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Filippino crew into Mexico
Posted: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 1:34 PM
Joined: 13/02/2009
Posts: 23

The Mexican embassy in the Philippines says that yacht crew on a private vessel doesn't qualify for a seaman transit visa (they'll be there for 6wks out of the 3 months, multiple entries). There is talk they might need a work permit?? and FM3? That feels like a little over the top... does anyone have any more information about this?

English Andy
Posted: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 4:06 PM
Joined: 17/09/2008
Posts: 93

Contact Crew Asia based in the Phillipines .... they will know!
Posted: Friday, April 30, 2010 10:12 PM
Joined: 13/02/2009
Posts: 23

Fortunately there is a new rule as of today, May 1st, that if you are a controlled nationality you can come in on your valid US visa. cheerio! Thanks C2C!

Posted: Monday, May 3, 2010 4:04 PM
Joined: 17/03/2010
Posts: 2

I fell victim to the Mexican Logic when I returned home to S Africa over Chrismas. As Captain of an American reg yacht, having delivered it from the Bahamas, I expected to breeze back in on the boat papers, but was told all foreign nationals irrespective of boat registry required an FM3, so am now partof the long line of unemployed.

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