Mexico For Non-FDA Drugs?

Here’s a headscratcher question about medications in Mexico that just came in via email: I just read your online advice on buying prescription medication in Mexico. There is, however, one big question that I hope you can answer. Is it possible to obtain medicines in Mexico that are not yet FDA approved in the U.S.? Do you know of any resources that where I could look up the drug I’m interested in…for Mexico or other foreign countries? Many thanks, Please […]

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Mexico Border Towns For Medications?

Carl and Lorena,
 My husband and I are now currently pharmaceutically challenged. We are interested in your information about purchasing medicines from Mexico but have very little experience “across the border”. We are currently living in Texas and can get to Mexico at different border cities. After we get there is a different story, are there other people we can meet up with to give us advice about the process other than the information you shared on your website? How […]

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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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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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How to Apply for a Passport Renewal

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I’m headed to South America in a few weeks. I just learned that in order to get a visa for Ecuador, my passport must be valid for at least 90 days after I land in Quito. Oops…! Should You Apply for a Passport Renewal by Mail? YES. If you already have a passport that is not damaged, and received it within the past 15 years; and you were at least age 16 when it was issued, and you still have […]

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