Jan 16, 2005, 1:03 PM
Post #9 of 30
It seems that like everything else in Mexico, when it comes to nationalizing a Pickup it is probably done differently in each state. Here in Morelos the window for nationalizing them opened in December, and closes at the end of this month. Model years from 1970 to 1997 are eligible to be nationalized under this program. We don’t need to take the vehicle out of the country, or to the border.
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The program is for nationalizing camionetas. Camionetas include pick up trucks, and vans, at least that is the way the law is interpreted here. When we found out that vans, as interpreted here include not only cargo vans, but passenger vans as well, and that our cargo trailer can also be nationalized, we decided to go ahead and nationalize our van and trailer. We nationalized our car during the last amnesty a little over four years ago.
The catch 22 is that the vehicle can only be nationalized in the name of a Mexican citizen. That’s no problem for us; my wife is a Mexican citizen, the temporary import permit is in my name. There would be no reason we could not then put it back in both our names, once the title is in her name. We will just leave it in her name unless there is some good reason to put it back in both our names, maybe an insurance requirement, etc. You never know what goofy things may be required here. Basically it is her van anyway, she seldom drives our car, and I seldom drive the van.
We are using an organization here to do all the legwork, ONAPPAFA, AC (Organizacion Nacional Para el Patrimonio Familiar, Associacion Civil). They have their own lawyers, they will see that the temporary import permit is canceled, etc.
We will need to join ONAPPAFA, AC, The afiliacicón is $1,500 Pesos, the fee to nationalize the van is $1,550 Pesos. That comes to about $273 US Bucks, not too bad.
We were told to not even try to do anything during the holidays. We called them today, and were told the things we must provide, money, 3 copies of the title, my wife’s voting card, her drivers license, our comprobante de domiclio, 2 photos of my wife, 8 photos of the vehicles, 2 front, back, and each side. As usual, when the weight of the paper equals the weight of the car, we will have given them enough to do the job.
The point of this post is this: don’t count on anything being done uniformly throughout this country.
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(This post was edited by RexC on Jan 16, 2005, 3:28 PM)