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The current owner must get the retorno seguro, and then sign a bill of sale to the buyer.  The current owner must maintain insurance on the vehicle for the trip over the border, since the 'transaction' cannot be done in Mexico.  The buyer can then use the retorno seguro and a letter from the owner, along with copies of the owner's ID, to drive the car north in a legal manner, without fear of confiscation or arrest.

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3 hours ago, RVGRINGO said:

The current owner must get the retorno seguro, and then sign a bill of sale to the buyer.  The current owner must maintain insurance on the vehicle for the trip over the border, since the 'transaction' cannot be done in Mexico.  The buyer can then use the retorno seguro and a letter from the owner, along with copies of the owner's ID, to drive the car north in a legal manner, without fear of confiscation or arrest.

RV, that is not quite the process, one I have used several times over the last few years.

Yes, the current owner is the one who procures the Retorno Seguro from SAT or a 'facilitator' like Chapala Law. This document is ONLY necessary if/when the TIP has expired or will expire before the vehicle can be removed from Mexico. No 'letter from the owner' is required as the Retorno (can) specify who will be driving the vehicle to the border and no "ID" is required as the Retorno is 'heavily signed/attested'.  Lately.... the last two times that I have used a Retorno Sequro including in January of this year.... SAT in Guadalajara is requiring a Carta Poder (POA) also, along with the Retorno.

Also a 'Bill of Sale' is not needed for any Mexican reason but only IF the US State where it will be titled requires one... or the new buyer wants to have one 'just in case'. This Bill of Sale MUST be valid in the State in which it will be titled, not just 'any old BOS'! And of course the buyer will need to have the current US title signed over to him/her.

IF the TIP has not expired, then the only 'document' that is required... or I should say obtained if one is smart!..... is a Carta Poder giving the buyer the right to drive the vehicle out of Mexico 'for the owner'.

While it is best if the new owner/buyer can be added to the sellers Mexican insurance policy I have run across a case or two when the insurance company would not do that but would create a new short policy for the vehicle in the buyer's name. According to the insurance agent the car is legally covered in this manner, especially since there is a Carta Poder and maybe a Retorno Seguro giving rights to have/drive the vehicle to the new owner/buyer.

(Sorry to be wordy but IMO it is better that the OP knows the correct procedures and the options)

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