Feb 4 UPDATE
Progreso SSP Office for Exchanging Plates is open.
AAFY Collection Office in Progreso
C. 37 S / N x 74, Progreso, Yucatan.
(by the sports field)
Hours: Monday to Friday from 08:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday from 08:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Jan. 25, 2017
Note that we have covered the general details on how to do this & the general requirements in a separate post at this link:
~ Jan 25 UPDATE: Also Note … In addition to your paperwork/documents/money etc… We also … have to UNSCREW the old plates, and bring them in with us … to submit at the SSP ‘DMV’ … to get our new plates. ~
A good friend recently posted on the current conditions of how things are actually working. Here is their very good report – lightly edited…
“Today was the day to go to the Yucatan registry to get new plates. This was the second visit because the first visit noted we did not have the correct paperwork. Today with all of the correct paperwork and the old plates to turn in for new. After waiting in a long line of moving seats we got permission to enter to process the papers. The glitch was that the system was down and only a chit was issued in order to complete the process, pay, and receive new plates.
For those who are going and either own their car outright or it is financed, here is the documentation you will need:
~ An original AND copy of a CURRENT utility bill with correct address, (aka comprabante)
~ the original AND copy of the ‘old’ tarjeta de circulacion,
~ the original AND copy of your passport AND/OR (safely AND), original AND copy of your residence card (mexican green card!) or INE/IFE card for Mexicans
~ a copy of the factura of the vehicle – the bill of sale,
~a copy of your current proof of insurance (that may need to be stamped & signed to be a legitimate comprabante.)
Where to go?
The former prison across from the zoo in back of parque centenario.
I made a mistake and went to the new (SSP) location way up in back of Costco, where there is no close parking. I went to the location for placas and was asked if I had an appointment, replying no, I was told to go to the location as described above and there was another location I think in Sieglo xx1. The news is that this morning we were informed to return between 2 & 6 pm and the system would be up!!! ”
Happy Trails… Happy Motoring…
~ Safe Travels ~
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