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Old 07-09-2010, 01:26 PM   #151
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Old 07-20-2010, 12:43 AM   #152
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Old 11-27-2010, 12:19 PM   #153
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We're in Mexico and we want to leave

Well not really, but we're down near San Christobal de las Casas right now but next month my grandmother turns 90. Being a good grandchild and tempted by the allure of christmas presents we're thinking about catching a flight from Mexico city to LAX spend a couple of weeks there and then head back.

Here's the hitch, are we going to run into any trouble because our bike is here in the country when we return back to the states? We'd only be gone for a couple of weeks and we'd still be well inside both our toursit visa (still 2.5 months left) and our vehicle permit/insurance (the same amount of time left).

Also do we have to re-pay to get a tourist visa again or can we exit and reenter with our current one? I know it's not expensive but it'd be nice to avoid the fee since we haven't used up our current visa yet.
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Old 12-02-2010, 08:33 PM   #154
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We're in Mexico and we want to leave

Well not really, but we're down near San Christobal de las Casas right now but next month my grandmother turns 90. Being a good grandchild and tempted by the allure of christmas presents we're thinking about catching a flight from Mexico city to LAX spend a couple of weeks there and then head back.

Here's the hitch, are we going to run into any trouble because our bike is here in the country when we return back to the states? We'd only be gone for a couple of weeks and we'd still be well inside both our toursit visa (still 2.5 months left) and our vehicle permit/insurance (the same amount of time left).

Also do we have to re-pay to get a tourist visa again or can we exit and reenter with our current one? I know it's not expensive but it'd be nice to avoid the fee since we haven't used up our current visa yet.

i could be totaly wrong,
but i think only a fm3 allows multiple exit & reentry.
a fmt requires turning in/canceling and getting a new one when back for the time left on your 180 days.
if you went into say guat. and back on land you could fake it, but the flying is much more controlled.
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Old 12-05-2010, 08:31 AM   #155
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We're in Mexico and we want to leave

Well not really, but we're down near San Christobal de las Casas right now but next month my grandmother turns 90. Being a good grandchild and tempted by the allure of christmas presents we're thinking about catching a flight from Mexico city to LAX spend a couple of weeks there and then head back.

Here's the hitch, are we going to run into any trouble because our bike is here in the country when we return back to the states? We'd only be gone for a couple of weeks and we'd still be well inside both our toursit visa (still 2.5 months left) and our vehicle permit/insurance (the same amount of time left).

Also do we have to re-pay to get a tourist visa again or can we exit and reenter with our current one? I know it's not expensive but it'd be nice to avoid the fee since we haven't used up our current visa yet.


You don't have to surrender the tourist "green card" nor your vehicle permits. I kept mine for 6 months some time ago as I drove back and forth across the border repeatedly.
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Old 12-05-2010, 12:42 PM   #156
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^ I normally would agree with all that except there might be more fussyness with the FMT and an airport exit. With a land exit, you can literally cross the bridge with just a toll and face U.S. customs, with your TVIP and tourist card tucked away. At a Mexican airport for international travel, it may be the process to examine, and possibly stamp, the passport as you turn in your tourist card. Wouldn't be surprised if surrending the tourist card is part of the deal exiting Mexico via airplane. Could be wrong...
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Old 12-05-2010, 03:12 PM   #157
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^ I normally would agree with all that except there might be more fussyness with the FMT and an airport exit. With a land exit, you can literally cross the bridge with just a toll and face U.S. customs, with your TVIP and tourist card tucked away. At a Mexican airport for international travel, it may be the process to examine, and possibly stamp, the passport as you turn in your tourist card. Wouldn't be surprised if surrending the tourist card is part of the deal exiting Mexico via airplane. Could be wrong...
Flown out of Mexico many times and have had to always surrender the tourist card as they check you in.
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Old 12-05-2010, 03:20 PM   #158
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Flown out of Mexico many times and have had to always surrender the tourist card as they check you in.
That's what I thought. A Negra Modelo for Rex, please.
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Old 12-05-2010, 04:03 PM   #159
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That's what I thought. A Negra Modelo for Rex, please.
Good call . . . my favorite.
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Old 12-05-2010, 04:06 PM   #160
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Old 12-09-2010, 01:22 PM   #161
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You should be able to fly out of Mexico no problem, while leaving the bike in San Cristobal de las casas.

I did the very same in Dec 2008 on my tourist visa. Left my bike in Metepec and flew back to Canada. Then flew back 4 months later and continued my trip in Mexico.

Just make sure you take the bike out of Mexico by the original 6 month permit date...

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Old 12-09-2010, 02:34 PM   #162
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If you have a Mexican visa for business purposes then you are required to surrender it every time that you leave, although as a practical matter they probably don't have any way to check.

A tourist green card doesn't seem to have that requirement. As Trice said, no one asks when you exit via vehicle and since I live on the border I have kept mine and traveled back and forth in the past.
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Old 01-13-2011, 02:21 PM   #163
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Not sure if this has been brought up or how widespread it is, but I went to my local Mexican Consulate in Denver today to get my TVIP, well since 1/3/11 they are no longer issueing TVIP's at my consulate, only at the border the guy tells me. Im not sure, you may be able to get it online, or atleast apply-Im not sure, Just wanted to let you all know!
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Old 01-15-2011, 06:53 AM   #164
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Flown out of Mexico many times and have had to always surrender the tourist card as they check you in.
Yep had to surrender the tourist card, but the cost to leave was covered in my plane ticket interestingly enough. Same with the re-entry. Sabrina needed to go to the bank and pay the tourist visa cost before we left Mexico but I didn't. But the whole procedure was very easy. Thanks to everyone for the information.
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Old 02-04-2011, 09:31 AM   #165
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Also, seems they are catching on to spoting my laminated copies of my drivers license. On the last couple trips I have had several cops/military and bank workers ask me for a real ID and making sure I know they know its a copy. (they still work for buying beer in the states though!) Next time down Ill carry some AAA International DL's for the fake wallet, handing to iffy officials etc. Just a heads up...
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