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Immigration Conducts Surprise Checkpoint #412640
07/28/11 09:31 AM
07/28/11 09:31 AM
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We are used to seeing the Traffic Wardens set up traffic checkpoints along different streets on the island, surprising unsuspecting motorists who do not have their driverís license or have their insurance expired! Yes it comes as an inconvenience, at times, but itís their job to keep us in line.

To the surprise of others, the Traffic Wardens were joined yesterday, Wednesday, July 27, 2011, by the Immigration Department that was conducting documentation checks on visitors and immigrants. It was part of their random and routine check-ups that they conduct on the island to assure foreigners have the proper documentations.

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Re: Immigration Conducts Surprise Checkpoint [Re: Marty] #412647
07/28/11 10:57 AM
07/28/11 10:57 AM
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Wow.......we forget sometime to carry our passports with us when we go into town....looks like we have to buck up!


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Re: Immigration Conducts Surprise Checkpoint [Re: Marty] #412648
07/28/11 11:22 AM
07/28/11 11:22 AM
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Most of our guests do NOT carry their passports with them. They are afraid of losing them. When I am in another country, I don't carry mine. I wonder how many tourists did not have their passports with them?


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Re: Immigration Conducts Surprise Checkpoint [Re: Marty] #412649
07/28/11 11:26 AM
07/28/11 11:26 AM
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Who the heck keeps their passport on their person? I hope they had the common sense not to "take in for further interrogation" paperless tourists who replied a surprised "Uh, we're here on vacation."

Re: Immigration Conducts Surprise Checkpoint [Re: Marty] #412650
07/28/11 11:34 AM
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Why do they keep doing things to hassle the tourists?? This is just wrong!


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Re: Immigration Conducts Surprise Checkpoint [Re: Marty] #412651
07/28/11 11:37 AM
07/28/11 11:37 AM
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they had a check point right outside my villa across from legends and i didnt have my passport so they wouldnt let me pass...so i had to turn around and go get my passport so i could go into town and i still never carry my passport because i dont want to lose it

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Re: Immigration Conducts Surprise Checkpoint [Re: Marty] #412652
07/28/11 11:46 AM
07/28/11 11:46 AM
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I have always taken photo copies of may passport to carry. I carry both copies, hers and mine and so does the wife. Ya neva kno!

Last edited by champion; 07/28/11 11:47 AM.

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Re: Immigration Conducts Surprise Checkpoint [Re: champion] #412654
07/28/11 11:50 AM
07/28/11 11:50 AM
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Will they accept a copy.......guess it depends on the officer...I always carry my Belize drivers license....don't know if they would accept that.


I'm happier than a pig in s__t...a foot on the sand...and a Belikin in my hand!
Re: Immigration Conducts Surprise Checkpoint [Re: Marty] #412655
07/28/11 12:03 PM
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They have before, No good when entering a country but good enough for the cops and such for basic ID. Never surrender your Real Passport to anyone "except" emmigration, period.


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Re: Immigration Conducts Surprise Checkpoint [Re: Marty] #412658
07/28/11 12:45 PM
07/28/11 12:45 PM
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I have been through many check points in Mexico with armed military asking for papers (on the Yucatan coasts - tourist zone).

I also remember immigration check point heading north of the US/Mexico border.

I'm happy to see Immigration tightening up here on the island.

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