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Originally Posted by KAMAY11 View Post
So how come many brides in the past (including myself) have been able to bring down our own photographershuh.gif? Have we been doing this illegally thenhuh.gif?

I don't think so.....
Well, I don't say you cannot bring them, I say they are not supposed to work and earn money without the proper work permit... The Hotel certainly does not really care if you have the paperwork, if there is an issue it's the photographer that will have problems, or you for hiring somebody not authorized to work in Mexico. The hotel does not have any legal relationship with the photographer. But you can take the risk if you want to. The only person I heard ever had problems was this photographer in Tulum ruins site. I was in contact with one photogrpaher in the US and the work permit weas in her list of requirements. I quickly started looking for a local photographer because I have enough on my plate - I did not want to deal with somebody else's paperwork on top of it.

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Hi there

 

In this case, it IS illegal, is like a mexican photographer going to the US to work. But it's doable, some resorts ask you to have the Photographer staying with them because, sometimes, they have their own guy doing the photo session.

 

WHat the WC told you is, at some point true. The government IF they find out, has to go through a very long process, and they would they won't cancel the wedding since the only person that is breaking the law is the photographer, but in order for the government to find out, they would have to be warned ahead of time and given the exact, date, hour and location.

Also, there is a the option of filling the permit at the airport, like a "day pass" and with that you're safe on that issue.

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regardless of anything, i would ask the resort and make sure to get the answer in writing and take it with you when you go :) that way there can be no argument.

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This is a sore subject with many of the vendors here in Cabo... It equates to Mexicans going over to the U.S. and working illegally.

 

In mexico - we "Expats" jump through MAJOR hoops to be able to immigrate here and to legally work here. Also we pay ALOT of taxes to the Hacienda (IRS) on our income...

 

It just seems unfair to a lot of us that outsiders come in and work in our market and also don't have to pay taxes on what they are earning.

 

That said, if you are convinced that your out-of-town Photog is the one for you - don't tell anyone that they are getting paid... Say they are a friend and leave it at that...

 

It is illegal to work in Mexico without proper documentation. Just to clear up any ambiguity...

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regardless of anything, i would ask the resort and make sure to get the answer in writing and take it with you when you go :) that way there can be no argument.
Unfortunately, I don't think an agreement from the resort is going to protect the wedding members if the government is involved.

I would get the proper paper work done and have the photog be legal. Stuff like this can spiral out of control, especially if you are a guest in someone else's country. Could you not get it and still be fine? Probably... but is this something you really wanna risk to save $100?

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Sure, the foreigner just needs an FM3 and it lasts for one full year, and it does cost approximately 100 usd, but I would add a humble suggestion, before you decide on taking your photographer and spending on the photographer's airfare (about $500usd), plus, hotel (maybe sharing rooms with one of your guests), plus food, transportation, etc. not to mention that the job is much better done if the photographer brings along an assistant, then the overheads will skyrocket. Check out the local ones, see their work and then you may be surprised about the level of quality you may be looking for.

JUST my humble comment./COLOR]

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