Consulate Requirements for Residente Permanente or Temporal Card Lost Abroad

July 30, 2014

This article lists the official INM requirements for applying for a temporary entrance visa at a Mexican Consulate (to return to Mexico legally), in case of a lost, stolen, or destroyed Residente Permanente card or Residente Temporal card while traveling outside Mexico.

If you lose your INM residency card whlie traveling abroad, do NOT try to enter Mexico under a “tourist”/Visitante/FMM – because INM can cancel your current temporary or permanent and charge you with visa fraud (trying to have 2 permits at the same time). Instead, go to a Mexican Consulate first, and give them: a copy of a police report (reporting the stolen card/wallet), ID photos & passport. Also plan to pay of a small fee.

We are presenting this as the original Spanish language Nov. 8, 2012 INM Lineamientos official DOF publication,  for people to print-out to give to the Mexican Consulates.  Original Chapter 4 of the Lineamientos can be found at:  http://dof.gob.mx/nota_detalle.php?codigo=5276966&fecha=08/11/2012

Capítulo IV
DE OTROS TRAMITES
Trámite 12
Expedición de visa por robo, extravío o destrucción de tarjeta que
acredita condición de estancia.
Caso en el que se presenta:
Aplicable a personas extranjeras que sufren en el exterior el robo,extravío o destrucción de la tarjeta de visitante o de residente queacredita su condición de estancia.
Fundamento jurídico:
Artículo 110 del Reglamento.
Presentación:
Formato de solicitud de visa ante la oficina consular.
Lugar donde se presenta:
Oficinas consulares de México.
Monto de los derechos:
El previsto en el artículo 22 de la Ley Federal de Derechos por laexpedición de la visa.
Las oficinas consulares cobrarán los derechos en la moneda extranjeraque autorice la Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público.
Plazo máximo para resolverel trámite:
10 días hábiles.
Vigencia máxima de la visa:
30 días.
Entradas permitidas:
Una.
Excepciones al artículo 15-A
de la Ley Federal de
Procedimiento
Administrativo:
Los señalados en las fracciones I y III del apartado de requisitos.
Requisitos:
I.     Pasaporte o documento de identidad y viaje válido y vigente, en original y copia.
II.     Una fotografía con el rostro visible y sin anteojos, a color, tamaño pasaporte, cuyas medidas deberánser como mínimo de 32.0 milímetros x 26 milímetros y como máximo de 39.0 milímetros x 31.0milímetros, con fondo blanco y de frente.
III.    Original y copia de acta levantada ante la autoridad competente del lugar en el que ocurrió el robo,extravío o destrucción de la tarjeta que acredita su condición de estancia. De manera excepcional ysólo en el caso de que no sea posible levantar el acta ante la policía porque el país en el que seencuentra no la otorgue, original de un escrito donde, bajo protesta de decir verdad, declare haberlaextraviado o que le fue robada o destruida.
IV.   Original de la tarjeta que acredita su condición de estancia, en caso de destrucción parcial.
V.    Pago de derechos por la expedición de visa de conformidad con lo establecido en la Ley Federal deDerechos.
Criterios de Expedición:
-      La oficina consular deberá consultar en un plazo máximo de 2 días hábiles al Instituto, a partir de quela persona extranjera presente la solicitud, sobre la procedencia y términos en los que se deberáexpedir la visa.
-      El Instituto deberá dar respuesta en un plazo máximo de 5 días hábiles. En caso de ser procedente,deberá contener la siguiente información:
a.     Nombre de Extranjero;
b.     Nacionalidad;
c.     Información del tipo de residencia en México, y
d.     Instrucción explicita en la que señale la condición de estancia, la vigencia de ésta y laautorización a la oficina consular para que se emita la visa.
-      La oficina consular emitirá la visa que corresponda, en un plazo no mayor a 3 días hábiles.
Información importante para el usuario:
-      En los lugares destinados al tránsito internacional de personas por tierra, mar y aire, la personaextranjera deberá presentar el pasaporte o documento de identidad y viaje con visa, y entregar a laautoridad migratoria la FMM debidamente llenada.
-      Las personas extranjeras están obligadas a proporcionar la información y los datos personales queles sean solicitados por la autoridad competente en el ámbito de sus atribuciones.
-      La visa podrá ser utilizada exclusivamente durante el periodo de vigencia, que inicia con la fecha desu expedición y por el número de entradas indicadas.
-      La persona extranjera deberá tramitar dentro de los siguientes 30 días naturales contados a partir desu ingreso al territorio nacional, la reposición de la tarjeta que acredite su condición de estancia y lepermita permanecer en territorio nacional.
-      Los derechos que genere la reposición de la tarjeta que acredite su condición de estancia, secubrirán directamente ante el Instituto.
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Disclaimer: Note that all of this information is for educational and entertainment purposes only, it is not meant as legal advice. Please see a competent professional for all important INM questions, or contact INM or your local Mexican Consulate  to find out their current policies.

