How do you import a car to Mexico?

I’m moving to Mexico and want to bring my car. How can I import my car to Mexico?

First of all, I wish you the best of luck with your move! Second, the truth is, this is a complicated process. For this reason, it’s highly recommended you hire a customs broker to help facilitate the process.
Beyond hiring a broker, there are several other things to keep in mind:
  • You’ll need to contact your local Mexican consulate for up-to-date information about importing your car.
  • Typically, you’re only able to importNorth American manufactured cars.
  • Your car needs to meet Mexican emissions standards.
  • You need to be a permanent resident to bring your car to Mexico long-term.
When you meet with your broker, you’re going to have to bring and sign a ton of paperwork. Some of the things you’ll need to bring are:
  • The title of the vehicle
  • Proof of emissions testing
  • Documentation that proves your residency status in Mexico
  • Vehicle registration documents
Since this is an intricate and lengthy process, you’ll want to start by finding the best broker you can. From there, the process will be significantly less stressful.
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Will Baldwin
Answered on Nov 24, 2021

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