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  1. My Husband just crossed the border at Nogales. It was early Tuesday morning, and he said that exiting the car at aduana, it took 45 minutes to get to the front of the line. He says he’s never seen so many US vehicles exiting; trailers pulling cars, boats, cars and boats on the same trailer , US plate after US plate. He went to the global exit lane and said it took an hour just to get to that lane. Seems to be a mass exit. Are people afraid to keep their cars in Mexico because of a border closing?
  2. The check is in the mail, international travel with cash or checks… Many countries have enacted legislation to combat money laundering which is used to avoid lawful payment of taxes or disguise illegal operations. Many countries have based their laws off of or copied the US provisions that regulate crossing borders with money or negotiable instruments. Comments from US Customs and Border patrol state: “When entering the U.S. in-transit to a foreign destination, you will be required to clear U.S. Customs Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. If you have "negotiable monetary instruments" (i.e. currency, personal checks (endorsed), travelers checks, gold coins, securities or stocks in bearer form) valued at $10,000 or more in your possession a "Report of International Transportation of Currency or Monetary Instruments" form FinCEN 105 must be submitted to a CBP Officer upon your entry into the United States. Forms can be requested from a CBP Officer is required. Monetary instruments that are made payable to a named person but are not endorsed or which bear restrictive endorsements are not subject to reporting requirements.” Source: https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/778/~/declaring-currency-when-entering-the-u.s.-in-transit-to-a-foreign-destination While it makes sense to restrict people with suitcases full of cash, many people are innocently being caught when buying properties in Mexico. Many send checks through Fedex or other overnight courier services that are made out to the seller of a property and therefore do not violate US laws. Mexico, however, copied the US law but did not differentiate between checks made out to a party and endorsed checks. Any check over $10,000 dollars must be declared. Source: http://www.sat.gob.mx/aduanas/pasajeros/Paginas/declaracion_dinero.aspx This has had the result of customs in Mexico seizing checks sent for the purchase of properties even when made out to the seller and fining the sender or receiver for failure to declare the check causing delays and extra costs. An example is when I request certified copies of judgments from the LA County Superior Court and they are archived due to being older and the court wants a check but doesn’t know the amount so I fill in the payee but leave the amount blank but also put “Not to exceed $40.00” and Aduana will not send my checks arguing there is no amount listed even though it is true except it will never exceed $40.00 and never $10,000 obviously. Another serious danger people find themselves in is when there is a rollover of their IRA and their trustee sends them the rollover check to their address and they list an address in Mexico or one of the Laredo mailing services which then forwards the letters to Mexico, this also can be dangerous as if the rollover check is seized then you will likely blow the 60 day limit and pay US taxes and penalties on top of those to the Mexican government. Each year the laws become stricter with fewer people and places accepting US or foreign checks and Customs in Mexico is being streamlined and checking almost all packages entering the country which means the chance of being caught has skyrocketed. The best practice is to use electronic transfers for payment of large items. Far too many people are erroneously assuming that the law of their home country is the same in Mexico causing them innocently to break the law due to it being poorly drafted in the first place. Europe, the US and Canada all have the same policy on checks and only consider traveler`s checks, endorsed checks or bank checks as cash, not unendorsed personal checks made out to a party. Remember these laws apply to money entering and leaving countries.
