Apr 25, 2011, 1:03 PM
Post #6 of 16
Before I bought the property and home in Queretaro (last year) I went to four "reputable notario's" and was given the same answer. I had to pay (I think it was about $500 USD) for the fee necessary of a foreigner to buy the land and have it put in my name. In fact I was very skeptical about such a "government feeĒ. Two of the notarios were kind enough to make a copy of the law and sent it to me. I do not have that specific federal code from the Immigration office in front of me, as I am at this time in Texas.
I was so skeptical about this I even posted this verify question on this forum and had plenty of responses almost all agreeing this was a normal part of the process for a foreign national to complete before gaining a letter from the federal government office, actually just a government stamp on some notarioís document, that allowed me to buy the land through a notarioís office.
I had to take the money to Banamex, Banamex gave me a stamped receipt and that receipt has to be taken to the federal immigration government office for the government stamp allowing me to purchase the land and home. In fact, if I had been married to a foreign national and tried to buy the property, we would have been charged double the fee. Since my wife is a Mexican national, I only had to pay the one fee.We also had to provide the federal government office copies of my passport, my FM2, our marriage license and my birth certificate, as well as other pertinent information about the particular piece of property. A time consuming event for sure.
You might be able to buy a property or home without that "fee" or "Tax" but I doubt your name would appear on the title in the government office.
Maybe someone else on this forum can enlighten you either (from memory) of their post in answer to my original post that, I posted (I think in January of this year) or can enlighten you as to the code. This is a federal requirement and not a state requirement. I do remember I was quite upset about that "tax" or "fee" at the time.
(This post was edited by robt65 on Apr 25, 2011, 1:04 PM)