What red-tape in buying a car in Mexico?

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  1. davisod

    davisod Addict Registered Member

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    I may buy a $1000.USD VW for my 7-week visit there from Canada next month. However, I'm sure the DMV in Cancun will demand certain things of me....what would they demand - an FM3, etc., etc?
     
  2. Klaw

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    Moving this to the Life in Cancun Forum.

    I'm pretty sure not too many tourists will know the answer to this one and the locals hang out in that forum more.
     
  3. Drewbert

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    From memory, FM3 + copy, passport + copy, utility bill. Then they'll try and make up a CURP # for you and that'll be fun.
     
  4. RiverGirl

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    If you have an FM3 you can get a CURP. I got mine in 15 minutes, it was a piece of cake.
     
  5. davisod

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    What is CURP?
     
  6. T.J.

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    I think it is hopeless unless you have an FM-3 in hand, if you want to do this next month.

    There is a black market type of policy I have heard referred to as "Prestar el nombre" or to lend the name. You get a Mexican friend to allow you to title and insure in his or her name and then get a notarized statement allowing you to "borrow" the car that you can carry with you just in case. Often when you cross from one state to another there are border guards. In Chiapas there are different guards on each side of the border - Federales on one side and Zapatistas on the other side. Do not even think of crossing the border to Belize or Guatemala using this stunt.

    You can even give agree to give them the car when you return. Or to sell it and give them half the $$, although they would be in control since they would have to sign the title. Either way, know who your friends are and know that you are taking a risk. IMHO anyway.

    I could probably get you a stolen car for $500 US that would be better than an old VW.

    JUST KIDDING ! ! ! !
     
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