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Discussion in 'Latin America' started by Ymarzuca, Mar 18, 2014.
Presente y a la orden!
Mazatlan is jumping! There are thousands of motorcyclists rolling in from all over Mexico and event organizers are expecting the biggest crowd yet.
My boss called me back to the job site early, this will be the first time in 5 years that I have missed....
always a good time....
I'd post pics but you know...just a lot of hot chicas...
Mexico photo tag anyone? Some of my compas in Manzanillo just finally got permits from the gubmint and built a bridge I designed a few years ago. Someone go check it out. It can easily take the weight of many motos at a time, so someone get a photo riding across it. Great mountain riding on the other side in Jalisco. The bridge is over the Rio Marabasco and is the state line between Colima and Jalisco. The nearest towns are La Piedra Jalisco on one side and Cedros, Colima on the other.
Frontera Norte - Tierrosa Tam.
Sorry for writing in English, but my Spanish is not yet good enough to get things sorted out.
I have a question regarding import of my bike, evt. bikes, from Germany when I will be transferred in August for some 4 years to Mexico D.F.. My understanding is that the visa status will be permanent residency.
Guess there is a good chance that some expats are inmates and may have there share of experience on this matter.
Essentially the question is: Are bikes owned for a certain period (>6 months ?) tax and toll free personal belongings as other household equipment ?
Or will tax and toll be charged (about 30 % of actual value ?) by Mexican authorities.
While I would be really sorry to sell my bikes in Germany, transport plus tax plus toll would make it really economically sound to sell and buy something again in Mexico.
Your shared experience is really much appreciated !
Mexico does not allow a temp import with a permanent residency card. I went through this in Dec when i tried to bring my new bike in.
However if you are coming in to work, i thought the first 2 years you would work with an FM3. With that you can do a temp import. After the first 2 years then they make you get residency.
If you import your bike it will cost you about 30% of the value. However bikes cost a bit more in Mexico so you may be able to make it up when you leave by selling it here as a Mexican bike.
Cars and bikes are not considered household.
Hope this helps
What Kiko said reminds me that.....if you are married or have older children and they don't have residency...they can do a temp import as long as the car is in their name and they have a CC in the same name.
The bad thing about temp import is that it is only good for as long as the temp visa is good, it is a pain having to renew them every 6 months or so.
I thought they got rid of FM2s and FM3s last year (or at least talked about it) and replaced them with just temporary and permanent resident visas. Can't remember what they were calling the new ones.
Thank you all for that detailled advise.
I'll have to check with my company on the type of visa.
And as soon as the expat-contracts are signed I will check the options again.
However, I'll have a bike in this wonderful country.
Me and a few friends have been planning a trip through central and south America. A few weeks into the planning we realized that the price of our cameras and equipment may be an issue. Has anyone ever had any trouble bringing expensive equipment over the Mexican border, and if so, is there a way to get around it? I don't know if the other borders will have similar issues, but its good to get these things worked out ahead of time I suppose.
Not sure what you mean about equipment???
You are allowed to bring 2 cameras nothing is said about the cost. The issue is the more expensive the things you bring with you to Mexico the more you will worry about loosing them rather you are on a bike or a car, you will be worried every time you have to leave them out of your site.
You can google Mexican Customs and find sites that give you a lot of information.
Last ride around the Nevado de Toluca somewhere close to Coatepec Harinas.
en las terracerias norteñas
New adv riders in Fresnillo
Ia that your former bike Roy?
It was fun ridding with them. I think she likes ridding as much or more than him. However before the Tiger they rode 2 up on a sport bike. She said she loves the Tiger. You can imagine.
Based in the Austin, Tx., area.
Riding Mexico whenever I can.
Sounded like you had a great ride a few weeks ago!!!