Saturday, June 18, 2011

New temporary import permit deposit

The Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP) has issued a decree which states that beginning on June 11th, 2011 anyone applying for a temporary import permit for vehicles must make a deposit in the amount determined by the following table:

Vehicle Year Model Amount to be paid in Mexican Pesos based on applicable exchange rate

2007 and later USD$ 400
2001 until 2006 USD$ 300
2000 and earlier USD$ 200

This deposit is compulsory and can be paid by credit card, debit card, or cash (in US Dollars only).

Users must keep in mind that if the deposit is charged to a credit card, the charge will be made in Mexican Pesos and will be calculated based on the exchange rate of the day on which the payment is made. This deposit will be refunded to the same credit card on the next banking business day after the vehicle is fully returned and based on the exchange rate of that day.

The vehicle must be returned on time and within the time period stated on the temporary import permit. If the vehicle is returned after the stated time period, the entire deposit amount will be transferred to the Office of the Treasury on the day following the expected return date, as allowed by current law.

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Steve Cotton said...

Hmmm. I wonder what that will do for those who enter on renewing visas? Interesting. My next vehicle purchase will be down here, so I guess I can file this one away in "Things To Tell Others."

sparks_mex said...

Renewed visas? Just don't renew your vehicle permit.

That's what I figure. I'll keep this car as long as it's usefull and then just buy another

pcorn54 said...

I ran into this bullshit day before yesterday at the CIITEV in Nuevo Laredo. They tried to charge my CC $484.84 for the permit, deposit and FMT.

And this was for a brand new 2012 Nissan Juke, as if I would try to sell that in Mexico.

Guess it's time to apply for my FM-3 which includes vehicle permit.

Mexico is shooting themselves in the as with this BS.

sparks_mex said...

Problem is an FM3 does not include an auto permit. Same rules apply for everyone. And with an FM3 you need to update your visa info with Aduana every year or loose the deposit.

The construction of the house finished in April 2011 and I'm pretty much settled in. As of March 2014 I'm in preparation for rain mode for this coming summer. That includes sealing and painting things and dealing with drainage issues from last year.

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