Crossing the Mexican Border (Red Tape)

The New Mexico Border Authority publishes a very useful website with all kinds of information on the red tape required to travel into Mexico, for both tourists and Mexican citizens. There is detailed information on the three border crossing stations in the state of New Mexico but virtually all of the information about red tape is applicable to any U.S.-Mexico border crossing. New Mexico Border Authority thanks to Rob for this tip!

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Importing vehicles to Mexico

A reader writes: Hi Folks, I’m heading down to Alamos soon and I’m thinking of buying a truck up here in Port Townsend and selling it in Alamos so I can drive back north with Lulu when we leave in late spring. I need to bring tools for repairs on our home and a bunch of cooking stuff, bocce ball sets, etc for the big fund raising barbecue on 2/21. From what I gather only 10 year old vehicles can […]

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2 Weeks In Northwest Mexico

 Carl says:  To save space I’m going to insert my answers between Mike’s questions about trip planning.  Also, it helps me give more detailed answers when I know even more details about you and your plans.  For example, Mike, when are you traveling?  The region you’re headed for ranges from quite cold (Copper Canyon in winter) to blistering hot (summer beaches), and from dry to wet depending on the season.   Not sure if you will reply to this since I’m […]

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Copper Canyon "piggyback" train?

Does the train through Copper Canyon have auto transport cars so you can drive there and take the train one way and have your car at the end? I know that there are RV tours where they can “piggyback” RV’s but don’t know if it is possible to do with cars. Thanks for your help. Jeanne Doerr, CTA, ACC Travel Sales Agent AAA Travel 827 Gordon Drive Sioux City, IA 51101 Carl replies: I assume you are hoping for a […]

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Dogs

A reader writes: Hello, I came across your article while searching for information regarding traveling in Mexico with a dog. My wife and I are preparing to travel in our conversion van with our dog full-time for the next couple years. We would like to explore Mexico and beyond with our dog and were wondering if you guys have experience or recommendations for crossing in to Mexico and back with a dog. Any information or references are appreciated. Thanks! Eric […]

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Pink Slips and License Plates

Rachel writes: My husband and I live in La Paz. We are in the process of getting our FM3’s but in the meantime we’re just here on a tourist visa. I have purchased a new truck and trailer in Chicago and am planning on bringing it down to Mexico, stopping to pick up a kit car of my husbands in Texas. We were told that the plates would take 2 weeks to arrive and they have not come yet. We […]

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