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Temporary Vehicle Import Permit for Car Over 10 Years

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johns37s
10/31/2018 13:33 EST

My car is a 2009, so by the time I move to Mexico next year, it will be 10 years old. I've read some mixed info on this. I intend on entering with a tourist visa and getting a resident visa once I obtain employment (teaching). I need to drive into Mexico. Questions:

1. Can I get a temporary permit (TIP) if my car is a 2009?
2. Once I get a resident visa, what are my options for keeping my car? (Is this even an option?)

Open to all suggestions. I'm choosing to drive because I'm bringing pets, but at the same time- it'd also be nice to have some wheels for when I'm living in Mexico.

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YellowTail
10/31/2018 15:25 EST

Lots of great info at this site (including toll-free US phone numbers).

http://omawww.sat.gob.mx/BienvenidoaMexico/Paginas/permiso_vehiculo_eng.html

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RVGRINGO

From: Mexico
10/31/2018 17:09 EST

John:
As a tourist, with an FMM tourist permit and an Importada Temporal for your car, you will be just fine. They can be applied for online with your passport information, US address and then follow the instructions.
However, you cannot just go to Mexico and get employed as a tourist. That is prohibited and is reason for deportation.
You MUST apply for residence permits at a Mexican consulate outside of Mexico. There are financial proofs to be presented & you must meet certain minimums of monthly income over the past year & prove it. Then, you may enter Mexico, report to INM (immigration) with proof of your Mexican address, and begin the process of obtaining the actual visa. If it is Residente Permanente, you may seek employment and simply notift INM. If it is only Residente Temporal, you must get permission from INM to work for an INM-approved employer. Any other way is illegal.
If you qualify for Residente Permanente, you must remove your car from Mexico before it is issued. With Residente Temporal, you may drive it in Mexico for up to 4 years; no more, and it must then be removed before you transition to Residente Permanente or leave Mexico.
Hope that clarifies things for you.

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