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Bear

Sep 22, 2005, 2:09 AM

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A pleasant bureaucratic experience in Mexico?

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Drivers license in Querétaro? After sniveling and whinning in a private post to other mexconnect
members, complaining about having to renew my Mexican DL (I drive Mexican-plated car) in Querétaro,
I have been pleasantly surprised.
Expats dread anything having to do with Mexican bureaucracy, but this was a breeze. Huge, highly
organized, and efficient tránsito office? Helpful
uniformed (look like airline stewardesses) employees? Everything to do with a vehicle located in one office?
I was in and out in less than 30 minutes on a Monday
morning after a long weekend holiday. This does not
happen in Mexico State, folks. Application, written test, medical & eye test, fees and picture and bingo,
a license in record time. In Mexico? Wow. Bear



LindaM

Sep 22, 2005, 6:28 AM

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How long is your license good for? The reason I ask is that my Jalisco license is good for 4 years. We moved to San Luis Potosi and, trying to stay "legal", we got a new license for SLP even though our Jalisco licenses still had over 3 years left. The SLP license cost 350 pesos just like Jalisco but it's good for only 1 year. When I questioned the agent she said "Only one year for foreigners, four years for Mexicans" and sure enough there is a box on the license for nationality. I'm not too thrilled to have to renew every year as well as pay 350 pesos a year. Anyway, just curious about your state.


Bear

Sep 22, 2005, 7:22 AM

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Linda,
One year, 100 pesos. Mexico also was 1 year, 225
pesos. I think many states are adopting the one year rule for foreigners, to go along with one year FM3 &
prórrogas. It's good to see Jalisco have 4 years on
theirs. Bear


gpk

Sep 22, 2005, 10:53 AM

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Here in Guanajuato you can choose 1, 2 or 3 years--you just pay a higher fee for more years.


moonfam5

Sep 22, 2005, 7:25 PM

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In Michoacan, mine was 540 pesos for 4 years, no box for nationality, it is the same as the national's license.
WinkThe more I learn, I less I know.


Miguel Palomares


Sep 23, 2005, 6:29 AM

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Re: [Bear] A pleasant bureaucratic experience in Mexico?

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Quoting Bear:

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Expats dread anything having to do with Mexican bureaucracy


Guess what? So do Mexicans.

From Tzurumutaro, Michoacan, "The Village of the Darned."
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The nuts and bolts of moving to Mexico:
http://michaeldickson.blogspot.com/
The dark side of living in Mexico:
http://mexicopeeks.blogspot.com/
Scintillating life in a Mexican pueblo:
http://tzurumutaro.blogspot.com/
http://tzurumutaro2.blogspot.com/


jerezano

Sep 24, 2005, 1:58 PM

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Re: [Generalisimo Palomares] A pleasant bureaucratic experience in Mexico?

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Hello all,

I got my Zacatecas driving license in 2004. A four year license. No box for foreigners. Currently?, perhaps Julian can respond.

Adios. jerezano.
 
 
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