Apr 20, 2012, 5:08 AM
Post #18 of 21
Rolly probably has it specifically covered on his web pages, but since 2006 you need to turn in your car sticker and when you return (since last June 11th) you will pay a deposit in American dollars, either cash or CC. When you renew your visa you must notify Aduana within (I believe) 15 days or forfeit the deposit. You must fill out the FMM and keep the stub and return it when you come back in. You should also have your American passport stamped.
I was giving some additional thought to your comment about American air space. I don't know if you've flown lately, I did last month and the treatment and intimidation tactics of the jack-booted Nazi TSA thugs is deplorable and I see no indications that it has prevented a single incident, while there are numerous documented instances of deliberate or accidental "weapons" carried on board and not detected. I read an article by the former head of TSA and basically he thinks they're over the top and in their attempt to imagine and prevent every possible scenario they're doing a disservice.
Now, the US border agents are efficient, business like and yet pleasant. I do chuckle however, I have a MX flag front plate and apparently enough of a tan to be greeted with "buenos dias" etc. But, for the most part, I've been here long enough to roll with the flow, if they want papers, I got 'em, if they're not interested, so much the better.
Oh, one more thing on the deposit for new stickers, I'll be the first to admit I was wrong and getting the money back, apparently that is working. The next test will be to see when people renew their visa, and notify Aduana, if they are able to get it back.
(This post was edited by stevebrtx on Apr 20, 2012, 6:48 AM)