June 6, 2015
This is just a quick announcement to caution foreigners driving UCD or ONAPPAFA plated cars to NOT drive their foreign-titled vehicle outside of the specific state for which it has UCD or ONAPPAFA plates, because the Federal police are currently threatening to confiscate GTO UCD-plated vehicles driven outside of Guanajuato.
According to an expert on UCD plates, with direct contact with the UCD national organization and with high-level Aduana officials: “ Federales are threatening to confiscate cars with a GTO UCD plate driving in another state including QRO which has its’ own UCD plate. ”
per “Sonia” of San Miguel Allende – an expert who has personally gotten 100’s of vehicles UCD plates. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sonia/252211011634302
Per our previous advice on this, UCD’s are campesino organizations, organized in individual Mexican states, with NO formal federal and NO national legal rights to ignore Aduana rules on importing vehicles. The UCD organizations depend on their members, campesinos, coming out to protest any violations of their “rights”.
See past info on this at: ONAPPAFA – An Alternative to Paying Aduana Import Duties and Permit Fees? – The Article
For general issues and details on importing cars into Mexico, see our main article at:
Importing & Driving a Car in Mexico
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Disclaimer: This information is not meant as legal advice. It is for educational and informational purposes only. Government policies vary between States and offices, and Mexican Government officials have broad discretion in how they individually enforce policies, so, your personal experiences may vary. See a professional for advice on important issues.
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