  3. Has anyone imported a firearm from NOB? AS you know, firearm prices here in Mexico are outrageous. I am curious if it is worth the process of importing a new firearm, not a collectible or antique. I believe it starts off with a permit to import (S.E.D.E.N.A. 02-053) for about $4,300 pesos. Is there any documents or permits associated with Aduana? I am sure that there are taxes and import fees as well. And what about ATF? And how is the firearm transported? Is it best to have it shipped? And would you use a custom agent? Thank you for your input. As for ATF, I did find the following info on Mexicoarmado.com; The GCA does not require export licenses. However, most firearms and ammunition must be exported in accordance with the provisions of the Arms Export Control Act of 1976. Regulations implementing this Act generally require a license to be obtained from the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, Department of State, PM/DDTC, SA-1, Room 1200, 2401 E St., N.W., Washington, DC 20037; (202) 663-1282. The export of sporting shotguns and ammunition for sporting shotguns is regulated by the U.S. Department of Commerce rather than the State Department. An export license is generally needed to export these shotguns and ammunition. For further information, contact them at their nearest district office or the Bureau of Industry and Security, Outreach and Educational Services Division, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th St. & Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20230, (202) 482-4811.When exporting NFA firearms, ATF Form 9 must be completed and approved by ATF prior to export. [22 U.S.C. 2778, 27 CFR 479.114 and 479.116]
  4. I am wondering if anyone has had experience with this situation or has any knowledge regarding it. Thanks for your help in advance. I have a Canadian plated vehicle that someone wants to buy. They are also Canadian, so that is not a problem. But, because they want to leave the car here in Mexico, the TIP I have on it must be taken off and theirs put on. Is there any way to return the TIP or cancel it without losing my money and not going to the border? One of the reasons for selling the car is so I do not have to drive it back to Canada. Is it possible to turn in the TIP without the physical car? Thanks again and have a super day, Penny
  5. We went to present another retorno seguro on Tuesday of this week (November 24, 2015) and had it rejected. The rules changed and the new ones took effect Monday, November 23, 2015 and they will now only accept them in Mexico City and once they receive all the papers (there are new forms and they now require the vehicle titles to be translated officially into Spanish) they have 15 business days to respond and the person or their legal representative must personally pick up the retorno seguro in Mexico City. Prior to this we were getting them done at the SAT offices in Guadalajara and Zapopan and we usually would be able to turn them around in 3 to 5 business days from the time the person signed papers at our office. Now the cost will be much higher and logistically it will be more difficult for people to plan their trips as they will need to submit the papers week in advance and not have much idea of when the retorno seguro will arrive needing to be ready to go at a moments notice for a few weeks. Effectively this will stop all retorno seguros this year as the holidays are coming soon and maybe longer until we get a handle on how they will apply the new regulations. They also want proof of address but what if a person rents? Also they want a notarized power of attorney, so now people will pay extra for that, also they ask people to attach their tourist visa, what if they are Mexican or temporal or permanentes? Also copy of the Banjercito receipt, what if nobody kept it as most people throw them away? We will file a complaint with PRODECON as this new policy will wreak havoc and make it difficult if not impossible for people to comply and if they can then the cost will be thousands of pesos extra. For now we are trying to sort out the new regulation and things that they did not provide for so that we can give people answers and help ease them into the new system. 4.2.20. Para efectos de lo dispuesto en el artículo 183, fracción II, segundo párrafo de la Ley, los propietarios de vehículos de procedencia extranjera que hayan sido importados o internados temporalmente a territorio nacional en términos de las reglas 3.4.6. y 4.2.7., y cuyo plazo para el retorno haya vencido, podrán presentar una solicitud mediante escrito libre en los términos de la regla 1.2.2., utilizando el formato "Solicitud de autorización para el retorno de vehículos extranjeros con permiso de importación temporal de vehículos vencidos, de conformidad con la regla 4.2.20.", ante la ACAJACE, cumpliendo con lo establecido en su instructivo de trámite. El beneficio señalado en la presente regla, no será aplicable cuando la autoridad haya iniciado el ejercicio de facultades de comprobación.
  6. Some people have taken their foreign plated vehicles out of Mexico but for whatever reason did not cancel their temporary import permit at the border. People should always cancel their TIP but many times it is not feasible to make that long trek back to the border and have to cross over and cross back. Benefits of canceling are receiving your deposit back (if you cancel permit before expiration and / or timely done extensions), being able to temporarily import another foreign plated vehicle into Mexico and not having any future worry or hassle due to the Mexican government thinking your car is still in Mexico. The Mexican consulates in the US have special days where they will be canceling permits at their US based consulates in the following cities and dates for the rest of 2015: Denver Thursday and Friday October 8 and 9 2015 Houston Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday October 14, 15 and 16, 2015 Dallas Friday, Saturday and Sunday October 23, 24 and 25, 2015 Sacramento Tuesday and Wednesday November 3 and 4, 2015 Los Angeles Thursday and Friday October 29 and 30, 2015 Phoenix Thursday and Friday November 12 and 13, 2015 Chicago Thursday, Friday and Saturday December 3, 4 and 5, 2015 http://www.sat.gob.mx/aduanas/vehiculos/Paginas/default.aspx
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