The temporary vehicle importation permit can ONLY be obtained from Banjercito, the official Mexican issuing agency.
It is valid for any type of vehicle weighing less than three tons, for up to six months (180 days).
The permit may be purchased online at the Banjercito website or at the Mexico border.
How long does it take to get a car permit to travel to Mexico?
You can apply for a temporary vehicle import permit up to six months before you plan to travel to Mexico. You should not apply online for a permit less than 10 days before you plan to travel to Mexico. Remember you can always purchase your vehicle import permit at the border, but it may take more time.
What do I need to get a vehicle permit for Mexico?
What do I need to apply for a Mexican Vehice Permit
- Valid proof of citizenship (passport or birth certificate).
- The appropriate immigration form – tourist card.
- The valid vehicle registration certificate, or a document, such as the original title that certifies the legal ownership of the vehicle.
How much is a vehicle permit to Mexico?
The letter is provided by your bank or leasing company. Generally either requires proof of Mexican Vehicle Insurance. Cost of a vehicle permit varies by the type of vehicle and where you purchase the permit. Vehicle Permit – $44USD plus tax (IVA) purchased at the border, Mexican consulates or on the Banjercito website.
Can I take my car to Mexico on vacation?
Vehicle Import PermitIf you are crossing the Mexican border by car and you plan to travel outside the free or border zone you must obtain a temporary vehicle importation permit. Failure to do so puts you at risk of expensive fines and/or having your vehicle confiscated by Mexican customs officials.
Can I take a car to Mexico if it’s not under my name?
Technically, you are allowed to drive somebody else’s car into Mexico without any special documentation. If you have to drive someone else’s car into Mexico, secure a letter of permission from them and if in doubt, have it notarized. In general, it’s usually best to drive your own vehicle into Mexico.
What documents do I need to travel to Mexico?
Going to MexicoTravelers must have a valid passport to go to Mexico. Other acceptable documents include a passport card (cannot be used for air travel) or a green card.
Can I buy a car in Mexico on a tourist visa?
Buying a Used Car in Mexico as a Foreigner. The next thing that is important is that you can rock up and buy a car on a tourist visa, no problem… you can even get insurance to drive as a tourist without issue BUT you can’t register the car to your name until you have residency here, either temporary or permanent.
Do I need a permit for my car to go to Mexico?
A Temporary Vehicle Importation Permit or TIP is a permit that allows non-Mexican citizens to take a vehicle across the border into Mexico from other countries, such as the US and Canada. It is required for areas outside the free or border zone. A TIP can ONLY be obtained through Mexico’s Banjercito government agency.