Selling A Foreign Plated Car
Posted 11 June 2012 - 04:13 PM
Aduana Dept of Donations Lic. Petit Salcido 01 55 58 02 0000
Aduana Dept. Juridico Lic. Lourdes del Fierro 01 55 58 02 1335
According to both of these lawyers to donate a car it must be at the border or in another country. It requires a letter to Hacienda in Mexico City and the only accept a vehicle that can be used as an ambulance, for handicapped people etc.
However, to sell a car at least 8 years old with foreign plates the buyer has the responsibility for the car. In doing so, the buyer and seller sign the vehicle Carta Responsiva. This form can be found at places where forms are sold such as Office Depot or similar ones via the Internet. This form would be handy in selling any car but to legally sell a NOB plated car it must be at least 8 years old. It does not have to be returned by the seller to the border. Once signed, the buyer bears all responsibility.
I will not argue the points but rather a simple post explaining the process. If you disagree call them yourselves, please.
Posted 12 June 2012 - 05:19 AM
Posted 12 June 2012 - 07:05 AM
I though NAFTA was supposed to get rid of all these car hassles. Instead, it seems to have gotten worse.
Posted 12 June 2012 - 07:52 AM
As to NAFTA, I believe every year one can nationalize a car one year newer than the previous year and currently the number is 8 years old. The large depoists with Mexico is simply taxation. One takes a US or Mexican registered car into Canada with no deposit nor even documentation. Similarly, one takes a Canadian or Mexican plated car into the US with no deposit or documentation. These large fees stop nothing but cause a big pain in the butt.
As I noted before, here in SMA every Tuesday there is a huge weekly market and almost adjacent a car sale with upwards to 80 vehicles. Many have Texas plates and no car permit. It seems we expats are more in tune with the laws on this issue and following them than many Mexicans. The longer one lives here the more we realise almost every rule has a way around it be it legal or otherwise.
Back to my original post, in the process I mentioned it does not take away the fact you have a car showing up as being in Mexico especially when you have the same passport on which you brought in the car. Cars are tied to passports. To confirm look at your car permit.
The only exception may be for those who have gone to Aduana and updated their car permit to protect the $200 to $400 deposit. But even then I doubt if it is tied to a visa. Certainly when you enter Mexico with a car it is tied to a current passport and not a visa. For example, some obtain a car permit, before even entering Mexico and therefor before getting a visa. Others I know have brought in a second car after renewing a passport.
Our car came in before the high deposits and on the permit is only an old passport number. And, since no large deposit we have not gone back to Aduana.
Posted 12 June 2012 - 08:18 AM
After being hassled by people who don't know or want to ignore Article 106, we've been getting Aduana paperwork on our car yearly even though we don't have the big deposit problem. That came in handy several times at checkpoints going into GDL during the Pan Am games.
Posted 12 June 2012 - 09:16 AM
Posted 17 June 2012 - 01:28 PM
El respeto al derecho ajeno es la paz.
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