What towns can you still cross the border w no id? (1 Viewer)

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Heading to mexico soon and dont have a passport. I used to just cross on foot in tijuana and deal with the extra scrutiny on the way back but in the past year or two they've started checking people as they enter.

I know some crossings in texas dont check id, but does anyone have information for CA or AZ? Nogales, Mexicali, Tecate, Sonoita? Has anyone crossed recently in these places on foot or driving?
 
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Last time I drove into Mexicali they didn't check my I.D. but that was a couple years ago.
 
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Yeah im looking for info from this year, i think the mexican border people are starting to tighten up a little bit in revenge for trumps horseshit
 
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Naw man i go to mexico pretty often, im saying that in the past couple years theyve started making you show yr passport upon entry into mexico at SOME border crossings, just wondering if anybody has crossed recently somewhere that didnt happen. Lost my passport and would rather not have to hop in.

Otherwise im gonna try to cross a few places and will let you know what happens.
 

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The passport card is pretty easy to get and alot cheaper than the passport book. Does not require stamps and allows you to cross as many times as you like. I got the book and card for trucking.

Last time I checked you needed the card at a minimum in Tijuana and every other border crossing.
 
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And did they check for your id to get to Mexico?
No they didnt check id, because i dont have any. It depends on how you're travelling. I think southbound you're generally ok, but there are sometimes military checkpoints that want to make sure you have a visa, etc. Mostly they're looking for central americans, but you can certainly get caught up, and if the cops are messing with you about something else it will suck to not have a passport.
 

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