Is Mexico Safe?

Discussion in 'Americas' started by Arte, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. Kiko

    Kiko Long timer

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    If you converted to the Permanente Visa since the law changed in November of 2012, then your Permanente card should qualify you for vehicle import purposes,

    Temporal Visa or a FMM requires the 180 day TVIP. No more letters from Aduana giving you annual permission to keep the vehicle in Mexico without a new sticker every 180 days.

    If you went Permanent then you need a letter to exit the country with your foreign plates and you have 30 days to do so. No foreign plates permitted with the Permanent visa.

    On a side note (in Jalisco anyway), you will get hung with 35% capital gains taxes if you sell property in Mexico with any Visa other than the permanent visa. The tax is 35% of the difference between the sales price of the property and the value on the tax rolls, not the difference between what you pd for the property and the sales price when you sold. Tax roll values here are a mere fraction of the value of the property usually so the capital gains tax can be a big hit.
  2. Kiko

    Kiko Long timer

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  3. dwj - Donnie

    dwj - Donnie Long timer

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    I won't be importing any! :deal Neither will Mike! :rofl
  4. rodrut

    rodrut Ride Central America

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    Hey gang, I haven't been on here for a while. I was living in Belize for 4 years and moved back to Texas 5 months ago. If anyone in Texas is doing any interesting rides in the next few weeks please let me know. I would really like to take off south with a group of good ADV tequila drinkers. I can only go as far as Antarctica but would be fine with anything closer.
  5. Bato

    Bato Been here awhile

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    Callo de hacha & pulque Mi General Huesca @ La Excentrica all for 2 bucks
  6. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    I'll be riding the GS with Touratech farkels to Starbucks for a Caffé Mocha (grande extra hot triple non fat decaf two pump vanilla no foam latte with cinnamon and chocolate sprinkles in a double cup) in about an hour and a half

    I'll buy

    Be there or be (Billy Haislip) Squier!

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  7. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    I see what you did there :chace
  8. jimmex

    jimmex Guero con moto

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    Me too: he ate some tasty pulque. :dg
  9. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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  10. rodrut

    rodrut Ride Central America

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    Im all in. I just plugged in the GPS and at 212 mph I can be there on time. I love a free cup of coffee :) Thanx Trice
  11. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Or you might prefer to come with SR and I next month to run the Sierra off-road from Durango to Mazatlán. Leaving DGO June 21 (Friday), overnight in the Sierra, and hit the beach at Maz Saturday afternoon.

    Not so much coffee on that run but a tequila or two Friday night at the cabins

    Dirt

    Lots of it
  12. Ken Fritz

    Ken Fritz Long timer

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    No pics for 3 reasons:
    1. Slow Internet & hi res./large pics (6mb) don't mix
    2. I Don't know how to post pics on ADV
    3. I'd rather be fishing and drinking than conquer #2 or waste time on #1.

    Northbound for La Paz manana; see #3 above. Repeat as desired.

    PM me for pics if you wish. Better yet, ride Baja on or off road and get your own.
    Fly fishing for roosters off Sunset Beach and catching bonita off Los Arcos was good today. Lotsa ceviche and cervezas for tonight.

    Hasta luego:1drink
  13. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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  14. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    I was quoted $800 to import the '06 Tiger. Not NAFTA bike - Vin begins with 'S.'

    I have not been called back to immigration to pick up my new permanant ID card so I can't start the process yet. Living just outside the Sonora Free zone has its benefits. There are no Aduana checkpoints between the Free Zone on Hwy 15 and here. I hope to get the bike imported next week or the week after, along with the 2 SUVs. (Wife and I sharing the load on the max 2 vehicle rule.) I will write up what happens, when it happens.
  15. Kiko

    Kiko Long timer

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    $800 for the Tiger import is dirt cheap. I would have guessed $2500+. Just curious, did they ask you what you paid for the Tiger and if so, what was your answer?

    Edit: My atty in Mexico called me today and said he has my permanente card in hand, five months to the day after my application. Nothing was happening until I went to two hearings in Guadalajara. He submitted 150 visa applications with mine in December and only three have been approved thus far.
  16. Arte

    Arte Pata de Perro

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    plus add the constant feel of fearing to encounter with an oncoming semi on your own lane... :lol3
  17. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    We had no hearings, just a questionnaire. It was pretty easy, most of it was done on-line before we went to the office in Hermosillo.

    As for the bike, the broker never asked for a sales price, I gave him the year, the model and the VIN over the phone and he e-mailed the cost back to me. The bike is at $5k +- in the NADA book and 38% of that is $1900. The guy may be playing bait and switch or he may just have screwed up and sent a bad figure. Nothing to pursue until we have the cards. BTW, the price to import the 05 Suburban was quoted at $980 and the 97 Expedition at $880. I'll pay $800 in a heartbeat but if he left a digit off and it's $1800 I will have to think about a NAFTA sourced bike. I think I'll shoot him an e-mail and I'll start checking on what Honda, Suzuki, Kawi and Yamaha models are built/assembled in the USA.

    If it was easy, everyone would be doing it.
  18. WeazyBuddha

    WeazyBuddha Carbon-Based Humanoid

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    So Pilot815 and I were headed to the Anzalduas bridge for permits today. Well, his KLR started acting up, coughing and stalling and dying two or three times.

    He decided to take my advice; I told him, if it starts again head back to my garage and let's tear into it.
  19. rodrut

    rodrut Ride Central America

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    That sounds like my kind of trip. I would like to join you guys for that one. Thanx for the heads up.
  20. Kiko

    Kiko Long timer

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