Feb 21, 2007, 12:25 PM
Post #39 of 40
I just got a chance to talk to our "importer" friend last night and put your questions to him. The news is not good.
He says the Belize border is closed for car imports/nationalization. They said they were getting too many hand written bill of sales, too many stolen cars, etc.
He has a friend, a Mexican customs broker who is well connected, that has 2 cars sitting in the compound in Calica for the last month and he is unable to get them imported. These are cars that were driven in like yours and he now wants to nationalize. During this month, he has brought several cars in as direct imports from the US without a problem but they are not letting him change the import status on cars already in the country.
According to our friend, the car will have to go back to Texas to be legally imported and nationalized. He also says this can only be done by a Mexican national who has 3 types of ID. A voter ID card which proves he is a citizen, a bill or deed that proves his residence, and a driver's license. He also says that a custom's broker is required.
I wanted you to know I hadn't forgotten about asking, my friend has been on the road and just got back a few days ago. He's leaving again on Thursday and will return in 2 weeks, he's busy at this time of year.
Jonna - Mérida, Yucatán