Thanks to all the PMMA patients for posting their progress. There is alot of information on the procedure but I dont ever see much on getting back and forth into Mexico. I have a passport already issued but have never left the states. Is it pretty straight forward with the passport to get back and forth? Do they just look at the passport and let you through or do they run it through a scanner?
I stayed in the shuttle on the way into Mexico. You have to get out and go through the line on the way back into the US. You will get into the bus line. Look for the older american shopping veteran women - they bypass the entire line and walk right to the front. You can save hours of time if you will follow them. I did.
When i had this procedure done last year i did not have to leave the shuttle bus. we just went through going and coming back. Has it changed? Or are you guys talking about if you take the bus to border than taxi? I was thinking about taking bus to taxi across the border but i don\'t want to wait hours.
I used the shuttle myself. Getting back into the US was the biggest pain though. We were in the \"Bus\" line and had a few large, full buses in front of us. Took 3.5 hours to get through. The border agents were easy to deal with though. My wife had gone shopping, so we had a few bags with us. Made the explaination easy. They never asked what I had in my bag. If you don\'t want to tell them about your procedure, I would do a little bargain shopping for the spouse.
That picture makes it look at lot more organized than I remember it being. I couldn\'t even tell if half of the lines were \"official\" lol! But then again it was pretty busy by the time I was exiting.
I\'ve never been told to get out of the shuttle on the way in, the driver does all the talking and I briefly show my passport. The driver instructs you on how to respond in the event that the guards begin asking more than the basic questions. This could be different now, I don\'t know.
On the only return on which I had physically crossed through both ways, a young female (kind of cute) U.S. Customs Agent asked me what I had in the bag. I told her it was medication. She asked if I had a prescription for it (???), and I pulled out the only paper that was in the bag (had no idea what was written on it). She looked at it and then gave it back to me with a sort-of blank stare
It was a little embarrassing but I figured that I wont ever see her again, and hell, I\'m sure cosmetic procedures come through all the time. I can\'t recall if she scanned the passport but it is possible she did.
Thanks for the feedback. So it sounds like you have to get out of the cab to go through the line for the crossing. Iv been watching too many epiosodes of Locked up Abroad i guess and am not looking forward to \"getting any cherries popped\" and am a little paranoid lol And yes when I do it I am using the escort
It\'s easy mate! You\'ll go through heavy security on your way back into the US. I told the guard I had penis enlargement. No further questions and went straight through! Best not to lie. There was a patient from the UK that had surgery with Dr. C and he ended up missing his flight due to fibbing. Tsk Tsk...
They did not scan mine. Just looked at it and waved my through. The also did not scan the small bag of stuff the Dr will give you when you leave - just waved me through. My experience only. On the way back into the US, the shuttle guy will drop you off, explain how to make the crossing, and then pick you up once you\'re through. You could wait in line a long time - I followed an older american lady who was totally cutting the line and got through in less than an hour. Recommend you do the same!
I\'m going to Dr. C. in May...can\'t wait!
I\'m going to be absolutely honest with any questions that I may be asked during crossing of border. Honesty is always the best policy. It may be embarrassing to admit why I went to Mexico, however, if I lie, it could possibly create problems...which I don\'t want.