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Prohibited Items for Importation by Shipping into Mexico

July 29, 2014
Estafeta, a good common carrier in Mexico, lists the following items prohibited for shipping by common carrier into Mexico, and this post also contains a separate list of items prohibited for shipping within Mexico:

“Artículos prohibidos para importación
Armas en general y accesorios, productos inflamables, tóxicos o peligrosos. Todo tipo de alimentos frescos, semillas, medicamentos, suplementos alimenticios, vitaminas. Instrumentos médicos de cualquier tipo como: medidores de presión, masajeadores, material pornográfico. Algunos artículos cosméticos con ingredientes farmacológicos. Ropa y calzado usado, artículos de piel en general. Algunos accesorios para bebé como biberones, pañales, mordederas. Llantas usadas y nuevas. Artículos de madera en general, tintas y tóners líquidos, velas, ceras, globos, cigarros electrónicos y accesorios. Equipo para gotcha o paint ball y accesorios. CD´s o DVD no grabados (vírgenes), etc.

Nota:
Si tu artículo no se encuentra en esta lista parcial o tienes alguna duda, contacta al área de informes merkalink.com para aclarar tus dudas o preguntas. informes@merkalink.com

Restricciones en la Transportación de Productos en México
Artículos Prohibidos: Bebidas alcohólicas, artículos perecederos y de fácil descomposición, pieles y cueros de animales, mercancía falsificada denominada como “pirata”. Armas de fuego, muestras para laboratorio (tóxicas, peligrosas o de manejo especial), animales (vivos o muertos), refacciones con residuos líquidos, artículos de valor extraordinario y piedras preciosas, dinero o monedas, metales, títulos de crédito negociables, plantas (naturales), líquidos, material pornográfico, cualquier tipo de armas blancas, vidrio (en cualquiera de sus presentaciones) y sustancias psicotrópicas (precursores químicos y químicos básicos), artículos con lasser, CD´s o DVD no grabados (vírgenes).

Están excluidos también los materiales restringidos por la IATA: Explosivos, gases comprimidos, líquidos inflamables, sólidos inflamables, objetos magnéticos, materiales oxidantes, objetos radioactivos, artículos tóxicos, materiales irritantes, sustancias infecciosas y/o artículos que puedan dañar la estructura de la aeronave y aquellos que posean otras características inherentes a las arriba enlistadas.

Las llantas nuevas requieren cumplir con Normas Oficiales que incluyen análisis de laboratorio.

Nota:
Recuerda que ésta es una lista parcial, para más información enviar un correo electrónico a:  informes@merkalink.com con el link del producto específico que deseas importar.


 

Impuestos

Corresponde al impuesto que pagas dependiendo la categoría del producto a importar.

Categoría del Producto Impuestos
Libros y documentación 0%
Electrónicos, ropa, calzado y demás mercancías 16%
Revistas y catálogos 16%

Nota:
Cuando los artículos no tienen el país de origen, se toma automáticamente como hecho o fabricado en China. “

http://www.merkalink.com/importacion.asp#prohibidos

We (Yucalandia) note that Aduana also includes greases as being prohibited for importation.

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How to Move Money from the USA to Mexico: Checks, Wire Transfers, ATMs

July 15, 2014
Cashing US checks at Mexican banks, transferring money into Mexico, and avoiding big ATM fees has definitely become more difficult since the US Govt’s July 1 FATCA new rule additions. Some banks and financial institutions are now saying there are additional new US govt. rule changes coming in August, which has left some bank’s check cashing and transfer policies in limbo until they deal the with rule changes and figure out their costs and consequences, but there are still many good options.  This post attempts to summarize the current common options for moving money from the USA to Mexico.

Since some bank’s policies are temporarily in flux, and others are on hold, we’re waiting until any August rule changes to finally settle in,  creating new long-term bank policies, before we write a full summary article on what’s available, but here’s a snapshot of people’s first-hand reports of their July 2014 experiences with their banks.

ATMs are still a good option for getting cash out in Mexico (see details below). Readers should note that there have been sporadic problems with ATMs being modified by thieves installing skimmers, so here’s a link to an article on stopping this kind of information theft at ATMs – see about halfway down: http://yucalandia.com/answers-to-common-questions/banking-currency-exchanges-using-credit-cards-atms-in-mexico/

Wells Fargo’s Express Send service is still wiring money from the USA to Mexico. Account holders can send up to $1,500 U.S. per day to certain Mexican banks for $5 USD. One poster described using BBVA Bancomer here to receive the wire. They said there is no charge for receiving if you have an account which can be opened with a $2,000 pesos min. balance/no fee. This process takes 2 days.

