Nov 17, 2010, 7:48 AM
Post #9 of 17
Responses this morning to a query posted on a local Guaymas/San Carlos, Sonora, board reveal that the vehicle permit facility located south of Empalme on Hwy 15 at Km 98 has never been closed.
Re: vehicle permit facility at Km 98 on Hwy 15 south of Empalme
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Drivers report obtaining an "All-of-Mexico" vehicle Temporary Importation Permit (TIP) there as recently as yesterday, November 16, 2010.
This facility is woefully underutilized and the parking lot is often completely empty. But they are open for business. Drive in and check it out for yourself sometime.
Getting your TIP there can save hours of time, especially if you are at the Km 21 facility south of Nogales and find yourself last in line behind a group of a dozen caravaning RVers trying to get their TIPs.
The checkpoint right at the Sonora-Sinaloa border that diverts southbound foreign-plated vehicles off the highway to verify that they have the TIP was unmanned the last time I drove through, but Federal Highway Police were checking vehicles for the TIP and import papers at random seatbelt checks south of there.
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(This post was edited by Kimpatsu Hekigan on Nov 17, 2010, 7:32 PM)