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Corliss


Jan 23, 2010, 9:16 PM

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Vehicle Law for FM2/FM3 cars

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I've lived here a while, but continually get stopped by federales, at military checkpoints, and by transitos. It's a US vehicle, I have my fm2 and every single yr I renew it I explicitly ask at immigration if there has been any rule change for vehicles... they always tell me the same thing: as long as your fm2 is current, your out of country vehicle is legal and no you don't have to drive to the border every 6 months.

That is difficult for me to explain to a cop who isn't familiar with immigration rules. Even though I have my title, insurance, my immigration documents, they question the heck out of me why I have an expired temp vehicle permit. They ask me to point out to them in my documentation where it says my vehicle is legal, and the fm2 book says nothing. Frankly I don't blame them for being skeptical, it seems odd we don't get a special sticker or something. On a happy note I've never had to pay anybody off or haven't been rudely hasseled, it's just pretty uncomfortable. I always offer to call immigration and let them talk to them, and that usually works fine... except on weekends.

Anyway, my question:
The last cop that pulled me over said it would be good for me to carry some printout of the law with me, so I could at least present that if I am questioned. Anybody got a clue where I can find the actual law number and fraction or whatever that applies to this?



Corliss


Jan 23, 2010, 10:33 PM

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Well excuse me, I should have looked under the General Forum... there is a topic Traffic Laws for driving in Mexico. And it gives the info I was asking for and a whole lot more! Awesome.


mexliving

Jan 23, 2010, 11:15 PM

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i would print the following and keep it with your..... basically #4 relates to your fm3/fm2 visa /saying that as long as you are current with the fm's your temp permit is valid even though its expired.

La persona que tiene visa de visitante FM-3, sin tomar en consideración su estatus migratorio, tiene el derecho para importar su vehículo, de acuerdo con las provisiones de leyes de aduana.
El artículo 106, párrafo IV, sección a) de la Ley Mexicana de Aduanas, indica que los extranjeros que tengan estatus de no inmigrante (estudiante, pensionado, negociante, técnico, etc.; excepto refugiados y políticos refugiados) está permitido obtener el permiso de importación temporal de un solo vehículo.
Conforme al precepto citado, en el Artículo 42 del decreto General de la Población, se describe el estatus de visitante no inmigrante, quien puede extender su estancia por más de cuatro períodos de entradas y salidas múltiples.
Estas extensiones serán también contempladas para el permiso temporal del vehículo en territorio nacional de acuerdo con el reglamento 3.2.6 de las Reglas de Carácter General en Materia de Comercio Exterior de 2004, que indica para aquellos a los que ha sido extendido su estatus migratorio de acuerdo con la ley, la validez del permiso de importación temporal elaborado para el vehículo será automáticamente prolongado por el mismo tiempo que indica en el documento oficial que se extiende al importador para quedarse en el país, o sea que el mismo documento queda como prueba legal para que el vehículo se quede en territorio nacional.
3. En caso de que un extranjero entre a México como Turista y cambie su estatus migratorio como visitante (FM-3). El estatus migratorio de Turista No-inmigrante le da derecho de quedarse en México por un período no más de seis meses sin derecho a extensión. Sin embargo, si este estatus cambia para Visitante con una FM-3, esta última regulación se aplicará.
4. El extranjero tiene un FM-3 y le dan por equivocación una FMT en el puerto de entrada con el permiso de importación temporal del vehículo. El extranjero debe probar que su estatus migratorio está regulado bajo el artículo 106, párrafo IV, sección a) referente a lo arriba mencionado en la Ley de Aduanas y de acuerdo con su validación, el vehículo temporal de vehículo será legalmente permitido en el país.


Manuel Dexterity

Jan 24, 2010, 5:07 AM

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You have immigration law and customs law mixed up. Your vehicle is imported under customs law hence it isn't mentioned your immigration document . The article of the customs law pertaining to your vehicle is published on the net. Someone on the board will soon post a link.


Rolly


Jan 24, 2010, 6:34 AM

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You'll find more informtion here: http://rollybrook.com/article_106.htm

Rolly Pirate


Corliss


Jan 24, 2010, 2:44 PM

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Thanks for all the replies, you all are really helpful :)
 
 
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