Aug 4, 2012, 6:05 AM
Post #32 of 40
Sorry to hear you are leaving, I can unbderstand it must be difficult for you.
I do know for first hand fact that if you drive out of the country (I use the Anzalduas Bridge at Reynosa / Mission. TX, the US Border Immigration never asks why you are leaving. If you have a current American or Canadian Passport you will not be bothered with such questions. If you are taking back personal goods, even in a trailer, they will probably ask what is in the trailer and ask you to pass through X-ray and that is that. It is not even necessary to stop and produce any papers for the Mexican authorities (including your TIP) if you do not plan on returning.
It is a very easy process. I have personally driven many times through both ways and have never had a hassle. In the past couple of years, I have used the cuota between QR and Monterrey and then on East to the bridge without any problems Always only in daylight hours.
I have found Matahuala a good overnight without problems. The federal police along this route (again in my case) have always been polite and helpful in the past. You might want to make a list of what is in your car or trailer if it is a lot and have a second copy for them. That has always been a help to me.
I can't say about flying as I do not travel except by car sometimes with or without my enclosed cargo trailer (loaded or unloaded) in both directions.
I hope that helps you a little. Sorry to hear you are leaving, but under the circumstances it is understandable. Who knows . . . . any one of us could be in a similar boat someday. As others have said, I would sure make a report to some higher authority.
Best of Luck,