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 Posted: Sun Mar 6th, 2011 04:03 pm
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Just south of Bisbee, AZ. 

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I am sorry Bart- I did not ask the right question.  I have been through Naco a number of times, but  do not know where the Mexican office for leaving FMMs is located.  We usually wind up on a street that parallels the border fence and then turns right to cross the border if I remember correctly.  No obvious Mexican immigration office.

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The office is immediately on the right just before you cross going back into the US, right under the awning over the border crossing.  You'll need to stop short and walk to it.

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Good evening,

Sounds like Taoswheat is describing the AP-Douglas crossing even though he says Naco.

If you are actually crossing at Naco, Barts info is right. If you are crossing at AP then that is different.

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Thanks Bart and Timothy,
I had a senior moment because we did use AP once.  Naco was my real interest and Bart answered my question.

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On the border, crossing into Douglas, AZ, in the USA.

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The crossing at Douglas is from Agua Prieta, not Naco.  The Naco crossing is between A-P and Cananea and is opposite Naco, AZ, just south of Bisbee.

For details on these crossings, see http://www.riosonora.com

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we drove in 5 months ago and will return before the 180 days are up, but will be busing out of the country on the overnight Tufesa.  do you know if it stops at km21? If that is "sometimes:, is there a place in Guaymas to turn it in?

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Bart-
Sorry I 'mis-wrote' in my post. 
I have crossed at Naco, so I know where it is. But because I drove straight to Douglas after crossing, and the distance was so short, my memory put Douglas right across the border from Naco.

Had I the option of deleting my post, believe me, I would have deleted it rather than appear the idiot.

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Last visited SC three weeks ago entered thru K21.

I filled out the FMM for 4 days and it was issued for 7 free of charge, the officer said, so long as I didnt stay longer it was ok.

She insisted I return to K21 to hand in my FMM when leaving or I could be refuse entry and a heavy fine next time. She stamped my passport and when I left I returned the FMM and my passport was stamped exit.

When you return at K21 you have to cross the road and go to the office that stamped you out, then cross the road again to head north.

 

no problemo less than 2 minutes.

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We entered 3 days ago after Christmas in Phoenix. Did not turn in our FMM when we left Mexico. Stopped at K21 and got new ones because our old ones would have expired before we are ready to leave again. No problem getting new ones even though we had not turned in the old. Only problem for me was that this time they were processing the FMM's and taking the money in the immigration office and when he directed me to the line further ahead I misunderstood and went to the bank. That was a long line of people waiting to get vehicle permits. After a while, I discovered my error, returned to the proper line and got the paperwork stamped and paid my money. I believe they were doing it this way to make it go faster for people who only needed visas and not vehicle permits.

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After 180 days if you choose to stay can you renew for another 180 days ???

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No-you have to return to the border, turn in the expiring one and get a new one.

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I understand ... however 180 turn i .......180 turnin
what is the limit to live there
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I'm sorry but do not understand ur question

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after getting FMM for 180 days and wanting to stay another 180 or a total 1yr is this possible Im looking to lease condo for a year and try living San Carlos to see like it
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Yes you can get another 180 day FMM but you have to return to the border to turn the old in and get a new one.

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Tks Bart !!

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Question: If you return to the US during the 180 day validity period once per month for 3-4 days and return to San Carlos, do you turn in your FMM and then retrieve it where??? Or are you required to purchase a new FMM every time you come and go? We are property owners new to San Carlos and business requires us to return to the US for a few days each month.  We are attempting to seek out proper sources for the most up tp date information for our FMM and what cannot be brought into Mexico. Thanks.

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When we were in same situation we used one FMM for 180 days and just went up and back without handing in or getting new.
Worked fine
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