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Can I drive my car into Mexico without an American drivers license?

Posted on 12/10/2012 4:02:04 PM PST by FoxPro

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To: FoxPro
WILL THEY ASK TO SEE A DRIVERS LICENSE WHEN CROSSING INTO MEXICO BY CAR?

WILL THEY ASK TO SEE A DRIVERS LICENSE WHEN RETURNING FROM MEXICO BY CAR?

No. Nobody under any circumstances will ever ask to see your driver's license on either side of the border so don't worry. Nothing bad could possibly happen to you or your dad's car.

This is the answer you were looking for, right?

51 posted on 12/10/2012 4:55:43 PM PST by Drew68
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To: FoxPro
No. But if you're Mexican national you can drive here w/o one.

I live just a few short miles from the US/Mexican border. And I know few people who have crossed that border in their lives more than I have. But I will never return and I advise all Americans to stay away.

52 posted on 12/10/2012 4:56:00 PM PST by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: MomofMarine

Crossing by foot at San Ysidro is a good idea. There are bus terminals within walking distance. I don’t trust the cab drivers. A lot of the cabs don’t have seat belts in the back seat. I would not recommend going down there unless you have a Sentri pass. Without a Sentri pass the pedestrian line for entry back into the United States can take more than two hours.


53 posted on 12/10/2012 5:03:41 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: FoxPro

Be sure to update this thread when you get back.


54 posted on 12/10/2012 5:03:52 PM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: FoxPro

You have no drivers license, do you have insurance? It doesn’t make much difference, it would be null and void in Mexico anyway. Why would anyone take their personal vehicle to Mexico when odds are that it isn’t going to go well?


55 posted on 12/10/2012 5:04:47 PM PST by Figment
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To: nuconvert
"Why are you driving at all if you don’t have a drivers license?"

Good question. I figure he wants to be like the illegals who drive without a license in this country.

56 posted on 12/10/2012 5:05:17 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Born to Conserve

LOL


57 posted on 12/10/2012 5:05:37 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost

And if you hit someone, make sure they are dead and keep going


58 posted on 12/10/2012 5:09:48 PM PST by Figment
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To: FoxPro

So now, you tell us you are using your father’s car without insurance (his company will not pay if you are in a accident because you have no license), which places him in full liability for any incident.....you want to drive his car to a foreign country without a license and proper insurance.....wow just wow.


59 posted on 12/10/2012 5:10:34 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

Couldn’t you find a pic of Oscar with the giant afro with the ballcap pinned on top?


60 posted on 12/10/2012 5:12:09 PM PST by Figment
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To: Tijeras_Slim

That Cell is a lot Prettier and CLEANER than the one I spent 2 days standing in in Tijuana...

TT


61 posted on 12/10/2012 5:13:41 PM PST by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: FoxPro

Don’t drive, fly in and back.


62 posted on 12/10/2012 5:14:33 PM PST by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: FoxPro
It isn't important why I dont have a drivers license.

It is if you're driving with a revoked license........You're in violation of the law dude and considering your nonchalance on this issue, I hope you get busted.

As for your desire to attempt to enter Mexico without valid ID, I even question your motivation in doing so........You don't sound like the type of person I want to travel abroad with.

63 posted on 12/10/2012 5:16:28 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: FoxPro
You should know that every individual crossing is unique. Several years ago I crossed back and forth each day for about 5 days. Had a Mexican driving my van and we always got a green light going into Mexico, was never stopped just waved through by the rifle toting military looking guard. Reentering the US required a passport inspection every time for every one in the vehicle. Cameras and x-ray? guns everywhere. Don't remember ever being asked for my license nor was the driver.

Oh yeah, if you get a red light going into Mexico you will be subject to much 'exposure' 8^(

64 posted on 12/10/2012 5:18:49 PM PST by Dust in the Wind (U S Troops Rock)
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To: FoxPro

If you get stopped in Mexico without any driver’s license, its going to cost you some money. Probably whatever you’ve got in your wallet, if they like you. More if they don’t.

I was stopped with an expired license, and after a friendly conversation and a sincere offer to go with him back to the station, I got the fee down to what I had in my pocket. He was a nice guy.


65 posted on 12/10/2012 5:19:15 PM PST by marron
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To: FoxPro
I dont give a crap about what is legal or illegal.

