That's incorrect. If you are outside of 12 miles from any Mexican land, you are only required a license. How do you think all these sport boats get away with these trips not requiring passports?Passports are required. just because a law isn't enforced doesn't mean it isn't the law and could be at any time. even the u.s. requires a passport to leave or re-enter the u.s. just an fyi for those of you smart enough to check it out for yourself if you think i am wrong;
If one isn't a US Citizen (but here legally) it is a significantly different process to get a passport.Billy is right about the U.S. requirement, if your inside 12 miles the Mexicans require a visa. When the Mexican navy issued their requirements to fish within 12 miles they ended the statement with, outside of 12 miles you will only need a fishing license and a passport. with the way Mexico makes their rules, and the Navy are the ones enforcing them, I would never tell anyone they didn't need a passport outside of 12 miles. if you read international law that 12 miles is supposed to be from the mainland, not the Islands, but Mexico will make it whatever they want to.
The border patrol has a statement out saying that they don't consider a boat going into Mexican waters and then coming back into u.s. waters has left the country unless it has made port, made land, or made contact with another boat, which is the most deceiving and misleading bullshit i have ever heard. People reading this think that they aren't going to be stopped and checked out or that they wouldn't need a visa to get back into the country, what is it that you think this agency does? or homeland security or the coast guard? This is their job I think the sport boats have some kind of agreement with the Mexicans myself, but like I said and you obviously missed... "just because a law isn't enforced doesn't mean that it isn't the law and maybe at any time." I have seen a lot of stuff about this on line, saying you don''t need a passport past 12 miles, none of it quotes any official statements from Mexico, they all refer to what the sport boats requirements are. Look at all the confusion surrounding getting a visa for on the water, even different Mexican services give the wrong information about where and from whom you can get an on the water visa, but the bottom line is the only place you can get an on the water visa is from the Mexican Navy. For those of you thinking that the sportboats/landings can't have an agreement with the Mexicans let me remind you that when this shit all started the Mexicans tried to work with the sportboats and let them sell vias/fmm so they could keep their business moving smoothly and the sportboats said fuck you we have never had to do this before and we aren't doing it... So the Mexicans said no, fuck you get your gringo ass out of our country and closed fishing at the coronados for a year to the sport boats. any of you remember that? and you don't think that the Mexican Navy sets the rules for what happens on the water in Mexico?
When i have read a statement from the Navy saying they want to see a passport, and it is a requirement here too, I won't tell someone they don't need one because if that goes sideways i wouldn't want to be the one responsible for their problem.
Personally I follow the CYA rule and for something that took one trip to downtown and I got it in three days and only costs $15 a year why wouldn't you?
Why do people make such a big thing out of getting a passport? they are easier and less money than getting a drivers license
IF one isn't a US citizen and is here legally then they will have a passport issued by the country they are a citizen of and the paper work showing they are here legally, so I'm missing your point. I believe you have to be a US citizen to get a US passportIf one isn't a US Citizen (but here legally) it is a significantly different process to get a passport.
I know you're die hard about your passport position because you've painted yourself into a corner.IF one isn't a US citizen and is here legally then they will have a passport issued by the country they are a citizen of and the paper work showing they are here legally, so I'm missing your point. I believe you have to be a US citizen to get a US passport
I must be missing something here. yes I know a passport expires, they are good for 10 years. Please explain how i am painting myself in a corner because i missed that too. And tell me, do you have a passport?I know you're die hard about your passport position because you've painted yourself into a corner.
But you do know passports expire right? And when you said it's so easy to get a passport, I'm reminding you that not everyone who fishes is a US citizen who can easily get a passport.
I'm basically reminding you that you asked why not everyone brings a passport and I gave you one scenariot in which it would be more difficult to get one than what you're assuming.
But carry on. You were in the middle of lecturing the internet about passports.