In no particular order: Bancomer is still cashing foreign checks for account holders. Intercam currently accepts personal checks from the USA, but some branches are saying they will stop cashing them in August. Actinver is saying they will no longer deposit checks from the USA. Merrill Lynch transfers money for free, if you have enough on deposit with them. Citibank US accounts can transfer $$ for free to MEXICAN Banamex accounts (– but who knows how long that will last… as Banamex goes through regulatory scrutiny and prosecutions: where the Banamex-USA has closed most accounts of US citizens living in Mexico). We can open an HSBC bank account in the US or Canada, and one in Mexico, and then link the accounts and make free transfers between accounts between countries if we deposit enough. The HSBC transferred money appears instantly. XE.com does exchanges from US accounts and transfers within 4 days, but you have to open the XE account from the USA. Capital One 360 debit card has no fees and allows free withdrawals at Banorte ATMs – up to $3,000 pesos a day. Monex still has its fans where you can wire money from any US bank to Monex, and then withdraw funds from Monex Mexico offices. Also note that the information I listed here has eccentric twists like: one way to get around Capital One 360/Banorte’s $3,000 peso a day withdrawal, MultiVa allows withdrawals up to $10,000 pesos a day for about $2 -$3 in fees. Also note that if you have a MultiVa account, then you can currently deposit US checks here in Mexico with them.

**** Be aware that if you start pulling lots of cash from Mexican ATMS, and then making cash deposits to a Mexican account, it creates an electronic “paper” trail that Hacienda/SAT tracks. The good lawyer Spencer McMullen reports that Hacienda then requires the expats (or Mexicans) “to explain why the deposits are not income”. Hacienda/SAT only gives us a short time frame to explain why its not income, or we face taxes, fines and penalties. ****

More news updates next month, when the next round of changes shakes out,
steve

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Disclaimer: Note that all of this information is for educational and entertainment purposes only, it is not meant as financial advice.   Please see a competent professional for all important tax and investment questions, and contact your financial institution to find out their current policies.

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What if it’s not … about politics … nor about ideas?

July 9, 2014
Are “Traditionalists” different from “Conservatives”?
Identical twin and fraternal twin studies show: Obedience to Traditional Authority*: … “authoritarianism, religiousness and conservatism”, called the “traditional moral values triad”, are “substantially influenced by genetic factors” according to 2 different studies. All three traits reflect “a single, underlying tendency”: “traditionalism.” Traditionalists are defined as “having strict moral standards and child-rearing practices, … valuing conventional propriety and reputation, …opposing rebelliousness and selfish disregard of others, and … valuing religious institutions and practices.”

What is sacrificed-by or lost by these traits(?):  ~ Open minded-ness, … flexibility, … tolerance, …acceptance of the others who are different, and … one definition of intelligence: the ability to consider/hold apparently-conflicting or ambiguous views.

If you are not part of that “Traditionalist” gene pool, will you ever be able to understand or really communicate/dialogue with the “Traditionalists” ?

Are “Traditionalists” an irreconcilably alienated segment of Americans?    ~ Do genetic predispositions doom “Traditionalists” to irreconcilably alienating themselves from open-minded tolerant individuals?
* http://www.sciencedirect.com/…/pii/S0191886913001384

… What if it’s not … about politics … nor about ideas?

Interesting concepts?

…. or just another excuse to dis other people’s beliefs?

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A wise disabled person observed:  “Everyone is disabled.  Some people’s disabilities are just more visible.”

Does this say that we should give special treatment and special exceptions to “traditionalists”/”Conservatives”, because they are victims of their genetically predispositioned disabilities?

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A knock at the door…

July 7, 2014

It always starts out so innocently, with only the best intentions:
Knocking on Doors

LSHIDMTASMB

…Laughing so hard I dropped my taco AND spilled my beer!

Like the mouser-cat that must show all trophies before eating them, I drug this in from FaceBook to confirm Joanne’s point about the value in some FB posts (“fast-food”).*

… my first kitty growing up was a near-feral mouser – never allowed in the house – who’d line up every night’s bodies in a neat rown on the doorstep for mom to inspect (the morning horror show) before she dined. Imagine your only pet is one who sinks her claws into your shoulder every time you hug her… explains a lot. *grin*

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*https://www.facebook.com/IFeakingLoveScience/photos/a.456449604376056.98921.367116489976035/872517806102565/?type=1&theater

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Just what are we doing here…

July 6, 2014
Just what are we doing here?

