Take Your Vehicle to Mexico
A lot of people have asked me, “Barbie, can we take our vehicle to Mexico?”
The answer is a
Assuming you have your proper, up to date visa, it’s really quite easy to take your car with you.
When you get to the border, you
simply register your Vehicle.
This gives you permission to use your vehicle in Mexico. Here is what you will need:
- Proof of ownership
- If you are still making payments on the vehicle – you need a notarized letter from the lein-holder (financial institution) granting you permission to bring that specific vehicle into Mexico.
- Driver’s license
- A Visa or MasterCard credit card or check/debit card in the name of the person registering the vehicle. The charge will be approximately $30US. The alternative to putting this charge on your card is to post a refundable cash bond of around $400, depending on the age of your vehicle. I suggest using the good old credit card for the $30.
- Passport (click for more information)
- Your visa/permit
That’s all there is to it!
And while not required, it’s highly recommended that you purchase Mexican Auto insurance the instant you enter Mexico with your vehicle. Luckily that’s also incredibly easy. In fact, you can pre-purchase online or stop at one of the many little buildings offering insurance before crossing the border.
Also if you’re concerned about safety or wondering how safe it is to drive around Mexico, read this article. You’ll be surprised — plus there’s a video tour at the end that I shot in our car while we were driving in and around Mazatlan, one of the hottest retirement havens in the world.
Ever since the economy started tanking, it seems like more and more people are writing me and telling me they are checking out Mexico as a way to make their dollars stretch.
What about you?
Are you ready?
Do you need more information?
Is there a question I can answer for you?
Just ask me! If you don’t see the “make a comment” section below, click on Read Full Article and scroll down. Share your thoughts and concerns with me. I will always reply to you personally.
Remember, I am here to help you make all the right decisions. I’m always here to help.
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Vehicle article by Barbie.