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The danger is in having a vehicle impounded and having a very long and difficult time getting it back; if ever. The reasons can be very convoluted.

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The danger is in having a vehicle impounded and having a very long and difficult time getting it back; if ever. The reasons can be very convoluted.
Agreed. Not really planning on this extreme problem.


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I just ran into another situation. I went into the US a month before my FM renewal. When I came back into Mexico they would only issue the vehicle permit to coincide with my FM so I paid $300 bucks for a permit that was only good for 3 weeks. I'm getting fed up with having my pocket picked

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I just ran into another situation. I went into the US a month before my FM renewal. When I came back into Mexico they would only issue the vehicle permit to coincide with my FM so I paid $300 bucks for a permit that was only good for 3 weeks. I'm getting fed up with having my pocket picked
I understand your concerns but what would you expect them to do? Your import permit is tied into the dates on your FM. This by law and works very well for those of us who renew our FM 2 or 3 each year. The permit expires when your FM does. Were you aware that you can renew your FM2 or 3 thirty days prior to expiration?

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I understand your concerns but what would you expect them to do? Your import permit is tied into the dates on your FM. This by law and works very well for those of us who renew our FM 2 or 3 each year. The permit expires when your FM does. Were you aware that you can renew your FM2 or 3 thirty days prior to expiration?
And it is 30 working days, or it least it was last time I renewed in Guadalajara. So, you can renew 6 weeks prior to expiration.

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I just read the advice here saying that I can't fly in&out of Mexico while my car is in Mexico. Well, it's too late, because I just returned to Mexico after being in the US for a week. I entered Mexico on a tourist visa almost 2 months ago. What does this mean for me? If I drive out of Mexico will I never be allowed to enter with another car? Will they keep my deposit?

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Your car was temporarily imported on your first FMM, good for 180 days. I suggest that you get the car to the border, have Aduana remove the sticker legally, and get your receipt before that original 180 days expires. One day after expiry, your deposit will vanish forever.
If they ask for that original FMM ...... it got lost ....... Don't show the new one!
Exit, and get a new FMM and then get a new permit for your car.
Next step: Get a proper visa, which will make leaving without your car a legal act. Immediately, notify Aduana of the new visa and they'll issue a letter which will protect your deposit. Do that again on every renewal.

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Your car was temporarily imported on your first FMM, good for 180 days. I suggest that you get the car to the border, have Aduana remove the sticker legally, and get your receipt before that original 180 days expires. One day after expiry, your deposit will vanish forever.
If they ask for that original FMM ...... it got lost ....... Don't show the new one!
Exit, and get a new FMM and then get a new permit for your car.
Next step: Get a proper visa, which will make leaving without your car a legal act. Immediately, notify Aduana of the new visa and they'll issue a letter which will protect your deposit. Do that again on every renewal.
Thanks for the advice. You think there's a chance that they might check my Passport for dated stamps to make sure that I wasn't in & out?

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I've never had a passport stamped in or out of Mexico; only the old FM3 booklets. That said, I haven't been out of Mexico in many years.
Your 'importada temporal' is tied to your passport, so I suppose they could ask to see it. I don't know.

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Im entering Mexico with my car on an FMM. But I intend to get my FM3 this winter while I'm there. If I understand this thread correctly, I will have to make application "somewhere?" to extend my car permit annually at the same time I renew my FM3? And so if I leave my car there I basically I forfeit my deposit until I finally bring it out...maybe years from now?
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