Sasabe, Arizona – Altar, Sonora Border Crossing

Sasabe border map 1 Sasabe, Arizona – Altar, Sonora Border Crossing

Phone: (520) 823-4231

Open: 8 A.M.-8 P.M

There is no Banjercito office. If you want a car permit you must go to KM 21 on Highway 15. (See info below.) or drive just past Guaymas.

 

nogales mapcheck21KM 21 Checkpoint

This is the place to obtain visas and vehicle permits and to return vehicle stickers. . There is easy parking and room for RVs.

There is a Banjercito – Army Bank – for you to apply and receive your vehicle permits. There is a booth for photocopying. When you receive your papers, put all your receipts and the wrapper from the vehicle permit into a safe place. (We put them into a baggie) You will need these when you return to the US. If you do not have them there is a fine and a few hour delay for you to return.

At the 21 checkpoint there is an opportunity to purchase pesos.

After you have obtained your permits and visas you will drive through an area with lanes indicating Nothing to Declare or Need to Declare. If you have nothing to declare over your customs limit choose the nothing to declare line. Otherwise take the Declare lanes.

When you drive though a light will randomly select red or green. If you get green, proceed; red means you must stop and talk to a migration officer.

Returning to the USnogales mapcheck 21

When you are returning to the US you must return your vehicle permit. To do so drive north to KM 21 and observe a Return you Vehicle Permit sign. You drive to a small booth, present your papers and get a receipt. Keep it.

Comments:

Small border crossing. Vehicles are ALL searched driving south or north. This crossing is known for smuggling and attempted illegal entry of Mexican nationals.

Directions:

To Mexico

Drive Highway 86.West from Tucson. At the community of Thrr Points make a left onto 286 – a road that leads to Sasabe. It is a very desolate lonely drive

To US

Drive North

From Highway 43 (West of Highway 15) make a right hand turn at the community called Saric. Drive this rutted dirt road to the border.

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