You've already proven that by admitting you're driving with a suspended drivers license here in the states.........no sympathy from me.

66 posted on 12/10/2012 5:21:46 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: FoxPro

Just tell them the car you’re driving is stolen and you won’t have any problem.


67 posted on 12/10/2012 5:23:41 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: FoxPro

I never would drive south of that border without 2 good forms of ID for the American side. For the Mexican side I take at least 500.00 in 20’s, split up and hidden and a copy of my border insurance. If going to Mexico I’d highly recommend a rental with Mexican plates.


68 posted on 12/10/2012 5:24:38 PM PST by enduserindy (Conservative Dead Head)
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To: FoxPro
I dont give a crap about what is legal or illegal.

Then you get what you deserve.

69 posted on 12/10/2012 5:26:28 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

CORRECTION!

A Level of Stupidity and Ignorance that Brands this Idiot as an Obama HUSSEIN VOTER this past november!

I pray he drives into Mexico and tries to come back to Heaven!

He or She is “A Total AHOLE!”or one os Obama’s Brother’s! A MUSLIM TERRORIST! just as Obama HUSSEIN IS!

p.s.The Definition as defined by Websters is: “IS!” There is no other explanation! Obama HUSSEIN IS AN ABSOLUTE, TOTAL MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD TERRORIST HELL BENT ON DESTROYING AMERICA!


70 posted on 12/10/2012 5:30:40 PM PST by True Republican Patriot (May GOD SAVE OUR AMERICA from ALLAH and his Prophet, HUSSEIN OBAMA!!)
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To: FoxPro
Insurance, really what company will insure you if you have no drivers license?

It is my dads car.

Your dad's insurance company DOES NOT COVER UNLICENSED DRIVERS, nor does anyone elses.......

In post #22, you stated "I want to go down and stay."........Does your dad know that you're taking his car to Mexico with no intention on returning?

Your story is falling apart dude and whatever reason you have in going to Mexico is going to get you busted because of your obvious stupidity.......

71 posted on 12/10/2012 5:31:47 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: FoxPro

If you as a gringo drive in Mexico without a license and without approved Mexican insurance and get stopped plan on going to jail and staying there until your trial. Then you will need to prove you didn’t break the law or you’ll be spending time in jail. If you are in an accident even if you aren’t at fault you’ll be in jail for a very long time.


72 posted on 12/10/2012 5:31:58 PM PST by airedale
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To: FoxPro

You MUST have a valid DL to drive into Mexico. The largest obstacle is the insurance - you need to either call your agent to see if they will issue the appropriate docs for Mexico or you MUST stop at a border agency to buy a Mexican policy. Be sure to have your registration or rental contract as well. Also make DAMN SURE you do not have a firearm in your vehicle or any stray ammo - it can garner you a life sentence in Mexico.

I drive into Mexico several times per year.


73 posted on 12/10/2012 5:33:26 PM PST by RobertClark (Inside every "older" person is a younger person wondering what the hell happened?)
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To: BobL
"It sounds like he made the mistake of marrying an American. Hence the divorce, child support, accusations of abuse, child abuse, etc...usual stuff for that situation."

It's either that or he risked people's lives by driving drunk and lost his license. And he's blaming MADD for it, instead of his own thoughtless and dangerous actions.

74 posted on 12/10/2012 5:34:44 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: Hot Tabasco

I pray this AHOLE gets caught by a Texas Ranger here and gets thrown in a Texas Prison for Life! which probably will not exceed 45 days before the Dirtball expires!


75 posted on 12/10/2012 5:36:20 PM PST by True Republican Patriot (May GOD SAVE OUR AMERICA from ALLAH and his Prophet, HUSSEIN OBAMA!!)
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To: DannyTN

“It’s either that or he risked people’s lives by driving drunk and lost his license. And he’s blaming MADD for it, instead of his own thoughtless and dangerous actions. “

LOL. Actually we don’t know his circumstances if a DUI - plenty of non-drivers have gotten them, and plenty of people well under 0.08 BAC have gotten them. I’ve researched the subject enough to know to never prejudge people that simply have a DUI, without knowing the context of it.

On the other hand, this guy is sounding like a nutcase here, so it’s hard to defend him much.


76 posted on 12/10/2012 5:38:16 PM PST by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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To: FoxPro

For later.


77 posted on 12/10/2012 5:40:36 PM PST by Eaker (Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.” — Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: FoxPro
Insurance, really what company will insure you if you have no drivers license?

