Yucatan Announces Renew Your Vehicle ‘Tarjeta de Circulacion’ at any Time

Feb. 5 Update:
The Av. Itzaes “old jail” Parque de Paz site has the shortest lines and quickest turn-arounds for renewing a Yucatan Tarjeta de Circulación for our vehicles.

There is a mobile trailer in front of the old jail that has only about 30 people in plastic chairs on a typical 8:00 opening – for a 30 min wait.  They only request the old Registration Certificate and some ID.  They check your documents, and give you ticket to take to the cashiers.  …  In at 7:55 & out by 8:40 =>  45 minutes.

Jan 28 UPDATE:
Rather than all the documentation described by Merida Expat Services’ recent helpful instructions … Here’s a report from someone who just renewed their Yucatan vehicle’s annual ‘tarjeta de circulacion‘:
We just renewed our car plates and all that was needed was last year’s paper work (Tarjeta de Circulacion) and ID.

“(At Siglo XXI) It took about three hours of waiting in line because there were so many people.  Once we were with the clerk it only took a minute or so plus another minute or so at the pay counter.  …. Received the renewal document at the pay counter and were on our way. 

… Inquired if we could do multiple years and were told no.  … The cost for our 2006 Nissan Murano was 307 pesos.  … There were plenty of chairs for those waiting in line, we were in an air conditioned room and baños were close by. “

Jan. 22, 2016 Initial Post
It is now official:
~  We can renew our 2016 Yucatan vehicle annual ‘tarjeta de circulation‘ cards at any time (NOT dependent on license plate number).

~  There will be NO license plate renewals,  as we just get a new 2016 Tarjeta de Circulacion  (registration card).

~  The 2016 Tarjetas de Circulacion will be good for 1 year.

~ There are no tenencias (ownership taxes) owed after 2015, as long as all prior tenencias have been paid. …
As always, Mex. Gob. electronic records may not be up-to-date:  So take in your 2015 tenencia receipt to show them when you go in for 2016 vehicle ‘tarjeta’ renewals.*    If you were exempt from prior tenencias (due to having a cheaper vehicle),  some people are saying we may still need to show the receipt for the last year you paid – though my wife was not required to do this.

*If they request it, and you no longer have the old tenencia receipt, you can go to any of the 3 Yucatan “DMV” locations, and use the “PRESUPUESTAS” window.  Give them your current Tarjeta de circulacion   and they will check for any outstanding tenencias, fines, tickets owed …  and give you a printout of your records.  (per Merida Expat Services)

*** NOTE THAT BASED ON THE MOST RECENT FIRST-PERSON Experience,  We DO NOT NEED the old tenencia receipt … ***
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~ There are three locations in Merida to get your 2016 renewed tarjeta:
– …  SIGLO XXI (in South side), or
– … nearby the Kukulkan baseball field in South Merida, or
– … In front of the old city jail, Parque la Paz, on Av. Itzaes

~ Bring your old tarjeta and your ID.
One old report described a number of documents that are not currently required:
Old: Original Factura for your vehicle (dealer invoice), your passport and Mexican visa card, a CURRENT comprabante  from CFE or Japay …. as originals and a copy of each.  (Note that the original factura or title … nor the comprabante, may not be needed based on recent experiences at the Yucatan DMV offices.)

~ If you buy a vehicle and need to register it, go to the “modular vehicular” location west of Costco.

~ If you want to check to make sure the vehicle has no liens, tickets or tenencias owed,  the “modular vehicular” location west of Costco handles these requests.

Note that the first 3 locations described above have had only modest lines and modest wait-times.   The location behind COSTCO has however been inundated with applicants.

Thanks to Merida Expat Services for confirming these updates.

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Zika Virus Harms Babies in utero

Jan. 14, 2016 This NY Times report explains is why it’s SO IMPORTANT to eliminate mosquito breeding sites in & around our Merida and Yucatan homes: Zika is carried by the same Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that carry Dengue and Chikungunya.

STOP ZIKA now …

before it gets a foothold here.
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http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/14/health/zika-virus-cdc-travel-warning-brazil-caribbean.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=0


Please take precautions to eliminate mosquito bites for you and your family …

Work   to clean-up and eliminate mosquito breeding sites in & around your homes … and neighbor’s homes … including fountains, pools, old tires,  crockery etc.
For more details see:

Chikungunya & Dengue Virus Information

Mosquito breeding sites1

and

Dengue Fact Sheet – May 2014 Update

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Las Cabañuelas de Merida 2016

Jan. 2, 2016
Las Cabañuelas: Each of the days of the New Year forecasts the future weather of its numbered month.

Las Cabañuelas
It just rained heavily-but-briefly (Jan. 7),
so we can expect sporadic heavy rains in July.

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Direct Deposit of Social Security to Mexican Banks

Jan. 2, 2016
This article delves into the details of the good systems worked out by the US Social Security Administration and Mexican banks, for Americans who’ve retired to Mexico.

The Federal Benefits Unit (FBU), located at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City (and also at the US Consulates in Guadalajara and Ciudad Juarez), provides services to Social Security, Veterans Affairs, Office of Personnel Management and railroad pension beneficiaries throughout Mexico.   For details, see:
U.S. Embassy Mexico Federal Benefits information.

mexico map of US FBU service zones

US Federal Benefits Units Map of Mexico

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Read the full article at:

Direct Deposit of Social Security to Mexican Banks – Article

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Lower Mexican Gasoline Prices on Jan. 1, 2016

Dec. 2015
The price of gasoline in Mexico drops 3% on January 1st, 2016 !

Magna “verde” drops to $13.16/L  (currently at $13.57/L) … Premium  “roja” drops to  $13.68/L, and Diesel “negra” will be  $13.77 per litre.

After January, prices will be allowed to fluctuate within +/- 3% on a month-to-month basis, throughout the rest of 2016.   Reports continue to say that we will see additional gasoline imports in 2017 and a “completely liberalized market” by 2018.

Details at:  http://www.elfinanciero.com.mx/economia/asi-bajara-la-gasolina-en-2016.html

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INM Office Closed from Dec 19 – Jan 10 for 2015 Holidays

December 17, 2015

The INM agent at the information desk said that the Merida INM Office will be closed from Dec 19, 2015 – Jan 10, 2016 for the holidays.

Some other Mex. Gob. Federal offices (like INE) will be open for biz on Jan. 4.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS !

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US Govt. Extends ACA Healthcare Enrollment Deadline

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Deadline extended until Dec 17th

The December 15th deadline has been extended to December 17th at 11:59 pm PST due to unprecedented consumer demand. That means you have more time to get coverage that starts on January 1st.

Submit your application now to get coverage and pick the 2016 plan that fits your needs and budget.

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You must select a plan by December 17th for coverage starting January 1st.

Note: If you’ve already completed your enrollment for 2016 coverage, you can ignore this message.

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