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[*] posted on 8-14-2018 at 02:07 PM


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I’m here now at the new crossing. The immigration office is not open yet at the new crossing. When you cross, stay to the left most road and go left up a slight hill and it takes you to the old immigration office....easy!


Thanks John. I had no idea about this new crossing when we went across last week, and I could not figure out how to get to the office for the FMMs, and the people I asked were not very helpful. I missed that turnoff to the left, so we ended up meandering through downtown Mexicali until we picked up the 5 finally!
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[*] posted on 8-14-2018 at 02:12 PM


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Quote: Originally posted by Pacifico  
I’m here now at the new crossing. The immigration office is not open yet at the new crossing. When you cross, stay to the left most road and go left up a slight hill and it takes you to the old immigration office....easy!


Thanks John. I had no idea about this new crossing when we went across last week, and I could not figure out how to get to the office for the FMMs, and the people I asked were not very helpful. I missed that turnoff to the left, so we ended up meandering through downtown Mexicali until we picked up the 5 finally!


The important thing is you had a good trip and nobody at any checkpoint told you to turn around without the papers.... I hope!




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[*] posted on 9-2-2018 at 06:46 PM


In a couple of weeks we plan to cross thru Calexico in the evening around 5 or 6pm on our way to BoLA and Punta San Francisquito.

Has anyone done it at this hour in the afternoon? My concern is if there's a lot of traffic going south at that time of the day like in San Ysidro and Tecate.

Thanks BajaNomads, any info is most welcome.




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[*] posted on 9-3-2018 at 08:54 AM


The new crossing seems to be designed for that long line of cars southbound on Friday evenings that disrupts Calexico business access on the 111 street. I will guess that 99% (or more) of those cars do not stop to get an FMM. Post if find that INM has finally moved to their new building or if you had to turn left to go to the old one (if you are getting FMMs).



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[*] posted on 9-3-2018 at 09:24 AM


Thanks David for your reply. We'll be crossing on a Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday early morning.

Quote: Originally posted by David K  
... (if you are getting FMMs).


Regarding the FMM's we'll drive from Chula Vista to Tecate and get them days before we leave. I usually park ($5) my vehicle at the TC Worthy market on the US side and walk back and forth, that way its easier getting through the border when we cross on the day of our trip.

I'll follow up with a report on our crossing, trip and any encounters at the check points. We'll drive down on Mex 5 and drive back on Mex 1 to Ensenada via El Arco.




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[*] posted on 9-3-2018 at 12:39 PM


Have a fun trip Carlos!



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[*] posted on 9-27-2018 at 04:51 PM
Update End of September


Can anyone who has traveled though Calexico in late September give me easy directions to stop at the IMS office. I have not been through Calexico in years and have to stop at the IMS this time. Thanks.
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[*] posted on 10-19-2018 at 10:16 PM


Any news if INM has moved to the new west crossing? Somewhere I read the target date was late September....

We'll be crossing there Nov 11..... on our way to the Baja 1000.
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[*] posted on 10-20-2018 at 08:19 AM


I keep looking here and on Facebook for word of the INM move to the new Mexicali crossing. Last I saw, you still need to turn left after crossing into Mexico and drive the block or two up to the old location to get it.



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[*] posted on 10-20-2018 at 11:01 AM


When I went down in October the immigration guy told me that he thought that they would be moved to the new office by November.



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[*] posted on 10-20-2018 at 08:41 PM


Yesterday they said two more weeks as of now you have to go thru then left to the old border crossing to get it



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[*] posted on 10-20-2018 at 09:39 PM


Quote: Originally posted by MICK  
Yesterday they said two more weeks as of now you have to go thru then left to the old border crossing to get it


Thanks. I hope I don't catch them on moving day....

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[*] posted on 11-7-2018 at 09:27 AM


Anybody have any news of the relocation of their office?
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[*] posted on 11-7-2018 at 10:34 AM


Hard left after crossing, same building as before, parking is non-existent. Went up to the park three blocks up the blvd, waited for my friend to get his FMM.
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[*] posted on 11-7-2018 at 10:36 AM


Thanks for the update...



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[*] posted on 11-7-2018 at 01:36 PM


Thanks. We'll be on dirt bikes so maybe we can squeeze into an opening somewhere close.. no fun walking 3 blocks in riding gear.
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[*] posted on 11-7-2018 at 02:42 PM


Quote: Originally posted by KasloKid  
Thanks. We'll be on dirt bikes so maybe we can squeeze into an opening somewhere close.. no fun walking 3 blocks in riding gear.



The last time I got my FFM at Calexico west was two years ago. My short little Sportage fit is a space about ten yards from the office door. A full size vehicle would not have fit there, but you should be fine!




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[*] posted on 11-7-2018 at 02:55 PM


If there are cars parked in the couple of spaces at the office, just double park... we were told it was okay as they were employee cars. So few people stop to get FMMs there is never a crowd... So silly, right? Maybe just Baja Nomads get these things?



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[*] posted on 11-7-2018 at 09:40 PM


Thanks all... I'll figure it out on Sunday.
"Maybe just Baja Nomads get these things?" I've watched and taken part in a lot of discussions in this topic... my motto is to err on the side of caution... fewer potential surprises down the road. It's also a legal requirement and it only takes 10 minutes out of ones busy schedule to get their FMM.
Do you think it strange that there aren't many stories about individuals being checked or have gotten into a bit of crap for not having one? Nah, they're probably too embarrassed to tell their story....
Me thinks I'm stirring the pot.
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[*] posted on 11-8-2018 at 08:34 AM


I have one and agree it is the proper thing to do.



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