Posts Categorized: Rules & Regulations

From the U.S. Consulate About Overseas Voting from Baja

U.S. Consulate Tijuana, Tijuana, Mexico Message for U.S. Citizens Final Opportunities to Return Voted Ballots 12 October 2016   Don’t wait; return your voted ballot right away! Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States.  The majority of states require voted ballots to reach… Read more »

How to be Prepared for an Emergency in Baja

Before You Go Register with the U.S. Government’s STEP Program Before you travel, register with the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). This is a free service to allow U.S. citizens and nationals traveling abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. STEP allows you to: -Receive important information from the Embassy… Read more »

Temporary and Permanent Resident Visas

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            In November 2012, new immigration laws took effect that changed the names and processes for Mexican resident visas. The terms FM2 and FM3 have been replaced with the terms Residente Temporal (temporary resident) and Residente Permanente (permanent resident). For new visas, the process must be started in the U.S. at… Read more »

San Ysidro Fast Pass Lane

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If you’re looking for a faster way to get across the border, one option is to get a pass to use the Fast Pass Lane in San Ysidro. The Fast Pass (also called the Fast Lane or Fast Track) is a special lane for tourists crossing at the San Ysidro border crossing who have received… Read more »

South Dakota License Plates

The following is the procedure to follow to obtain a South Dakota Title and License Plate. By doing this procedure you no longer need to pay California state registration or have your vehicle smogged every two years. -Visit this web site  dor.sd.gov -Print out and complete form  Application for Motor Vehicle Title & Registration (Form… Read more »

New Process for Sportfishing and Nautical FMMs

UPDATE: Discover Baja is now processing Nautical FMMs for Discover Baja members. For more information and an application, see our Nautical FMM page.   If you are traveling by boat down to Baja, by law you need to have a nautical FMM tourist permit every time you enter Mexican waters. The officials have been cracking… Read more »