March 4, 2013 Update
There is a report out of San Miguel Allende (SMA) that the US “Consul”, Edward Clancy, has spoken with the head of Aduana about the current issues of foreign-plated cars in Mexico owned by Americans using Temporary Import Permits (TIPs).
Personal email received today by Yucalandia directly from Consular Agent Edward Clancy DENIES ever talking with the “head of Aduana”.
Yucalandia readers should IGNORE any reports about:
~ False Report~ If your car was legal before you changed to either the INM Residente Temporal or Residente Permanente cards, then the head of Aduana says that your foreign-plated car and your Aduana TIP are still valid, as long as you have a valid INM permit. ~ False Report~
In the interest of encouraging Aduana to implement a single consistent uniform policy across Mexico, for either cancelling foreign-plated vehicle’s TIP permits, or to extend the expiration dates of Temporary Import Permits for vehicles, we (Yucalandia), contacted Ed Clancy (SMA US Consular Agent) to ask about exactly what he discussed with the “head of Aduana” about the new Residente Temporal and Residente Permanente INM permits and their foreign-plated cars, (as previously reported on Mexconnect).
We sent the following email to US Consular Agent Clancy:
“An anonymous expat from San Miguel de Allende has been writing on the internet that you personally spoke with the head of Aduana (last week), and the anonymous expat further writes that you are telling people that the head of Aduana (DF) told you that expats with foreign-plated cars who have valid INM visas, are allowed to keep their foreign-plated cars:
“Ed Clancy the US consulate rep here in SMA phoned and spoke with head of Aduana. … (The head of Aduana says that) for now if your car was legal before, it is now (legal) regardless of type of visa. ”
Did you speak with the head of Aduana (DF)?
Is this what the head of Aduana told you? ”
Here is Consular Agent Clancy’s 2/3/2013 official reply: The sections in blue are particularly interesting.
“Dear Dr. Fry,
I have never spoken with the head of Aduana;
I have only spoken with Aduana officials. …”
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Full Article with contents of the letter can be read at:
March 4 Update about Contacting Aduana and Your Ambassador re TIP Cars
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