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Photo by Josephine Flohr, Elephant at Camp, Namibia

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Photo by Josephine Flohr,
Elephant at Camp, Namibia



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At the tip of the Baja and my Tourist Visa and Import Permit expired. Solutions?

Yes, the worst has happened. I crossed the Border about two weeks ago and got my tourist visa and import permit there. I made a huge mistake and only got a tourist visa for a week, not thinking it was correlated to my time on the TVIP. Therefor both the visa and import permit just expired on the fourth and I cannot board the ferry to mazatlan.

I went to the immigration office here and they said that I can only get the tourist visa extended at the border back in Tijuana! Effff that, theres got to be a way...

I did a similar trip in 2015 and never got a visa or permit when I crossed the border only to find out I needed it when I got to la paz. Someone I met back then told me to go the airport and tell them I arrived by boat from california and that I would like a visa and import permit, which worked out and got me the documents....

I am about to try something like that again, but I would hate to have to pay two import permit deposits and only get one back, but that would beat driving all the way back to the border.

Any suggestions?!?!

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Art
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A roundtrip flight to Tijuana from La Paz and back is one way to do it, if anyone else ever makes this same jabroni mistake
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All ways try for a visa that is longer than the time you expect to be there. Things happen, you may like the place a lot. Leaving early is never a problem, leaving late is a problem.
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