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Old 01-09-2011, 20:22   #1
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Entering Mexico

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Heading south of the border from SF Bay and looking for some advice on what paperwork I will need to enter Mexico. Planning an extended stay.
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Re: Entering Mexico

Noonsite is good, but also Latitude 38 website has a great section on entering Mexico and what to expect.
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+1 on Latitude 38 especially there first timers guide
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Re: Entering Mexico

you will need
your passport
your boat papers
your insurance papers
money for visa and entering
your crew list
is a good idea to get mexico fishing license before enterintg mexican waters. is obtainable in san diego.l takes 5 minutes and you need for each human on board of fishing age as long as there is any fishing gear on boat.
is easy to enter into ensenada. everything is in one place except insurance.

the folks are nice. dress nice and be respectful and they will respect you .

expect them to speak spanish. they do that here. they rarely speak english at work in public office.
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you will need
your passport
your boat papers
your insurance papers
money for visa and entering
your crew list
is a good idea to get mexico fishing license before enterintg mexican waters. is obtainable in san diego.l takes 5 minutes and you need for each human on board of fishing age as long as there is any fishing gear on boat.
is easy to enter into ensenada. everything is in one place except insurance.

the folks are nice. dress nice and be respectful and they will respect you .

expect them to speak spanish. they do that here. they rarely speak english at work in public office.
Hypothetically let's say, one didn't have any insurance for said boat?
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Hypothetically let's say, one didn't have any insurance for said boat?
then they will allow you to purchase some before returning to finish the process within a couple of days.
i went to a place across from botes juanitos on the malecon. was 211 usdollars for a year. no sweat.
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SayGudday, Zeehag has summarized what you'll need for Mexico. With regard to insurance, you'll not need hull insurance, rather liability insurance for Mexico. It's relatively inexpensive to purchase for the year. You can buy it online easily from a number of brokers. The cost for a years coverage should be in the $200 - $250 range.
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Re: Entering Mexico

If you are still in the area (SF), there is a place up in Rio Vista called "Vagabundos"
They carry all the paperwork you need and able to set up the insurance you'll need..
Odd little place but they have a one on one with Mexico and what is needed..
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does vagabundos also have access to conapesca fishing licenses--the people at conapesca in sd said they are the ONLY place at which one can obtain the mexico fishing license inside the usa..
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does vagabundos also have access to conapesca fishing licenses--the people at conapesca in sd said they are the ONLY place at which one can obtain the mexico fishing license inside the usa..
One can do everything online..

No fuss, no muss and no line.....no markup..

print and keep multiple copies on board...


Official Fishing Permits / Best Baja Fishing
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one can obtain th epapers online bvut they arenot filled out nor are they paid for., that must be done by conapesca in san diego. per conapesca in san diego. yo0u will wait 6 months or more for online conapesca papers to be returned to you with license. the ONLY place in usa to obtsain your conapesca license is san diego . i just got mine in april;--i have been dealin gwith them for years, as a sd resident and sailcruiser. believe me or find out the hard way. i do know mexican ways, friend. is not available as a license online nor is it available to be purchased online.
mexican online is--you, gringo, order said item on line.
we, mexicans, will wait looong time, send to you snail mail, then wait for you to send money to us, then we send license AFTER said money is collected. no you may not speed up this system.
trust me--i asked them in the office, they confirmed this. if you do not believe me--try it and wait looong time. he sed 6 month is being very nice. is usually longer.
is not legal until you have the official copy in your hand.
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one can obtain th epapers online bvut they arenot filled out nor are they paid for., that must be done by conapesca in san diego. per conapesca in san diego. yo0u will wait 6 months or more for online conapesca papers to be returned to you with license. the ONLY place in usa to obtsain your conapesca license is san diego . i just got mine in april;--i have been dealin gwith them for years, as a sd resident and sailcruiser. believe me or find out the hard way. i do know mexican ways, friend. is not available as a license online nor is it available to be purchased online.
mexican online is--you, gringo, order said item on line.
we, mexicans, will wait looong time, send to you snail mail, then wait for you to send money to us, then we send license AFTER said money is collected. no you may not speed up this system.
trust me--i asked them in the office, they confirmed this. if you do not believe me--try it and wait looong time. he sed 6 month is being very nice. is usually longer.
is not legal until you have the official copy in your hand.
Something is seriously wrong...

I did it online, paid for it, printed it, and was done in 5 minutes.
Showing the paperwork to the officials in Ensenada confirmed that all was ok, and I had bought a federal fishing license. I could have bought the coastal and beach if I wanted...

I did mine at the start of the year.

I got new ones for two friends two months ago....

So what gives?

The site is a site run by the mexican government, to STOP people complaining of the difficulty of getting a license..
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One can do everything online..

No fuss, no muss and no line.....no markup..

print and keep multiple copies on board...


Official Fishing Permits / Best Baja Fishing
Does anyone know whether the license you would purchase on the above link is also good in Baja California Sur? I've been given conflicting info about this from people in La Paz.
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Does anyone know whether the license you would purchase on the above link is also good in Baja California Sur? I've been given conflicting info about this from people in La Paz.
Supposedly, as I have asked and shown the fisheries enforcers in Ensenada, the federal permit is all that is needed for ocean fishing...

Federal is ALL of mexico.

I am not aware of any mexican state licenses that are needed.....
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not state--conapesca, the mexican fishery people. federales. they are part of the government of mexico this has been in effect less than 5 yrs
the license is good for all of mexico. on;ly have to get for humans on board able to catch fish and not grammaw or baby anymore.
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