gods were shining on you as much as having picked up pointers from the old salts here. Good going.

  7. #21075
    Quote Originally Posted by BrotherMouzone  [View Original Post]
    I personally recommend ALWAYS filling the FMM out online and printing it out before your trip. In my experience it seems to reduce the likelihood of hassle / questions / potentially facing a bribe situation as it gives the Mexican customs official a signal that you're not just some naive border crosser.
    This is very good advice and almost ensures a hassle-free crossing because as the poster indicated, it dispels any hint that it's your first rodeo and hence an easy mark. It's also convenient compared to manually filling out the form there.

  8. #21074
    Quote Originally Posted by Rpatl  [View Original Post]
    Hello,

    I have been researching the forum as I am planning a return trip in January to Tijuana.

    Can anyone explain their experience with the boarder crossing and FMM? If you do need it what hotel do you normally put and do they verify?

    Usually I was waived across with my passport and there was no mention of a FMM. I said I was going to the casino so maybe that's why.

    Appreciate any help you can provide.
    I'm no expert on border crossing but as far as I know an FMM is always required when crossing into Mexico. The only times I've ever NOT been given one was twice last year when they made me pay the $30 bribe when I attempted to cross with an expired passport. Those two times were the only times I've ever had to pay a bribe and only times I wasn't given an FMM card (I guess I didn't get one because they weren't supposed to let me in without a valid passport in the first place LOL). The FMM is that small white card with green and red lines on it. If you don't fill the FMM out online they always, to my understanding, give you one and stamp it when you cross the border.

    I personally recommend ALWAYS filling the FMM out online and printing it out before your trip. In my experience it seems to reduce the likelihood of hassle / questions / potentially facing a bribe situation as it gives the Mexican customs official a signal that you're not just some naīve border crosser. If you don't fill it out online the Mexican customs official is supposed to complete one (during which point they'll likely ask you a couple questions like how many days you're staying and why you're visiting) and stamp it for you. For my FMMs I've ALWAYS put Hotel Caesars on it (which they never actually verify). When the border was "closed" for non-essential travel, I always used the "dentist" excuse and had the name / address of a dentist as well as a fake e-mail I sent to myself confirming a dental appointment ready. Now that the border is no longer closed your reason for visit doesn't matter. You can say casino, bars, tacos, whatever.

    This process usually isn't an issue, as long as you have proper and valid documentation (I. E. , a valid passport). The ONLY times I've ever had issue were the two times I explained above when I tried to cross with an expired passport. Even then they still let me through (though I had to pay a bribe).

  9. #21073
    Quote Originally Posted by WombatEd2  [View Original Post]
    The FMM is a crapshoot.

    Best Case: they barely glance at your passport and then wave you through. No FMM issue at all.

    Worst case: They ask the purpose of your trip, and then blackmail you into buying a $30 FMM. Be prepared with the name of a respectable hotel and a respectable dentist. They won't verify either.
    Is there a way to enter Mexico and re enter the us without a passport stamp using only a passport? Thanks.

  10. #21072
    Quote Originally Posted by Rpatl  [View Original Post]
    Can anyone explain their experience with the border crossing and FMM?

    If you do need it what hotel do you normally put and do they verify?

    Usually I was waived across with my passport and there was no mention of a FMM. I said I was going to the casino so maybe that's why.
    The FMM is a crapshoot.

    Best Case: they barely glance at your passport and then wave you through. No FMM issue at all.

    Worst case: They ask the purpose of your trip, and then blackmail you into buying a $30 FMM. Be prepared with the name of a respectable hotel and a respectable dentist. They won't verify either.

  11. #21071

    First Tijuana trip

    Made my first Tijuana trip on Wednesday. Thanks to all the seniors who posted wealth of knowledge here, big shout out to Captain Solo, Travv and ClownDays!!

    Flew down to SAN airport, the Buss 922 and Blue line took 1 HR 20 minutes to reach the border. Total expense $2. 5 + $2. 5 ticket to reach there. Changed money and walked through the Pedestrian bridge.

    It was around 7:30 PM and no line at all and was a breeze. No FMM, no questions, nada.

    I came back Friday early morning and again it was very swift in the US customs check with my Global Entry.

    Detailed mongering report to follow.

  12. #21070
    Quote Originally Posted by BlackThought  [View Original Post]
    Isn't there a secured parking lot by the border that's $15/ day? I'm planning on parking by the border and walking across.
    I park in Otay and cross there on foot and then take an Uber for $6-$7 to Centro. There are several secure lots with a cost of $10 a day Sun-Thu and $15 a day over the weekend.

  13. #21069

    Ped East Crossing and FMM

    Hello,

    I have been researching the forum as I am planning a return trip in January to Tijuana.

    Can anyone explain their experience with the boarder crossing and FMM? If you do need it what hotel do you normally put and do they verify?

    Usually I was waived across with my passport and there was no mention of a FMM. I said I was going to the casino so maybe that's why.

    Appreciate any help you can provide.

  14. #21068
    Quote Originally Posted by Dogers69  [View Original Post]
    Finding free parking in southern Cali is not equivalent to most of the USA. For starters there's no program or operation in place to prevent anyone from driving your car into Mexico after stealing it. In Dan Diego a lot of dudes with 15 year old cars use the club under the assumption someone will steal it. I've parked rentals near the outlets At the san Ysidro border but I was not aware of the the crime situation. At the very least, to park in San Diego streets, nothing should be put in the trunk when you park. If seen they will break into your car. And. Nothing should be visible in the car. Not even 25 cents. If you really care about your car unplug the car battery. Or pay for parking.
    Isn't there a secured parking lot by the border that's $15/ day? I'm planning on parking by the border and walking across.

  15. #21067
    Quote Originally Posted by Gregyyr  [View Original Post]
    Just flew to Guadalajara and parked for free on the street about 4 blocks from the Tijuana airport on US side. Amazing!

    You can pay in the paid lots for $18 or more a day. Or there is a $8 per day lot that will shuttle you over about a mile from Tijuana Airport on US side.

    G.
    Finding free parking in southern Cali is not equivalent to most of the USA. For starters there's no program or operation in place to prevent anyone from driving your car into Mexico after stealing it. In Dan Diego a lot of dudes with 15 year old cars use the club under the assumption someone will steal it. I've parked rentals near the outlets At the san Ysidro border but I was not aware of the the crime situation. At the very least, to park in San Diego streets, nothing should be put in the trunk when you park. If seen they will break into your car. And. Nothing should be visible in the car. Not even 25 cents. If you really care about your car unplug the car battery. Or pay for parking.

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