I went to SAT and they issued and stamped a letter with the VIN number and license plate number for my "renewal" but later when I was stopped the transito police said it was not valid. They want to see the official brown form that you get at the border. The Transito police are the worse, they set up roadblocks with a wrecker standing by to impound your vehicle and love seeing American plated vehicles. My wife jumped out of the truck and got pretty aggressive with them and they backed off.In N. Vallarta today I picked up my renewed Res.Temp card for my last two years of temporary. Then, for the TIP for my car immigration directed me to the SAT office. When I got to SAT they sent me to another place, and that place sent me back to SAT! Finally I got someone who spoke a little English and she said I had to go to GDL or Colima to get the TIP and that is was not available through any place here in Vallarta. She also gave me a number in GDL to call, which I did, and that person spoke no English at all. Hello wall.
I have been searching for recent postings about this and haven't found much. One post suggested that I can go to the airport aduana for a form and then mail it somewhere ... GDL? MX City? Last year I had Spencer do it when I was in Lakeside. I may need to call him tomorrow. What is everyone doing about this?
No they didn't but it's water under the bridge now.The letter you had, unless you obtained it from Mexico City SAT, needs to be sent on to Mex. City SAT, which is where the official renewal comes from. It is then entered on the database so local cops and transitos can call it up. Local offices only issue the letter which needs to be sent on. Apparently they didn't explain that to you.