Dec 27, 2009, 6:45 PM
Post #16 of 48
If you move here from, say, New York State, where you have to show New York State insurance, car inspection and address to renew your license, you can not keep your car legally registered if you move to Mexico. You can vote there. Actually, that is your "home state" for voting purposes. But you can't register your car there. If you don't register your car, you lose your driver's license. So, you move to Mexico:you can't register your car here either, but you can import it legally.
This puts people in a difficult position if they ever want to drive to the US. Fortunately, (or unfortunately, as the case may be) we have ten children. So we use the address of one of our daughters as our US address for banking, registration of auto, and credit card purposes.
I don't think most retirees would sign up for the ten children approach to resolving the dilemma. One kid will do, but they have to have a stable job.