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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
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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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