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Customs Line Should Be Shorter When Entering Puerto Vallarta

In recent days, a significant development has unfolded at the Puerto Vallarta International Airport, as the installation of cutting-edge autonomous immigration filters promises to revolutionize the entry process for travelers from abroad. These advanced electronic devices have already been strategically placed within the airport premises and are poised to streamline and enhance the experience of entering Mexico for tourists and visitors.

Autonomous immigration filters represent a quantum leap in border control technology, enabling passengers to swiftly and efficiently complete the verification process within a matter of seconds. Gone are the days of enduring long queues and extended wait times to interact with government officials for entry into the country.

The introduction of these autonomous immigration filters heralds a pivotal moment for Puerto Vallarta as it seeks to elevate its status as a premier tourist destination. The deployment of this technology is set to not only enhance the overall visitor experience but also bolster the airport’s reputation and image on the global stage.

The introduction of these autonomous immigration filters heralds a pivotal moment for Puerto Vallarta as it seeks to elevate its status as a premier tourist destination. The deployment of this technology is set to not only enhance the overall visitor experience but also bolster the airport’s reputation and image on the global stage.

Beyond the convenience factor, these state-of-the-art filters also contribute significantly to bolstering airport security. Equipped with advanced verification systems, they are adept at detecting potential fraudulent activities or document falsifications, thus ensuring a safer and more reliable entry process. Centralized monitoring of the filters’ operation will be carried out via a central computer situated adjacent to the filter lines. Notably, Puerto Vallarta International Airport joins the ranks of just three airports in the country, including Cancún and Mexico City, where these autonomous immigration filters have been introduced, with oversight from the National Immigration Institute.

The installation of these autonomous immigration filters is part of a broader endeavor by federal and airport authorities to modernize and streamline entry processes into Mexico. The timing of this implementation couldn’t be more fortuitous, considering the current emphasis on security and efficiency for travelers. With this innovative technology in place, Puerto Vallarta stands as a forward-looking tourist destination, offering a more comfortable and secure travel experience while potentially eradicating the arduous wait times that foreign visitors have endured upon arrival in the region.

To avail themselves of this technology, travelers must meet certain requirements:

  1. Possess an electronic passport.
  2. Hold a passport with a validity exceeding 180 days.
  3. Hail from one of the following nationalities: Mexican, Canadian, American, British, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Japanese, Norwegian, Swedish, Swiss, Hungarian, Finnish, Dutch, Austrian, Icelandic, Czech, Belgian, Romanian, or South Korean.
  4. Be 18 years of age or older, as minors are not eligible for using this technology.
  5. Declare the purpose of entering Mexico as tourism.

The following steps outline the process for using these autonomous immigration filters:

  1. Locate the designated bus line and have your passport at the ready.
  2. Open your passport to the page containing your photograph and personal information.
  3. Scan your passport on the reader.
  4. Position yourself within the designated yellow circle, where facial recognition will take place.
  5. A series of validations will be conducted on your biographical, biometric, and flight information.
  6. Upon successful completion of the process, a receipt bearing a QR code and a digital stamp will be issued.
  7. Scan the QR code on the receipt and download the Multiple Digital Immigration Form from the website, which can be completed at your convenience before departing Mexico.

This momentous development marks Puerto Vallarta’s commitment to delivering a world-class experience to its visitors while reinforcing its standing as a leading tourist destination in the region. The introduction of autonomous immigration filters is a significant stride towards enhancing efficiency, security, and overall traveler satisfaction at the Puerto Vallarta International Airport.

(SOURCE: VallartaDaily)

Buy or RENT Your Next Car in Puerto Vallarta with Eric Flores

Hola Amigos!

My husband and I moved to Puerto Vallarta  from Chicago  earlier this year.

While  Uber and Taxi’s  are plentiful and affordable, we decided  we wanted to buy a car  for longer  days trips.

We did not want to buy a new  car, although they are more affordable in Mexico than the US.  So we started our  search for a  used car. WOW!  What an eye-opener.  Used cars have a  small inventory in Puerto Vallarta.  People do not trade in cars every few years like in the US.  And  used cars can command  a  heftier price than that same car  in the US.

So our search begins.  Our Spanish is limited (we’re working on it),  but we kind of get by. Let me tell you, it is in fact difficult dealing with someone in this situation who ONLY speaks Spanish. Over the course of 2 weeks, looked at maybe 4-5  cars, and it was a bit uncomfortable and intimidating,  to buy a car in a foreign land.  We found several  “car flippers”  here.  Not the original owner. And sometimes the documents and  title were….suspicious.

If you are looking for a reliable used car in Puerto Vallarta, I have found the  fastest, safest and most reliable option!!

One day on Facebook,  Eric  Flores  of  Easy Car PV  found me and offered his services.  For a small 7 % fee of the purchase price,  he would help me find the car that we wanted in our budget, he would  “kick the tires”, take it for a ride, shoot video, review all of the seller’s  documents and tax records,  search accident records, and if we decided to move forward there would be  a full inspection of the car,  he was to  transport the car if it was not in Puerto Vallarta,  have the car detailed and delivered it to our door! This sounded great!  So met with Eric and signed a contract to work with him for 30 days.

Within 1 week he found us a couple possibilities in Guadalajara, which is about 4 hours away. (Cars in Guadalajara tend to be in better condition  and sometimes a little cheaper). He went to Guadalajara but neither car panned out. 1 was sold and the other did not live up to expectations.

Week 2,  he  found 2 more cars, again in Guadalajara. He made the journey  and  called me and said he thought he had the car for us! It was a Renault Duster with low miles  and  well cared for. We moved forward  and  in a few days the car was detailed and Eric even went to Unirse, Secretary of Administration  on our behalf and had the registration, title and plates moved to our name  and  he delivered the car to our door!

WELL WORTH THE 7% commission!   DO NOT try to buy a car on your own here in Mexico!

Eric loves the thrill of the search and the find!  “Tell us which car you’re looking for, and we’ll help you find the most suitable options for you, always considering your budget and the best quality of the vehicle you’ll be driving looking into the 120 security points and all the structure of the car. We say: ¡USED CAR, LIKE NEW! Furthermore, we make sure that the car comes with all the necessary documents and is in a perfect legal situation in México. By acquiring your car with us, you’ll have confidence in the purchasing process and when you’re driving with your family and friends on board.”




“We are starting our fleet with two beautiful brand new medium SUVs, KIA SELTOS 2023 and 2024 and because we always want to make a difference in the market and be the best option in the bay, car insurance is included in our rental fees! Forget about hidden charges and pay what is fair.
Send us your dates request (from short to mid-term length) to + 52 322 355 07 67 so we can provide you with a quote!”