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RFVegas

Feb 2, 2016, 3:53 PM

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First: thank you to everyone that takes time to share their experiences and knowledge as I prepare for my move to Mexico.
In reading so many articles, blogs, etc., it becomes easy to be confused and unsure. I apologize if some of this is repetitious.
We will soon have our Temp Resident Cards and fly back to NV. We will then drive to Playa del Carmen to live most of the year. Our vehicle is a 2015 Ford Explorer. I know I must apply for a TIP and should do so online. We plan on traveling back to the US in July for 45 days. I understand (I hope) we'd have to have the sticker removed by MX Customs at the border and then obtain a new TIP when we re-enter in August/Sept.
Long term, we'd like to obtain Mexico plates as NV would require us to take the car back every April to renew my NV plates. We wouldn't want them to expire as we plan on driving back to the US each summer for 45 days. Is this possible to obtain Mexico plates with a 2015 vehicle? Eventually, we'll become permanent residents. If/When we have a car with Mexico plates, can we keep it once we become permanent residents?
I am sure the answers will prompt follow-up questions. Thank you.



YucaLandia


Feb 2, 2016, 4:08 PM

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First: thank you to everyone that takes time to share their experiences and knowledge as I prepare for my move to Mexico.
In reading so many articles, blogs, etc., it becomes easy to be confused and unsure. I apologize if some of this is repetitious.
We will soon have our Temp Resident Cards and fly back to NV. We will then drive to Playa del Carmen to live most of the year. Our vehicle is a 2015 Ford Explorer. I know I must apply for a TIP and should do so online. We plan on traveling back to the US in July for 45 days.

I understand (I hope) we'd have to have the sticker removed by MX Customs at the border and then obtain a new TIP when we re-enter in August/Sept.

Long term, we'd like to obtain Mexico plates as NV would require us to take the car back every April to renew my NV plates. We wouldn't want them to expire as we plan on driving back to the US each summer for 45 days.

Is this possible to obtain Mexico plates with a 2015 vehicle?

Eventually, we'll become permanent residents. If/When we have a car with Mexico plates, can we keep it once we become permanent residents?
I am sure the answers will prompt follow-up questions. Thank you.


"I understand (I hope) we'd have to have the sticker removed by MX Customs at the border and then obtain a new TIP when we re-enter in August/Sept."


No, this assumption is not correct. For at least the last 15 years:
According Article 106 (part 4) of the Ley Aduanera, your TIP is valid as long as you maintain the Residente Temporal visa in good standing.

If you want to spend (likely unnecessary) time and effort, you can choose to stop at the border as you exit and request that Aduana give you an exit/re-entry permit. To our understanding, this permit exists in Aduana law, but very few TIP holders request them. 1,000's of American TIP vehicle owners drive back and forth in and out of Mexico at will, with no problems.

At some point, (eventually) we do have to turn in our TIPs - especially if we are selling the vehicle, or junking the vehicle, or if/when the TIP expires.

If you choose to drive back into the USA without surrendering the TIP, and without having them removing the TIP sticker, your only real (very small) risks are
~ if you wreck the vehicle and/or crash (or replace) the windshield while in the USA.
or
~ if the vehicle is stolen,

Aduana requires that we turn in the broken shard/section of windshield with the TIP, in case of accident or disposal.

Stolen vehicle? ... Aduana can charge you serious $$ as 45% of the value of the vehicle as an un-collected duty:
(to stop people from selling their TIP vehicles inside Mexico).

You can read more details on this at:
Importing & Driving a Car in Mexico
and

~ What Happens if Your Foreign Plated Car is Stolen . SURPRISE ! @#%&***!!


Happy Trails ... and Enjoy the trip!
steve
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E-visit at http://yucalandia.com

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YucaLandia


Feb 2, 2016, 4:12 PM

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"Is this possible to obtain Mexico plates with a 2015 vehicle? "

Only 8 & 9 year old vehicles (and antiques) are eligible for modestly priced permanent importation.

Other permanent imports are done only at very high costs.

You would have to pay 45% import duties of the whole value ... plus pay a professional broker => serious $$ change.

steve
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RickS


Feb 2, 2016, 6:36 PM

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Also, with respect to having to return to NV to get new registration.... many ( hundreds and hundreds) folks in your shoes merely title and register that vehicle in South Dakota. This eliminates the necessity to do that 'dance'. All legal and above board. You must have a US address ( or a relative or mailing box address) to which they can send the title and plates and the annual extension, but like I say..... tons of folks go this route.


playaboy

Feb 3, 2016, 3:21 AM

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The official law is that you do not need a TIP when driving in QROO. The whole State is considered the frontier zone.

You can obtain or cancel TIP's, 4 hours away from PDC, at the border with Belize. I suggest you keep your TIP current. It is easy to do. There is good shopping and real casino's in the free zone too.

If the OP has a 4 year RT card would Banjercito process a 4 year TIP?


hunteradvisor


Feb 3, 2016, 4:30 AM

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My experience: when I received my residente permanente I was no longer allowed to have my TIP. I also had a sufficient number of renewals on my residente temporal that I was required to get the permanent. It meant my Honda CRV had to be driven out of Mexico as it was not eligible based on the vin for nationalizing. I bought an '07 Nissan and nationalized it ($2000usd). I drive this vehicle to the US once a year, however, and my point in all this, I have never been able to purchase collision insurance while I am in the US. And I cannot insure it in the US without US registration which I gave up with nationalizing. So, with your 2015 which may be eligible in 7 yrs to nationalize keep in mind both issues. You may be required to get your permanente before then and you won't have collision in the US.
Isabel
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RFVegas

Feb 3, 2016, 8:21 AM

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Thank you to YucaLandia, RickS, Playaboy and hunteradvisor for your prompt and helpful insight. Finding this sight has been so helpful!
 
 
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