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brad

Nov 30, 1919, 12:00 AM

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 There seems to be some confusion regarding extensions of car permits by FM3 holders.<p>Generally speaking most posters on the board, myself included, hold the opinion that your papers are valid as long as your FM3 is current. The infallible Jennifer Rose comments on the subject by citing the customs law regarding temporary vehicle importation:<p>“Ley Aduanera Articulo 106 (IV)(a)<p>IV. Por el plazo que dure su calidad migratoria, incluyendo sus prórrogas, en los siguientes casos:<p>a) (Reformado inciso a) fracc. IV) Las de vehículos que sean propiedad de turistas, visitantes, visitantes locales y distinguidos, estudiantes, ministros de culto o asociados religiosos, corresponsales e inmigrantes rentistas, siempre que los mismos sean de su propiedad a excepción de turistas y visitantes locales y se trate de un solo vehículo. Cuando no sean de su propiedad deberán cumplirse los requisitos que establezca el Reglamento. Los vehículos podrán ser conducidos en territorio nacional por el importador, su cónyuge, sus ascendientes, descendientes o hermanos, aun cuando éstos no sean extranjeros, por un extranjero que tenga alguna de las calidades migratorias a que se refiere este inciso, o por un nacional, siempre que en este último caso, viaje a bordo del mismo cualquiera de las personas autorizadas para conducir el vehículo.<p>Los vehículos a que se refiere este inciso, deberán cumplir con los requisitos que señale el Reglamento.”<p>According to the Aduana’s website, an extension is un-necessary. Here is a cite from the Aduana’s website:<p>La persona que goce de una prórroga, respecto a su calidad migratoria, conforme lo señala la Ley en esta materia, podrá prorrogar en los mismos términos el plazo para retornar sus vehículos. Para estos efectos no se requerirá obtener prórroga del plazo ante las autoridades aduaneras, pudiéndose acreditar la prórroga del plazo de permanencia legal del vehículo en territorio nacional, con el documento oficial que emita la autoridad migratoria, prorrogando al importador del vehículo, su estancia en el país.<p>Another poster, Robert, says that you need to renew and tells the story of two people who were charged against their credit cards for not having renewed the import permit and that renewal can and should be done at an office of Banjercito in the DF.

The Aduana’s website also states the following:<p>“Con el fin de que no se hagan efectivas las garantías otorgadas en los términos antes mencionados, si obtuviste prórroga a tu calidad migratoria, deberás presentar personalmente, en cualquiera de las 48 aduanas del país, un escrito (en formato libre) en el cual avises de tu prórroga, dentro de los diez días hábiles siguientes a aquél en que te la hayan otorgado; deberás anexar copia de la misma, así como de la solicitud de importación temporal del vehículo; también puedes enviarlo por mensajería, al siguiente domicilio:<p>Administración General de Aduanas
Administración Central de Planeación Aduanera
Av. Hidalgo No. 77, Módulo IV, primer piso
Col. Guerrero, Delegación Cuauhtémoc
Código Postal 06300, México, D.F.”<p>Here lies the SURPRISE for those of us who have thought all along that other than keeping our FM3 current we were home free! It says that to keep from being charged the bond for not returning the vehicle on time, you must advise the Customs of the extension of your immigration status. It states that within 10 working days of your FM3 extension, you must personally submit a letter that mentions the extension along with a copy of the prórroga and a copy of the vehicle import permit. Or you can send it by messenger service to the address in the DF. No extension required. <p>Now I’ve never had a problem but this clearly shows that you are required to let Aduana know of your status in order to keep from being billed for non-return of the vehicle. So if anyone does have a problem this may be the reason why. The last line of Jennifer’s quote says clearly: “Los vehículos a que se refiere este inciso, deberán cumplir con los requisitos que señale el Reglamento.” In other words you must follow the regulations.<p>One other point:

Robert says that the people were charged approx. $1500 and $2500 for non-return. I wonder if these figures aren’t pesos,not dollars? The cash bond posted for vehicles is $400usd for a 1999 or newer, $300usd for a 1994-98 and $200 for a vehicle older than 1994. So I guess this would be the credit card charge for non-return also. This would kind of bring it into line with Robert’s figures if they are in pesos, depending on the rate of exchange at the time.<p><p><p> <p> <p>



Robert

Nov 30, 1919, 12:00 AM

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Actually, the renewal can be done at any Banjercito in Mexico, not just in D.F.


brad

Nov 30, 1919, 12:00 AM

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"Para estos efectos no se requerirá obtener prórroga del plazo ante las autoridades aduaneras, pudiéndose acreditar la prórroga del plazo de permanencia legal del vehículo en territorio nacional, con el documento oficial que emita la autoridad migratoria, prorrogando al importador del vehículo, su estancia en el país."<p>Robert, you do NOT renew your vehicle import permit, you only have to let Customs know that your immigration permit has been extended. The quote above comes DIRECTLY from the Aduana's website. If you don't read Spanish have someone read it to you.<p>: Actually, the renewal can be done at any Banjercito in Mexico, not just in D.F.<p>


Robert

Nov 30, 1919, 12:00 AM

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I will look into this next year, but I already renewed this past July. For $24, I get a better piece of mind just renewing rather than 2400 pesos.<p>Also, Customs is not in charge of the car permits, you need to let the Banjercito know of this, as one of my friends who was changing from FMT to FM3 status on his vehicle stated Banjercito is the be all and end all for car permits. There is no cross communication.


Rolly

Nov 30, 1919, 12:00 AM

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Thanks Brad. That's very helpful....nmsg

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Robert

Nov 30, 1919, 12:00 AM

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Thanks Brad. That's very helpful....nmsg

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You are correct they were in pesos.
 
 
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