It is my dads car.

Your dad's insurance company DOES NOT COVER UNLICENSED DRIVERS, nor does anyone elses.......

In post #22, you stated "I want to go down and stay."........Does your dad know that you're taking his car to Mexico with no intention on returning?

Your story is falling apart dude and whatever reason you have in going to Mexico is going to get you busted because of your obvious stupidity.......

78 posted on 12/10/2012 5:40:59 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: enduserindy
If going to Mexico I’d highly recommend a rental with Mexican plates.

A friend of ours (kids' Godmother) just moved back here from Mexico. She was held up down there twice (by the SAME GUYS!), once while driving and then at her house (they evidently paid off policia to look up her MEXICAN license plate to find her address). She was sure she was going to die during the first holdup and lost a lot of money (she won't tell us if they had pointed a gun at her -- I think they did or something even worse). Apparently not much happened during the second hold up partly because she had junk cars parked outside her house to make the family look poor (a trick often used in third-world countries). So I would say having a Mexican license plate doesn't make you particularly safe down there. Maybe a Mexican license plate on a junk rental car is the way to go.

79 posted on 12/10/2012 5:42:43 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: FoxPro

This is either complicated or simple, where are you going to enter Mexico and return? San Ysidro or another Port of Entry? Do you want to gamble with your dad’s car and your freedom? Is it imperitive to travel by car to Mexico or is their an alternative such as having someone else drive? Are you at least 18? If not forgetabbout it...How long will you be there and how far south are you going, do you need a visa? Do you know the requirements?

Chances are you will not be asked for a license going into Mexico, but if you get a red light in their customs line you might be, and you certainly will be talked to and have to open your trunk. Occasionally US Customs stops vehicle southbound for checks and questions occupants. Coming back you maybe asked for registration and even license. 99.9% chance your license plates will be entered into the Teasury computer (TECS) if you have a Treasury issue it may or may not pop up...since you have a passport, apparently you owe less than $2500 in child support or its something else or an old passport...

Now the simple part, does dear old dad know you want to drive his car without valid US (or Mexico) insurance in Mexico, and did he give you written permission? Do you have bail money or would you call daddy to bail you out?

Oh yeah if you go about 10 miles south of Tijuana dont be surprised to get stopped by Federales in uniform carrying fast and furious type weapons to check you out for contraband...If that happens you will probably crap your pants...
Vaya Con Dios

http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_970.html#entry_requirements


80 posted on 12/10/2012 5:45:07 PM PST by rolling_stone
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To: FoxPro

bump to porch pc - this could be interesting ... ;-)


81 posted on 12/10/2012 5:49:01 PM PST by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: True Republican Patriot
I pray this AHOLE gets caught by a Texas Ranger here and gets thrown in a Texas Prison for Life!

I do too......What's strange tho is how irrational he's sounding considering he's been a member here since 2000. (not that that makes any difference)

My guess is that he wants to make a drug run.......or find a cheap dentist.

82 posted on 12/10/2012 5:51:39 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: FoxPro
I know I will need a passport for coming back into the US and I have that. But will I need a drivers license to get my car back into the US, as well.

You missed the last word in my comment. STAY. As in stay there and don't come back. You will fit in with that culture perfectly.

83 posted on 12/10/2012 5:55:12 PM PST by notpoliticallycorewrecked (Our military does not kill babies, those that commit abortion kill babies.)
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To: South40
But I will never return and I advise all Americans to stay away.

I've been to a few "interesting" countries in my day but I've *never* entered Mexico (or any other Spanish speaking country) and *never* will.Unless,of course,I'm kidnapped and taken there against my will.

84 posted on 12/10/2012 5:55:45 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Benghazi: What Did Baraq Know And When Did He Know It?)
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To: FoxPro
I dont give a crap about what is legal or illegal.
Keep a diary and leave a will.

WILL THEY ASK TO SEE A DRIVERS LICENSE WHEN CROSSING INTO MEXICO BY CAR?
Only if you are driving.

WILL THEY ASK TO SEE A DRIVERS LICENSE WHEN RETURNING FROM MEXICO BY CAR?
Only if you are driving.

