Banjército - TVIP ISSUE (Baja-Inland) | Customs and Immigration

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Location is the same building as the Baja Ferries office but the Banjército office is outside. The man who served us spoke good English. This is where you need to go to get the Temporary Import Permit (if not already done so at the border). Open Mon-Fri 9:00-15:00. Is open Sat-Sun but unknown hours. Parking is free for up to 10mins, anything after that and you have to pay for a full day (M$30). As we paid for the permit by credit card we could pay in pesos (better for us against the £ sterling) but I think if you pay cash it's just in US$.

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Everything worked as other people already described. The guy at the office spoke really good English, so it was a little bit easier in comparison to the tecate border, where we got the tip last year. I also learned something new today, if you get the non-motorhome tip, it is valid as long as your FFM and NOT 6months from the day you get the tip. He also asked me if our rig is heavier than 3,5t (7716lbs). Seems like there is another rule for heavier vehicles.

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Process is pretty straight forward if you know what to do. Look this up! What’s important is that, if you want the 10years permit, you need to have a form that says “motorhome”! Otherwise you won’t get the TIP. We paid 527 EURO for are 7meter sprinter + 1 person!

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Very easy going process! Be sure to have a copy of passport, car papers and tourist card. And very important: Have a stamp on your tourist card! We met a couple who had to fligh back to Tijuana to get a stamp on the tourist card. No stamp, no TIP.

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The guy at the office speak very well English. However it is good to know that it is not possible to "cancel" your TIP here (if you come from the mainland). you need to cancel it at the border.

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This was a relatively easy process. Drive-in the main gate, turn left into the parking lot. The parking attendant can make photo copies for you. You will need copies of your passport, tourist card (for the driver, but it's good to have one for each person), and vehicle registration. We were not asked about our insurance, although we have purchased it. The Banjercito is the glass walled section of the large building opposite the parking area. The hours of operation were Mon-Sat 7am-3pm, Sunday 8:30-4:30. The cost of the permit is $59.16USD, and the cost of the deposit is anywhere between $200-$400USD, depending on the age of your vehicle.
If you need a ticket for the ferry WITHOUT A CAR (ie: backpacking) you can purchase your tickets at the large dark blue and white building directly to the north of the Banjercito (to your right if you are facing the teller).
If you are travelling WITH YOUR VEHICLE you drive back out the parking lot, through the Aduana (customs), show them the driver's passport and the vehicle import permit. He will ask you to push a randomized button which will determine whether your vehicle will be searched (fair is fair), we were not searched. Then proceed to drive straight through the weigh/measure station which will determine what your ticket will cost. It cost us $176mxp to be measured and weighed. We got a receipt. Then, park to your right and go into the building marked Boletos (tickets). They will want to see copies of passports for all passengers, and the import permit for your vehicle. For us in a GMC Savana with two adults the total was $4090mxp. You will receive your tickets which look like travel brochures.
NOW, drive back towards the parking lot, but this time don't go into the lot, stay in the lane on your right directly next to the Banjercito building. You will find yourself in a large parking lot. Drive up to the closes traffic director and show him your tickets. He will tell you where to park to get on your ferry.

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Did my TVIP for my motorcycle here.
It’s open all days of the week! I don’t remember the exact hours, but before noon it’s open.
My Swedish credit card worked just fine.
They speak good English and are very helpful and friendly.
You will have to pay for parking, 30$mx.

Bring one copy of everything, passport, registration, title (if title is separate, as in the US).
The parking booth have a copier and copies for 2$mx/copy.
They did not check my insurance.

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Easy and quick, given we've prepared al the necessary documentation in advance.
I put 2 pictures - 1 with info card with all detailed requirements (basically what you can read down in the comment section, but always nice to have it like this) and other with opening times.

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Friendly people who are very helpful. Suggest you bring $$ American. Our credit card was rejected (despite our bank being able to see the transaction) which meant going back to La Paz to exchange pesos for American dollars. Wasted several hours running around. They do not take pesos!!!!

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Easy process and super friendly guy. took maybe 20 minutes. please note if your vehicle is over 7000 lbs you require special permission from the nearby customs officers. apparently it depends on who is working at the time and the degree to which your rig can get seen as an RV we got ours after a nervous check. bonus is that if you're classified as an RV your TVIP is good for 10 years and does not require a deposit.

if you're trying for a same-day departure I'd allow at least an extra hour for TVIP. we were required to be back at the port 3 hours before departure.

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Waited for an hour (one person in front of me!) to get served. Might as well open a beer.

If you get your paperwork done here, beware that it might take you hours to get everything sort out. Was that an unique situation ? No! Twice. I gave up the first time after 40 minutes of waiting (one person in line!)

So weird...

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Fast and good. The woman there speaked very good English.

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Good and friendly service. The agent took the time to explain all the important information. No need to have a copy of all your documents as the agent scans them. If you give your deposit in cash in USD you will have it back the same way when you leave Mecico. The permit itself is in USD but you gave to pay in pesos and absorb the excahnge rate.

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Monday to Saturday: 7:00-15:00, Sunday 8:30-16:30 Deposit for Vehicles before 2001: 200 USD, 2001-2006: 300 USD, after 2007: 400 USD. You pay in USD. Cost of TVIP: 59.16 USD. Gerardo speaks excellent English and he is extremely helpful and polite. Valid passport, FMM (visa) & Vehicle Registration all under the owners name plus copies from each document. You can pay the deposit in cash or credit card. Either way, you get the deposit back when you cancel the TVIP at your exit from Mexico. If you miss FMM, you have to drive/ fly back at Tijuana, Tecate or Mexicalli (or find the right person in La Paz airport who will issue an FMM!) Good luck!

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Location is the same building as the Baja Ferries office but the Banjército office is outside. The man who served us spoke good English. This is where you need to go to get the Temporary Import Permit (if not already done so at the border). Open Mon-Fri 9:00-15:00. Parking is free for up to 10mins, anything after that and you have to pay for a full day (M$26). As we paid for the permit by credit card we could pay in pesos (better for us against the £ sterling) but I think if you pay cash it's just in US$.

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