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From mexexperience......  “If you are driving into Mexico (or currently in Mexico) with a foreign-plated vehiclewith a TIP (Temporary Import Permit) we understand that Banjercito —the Agency that administers the permits— is not giving any extensions to TIP expiry dates due to Covid.  If you fail to drive your vehicle out of Mexico before the TIP expires, the vehicle will become illegal in Mexico (this affects the validity of you your auto insurance) and you will lose your deposit.  A TIP’s validity is usually tied to the expiry date of a Visitor Permit (FMM) or a Residente Temporal permit.”

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31 minutes ago, El Cartero said:

From mexexperience......  “If you are driving into Mexico (or currently in Mexico) with a foreign-plated vehiclewith a TIP (Temporary Import Permit) we understand that Banjercito —the Agency that administers the permits— is not giving any extensions to TIP expiry dates due to Covid.  If you fail to drive your vehicle out of Mexico before the TIP expires, the vehicle will become illegal in Mexico (this affects the validity of you your auto insurance) and you will lose your deposit.  A TIP’s validity is usually tied to the expiry date of a Visitor Permit (FMM) or a Residente Temporal permit.”

Rules have been changing between you can extend and you can't extend since last some time in the middle of last year.  If you are in this situation you should contact one of the experts nearest to you with current knowledge regarding car permits. There ae a couple who post here regularly. 

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This is as it has always been... yes, for a time there was a Clovid 'extension' but that expired last year not long after it was instituted. 

Also, be aware that not all insurance companies will invalidate the vehicle insurance for an expired TIP holder. If one is approaching the end of their TIP's validity and doesn't plan on or not able to leave they should check with their carrier. Vehicles left in Mexico with invalid TIPS are subject to being confiscated BUT that is not a likelihood unless some other factors dictate (in a wreck for example). There is no 'squad' of authorities coming around and confiscating old TIP cars. 

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