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Silence820


Nov 20, 2009, 1:05 AM

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I am moving to Mexico City and would like to know how much I can bring through customs. i have I will be flying and would like to bring 5-6 large suit cases of clothes and personal items, along with 2 laptops. i checked with the airline and will pay the extra charges for my luggage. but Is this too much to bring through customs, and what will happen if i want to bring my 2nd laptop?
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Rolly


Nov 20, 2009, 8:48 AM

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Customs is not going to care, but it is highly unlikely your airline will allow that much baggage. You should ask them about your plans.

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Peter


Nov 20, 2009, 2:47 PM

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There is a list somewhere of what all is acceptable for the traveler coming into Mexico. One laptop is permitted, so if you're travelling alone the second laptop is questionable and could raise questions. Clothing and household are all acceptable but if they are brand new and in original packaging, again questionable. There is a limit on tobacco products and similar items that may be brought.

Mostly what they do not want is people bringing in items for resale, any questions they have about what you are bringing may probably be resolved by explaining all is your personal items for your use only.

Excess baggage usually costs much more in Mexico than in the US but if you are flying out of the US it will probably be reasonably 'reasonable.' I brought many items that way many times flying out of Tijuana into deeper Mexico, it can be costly but was worth it to me. I never had a problem with what I was bringing, my whole house one flight at a time.

Is someone travelling with you that can claim ownership of your second laptop, just in case?


Rolly


Nov 20, 2009, 3:27 PM

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Re: [Peter] ~~~> Customs advice needed

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She can bring two laptops, but the second one may incur a customs charge. I would bet aduana will ignore it.

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Peter


Nov 21, 2009, 7:28 AM

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She can bring two laptops, but the second one may incur a customs charge. I would bet aduana will ignore it.

Thanks Rolly, that's what I meant, one laptop without question, the other, maybe. I've never been bothered by customs by the things I've brought, but if travelling with another person perhaps it's best they each claim one. But my own experience says you're right, probably aduana will ignore it.


anothermexcan

Dec 5, 2009, 8:30 AM

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Re: [Peter] ~~~> Customs advice needed

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I have travelled across the border many many times with 2 laptops...at least 3 times a year, sometimes by car and other times by plane and have never had an issue...perhaps I have been lucky. On one occasion, I also brought a new desktop with me along with my 2 laptops.


Marlene


Dec 14, 2009, 2:50 PM

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I'm a little late weighing in on this thread, but I wanted to add that I have known a couple of people who have had computers confiscated at the border for not declaring them. It's not worth taking that chance.
 
 
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