Re: Colombia Bridge Crossing
Posted by Don Binkley on May 31, 2009, 3:16 pm, in reply to "Colombia Bridge Crossing"
|For what it's worth, about a year ago I was stuck in the slow traffic lane in Agua Prieta and then I saw a sign "US Citizens Only" and so I jumped into that lane and zoomed up to an automated machine and of course I didn't have the card so I just went on in and was stopped, searched (they must have assumed I was on drugs to have done such a stupid thing). US border agents entered my VIN so that if I ever attempted to bypass the slow lanes again, the US custom/immigration would impound my car. I was given a phone number also to call for application for a card...it's about $200-250 and now probably more and it costs for an FBI and Homeland Security background checkup on you!!! Takes 2-4 weeks depending on how many acts of terrorism you've committed plus the number of times you've been caught smuggling drugs!!! Personally I wouldn't go thru the hassle, it is much more of personal infringement check than getting your passport. The main deal is to make it easier for cross-border business people to function...the abogados etc. bink|
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