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Old 15th March 2013, 06:11 AM
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I seen too many times how things work here in mexico so I'm just going to get the american truck down here and I'm packing up and getting out of dodge !!!! Since Jan. 13 2007 I have been shafted and had things stolen and paid mordida. My resolution is north of the border.
Sorry to hear that things haven't worked out for you in Mexico. I hope your life is happier once you cross the border.

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Sorry to hear that things haven't worked out for you in Mexico. I hope your life is happier once you cross the border.
I would expect not though....

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Ok,,,,,,,,I'll try to get my point across,,,,,,,,,I'm leaving this country and as most people I need a vehicle to use to move my belongings. As mexico has refused to remove a vehicle from the books that was a total lose to a fire in Jan. 2007, in central mexico, (that's 6 years folks, that I have fought with these people) I can't bring another vehicle here, I need a gringo truck to get my belongings home to the USA. Sooooooooo..........I can't have a mezcan vehicle in the US for more than 1 year (and why would I want to)........I would have to return to mexico if it were in a wreck because they don't have /sell this vehicle in the USA.
Now........I have heard that if I have a new passport with a new number then I can get another US vehicle down here. Because the all the vehicles are tied to your passport number. Is this a possibility???????????
Or I've heard that I can put the vehicle in my wife's name and come across.....BUT.....does she need to be in the vehicle at the border or can I just have copies of our marriage certificate and copies of her ID with me ??????????
Like I've said...I'm not trying to screw anyone I just need a vehicle and the mezcans aren't going to help.....and yes I've tried to turn the sticker in at the border and they say I'm screwed for life until the vehicle crosses back into the US, which will never happen Any ideas ?????
Why do You keep using that Mezcan word???

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Why do You keep using that Mezcan word???
I see it as his attempt at humor, though I don't find it very funny.

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That nasty word was from the beginning of the thread. It appears that the poster has (I sincerely hope) figured it out.

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I dont think there is any solid evidence YET on this but want to get opinions because I am going to visit the US for a few days to buy stuff at the border.

I have my car here in Mexico and still have my FMM, which both expire in July.

I dont see any problems with me going across the border to the US side on BUS and coming back a few days later...with my current FMM. Has anyone had any experience with this? I dont see how Mexico will be able to track me really...

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The immigration regulations stipulate that you must turn in your FMM when you leave the country and get a new one upon return. That said, I wasn't aware of that the first 4 times I returned to the US so I didn't turn it in. On the 5th time, my wife handed my passport to the INM lady with my not-turned-in FMM in it and she saw it and fined me $1000 pesos.

Bottom line, you can probably get away with it but it isn't legal.

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On an FMM, you may not leave Mexico without your vehicle, which becomes illegally in Mexico the moment you step across the border.

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Good point, Rvgringo. I failed to take note of the fact that they mentioned having a car.

That would be a deal breaker for me. You might get lucky and nothing will happen, but the risk of having your car confiscated and losing it would be too great for me.

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So, the consequences of not returning your TIP sticker are:

1. You lose your deposit
2. You can't bring another vehicle into Mexico.

So, if you are a residente permanente, who can't bring a vehicle in anyway, you're out your deposit but otherwise no legal problems?

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