Update on getting new plates & registration in Merida, Yucatan Mexico

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:

Have a Yucatan Plated Car? Time to Reemplacamiento ! (Schedule your New Plates)

~ 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 ~

As you were…


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7 Responses to Update on getting new plates & registration in Merida, Yucatan Mexico

  1. Pingback: Have a Yucatan Plated Car? Time to Reemplacamiento ! (Schedule your New Plates) | Surviving Yucatan

  2. Dave says:

    Thanks for posting this update Steve…I’ll be going to the Progreso office in February and it is nice to have a list of all the documents that will or might be required. (With stamps, signatures AND copies, of course!!)

    • yucalandia says:

      As always… good to hear from you.

      As their processes are evolving a bit over the past month, can you come back and tell us about your & Shirl’s experience(s) with this, when you’re done?

      Hope you and the missus are fine.


  3. Ken says:

    Thanks Steve for passing on this information. Hopefully we will be successful on the first attempt.

  4. Dave Grundy says:

    Steve..I decided to avoid the early rush and waited until this week to head to the license office in Progreso. I was in and out in about 10-15 minutes. Very easy procedure. The officials are very pleasant and easy to get along with.
    Paperwork needed is…
    1. Residency card
    2. Proof of address (CFE, water, Telmex, Mexican bank statement etc.)
    3. Proof of insurance
    4. The existing license paperwork (Tarjeta de Circulación)
    One copy of each (I had one copy of all pages of my insurance and of my bank statement)
    Just remember to take your old plates into the office with you.

  5. Cay Osmon says:

    Just went through the reemplacamiento process. After I found the right place (located in the Siglo 21 building but in the southeast portion; pass through the shoe fair on the Chedraui side to enter), it only took about 20 minutes–I got there at 2:oo (hours are 8-4, but they stop issuing fichas at 3:30). I was one of only about six other people going through the process. Enter and continue straight in to talk to a young lady who will verify you have your documents and give you a ficha to continue. She asked for copies of the Tarjeta de Circulacion, Comprobante, Seguros, and Residente Permanente card (in my case). She did not ask for originals. The ficha allowed me to enter the processing room where, on the left-hand-side, I gave my ficha to a person who, again, checked my docs and took my original Tarjeta de Circulation. She also gave me a ficha to proceed down the counter to a person who printed out a form with all my and my vehicle’s data. I checked the info, signed, then proceeded to another station to pay. The cost was $1. 446 pesos; in answer to my question, the lady said there was only one price regardless of the size of the vehicle. What she gave me was my comprobante and the new Tarjeta de Circulacion. On to the “Entrega las placas” desk where they shuffled my paperwork around, asked for my old plates, stamped my Tarjeta, and asked me to wait. Just a few minutes passed and my new plates were handed to me. I signed a form, complained about the new number being hard to remember (compared to the old one), and was on my way–to the car, in the blazing sun, to put the new plates on. All is tickityboo.

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