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  1. At the bottom of the Aduana page beside the date is also says: "información vigente" which means current information. This was stressed to us by the person we called. Others can call and ask at the number provided vs arguing what we perceive. Then please share as anything can be possible. By discovering what other areas are doing we all learn. For example in Chapala people discovered past years may count towards a PR visa as was being done elsewhere. Then with asking it was discovered it was true and Chapala INM got on board. We can all learn by sharing what is happening throughout the country. Same happened with proving financials after 4 years. In Chapala they asked for financials when not required. Again and by discovering practice elsewhere in Mexico, pressure was put on your local INM and they got on board.
  2. Thanks... I will try again and will post words. We carry these words in our car and her number. http://www.aduanas.sat.gob.mx/aduana_mexico/2008/vehiculos/141_11213.html InicioVehículosAutomóviles Imprimir Plazos del permiso Los plazos del permiso son los siguientes: Para mexicanos en el extranjero El plazo que se otorga es hasta por 180 días en un periodo de doce meses; este caso, los seis meses son improrrogables y se computan en entradas y salidas múltiples efectuadas dentro del periodo de 12 meses contados a partir de la primera entrada a territorio nacional. Para extranjeros El plazo que se otorga para retornar los vehículos es el de la vigencia de la calidad migratoria, sus prórrogas, ampliaciones, refrendos o cambio en la calidad migratoria de no inmigrante a inmigrante rentista, siempre y cuando exista continuidad en las calidades migratorias otorgadas, conforme la Ley de la materia; por lo que la vigencia del permiso de importación temporal del vehículo se podrá acreditar con el documento oficial que emita la autoridad migratoria, sin que se requiera autorización de las autoridades aduaneras. última modificación : 06/julio/2010, 13:10, información vigente.
  3. Being a Permanent Resident with a foreign plated car I personally, while somewhat stressed over the issue, will not panic. Very recently when my wife called Aduana 01 55 58 02 0000 ext 61361 she spoke in Spanish with Mariana Gonzalez, Operaciones Aduanera. My wife used my example, a foreign plated car and Permanent Resident. The call was about 5 minutes. Mariana stated if Permanent Resident and legally in Mexico, car is legal and it can not be confiscated based on what I have posted. She stated in my situation our car is legal. She directed my wife to the following web site which states in bottom right it is current. I realize this situation is fluid but as I noted we will not panic. Others can certainly do as they please including calling the number above. http://www.aduanas.sat.gob.mx/aduana_mexico/2008/vehiculos/141_11213.htmlhttp://www.aduanas.sat.gob.mx/aduana_mexico/2008/vehiculos/141_11213.html Also, some of this does not make sense. The reason is that Permanent Resident visas are preapproved at a consulate. Let's say this happens in Vancouver Canada. At this time the applicant likely would not know about the car issue. They drive to Mexico and have 30 days to obtain their Permanent Resident visa. IF, they discover the car is "illegal" once in Mexico and the visa is in process the scenario would be to complete finger prints, get a letter permitting travel outside of the country while visa is in progress, drive back to Canada and sell car, fly back to Mexico and pick up their visa. Call me naive, but I doubt this is the intent. I believe and others can disagree, there will be an actual law and soon allowing a grandfathering of our cars or say 6 months to nationalize at a reasonable fee or some other solution. If one takes a foreign plated car from Canada to the US or the US to Canada they have 6 months to import their vehicle at a cost of a very few hundred dollars. I realize they have to meet emissions and safety standards but nearly all do as Canada has harmonized these standards with the US. I personally have a car that has been legally registered in Cnaad and the uS and know the process is relatively easy. Fingers crossed Mexico is about to make similar laws. Some suggest confiscation etc but to believe this I need to truly be told of a confiscation including the persons name and that the only issue was PR visa and foreign plated vehicle to justify the confiscation and that the confiscation was legal vs some rogue cop looking for mordida. Meanwhile, Mexguy (I think that is his handle) and your local Chamber of Commerce are working on solutions and they should be applauded for taking on this endeavour. I applaud both and look forward to hearing the resolution which I sincerely believe they will find.
  4. Kevin cars sold in Mexico are almost never allowed to be imported into Canada. Safety and emissions are usually different. I am 99% sure you could never do this. If you want a Canadian registered car to drive to and keep in Canada there are some available here in Mexico.
  5. For those not aware, one carries their Canadian vehicle registration in the car and it is the size of about two credit cards, folded in half. The plates "expire" and not the registration. Each year upon renewal you get a small sticker to place on the rear plate indicating the month and year it expires and also a small sticker that has adhevsive and one attachs inside the registration. There are not two separate documents. The registration does not expire. That would be like saying your house which you own is immediately no longer yours if you did not pay your property taxes. Their is no separate "title" document in Canada, simply the registration. Should one sell their Canadian car they simply sign off on the registration.
  6. Prove it. I have confirmed with San Zavier to them it is not an issue. So, prove it is an issue wth L and L. Stop the myths!
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