I just posted this elsewhere but in case people searching want to know what to do at the Tecate crossing, this amazing photo makes it a piece of cake. Credit goes to "Earth-Roamers" where I found the pic with Google. Tecate is a quick, painless way to get into Mexico, and the drive is so much better than San Ysidro as it takes you through some nice mountainous terrain between San Diego and Tecate, and then into Valle de Guadalupe (wine country) on the Mexico side. A block or two on you left prior to reaching the entrance at #1 you will see a place selling insurance, which is mandatory in Mexico. So drive from #1 to the parking spot in Mexico (#2) without stopping unless they want to inspect you. As you go past the metal gate where you are now entering the streets of Mexico, immediately to the right is where I park on the sidewalk behind the gate/wall (#2). Instead of walking back through the metal gate where you might get yelled at, follow the yellow crosswalk to the pedestrian entrance (where tree is in pic) with the turnstyle thing. This will take you by #5, but ignore all that and cross over to the aduana office (#3). Here you will fill out the paper work for the FMM, they will then send you to the banjercito to pay (#4). They will send you back into #3 to get the FMM, and then do the process for the TVIP. Back to #4 to pay for that, and then back to #3 to finalize the paperwork. Once complete, you then exit via the pedestrian walkway near #3 which has an x-ray booth for any bags you carried in and a turnstyle, dropping you back into Mexico and hopefully finding your bike still at your parking spot at #2 When returning to the US, assuming you have no plan to return to Mexico, you will need to cancel your TVIP to get your money back, and more importantly prove you did not leave the bike behind, so you do not have any issues trying to get back into Mexico at a future time.. The FMM does not need to be canceled, you can just let it expire, jumping back and forth as much as possible before it does! Note - last time I already had my FMM so only did the TVIP, and it's Mexico, so the steps may be in a slightly different order for you.