Aug 27, 2011, 5:56 PM
Post #6 of 32
As I said, "YOU can bring in all the pets you want without any hassle at all, but ¿who knows? what the rules are for buying and IMPORTING a pet from a foreign country. I've never heard of anyone doing such a thing."
Evidently Aduana doesn't consider the puppy to be part of "YOUR belongings" unless you are accompanying it. To be even CONSIDERED as your initial allowance of "duty free belongings", you would need to get a menaje de casa from the Mexican Consulate in the U.S. that would show him as such, then argue with the customs broker and Aduana, not the folks here on MexConnect. The FM3, all by itself, is insufficient documentation to give your personal goods a duty free status.
I think you should have the dog shipped to the nearest border crossing for you to drive to, meet the dog in the U.S., make certain you have the right vet certificate, then bring the dog back into México with you, FREE OF ALL CUSTOMS CHARGES AND CUSTOMS BROKER CHARGES. Unless you do it this way, it sounds to me like you're going to have the most expensive Rottweiler in México! If that turns you on, go for it!
Rolly, the only difference between bringing pets in by air or by land is the slightly different time lapse between the date on the U.S. vet certificate (which now needs to also certify the dog is free of intestinal parasites) and the date the dog passes through customs. Nothing more. I've done both and know a number of folks who also have done both. There may be additional requirements for buying a foreign dog and having it shipped to México, which is what tonynico is wanting to do, but I have no idea what those would be.
tonynico, Since I assume you are planning on shipping by air cargo, you must know that in the U.S., no airline will accept dogs as cargo until the high temperature at the destination is below 80 F. That's to prevent their death from heat exhaustion in the cargo hold. I believe it's an official Dept. of Agriculture rule. I had to wait until November once before a puppy that I had bought in September in Kentucky could be shipped to me in New Mexico. Just a heads up.
(This post was edited by mazbook1 on Aug 27, 2011, 5:59 PM)