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  1. i wondered if I could drive my nissan march to Canada, however after driving my canadian plated honda fit down last year and having to pay $70 US for a motel 6, I have decided to leave both cars in their respective countires.
  2. thanks everyone I found a Nissan March that works
  3. This indicates you can do it: https://www.gob.mx/tramites/ficha/cambio-de-residente-temporal-a-residente-permanente/INM823
  4. It is on high ground so OK. I am flying back for 2 weeks on the 17th, so I can check it all out
  5. actually my spanish teacher helped me. The place was a bit tough to find but it was easy.
  6. Dan, wasn't INM in Chapala, it is in Melaque, a small office. 2 immigration people, Spencer in Chapala and Sonia in SMA told me about the 500 x UMA thing. Having been burned once when I could not get back due to Covid, I don't want it to happen again in these uncertain days. Not ready to move here full time until my aged parents are gone and don't want to find myself unable to meet financials later on.
  7. 2 reasons, the car is going back to canada in April and not coming back, I am buying a mexican car. Right now I am returning to canada in summer, my parents are 95. I had temporal but got blindsided when I could not get back due to covid and had to start over. That is why i just want to go permanente and get it done with.
  8. OK I am getting conflicting info. I just got my temporal in Melaque, Jal. I have heard i can change that to permanente using the 500 x UMA formula for financials at any time. The INM lady here indicated otherwise. I would like to do it and get it over with. I do have a Canadian car here, but i also heard I can get a 5 or 6 day SAT permission to get it out. Does anyone know? I don't mind using someone to expedite this like Spencer. I could also do it when I re-enter Mexico in October before the 1 year on the temporal expires. Would prefer to do it on my way out in late March.
  9. IF i change my temporal to permanente this spring I will go through chapala law anyway, in which case I could have them get me the SAT document.
  10. rick above, probably answered the question
  11. Thanks I found a guy here who will help me do it and knows exactly where and what to do
  12. I am in the market for a small (about the size of a honda fit) Jalisco plated car. has to be about 4 meters long to fit in a garage. Not much in the manzanillo area so I figure i will have to look in the guadalajara area. Small Kia, nissan, chevy aveo, suzuzi swift or something like that. Willing to go to about 150 -200K pesos. Never bought a car in mexico before (I have a CURP). A boit worried about getting ripped off if i do a private deal. Can anyone recommend a dealer. No hurry, I am in mexico til april and have a canadian plated car here right now. That brings up another question if anyone knows the answer. If I become permanente before my temporal runs out, is there a grace period to get that car out of Mexico?
  13. I have my 2008 canadian plated fit down here. I find it is too low slung, It keeps bottoming out on topes
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