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Old 02-16-2012   #61 (permalink)
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Out of curiosity, was your credit card actually charged when you obtained your import sticker?
Seems it was relatively close to the time they started implementing that change that we crossed the border.
Hopefully, the sticker is still gripping the windshield.

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They did charge me for the permit but not for the $400 deposit.
However they did refund me $400 (which I never paid) when I cancelled it, so that was a nice gift from the Mexican government.
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Old 02-16-2012   #62 (permalink)
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I get permits to go out of state and turn them in when I get back.
Michael, where do you get your permit when you go out of state? I'm sure you don't drive out to the Chetumal border every time? Or do you?
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I just realized today that I lost the paperwork that goes with my sticker. Crap!
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I just realized today that I lost the paperwork that goes with my sticker. Crap!
Uh Oh. Look in your car. You probably put in a good place so that you would always remember where it was.
Anyway, it is supposed to be in your car.
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Old 02-16-2012   #65 (permalink)
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Uh Oh. Look in your car. You probably put in a good place so that you would always remember where it was.
Anyway, it is supposed to be in your car.
It WAS in my car. I couldn't find it today, so I went through my paperwork in the apartment. It's not there, either. I have no idea what happened to it. I don't normally lose important things like that.
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Old 02-16-2012   #66 (permalink)
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Like my MX friend that has lived in Playa for 30 years (before that Merida) says: "Everything is legal in Mexico until you get caught!"

and right back atcha, al, you got that right
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Just to add to the conversation, check out this link from Aduana's website. Just run it thru Google translation Pasajeros - Franja y región fronterizas .
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Just to add to the conversation, check out this link from Aduana's website. Just run it thru Google translation Pasajeros - Franja y región fronterizas .
I read it but I'm not sure what it is referring to.
Northern border, border region, etc.
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I read it but I'm not sure what it is referring to.
Northern border, border region, etc.
Rick, I was just about to say the same thing as you. The Corney King needs to clarify just what he is trying to point out .
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Supposedly, these are the regions in Mexico that you don't need a TIP. This is what I have been told personally at the CIITEV Module of Banjercito at the northern and southern borders within the last 2 months.

So who has the correct information? Al, Rick, Playa Joe, Sammy, Sue, Mike, Samantha, the man from DF, and everybody else is correct. It is all contradictory and all correct.

In Mexico laws are subject to the interpretation of the authority you are talking to at the time. There is no "Letter of the Law" here, the rules are very fluid.
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Supposedly, these are the regions in Mexico that you don't need a TIP. This is what I have been told personally at the CIITEV Module of Banjercito at the northern and southern borders within the last 2 months.

So who has the correct information? Al, Rick, Playa Joe, Sammy, Sue, Mike, Samantha, the man from DF, and everybody else is correct. It is all contradictory and all correct.

In Mexico laws are subject to the interpretation of the authority you are talking to at the time. There is no "Letter of the Law" here, the rules are very fluid.
Right, so why take a chance?
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Right, so why take a chance?
And like I have always said EVERYTHING IS LEGAL IN MEXICO UNTIL YOU GET CAUGHT .
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And like I have always said EVERYTHING IS LEGAL IN MEXICO UNTIL YOU GET CAUGHT .
yes, indeed
and if you want to take a chance on losing your car, drive without a sticker
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Important: Is your car current?

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yes, indeed
and if you want to take a chance on losing your car, drive without a sticker
And another thing: My car insurance company now requires that American plated vehicles in MX (that they insure) have current tags and registration to be covered. My company does so everyone had better check their policy and with their insurance company about this. Should your company require that your car's tags and registration be current and if something did happen and your car was not current with your home state's licensing rquirements, that could be your insurance company's reason for not covering you in an accident, etc.. Better to be safe than sorry.
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Lewis and Lewis Ins.

From their website FAQs for Qualitas insurance,

"It is recommended that you have current US / Canadian registration of your vehicle, to avoid any and all problems that may arise with the Mexican authorities. However, your Mexican Auto Insurance policy will be valid with or without current registration."
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