Feb 26, 2012, 8:48 AM
Post #25 of 39
Re out of state vehicles driving on their home plates: It can cost $20,000 - $30,000 pesos (or more) to shift the registration of a Mexican can from one state to a different state. I suspect people tend to find it easier to just re-register the vehicle in the original state vs. paying the big one-time fee.
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Re the policy on driving foreign plated cars in Q.Roo without a Temporary Import Permit:
There are plenty of people who report bringing cars into Q. Roo from Belize with no Temporary Import Permit, and they also report driving the vehicles for years - including routine police stops - with no hassles. It might be good to hear an official report from Q.Roo govt. officials - especially since the YES (Yucatan Expatriate Services) people and website are located in Merida, Yucatan - not Q. Roo - and their YES website has a large number of incorrect legal advice in various articles. e.g. Their legal web advice on employee law is very flawed in many areas - along with significant errors on immigration issues, et al.
The YES people claim that their opinions are based on lawyers opinions, but when that advice is contrary to published law and accepted law, and contrary to actual legal practice, then is it worth trusting and using? YES advice is also generally very Merida, Yucatan based: where they have good contacts inside the Merida INM office and work-well with Yucatecan pecadillos. This means that the things they get to work in Merida may not apply to other places in Mexico.
Continuing on trying to improve the quality YES's advice, several very knowledgeable and experienced Mexconnect old-timers from across Mexico have dialogued extensively with YES personnel - offering multiple written examples of the YES legal errors and incorrect opinions & advice - and sending them written corrections, yet, even on simple stuff like paying aguinaldos, the corrections have been ignored.
YES helps a lot of expats get FM3s and FM2s, etc, so, I do not mean to trash all of YES's efforts and advice, but I would really hesitate using them as a legal reference or legal resource - especially on non-Yucatecan, non-Merida issues.
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(This post was edited by YucaLandia on Feb 26, 2012, 8:56 AM)