Is your Vehicle Illegal in Mexico?

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  I have received a number of questions, including a panicked message from my sainted mother, regarding the new vehicle importation laws for ex-pats. After developing a near migraine headache trying to unravel the information myself, I turned to Solomon Freimuth at mymexicanlawyer.com for advice. He very kindly wrote a post on the subject, wherein he outlines what the new importation regulations mean for foreign residents in Mexico. Incidentally, his site is a great resource for legal questions regarding living […]

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Penalty for Expired FMM?

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  Once again, El Codo has been lurking on Lonely Planet’s excellent Thorn Tree Mexico Forum. He directed me to this informative discussion of the penalties for an expired FMM. Be sure to read through to the bottom. I especially enjoyed the following very sound advice from “michoacan”: “I have found that being polite, honest and forthright brings about a lot of pleasant surprises with Mexican authorities. It seems many officials are looking to see if a person is seemingly […]

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