Older than 16 requires passport....Amen! I hate to be mean, but the passport "thing" has been going on for years! If y desire to leave Rocky Point without being hassled, get a passport! Now that I've bitched and moaned, I'm wondering what the age children are required to have passports? One more thing, I'm always thinking about taking my animals to rocky point but never do because I have read the requirements and it sounds like a hassle; is it really? My sister who owns a home in Las Conchas always brings her pets and no shot records etc. and swears it's no problem- she never gets additional insurance either and I think she's nuts but maybe it's me (I hate when that happens, lol) thanks in advance!
Passport or no passport, if you are a US citizen you can't be denied entry to your country. Nothing more, nothing less.my experience is that not matter what if you are a USA citizen your right is to be allowed to return to your country thru any border crossing, they might hold you at the border until your information reaches them and then release you however if this is your fifth or tenth time doing it they will hassle you and possibly hold you for a couple of hours so eventually you get tired and get your passport, driving the shuttle these happened a couple of times, one of them on a spring break trip so you can imagine all the kids crying to get home fast!!!
Then again a few times had passengers with lost or stolen passport in Mexico and at the border they did not get any hassle and went thru in a flash, usually using a credit card or a pic id from USA, funny how much information is in the strip on the back of your credit card!!!!
If I were you I would not put off my trip to Mexico with or with out passport!!!
An expired passport doesn't mean that you are no longer a US citizen!My wife and 2 kid's crossed back into the US yesterday with expired passports for my kids.
Handed the agents 1 valid passport for my wife and expired passports for my kid's.
They never said a word. Imagine that! LOL
We have been taking our 91 pound German Sheppard mix with us back and forth. They are mostly interested in rabies shot records, so we take extra copies with us. Sometimes they want a copy, and take a photo, sometimes they only ask to see the papers. Good to be prepared for either and avoid any hassle.As far as the pets go. I always bring their shot records and hide the food.
I just figured they would have said something about the expired passports.An expired passport doesn't mean that you are no longer a US citizen!
Don't know exactly where in Ajo, but Homeland Security has 21 homes built for Avg cost of $600k each and bought another 20+I haven't spent a lot if time in Ajo. Where are the $600k homes?
I have no problem with CBP agents at the border. They can ask as many questions as they require to assure that you are who you say you are, and are authorized entry into the US. However, I have a problem with some agents at the highway BP checkpoints. These are immigration/citizenship checkpoints, and nothing more. As a US citizen, you don't have to answer ANY of their questions. South of Why, they commonly ask: "Where are you coming from?", or "Where are you going?". Neither is any of their business, and I refuse to answer. As a US citizen you are free to travel anywhere in your country without answering to the Border Patrol. Meanwhile, our country is over run by illegal aliens while BP agents are harassing law-abiding US citizens. That's not what we are paying these guys to do.I just figured they would have said something about the expired passports.
The whole port of entry deal is just a joke, they built an expensive shade cover going from US to Mexico,
I believe some shade was necessary for those agents protecting Mexico from all the vacationing terrorists I see crossing in their RV's. LOL
I haven't seen any agents there asking questions in almost a year. I bet their just hanging out in Ajo at their $600k houses that Homeland Security
built for them.
I don't fault the people manning the border just the decision making process.
They had to bury all those "border security / deportation" funds somewhere.Don't know exactly where in Ajo, but Homeland Security has 21 homes built for Avg cost of $600k each and bought another 20+
mobile homes for Avg cost of $125k each, because they were told there wasn't adequate housing for the agents.
These place. . . . . . .Another open check book story to find out where our taxes are going to waste.
Visa requirements have to do with time and location in Mexico. As of now the border region for us stretches all the way down to Empalme on the west side of Federal Highway 15.Mexico is moving up in the world. They installed computors where you get your FMT's. There is a regulation that you have to get a tourest visa.
I have entered both at Lukeville and San lois, and was asked for a visa, twice, and once at Alcadone. We have Perm Res vistas, so was ok.They may start inforceing the visa on the Mex side. Or they may spot stop people coming south. It would be a pain if you get to the border and they hit you for a visa, which you have to have a US or Canada passport, to get one, and they will not let you in. But then take this with a grain of salt, it's Mexico!