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#51 pryzeless

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    Posted 02 April 2008 - 04:41 PM

    I wonder why this has not come up before and is only come up with the EDR. Do you think they actually got in trouble for this?

    #52 MrsV-to-be

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      Posted 02 April 2008 - 04:56 PM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by pryzeless
      I wonder why this has not come up before and is only come up with the EDR. Do you think they actually got in trouble for this?
      Valeria said in her initial email that the hotel has recently been sanction for this. Also, an earlier poster said that the government is just starting to crack down on this.
      I don't know - Im of 2 minds on it. It's very possible that it is now just becoming an issue. or like Jason said, EDR is lumping this into 1 big issue and hoping it pushes some of us who weren't going to pay this fee, to pay it.

      #53 MissyR

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        Posted 02 April 2008 - 05:09 PM

        Part of me thinks it is becoming more of an issue because as was pointed out in earlier posts - some photogs are down there 20-30 times a year and are known to the hotel and locals ..

        #54 MrsV-to-be

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          Posted 02 April 2008 - 06:55 PM

          As promised, here is the response from Valeria at the resort

          "Since I have already mentioned that there will be no fee for this
          photographer, I will honour this for you.

          If your photographer is not a Mexican Citizen, and she's receiving some sort
          of retribution (monetary, or paid trips, etc) for her services, she must
          have a Mexican Government permission to work in this Country.

          This is important, since the Hotel has been been sanctioned, for having
          outsider suppliers (Foreigners, not Mexican Citizens) working without their
          paperwork properly arranged for being hired and work in Mexico and not
          paying taxes. "

          this is me: I feel like I'm banging my head against the wall!!
          Again, no information about what rype of documentation EDR will require!!
          and I have yet to find any type of 'visa' that suits this situation.

          I received this response from the Mexican Consulate:

          "If your friends are not professionals and do not take with them professional equipment, they can entry as a tourist. One regular camara is allow for any tourist"

          of course they is no expansion beyond the exact direct answer to a question!

          #55 JulieG

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            Posted 02 April 2008 - 07:32 PM

            I have not read this whole thread, but I do want to say that when we brought our photographer to our wedding she was a guest at the resort who just happened to bring along her cameras (her hobby) and was kind enough to take some pictures at our wedding.

            Can you not go that route? Say you decided against bringing a pro and are just having friends who are guests take your pictures?

            #56 leigh miller

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              Posted 02 April 2008 - 07:33 PM

              its actually 2 cameras now.

              #57 leigh miller

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                Posted 02 April 2008 - 07:41 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by Helland Photographs
                ... two cameras is BAD! When they see two cameras... they think PROFESSIONAL
                but thats what they allow per the customs form. no way should any photographer be going to shoot a wedding anywhere with only one camera. of course you can always have your couple take one in the country for you.

                #58 leigh miller

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                  Posted 02 April 2008 - 08:12 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by Helland Photographs
                  ... actually thats incorrect. Customs allows ONE camera. Anything more than that raises their eyebrows. IT HAPPENED TO ME!!!
                  i was just there in january and the customs for clearly said 2 cameras. nic was with me. he can vouch.

                  #59 Christine

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                  Posted 02 April 2008 - 08:17 PM

                  I can't imagine they wouldn't allow people to bring two camera's that doesn't make any sense. Now if you had a whole camera set up plus like 5 cameras that would scream pro photog.
                  Christine + Will (married 7/20/07) + Ainsleigh (born 6/25/08) + Nolan (born 11/9/10) + Delaney (born 12/31/13) = One Very Happy Family!

                  #60 MrsV-to-be

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                    Posted 02 April 2008 - 09:00 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by leigh miller
                    i was just there in january and the customs for clearly said 2 cameras. nic was with me. he can vouch.
                    Yes that is what SheaS's photog said too - the form said she was allowed to bring in 2 cameras. she had 4 - and just had to pay a tax to allow them in. Her other option was to store them at teh airport and she said no way (of course!) so she just paid!

                    However - the Consulate did say specifically in his email that one 1 regular camera was allowed!!




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