Aug 24, 2013
News from around Mexico: The old advice about foreigner drivers not having to show their INM documents to police has now officially “expired“, both in INM rules and om various state laws. e.g. Article 50 of the new Ley de Movilidad y Transporte (Mexico’s Transit Law for Jalisco) describes the we now must to have our INM document (Residente Temporal card or Residente Permanente card or Visitante permit) to be able to drive (in Jalisco and … other states).
“Artículo 50. Los vehículos registrados en el extranjero podrán circular en el Estado, si sus conductores acreditan la legal internación y estancia en el país de los mismos, mediante la documentación expedida por las autoridades federales competentes.
Mr. Google translates this as:
” Article 50. The foreign-registered vehicles may move in the state, if their drivers
prove the legal entry and stay in the country of the same, by documentation issued
by the competent federal authorities (INM).”
Combined with the various state rulings that we must show our INM IDs to police, consider INM rules that also require that we carry our INM permits (when outside our homes) and that we must show these permits when requested by Mexican Govt. officials.
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