Direct access via Internet to create temporary permit to import your vehicle into Mexican Territory:
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Open Internet Explorer and select “Tools” followed by “Internet Options” from the menu bar, delete the cookies and temporal files. Also from your browser disable the popup blocker. CLICK HERE TO START THE PROCESS
Requirements for the Temporary Import Vehicle Permit via Internet:
10 days prior to your trip it is recommended before processing the permit via Internet.
A credit card payment of $49.50 is required. The credit card could be Visa or MasterCard, and the cardholder name should be the same as the person under whose name the permit will be issued.
Proof or American residency with any of the following documents:
Mexican citizen (legal resident: a. Resident: Resident alien card b. Birth Certificate c. Proof of work authorization in the foreign country. Authorization must be valid for more
than one year. d.Dual Citizenship: Certificate of naturalization or passport from the foreign country and a Mexican passport.
Foreign citizen: a.Foreign passport b.Birth Certificate c.Certificate of naturalization d. Voter registration card Note. When entering Mexican territory, you must first apply for a tourist visa at the
National Institute of Migration (form FMT, FM3 or FM2)
Proof of vehicle ownership, with any of the following documents a.Vehicle title b.Valid vehicle registration certificate c.Invoice Note. If you are not the owner of the vehicle you should present a document that proves ownership and a document that proves the importer’s relationship with the vehicle owner such as spouse or children. Valid documents include marriage or birth certificates.
It is very important that you sign the promise of the vehicle return. Send this document together with copies of the required documents that were used to process the permit. You could send these documents by any of the following options. a.By email to Banejercito: email@example.com b.Show the documents to any of the modules of Banjercito located at the border or at the Mexican consulates. Click here to see the list. c.Send them by mail to:
Dirección de Servicios Bancarios Fronterizos Avenida Industria Militar 1055 Colonia Lomas de Sotelo - Delegación Miguel Hidalgo, México, D.F. C.P. 11200
Once the process has been done with the corresponding payment the permit will arrive in a period of 10 days to the registered address. We recommend to make sure that somebody will be at your home during these days to receive the permit and sticker.
In Mexican consulates at the cities of Albuquerque, Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Forth Worth, Houston, Denver, St. Paul, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Sacramento, San Bernardino and San Francisco; this proceeding could be made with six months of anticipation.
The permit has a cost of $ 27 US plus tax at the border.
You may also have to pay from $200 to $400 US cash, depending on vehicle’s year and model as a guarantee, this money will be refunded to you when the vehicle is presented before the expiration day in any of Banjercito’s module at the border (Mex-USA). This deposit will not be necessary if you pay with a foreign credit card or debit as long as the cardholder’s name is the one who is importing the vehicle.
The cost to issue at the consulate is $ 36 US plus tax, only payable with foreign credit cards or debit so long as the cardholder’s name is the one who is importing the vehicle.
Process through the Internet is $ 45.00 U.S. dollars plus TAX, which includes shipping costs.
Mexicans: the person who imports, spouse, ascendants, descendants or brothers/sisters, as long as they are permanent foreign resident; a foreign with the appropriate migratory quality or any other person, as long as the person who imports travels on board of the vehicle. Foreigners: the person who imports, spouse, ascendants, descendants or brothers/sisters, as long as they are not foreigners; foreigners that have an authorization with a migratory quality or also by a national, as long as they travel on board with any of the authorized persons to drive the car.
Foreigners: a valid ID and a copy, as well as the documentation issued by the Instituto Nacionl de Migración who credits your migratory status; this will be delivered to the offices of Migration located at the border.
Mexicans: document that validates your legal residency abroad or official documents that prove your migratory status showing that you have been working for a year or longer (legal Mexican resident: a permanent or temporary resident card, work permit or citizenship papers with the letter of dual citizenship; tourist: passport, birth certificate, citizenship paper or voter’s registration card) and the Social Security number.
Title of vehicle property, registration, invoices or contract of the lienholder to name of the importer.
Payment of the service to Banjercito
Proof of the return of previously imported vehicle, if any.
Cases, trunks and suitcases needed to transport your luggage.
New or used personal products, such as clothes, footwear, and hygiene products, as long as they go according to the duration of the trip and that by their quantity may be presumed that they are for commercial purposes.
Medication for personal use. For any psychotic medicament you should show a doctor’s prescription.
A photographic camera, a recording camera and if necessary a power source, up to 12 rolls of unrecorded film or cassettes; photographic material printed or filmed; a cellular phone, a radio, a binocular, a typing machine, a portable computer: laptop, notebook, omni book or anything similar, new or used; a portable copying machine or printer, new or used; a portable radio to record or reproduce sound, or a mixed one.
Two personal sport equipment that can be transported normal and commonly by a person; one tent and one camping equipment, surfing board, 4 fishing rods with the necessary accessories.
Five toys that can be transported normally by a person.
One musical instrument that can be carried by a person.
In the event of handicap persons, any equipment for personal use to reduce the handicap of the person.
The passengers of legal age will be able to introduce: 20 cigarette packs, 25 cigars or 200 grams of tobacco –its understood that it is not possible to introduce a greater quantity of cigars without complying with the regulations and applicable restrictions- up to 3 liters of wine, beer o liquor.
It is the benefit that is granted to you to not pay rights and taxes for the merchandise that you introduce to the country.
If you arrive to Mexico by air or boat you can bring, in one or various different articles in your luggage, up to 300 dollars or the equivalent in other currency. If you travel driving – in your own vehicle or by bus- the tax exemption can be combined with all passengers traveling with you on the same vehicle at the same time, including minors. This quantity does not include beers, alcoholic beverages, tobacco, or automotive fuel, except whatever it is on the vehicle’s tank.
To prove the value of the merchandise that you transport you should have the invoice, ticket or proof of purchase that shows the price you paid.
Between November 21, 2005 and January 10, 2006, the Mexican passengers coming from outside that arrive to the country by land and that show migratory documents that proves a foreign residency, will be able to import, for tax exemption, merchandise up to 300 dollars or the equivalent in national or foreign currency.
Remember that everybody is obliged to fullfill the customs dispositions. If you are subjected to any act of corruption report it immediately. Go to the module of Secretaría de la Función Pública or call the Sactel toll free to the phone: 01-800 112 05 84, from the United States 01-800 475 23 93.
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