ATTN: SAN FELIPE TRAVELERS!!!

Snmiedo

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Attention all racers, chasers and race fans heading for San Felipe. Be sure to bring your birth certificate or passport with photo identification (driver's license) with a Mexican FM-T, which is otherwise known as a "Tourist Card." The "Tourist Cards" can be easily attained at most Mexico Insurance brokers or travel agents with the aforementioned credentials.

My family has been significantly delayed at the Mexicali border entry this morning (2/27/02) because of the new enforcement of this travel requirement from 1999, which states that any tourist traveling south of any Mexico border city must have this card.

I’m not posting this to alarm anyone as they are simple to get while insuring your vehicle or the "Tourist Card" can be attained at the border immigration check. I want everyone to make it to San Felipe with as little effort and aggravation as possible.
See you in San Felipe!

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JCA

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thanks michael. They have always said to get one but never inforced it. Guess they are now. Thanks again for the heads up.

J.C. Andrews
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The FM-T (tourist permit) is needed for travel south of San Felipe or south of Ensenada or if you are going to be in Mexico for over 72 hours (location doesn't matter). They have been asking for it at Guerro Negro Immigration Station (the border of Baja California and B.C.S.).

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Dave_G

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You should also be aware that if you use a birth certificate instead of a passport it must be a certified copy and not just a xerox copy.

Dave

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Vtr_Racing

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More on birth cert.......It must be the original, with the raised seal. Not the one the hospital issues. The one you get for the state. My suggestion, get yourself a passport and avoid the aggravation...Be safe

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Dave_G

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Re: More on birth cert.......It must be the original, with the raised seal.

I don't think so. Early birth certificates like mine have no raised seal. The mexican government only requires it to be an original OR a notorized copy of the original. I've been using my notorized copy for the past 20 years for traveling to mexico with no problem. Besides, my wife's birth cert was issued in Weisbaden Germany and the mexicans can't even read it and they accept it! ;-)

Dave

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Tony_Barraza

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Re: I don't think so. Early birth certificates like mine have no raised seal.

Dave-

WOW! Did they even have birth cert's WAY BACK THEN? It's probably carved from stone, with the information chiseled in huh? That thing must be a b*tch to whip out at the border.

Just kidding bud!

See everyone in S.F., Good luck to all competitors, and safe trip to all!

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Tony B.
 

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Our team had 0 problems and didnt even get asked for ID once!

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mustafa

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We were worried about crossing with 6 gas cans and they waved us through without even looking at trailer or even asking questions. I did hear that some people were
hassled for bringing firewood over and had to pay.

He who lives by the sword, gets shot by those who don't.
 
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