85 posted on 12/10/2012 5:56:53 PM PST by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: FoxPro
Bottom line,friend,is *just don't do it*.There are too many *very* bad things that can happen to you and/or your car.
86 posted on 12/10/2012 6:01:28 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Benghazi: What Did Baraq Know And When Did He Know It?)
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To: FoxPro

Drive down there and find out. Its called experiential learning. :-)


87 posted on 12/10/2012 6:11:56 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Gay State Conservative
I've *never* entered Mexico (or any other Spanish speaking country) and *never* will.Unless,of course,I'm kidnapped and taken there against my w

lol! I've been to Columbia, Panama, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Cuba. Yes, even Cuba. I entered from Jamaica. I felt safer in all of them, far safer, than I do in the pisshole known as Mexico.

88 posted on 12/10/2012 6:13:40 PM PST by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: FoxPro
It is my dads car.

If your dad knows, he's an idiot. I think we've already established as to you.

Lots of insurance policies won't cover if the owner knowingly lets an unlicensed driver take the wheel. But it doesn't matter in Me-he-ko, as you'd need to get a short term Mexican policy anyway.

But if you don't care about cruising around unlicensed, I don't see why you'd let the insurance issue bother you.

So are you a drunk driver with a suspended license, or a deadbeat dad?

89 posted on 12/10/2012 6:29:26 PM PST by PAR35
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To: Born to Conserve

Even better I think he/she should print this thread and show it to the border guards lol


90 posted on 12/10/2012 6:38:22 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: rolling_stone; All

I have $5000.

I need to buy time to finish up a rather large computer project, which is here:

http://www.wikitimelines.net/

I can live on $5000 in the US until April.

In Mexico I can live on that for a year. Anything that extends my bench time on this project is very helpful.

The car is mine. My dad is on the title/registration, that is all. I paid for the car. My dad has never seen the car.

I do not owe child support.

I have 3 different DUI’s in 3 different states.

I explain 1 in great detail here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2553365/posts

The other 2 I got while living in my car in 2009. Apparently since we dont have vagrancy laws, police will charge you with DUI if you occasionally sleep in your car were they dont want you to. It is much more lucrative for them. Many of the towing and impound lots are owned by the police or their family members.

I can get Mexican insurance.

And yes, I was in Mexico, on a 60’ sailboat for 6 months back in 2002. I understand Mexico. I like Mexico.


91 posted on 12/10/2012 6:39:53 PM PST by FoxPro
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To: Born to Conserve
Be sure to update this thread when you get back.

CORRECTION: IF you get back!

92 posted on 12/10/2012 6:40:57 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: True Republican Patriot
I pray this AHOLE gets caught by a Texas Ranger here and gets thrown in a Texas Prison for Life!

Fortunately he's flying a California flag, so hopefully he won't get this far east.

You can take the train to San Diego, and the trolley to the border if you're foolish enough to want to go from Calif.

93 posted on 12/10/2012 6:42:38 PM PST by PAR35
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To: FoxPro
Last Month drove down Baja 800 mls, crossing in San Diego.
Using that experience lets redefine the Question:
1.Can I drive into Mexico without a Wallet or any Papers, in a car I do not own?
Answer: Yes, you can
2. Can I do the same and stay for weeks or month without getting stopped by the Federales or local mex Police in their modern, latest Cruisers.
Answer: probably not, much higher risk then doing the same here in the USA.
94 posted on 12/10/2012 6:45:20 PM PST by Koracan
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Can I drive my car into Mexico without an American drivers license?

Why would you even want to drive into that sh*thole?

95 posted on 12/10/2012 6:45:31 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: FoxPro
Dude, you can buy the stuff here without having to travel to Meheeko. Let others take chances.
96 posted on 12/10/2012 6:46:24 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Alaska Wolf

See post 91.


97 posted on 12/10/2012 6:47:49 PM PST by FoxPro
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To: FoxPro
The car is mine. My dad is on the title/registration, that is all. I paid for the car. My dad has never seen the car.

That won't mean anything to any legal authority. The law will view your dad as the owner of the car and any criminal or civil liabilities accruing from ownership of it will fall on him.

98 posted on 12/10/2012 6:52:33 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: FoxPro
See post 91.

Your father is on the title and registration? Is he sick of helping you now?

99 posted on 12/10/2012 7:02:30 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: Alaska Wolf

My dad is 85, has terminal cancer and really doesn’t care about this life anymore.


100 posted on 12/10/2012 7:18:45 PM PST by FoxPro
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