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Old 2 Weeks Ago   #1 (permalink)
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Registering/plating a foreign car as a permanent resident

I remember a helpful blog or post from someone who had accomplished this with minimal hassles, and may have also included the lawyer/facilitator/customs agent that helped with it. Anyone here have that handy? I understand there are parameters that need to be met (vehicle year, etc), but this may be our best option right now and I'm approaching the 10-year limit soon.
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First. It must be officially exported from the US.
Then higher a broker at the border.
Then pay thru the butt to nationalize the vehicle.
Life is much easier buying a vehicle here.
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First. It must be officially exported from the US.
Then higher a broker at the border.
Then pay thru the butt to nationalize the vehicle.
Life is much easier buying a vehicle here.
And this can ONLY BE DONE at the U.S./Mexico border and the process could take (with exporting out of the U.S. and importing and nationalizing the vehicle), possibly up to one week.
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Yes I've read the specifics on what needs to be completed prior to the actual shipping and the need for a good broker, we plan to spend the time in FL completing that part. The ease in which the earlier poster had completed this was tempting, but I don't remember their resident status...
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You can not process this on your own. Export from the USA and import into Mexico are done by a broker. You just have to wait for the broker to process everything. Only Mexicans can import a car, not green card holders.

Importaciones definitivas de automóviles usados

It is not hard to import vehicles. Cost is subjective, for some the price is high for others it is worth it. I thought it was worth it.

Be careful, there are a lot of scam artist out there.

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Thanks, but there is way, way too much to translate in the provided link without the risk of translation errors or misinterpretation, and the English version covers only temporary situations.

I can find current articles on the process and some detailed information on the requirements, and I see folks who are moving across the border are finding it more difficult to locate a reputable broker because many have quit since the requirements were tightened. Just wondered if anyone remembered the blog or post that I had seen some time ago...
Thanks - we'll get wheels one way or the other!
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Thanks, but there is way, way too much to translate in the provided link without the risk of translation errors or misinterpretation, and the English version covers only temporary situations.

I can find current articles on the process and some detailed information on the requirements, and I see folks who are moving across the border are finding it more difficult to locate a reputable broker because many have quit since the requirements were tightened. Just wondered if anyone remembered the blog or post that I had seen some time ago...
Thanks - we'll get wheels one way or the other!
If you understand Spanish the importation process is simple.

Here is an good translation for you;

What vehicles can be imported
Used cars with a VIN showing they were made or assembled in Mexico, the USA or Canada.
Cars 8 to 9 years old
Cars whose right to be driven are restricted or prohibited.
The cost of importation is ten percent of the value of the vehicle plus taxes due for entry into the country.
Cars can be imported by Mexicans living in Mexico and abroad.
Importers need official ID and CURP, car title in their name or signed over to them, emissions certificate, nothing limiting their right to be driven in their home country.

There is no problems finding reputable brokers at the border. They are all over the place.

If you are looking for old posts showing ways around the legal process, you are taking a chance on getting scammed.
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>> If you are looking for old posts showing ways around the legal process, you are taking a chance on getting scammed. <<

Not at all. As I said, one person had posted either a blog, or a post on a forum that was an excellent walk through of what their experience was, and I believe the name of whoever helped them,erhsps their lawyer or a facilitator since they also did not speak Spanish fluently. That’s it, just a well-written expose with all the details, nothing more.

Thanks for that translation though

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Actually it is a very simple process. I have been through it 8 times over the years.

You hire a broker, give him/her the keys, leave your credit card, and twiddle your thumbs while the broker processes your vehicle. The broker will take care of export from USA and import into Mexico.

Once processed you will receive a pedimento and a factura (Mexican title) from the broker. Once you get home, you register the car for plates

That is all there is to it.

Buena suerte amigo
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