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I know I need insurance for my car, but do I need a passport to cross for the day?

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Check with your insurance provider to see if the vehicle is covered in Mexico, some companies cover some do not, and make sure it has medical coverage.
All State does cover for a few miles in to Mexico.

A passport or border crossing card will be requiered upon return to the U.S. or other document that proves you are a citizen, drivers licence are not proof anymore.

Do not take any weapons in to Mexico at all!

Also do not purchase medicines without a valid perscription.

Althow small amounts of mariguana for personal use are legal in California and Mexico and related drug parfenelia, under federal laws they are ilegal, if you use leave all at home and do not bring any back, if the K-9 snifs it out you are done.

Otherwise engoy the trip, it is a different world

Next post down deals with travelling to Mexico and the requiered documents for a longer and further travel in to Mexico.

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You will need a passport, passport card, or enhanced drivers license to return to the US from Mexico (or Canada) by land.


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Do you need to get some sort of tourist permit if you stay more than a day or so?


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Do you need a permit to stay longer?

Not in the border towns, only if you verture furder down, from Tinuana you can go as far as the port of Ensenada, past Ensenada you need a visa and a vhehicle permit, there are US citizens living in the border towns that never get permkts.

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navegator wrote:

Check with your insurance provider to see if the vehicle is covered in Mexico, some companies cover some do not, and make sure it has medical coverage.
All State does cover for a few miles in to Mexico.

A passport or border crossing card will be requiered upon return to the U.S. or other document that proves you are a citizen, drivers licence are not proof anymore.

Do not take any weapons in to Mexico at all!

Also do not purchase medicines without a valid perscription.

Althow small amounts of mariguana for personal use are legal in California and Mexico and related drug parfenelia, under federal laws they are ilegal, if you use leave all at home and do not bring any back, if the K-9 snifs it out you are done.

Otherwise engoy the trip, it is a different world

Next post down deals with travelling to Mexico and the requiered documents for a longer and further travel in to Mexico.

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If you have a lien holder on your vehicles, you will need a written document from the lien holder allowing you to take it into Mexico.

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1ed wrote:

I know I need insurance for my car, but do I need a passport to cross for the day?


Going into Mexico without a passport is not a problem until you return to the U.S. and you are asked for it.

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Posted: 05/18/22 02:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Where are going in Mexico?

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There is a huge parking lot at the border. $6.00 for the day. Easy peasy to walk across. Parking in the village isn't really easy.
I'll probably be over there myself in the next couple of days for new eyeglasses.

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