Document checks at mexican border heading north?

Discussion in 'Latin America' started by Airhead Wrangler, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. BobLoblaw

    BobLoblaw Comfortably Numb

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    what do you intend to tell US Customs when they ask you where you are going?

    Do not cross at Nogales as there is a large official Mexican checkpoint on the highway north.

    Naco is no problem, Agua Prieta is no problem and San Luis Rio Colorado is also no problem.
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  2. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Adios Mexico

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    The truth. Seattle. I have a WA state drivers license. They should believe it. I can produce enough mexican documentation with both the VIN and my name on it that they should be convinced that the bike's mine. Thanks for the crossing recommendations.
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  3. quadman

    quadman ex pat in Mexico

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    Forget the mexican side of the border....it is not a problem. When you get to the US crossing ride to the front of the line....it is an accepted custom. Ride up to the US border agent, hand over your passport, remove helmet, answer questions, WHEN they ask about the Mexican plate just say you have a casa down here (mexico). That ends the questions....ride on. I've done this crossing with MX plated vehicles 5 times this year...it is simply not a problem.
    DON'T worry......nobody cares!
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  4. markharf

    markharf Been here awhile

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    I'll be looking forward to seeing this exotic beast (the bike, not the OP) in person somewhere within range of my hometown, Bellingham WA. Good luck.

    Mark
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  5. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Adios Mexico

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    I like to think of myself as an exotic beast also. Actually, the lady and I were thinking of moving to Bellingham, among other places. Seattle's just getting too expensive and for me not worth it. The traffic doesn't help either.
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  6. Klutch

    Klutch gringo goatrider

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    :nod

    I've had the same experiences as Kiko. I prefer the Piedras Negras-Eagle Pass crossing but haven't had any problems at any of them.
    Once your back in the US the worst case scenario is a violation for non-current registration but law enforcement in the US understands to common sense explanations and usually will just send you on your way home.
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  7. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Uh-oh

    This could open up a can of worms
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  8. El Stigo

    El Stigo Hey Ese its EL STIGO

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    Airhead, you riding the bike out?

    Make sure paperwork matches VIN, keep it with you and you`ll be fine.

    One thing to remember is your insurance for the US..that´s it. I have crossed and crossed dozens of people on bikes and they never get checked by police unless they are breaking the law :evil.

    US Customs might ask for your paperwork but you said you have that.

    The worst thing that could happen is a that some crazy Nayarit police chief will capture you and the bike and turn you into a motorcycle cop for a few years!..:rofl

    Have a nice ride.

    El Stigo
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  9. El Stigo

    El Stigo Hey Ese its EL STIGO

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    From my experience in CALIF you want to have them put it as a NON OP then re title it. Then you pay no back penalties, etc. Show them the paperwork to prove it has not been in Mexico and not on CALIF or US roads and you should be fine.

    GLW everthing! :evil

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  10. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    To ride out of Mexico going north OR south you do nothing, just leave. No one checks anything at all.

    Coming in to USA no vehicle paperwork is checked, you will need your passport that is all. If they ask about the vehicle just tell them the truth, they aren't Customs, they could give a rats ass. Just ride up to the passport check kiosk at USA and tell them your story if they ask.

    Going south you are screwed............entering Guat without paper.....although I did it in a VW bug not in my name, but that was a LONG time ago.
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  11. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Wrong. They don't stamp your passport. After an 'interview' from the Border Patrol you just ride through after showing your passport. If there is a body cavity search don't blame ADVRider.
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  12. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Adios Mexico

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    I was referring to the MEXICAN side which will stamp your passport on the way out. The point is moot now anyway. The bike made it up here just fine fine in the back of a truck. I didn't have to ride it.
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  13. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Nope. Nobody does anything on the way out of Mexico. You just ride on out then stop at the USA kiosk. No stamp, no body to talk to, nothing...just ride out and cross no mans land to USA.
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  14. karmatourer

    karmatourer STD free

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    Pinche Payaso-good one!

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  15. acejones

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    If you have a TVIP you better stop and get it canceled.
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