Is Mexico Safe?

Discussion in 'Americas' started by Arte, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. AK Smitty

    AK Smitty Self life coach

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    I am in San Blas. Had a hell of day trying to rely on Goji Ruji. I knew better but I think my late night at Joe's Oyster Bar clouded my judgement.

    I fly back to AK on the 9th and am storing my bike in PV. I return in 3 weeks for a 4 month ride to Peru. My TC is not an issue because I am in and out of Mex with in the 30 days on each trip. Its the whole leaving the bike in PV and the TVIP will expire before I return.

    I will give it a shot at sorting it out in PV. I am not sure where to even go.


  2. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    How much would you like to wager?
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    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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  4. AK Smitty

    AK Smitty Self life coach

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    I am only processing constructive criticism at this time. :rofl I remain optimistic that I will get this all sorted in PV.

    I will post my disappointment and mental melt down in 4-5 days. All sarcastic responses will be welcome at that time. :D

  5. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    I sent you a PM with my opinion on your situation.

    It's just my opinion.
  6. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    Well, all I can say is that in 5 years of living here full time and 2 years with multiple trips before that, we have had multiple permits and visas on 2 bikes and the truck, juggling the permits, and each time they have been co-terminus. Now to be sure, I could turn in a TVIP and keep the visa but the if I got a new TVIP using that visa, it couldn't be issued to go past the expiration date on my visa.

    If your experience is different, I would like to hear about it. The one thing you learn is that it is always different from office to office and agent to agent.
  7. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    You didn't say how much you'd like to wager.
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    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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  9. AK Smitty

    AK Smitty Self life coach

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    Riding back to AZ and back south would cost me more than the $400.

    Its simply an attempt to get my money back at this point. We will see what happens.

    May just have to chalk this one up to experience. Several hundred dollar lessons tend to stick with an individual!!

    Thought I left most of my dumbass decision making and mistakes behind in my 20's. Good to see I remain consistent in my 30's:D

    Funny too cause I checked the VIN about 5 times!!!!:kboom
  10. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    That's what crashmaster's Colombian girlfriend said.
  11. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    I just spent some time on the Bancercito website and it seems to indicate that you will need to return to the border to cancel and get a new permit. Shortest distance is towards Texas? Comments on where is best border town to hit from PV from the Tejano contingent?
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    jimmex Guero con moto

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    Yep that just sucks. You've got to watch those guys at the border. Good luck.
  13. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    I'm not a betting man, I'd rather just hear your info if you are willing to share. I did stumble across this from the website of the Banjercito though. This is talking about the apply by mail process but it seem apropos.

    If you are a foreign citizen, before starting the application process you must go to the following webpage http://www.inm.gob.mx/index.php/page/Pre_Autorizacion/en.html in order to apply for your immigration pre-authorization. The vehicle permit will be issued for the same period as that stated on your immigration pre-authorization. Furthermore, once you‘ve entered Mexico you must approach an immigration officer in order to exchange your pre-authorization form for the proper immigration document.
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    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Look on the bright side. You're not getting divorced. You could add a few zeros to the "lesson".
  15. jimmex

    jimmex Guero con moto

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    Its a long way. ~800 mi to Reynosa.
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  17. AK Smitty

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    Anyone crossing the border that I can fed ex this to and renew for me? Haha They never actually look at the bike!!

    Turkey Creek thanks for the link. I am about to go to it now but I am guessing that there isnt even an office in PV.

    If any country ever put an efficient logical govt and process in place they would rule the world!!!
  18. AK Smitty

    AK Smitty Self life coach

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    And back to catch my flight out of PV or pay change fees or book a new ticket or etc etc etc

    $400 dollars isnt sounding that bad

  19. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Ah, cue the 'expensive hooker' analogy :freaky
  20. AK Smitty

    AK Smitty Self life coach

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    Now cut from my travel budget!:cry