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Old 05-06-2012   #106 (permalink)
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Exactly.
I was told the same thing.
The US Consular agent looked into it.
It was determined by the "powers to be" in Mexico City that the border agents are giving faulty information.
It was to be corrected ASAP.
This was in 2009

Don't drive to the airport
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agree
it is not a free zone
people saying it does not make it true
the people who think it is a free zone are the ones who lose their cars
it is very expensive to retrieve the car once taken
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Old 05-06-2012   #107 (permalink)
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If I want to travel north, I need a new vehicle permit. When I came across the northern border they weren't collecting deposits based on the age of the vehicle ($300 min.), now they are. The Dude
Actually the minimum deposit now is $200 (vehicles pre 2000).
After 2000 import deposits are either $300 or $400 depending on the year of manufacture.
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Old 08-22-2012   #108 (permalink)
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I think that the way Banjercito issues Temporary Import Stickers has changed because now, I have been told, that cars being "imported" in Mexico have to be smog certified before entering MX.
This is a joke right!
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Old 08-22-2012   #109 (permalink)
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First one can be ordered online. A second one....not so easy.
If you try to order another on online you may want to change the VIN on the application since they have that number on record.
And trust me, they have good enough computer records to cross reference that number back to you.
What is your immigration status?
False, just got my second temporary import permit shipped to me in Montreal last week for the same car (which was in Playa) and same vin. They only difference in the application process is you need to apply for a pre-approval tourist visa, which is basically a on-line questionnaire to make sure you are eligible to enter Mexico.
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Old 08-22-2012   #110 (permalink)
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There is a date on the permit certificate.
There is a date on the FMM
They don't match? Rut roh!!
Hey, I gambled for four years.
I got tired of always looking in my real view mirror.
When you pre-order the TIP
The date on the certificate is the approximate date you told them you would cross the Mexican border so it doesn't mean you will actually cross as scheduled.
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Old 08-22-2012   #111 (permalink)
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When you pre-order the TIP
The date on the certificate is the approximate date you told them you would cross the Mexican border so it doesn't mean you will actually cross as scheduled.
I understand that.
I'm saying that if the FMM is valid for 180 days and the permit is "tied" to that FMM.
If you leave the country prior to the 180 days, then the permit becomes invalid on that date.
When you return and receive a new FMM, a new permit is required.
Like I said previously, I skirted the issue for four years (out of ignorance - mostly)
My former van is now in impound.

As far as you getting another permit out of Montreal. That's great, but it goes against what has been published by Aduana. But, then again, lack of communication between offices does not surprise me.

Maybe we covered all of this in the thread. I don't know.
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I'm curious to know how that will work. We will be waiting to hear from you.
Okay well, it worked just as planned. However did not get new permit shipped to D.C. because I realized I would have to drive back to Chetumal to get the permit cancelled and recover my $400 deposit before leaving to Montreal for the summer.

So i drove the car all over Qta Roo without a sticker from Feburary to July (however I did stay away from the airport) stored my car here in Playa for almost 2 months and ordered another TIP while I was in Montreal. Which I received in two days delivered via DHL. I don't know how they manage this since the cost of the TIP probably doesn't even cover the DHL cost to Canada??? Anyhow that's their problem.

I've got my new sticker and I'm good to travel around Mexico for another 6 months.

In 6 months I'll drive to Belize to cancel my permit get my deposit refunded, apply for a new permit and then I'll be good for another 6 months which will give me enough time to get back to the Brownsville border by July of 2013.
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I have tried to apply online for a new Temporary Import Sticker for a car that I will be shipping here (actually into Progresso). Does not seem like it can be done online anymore. The www.banjercito.com.mx will not let you do this anymore. I have done the pre-authorization though. Will go to the Mexican Consulate in Austin, TX next week as there is a Banjercito there and will apply for a new TIP. The old way - applying online and receiving your sticker in the mail was alot easier.
It can still be done, I did it last week and have my new TIP delivered via DHL.

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I understand that.
I'm saying that if the FMM is valid for 180 days and the permit is "tied" to that FMM.
If you leave the country prior to the 180 days, then the permit becomes invalid on that date.
When you return and receive a new FMM, a new permit is required.
Like I said previously, I skirted the issue for four years (out of ignorance - mostly)
My former van is now in impound.

As far as you getting another permit out of Montreal. That's great, but it goes against what has been published by Aduana. But, then again, lack of communication between offices does not surprise me.

Maybe we covered all of this in the thread. I don't know.
Well if you have the experience of getting your van impounded then I guess you know. However chances you get pulled over by someone that knows the correct law are extremely slim.

Like I've mentioned, I had my first TIP cancelled in Chetumal with a non original visa (I had left Mexico once or twice before cancelling my TIP) no one at the border noticed that. If I recall correctly no one asked for my visa in order to cancel my TIP.

There's simply no system in place for them to cross reference the date of the TIP and the date of your visa. Should I ever get questioned about it
1) I never carry my visa on me so that solves the date issue.
2) I can say that I expected to enter Mexico on such a date but I had to postpone my trip and entered Mexico on a later date (date that matches my current visa)

I'd like to hear your impound story so I can better understand how whomever impounded your car could have cross referenced the dates of your TIP & Visa?
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It can still be done, I did it last week and have my new TIP delivered via DHL.
Joe, I just went to the website www.banjercito.com.mx and it sends you to the pre-authorization site to fill in certain pertinent info.
When I did this about 4 months ago I took a copy of that info (as you are instructed to print out that page) to the Mexican Consulate in Austin, TX where I was issued my new Temporary Import Sticker.

Still don't see how you can get a sticker issued and delivered to your residence using the Banjercito website.
Do you have an "in".
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Joe, I just went to the website www.banjercito.com.mx and it sends you to the pre-authorization site to fill in certain pertinent info.
When I did this about 4 months ago I took a copy of that info (as you are instructed to print out that page) to the Mexican Consulate in Austin, TX where I was issued my new Temporary Import Sticker.

Still don't see how you can get a sticker issued and delivered to your residence using the Banjercito website.
Do you have an "in".
When you go to the pre-authorization site, it's an on-line questionnaire that checks to see if you are eligible to enter Mexico. Just basic questions, takes like 5 minutes to answer. Once you are done it gives you a pre-approval number which you'll need to enter in your banjercito on-line application. This is the only difference to the old system.
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When you go to the pre-authorization site, it's an on-line questionnaire that checks to see if you are eligible to enter Mexico. Just basic questions, takes like 5 minutes to answer. Once you are done it gives you a pre-approval number which you'll need to enter in your banjercito on-line application. This is the only difference to the old system.
Thanks for the heads up
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