Storing my bike

Discussion in 'Americas' started by GSSwede, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. GSSwede

    GSSwede Adventurer

    Apr 14, 2011
    Trollhattan, Sweden
    Thinking of store my bike in Mexico City From end april to end of sept. Got a safe place for it.
    But what about the custom. Entering Mexico on the bike but leaving whitout the bike.
    Coming back 5 months later, jump on the bike, and start driving south.................
    For how long time can you drive around in Mexico ?? :bmwrider
  2. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

    Dec 29, 2009
    Austin, Tx.
    Just to follow up on our conversation:

    The FMM tourist visa and TVIP are issued for 180 days. You must return with the vehicle and TVIP to a Banjercito office to cancel the TVIP before the expiration date or you will forfeit the $400 deposit. Failing to cancel a TVIP, whether expired or not, will prevent you from acquiring a TVIP in the future.

    When you fly out of Mexico your FMM tourist visa will be cancelled and your passport stamped. But keep your TVIP. I would not even present it to anyone when leaving Mexico. When you return you will be issued a new FMM which you will cancel with Mexican MigraciĆ³n when you leave for Guatemala. At this time you will turn in the TVIP at the Banjercito office and receive a receipt. If you do so before the TVIP expiration date you will get your $400 deposit refunded.

    Since you will be returning to Mexico on a new passport be sure to carry your old passport as well since the TVIP is associated with your passport number.