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Old 10-30-2012, 04:15 PM   #10878
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Originally Posted by jimmex View Post
+1 I always fear that they are going to say no TVIP for you Johnny, go back to your quiet desperation in Estados Unidos. Then when they nod their head and go over to the TVIP printer, I have the little twinge of excitement of knowing my adventure is going to happen.
Living in Sonora with the free zone 60 miles to the west, I have the benefit of crossing without a TVIP into the zone and then sneaking out of the free zone to get home to Banamichi if there is an issue. Whenever there has been a problem, a different day and a different agent on the desk and everything is fine. The crziest was when I was told I couldn't get a new permit early, I had to wait for it to expire and come back in 3 days. I guess I screwed up by saying I wanted a new one before I turned in the old. Really bummed me out that I had to ride the Rio Sonora route twice that week.
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