Monthly Archives: May 2013

Residente Temporal: Working vs. Non-Working and Foreign Plated TIP Cars

Aug 9, 2015 Update While prior Aduana administrative policy was to deny Temporary Import Permits (TIPs) to Residente Temporals with permission to work, Aduana has changed its policy in the meantime to now allow issuing TIPs to working Residente Temporales … Continue reading

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

May 30, 2013 A reader has reported some unfortunate personal experiences with trying to surrender their TIP at the border and also problems that arose from driving out of Mexico and not officially “checking out” with INM. First Issue: The … Continue reading

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Residente Temporal Permit Holders Allowed to Own & Drive Foreign Plated TIP Cars

May 23, 2013 Did the Aduana de Progreso officials really tell the gringos: Residente Temporal permit holders supposedly cannot keep or drive their previously-legal Temporary Import Permit (TIP) cars in Mexico? Is the Merry-Go-Round of Misinformation spinning again… ? (making … Continue reading

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Official Mexican Government Website for Checking License Plates

May 12, 2013 In the latest round of pitfalls facing people who nationalize their foreign plated TIP cars, there are reports out of Chapala that some lawyers and brokers are issuing fake pediments and giving out plates that are off … Continue reading

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Back in the USA! … with my Mexican-plated car.

May 8, 2013 Good News ! With all the concerns over what to do with foreign-plated cars, we forgot to include descriptions of what to do with your Mexican-plated car if you want to go back to the USA.   The … Continue reading

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New Option for Permanently Importing a Foreign-Plated TIP Car into Mexico

May 3, 2013 Here’s a fun new post from the Chapala.com webforums: Since everyone has been talking about going to the border, here is how you do it at GDL airport……… 1. Go to customs air freight terminal.  It is … Continue reading

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Federales Checking For Foreign-Plated Cars with Expired TIPs

May 2, 2013 from Mexconnect: “For the first time ever, we (I was driving) were pulled over by of all things a Federale   and asked to justify our expired TIP.   It was outside of Customs near the Puerto Vallarta airport … Continue reading

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