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Aerodriver
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[*] posted on 10-30-2017 at 06:49 AM
Getting a TIP for a boat at the border


I am taking a boat down to Baja by water from San Diego this week. I want to skip Ensenada and clear by water down in Cabo instead, and do the FMM Visa paperwork online and get a TIP in person. My question is, can anyone tell me where to go exactly to find the people that can do this at the Otay Mesa crossing? I have tried to look this up but I can’t find a reliable address or instruction on where to go and who to talk to.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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[*] posted on 11-1-2017 at 07:45 PM


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[*] posted on 11-2-2017 at 09:28 AM
TIP at border


In July I was confronted by the same question. I go through Mexicali and queried this board about the TIP process, to no avail. Therefore upon crossing, at Mexicali, I asked the nice agent at the border about obtaining a TIP for my boat and he referred me to another young man standing beside him. He asked me how long I was staying and I told him 5 days. He said I didn't need one but if I wanted one he would issue me one. He examined my boat registration and VIN, referred me inside to the same place that the FMM was issued. The agent inside stated that I didn't need a TIP but he would issue if I just wanted one. I really didn't want one but did want to be legal in his country. He laughed.

Therefore, at Mexicali, you can obtain the TIP at the same time you receive your FMM, same office different people.
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[*] posted on 11-2-2017 at 10:19 AM


Thanks for the info guys. So I went to Otay Mesa and walked across the border to the Vehicle Import office that is about a 20 minute walk from the border. I was able to get it. For anyone else with the same question, just remember to bring ALL ownership documents, registration info, and copies of all. I forgot copies but I was able to make copies next door of everything I had for 5 pesos. Took about 20-30 minutes at the office.
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[*] posted on 11-2-2017 at 05:23 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Aerodriver  
Thanks for the info guys. So I went to Otay Mesa and walked across the border to the Vehicle Import office that is about a 20 minute walk from the border. I was able to get it. For anyone else with the same question, just remember to bring ALL ownership documents, registration info, and copies of all. I forgot copies but I was able to make copies next door of everything I had for 5 pesos. Took about 20-30 minutes at the office.


They did not need to look at your boat to check the numbers? You gotta love Mexico.

John
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