… in blogs,  on webforums,  … on facebook or twitterr?

Have you considered that writing is “cognitively unnatural”? (Steven Pinker)    “For almost all human existence, nobody wrote anything; even after that, for millennia, only a tiny elite did so. And it remains an odd way to communicate. You can’t see your readers’ facial expressions. They can’t ask for clarification. Often, you don’t know who they are, or how much they know. How to make up for all this?” (O. Burkeman)

Have you considered that maybe what you are doing … is psychology:  “a way that one mind can cause ideas to happen in another mind”. (Pinker)

Continuing to cherry-pick from other fields, consider insights from language scholars Mark Turner and Francis-Noël Thomas, on “joint attention”.   According to them:  “Writing is a modern twist on an ancient, species-wide behaviour: drawing someone else’s attention to something visible. Imagine stopping during a hike to point out a distant church to your hiking companion:   look,   over there,   in the gap between those trees – that patch of yellow stone?   Now can you see the spire? “

Crystallized:  “When you write,” Pinker says, “you should pretend that you, the writer, see something in the world that’s interesting, and that you’re directing the attention of your reader to that thing.”

… Is this why most people’s FB posts are almost all pictures,   and only a rare few dare present their own text – daring to write whole paragraphs,  with few or no images? **

… Is this FB quirk caused by the audience?
or
… Are pictures/photos the tool of a writer who has not yet learned to create wondrous images of the mind?

… What are we to make of all the misunderstandings over web-forum posts that almost exclusively use text?

Are these too the fault of an audience of  individuals who actively choose the inability to read more than a sentence or two versus exercising their minds and attention-spans?  … an audience of group-thinkers who automatically revile and complain about “overly long posts” ?

or … is it again, the inability of less-than-mature writers to create enticing, tasty pictures of the mind?

Homer_Simpson_Birthday

 

 

or
Sagrada Familia-2014-001

 

 

 

 

 

 

… steve

Sources:  The Edge 7/6/14  and The Guardian 6/28/14 http://edge.org/

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Useful Mexican Websites : A Starting Point

July 29, 2014 Update

Items prohibited for shipping into Mexico and items prohibited for shipping inside Mexico:  http://www.merkalink.com/importacion.asp#prohibidos

Check your CURP number: http://consultas.curp.gob.mx/CurpSP/
and print an official copy.

Aduana VIN and Pedimento Checker (to see if a car was successfully imported):  http://www.aduanas.sat.gob.mx/soianet/oia_consultarap_cep.aspx CONSULTA RÁPIDA DE PEDIMENTO ESPECÍFICO

SAT’s website VIN checker:  http://www2.repuve.gob.mx:8080/ciudadania/servletconsulta

Help with TIP problems, Aduana DF:   ciitev_AduanaMexico@sat.gob.mx   Lic. Karen Villaseñor   01-55-5802-0000 x46889  Administracion Central — 01-55-5802-2069

Aduana/SAT’s “Reference Values” for used cars:    http://www.aduanas-mexico.com.mx/claa/ctar/leyes/mec_precios_estimados.html#ane2

Mexican Govt’s official VIN Checker with import duties: http://paisano.prevalidadorcaaarem.org.mx/Cotizador/

SAT information for importing Classic Cars:  http://www.aduanas.sat.gob.mx/aduana_mexico/2008/vehiculos/141_10175.html

The Banjercito website for checking deposit costs for Temporarily Imported Permits for cars.

SAT/Aduana Operations Manual for Temporarily Imported Vehicles, page 45, Sec. 17-17.4 “Manual Importacion de Vehiculos”

SAT Vehicle TIP Permit Checker

Aduana Letter to Carry In the Car If Your TIP was Issued before June 11, 2011

Retorno Seguro Permits:  “Safely Returning Autos to the USA”

Ley Aduanera:  Dec. 9, 2013 http://www.diputados.gob.mx/LeyesBiblio/pdf/12.pdf

Aduana/SAT website for Permanent auto imports:  Importaciones definitivas de automóvilies usuados

Aduana/SAT website for Temporary auto imports: Importación temporal de vehículos

What Happens if Your Foreign Plated Car is Stolen? … …. SURPRISE ! @#%&***!!

Unexpected Effects of Having a Trailer with Your Car’s Temporary Import Permit (TIP)

SAT -Directory of Banjercito Locations for Importing Cars

Map of Aduanas del Pais   to get current contact information for ALL Aduana offices across Mexico.

…. and that’s all for today.

 

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