|Area:||761,606 sq. mi|
|Top 5 Largest Cities:||1. Mexico City 2. Ecatepec 3. Guadalajara 4. Puebla 5. JuÃ¡rez|
|Motto:||“Patria, Libertad, Trabajo y Cultura” / “Country, Liberty, Work and Culture”|
Moving over the boarder to Mexico can be very stress-free and exciting with Nationwide Van Lines. We will walk you through the entire process so you will never feel alone. Our team of professionals are more than happy to assure you are being moved the best way possible. Allow us to make your move a great move!
To assist clearing your household goods (HHGS), the documents below may be needed. Please familiarize yourself with the documents below.
Padron de Importadores – A national registry for al importers and exporters. This will allow your HHGS to be imported successfully.
Padron Sectorial – The registry of special products.
Certificado de Origen – Certifying that your HHGS can be released from a country of territory.
Your Visa de Residente Temporal – This form is your Temporary Residence Visa which is obtained by the Instituto.
Registro Federal Causantes – The Federal Registration of Tax ID of the company you work for that is provided by your employer.
Clava Unoca de Registro de Poblacion (CURP) – A document for citizens and residents to gain an 18 alphanumeric identity code to identify you.
Registro Federal de Contribuyentes (RFC) – Document needed if you are conducting business that is rightfully or is obligated for the declaration of taxes.
Carta Compromiso – Your commitment letter to cover finances for import.
Carta Juramentada – A declaration made to Customs stating that all new items are listed and that there are no prohibited items in your shipment.
Nacional de Migracion – Acts as a temporary work Visa.
There are important documents necessary to help you through Customs. Below you will find some of the documents you will be asked of.
Once your household goods have arrived in Mexico along with your documents, both are subjected to examination by Customs. A CBP officer will examine your household goods to determine the value, correct markings, proper invoicing, existence of prohibited items, damages, deterioration and illegal narcotics. It’s important to assure all items are properly described and accounted for to avoid any delays or seizure of items. Once your items are approved for release, they are safeguarded by the proper officers.
Once your items are in Customs hands, you will be in charge of satisfying the Impuesto al Valor Agregado (IVA). This is Mexico’s version of the Value-Added Tax (VAT). IVA usually runs from 10% to 16%.
Mexico has specifics about the duty-free goods one can import. You must be 18 years or older and stay within the below restrictions.
Used personal effects and used household effects are duty free as long as the below applies:
The correct labeling and markings are very important for Customs. Each mark and label should be in the Spanish language. Please take a look below to discover the marking and labeling requirements.
There are a number of items Mexico will not allow to be imported. Please take a look below to discover some of the prohibited items.
There are items that are allowed to be imported in Mexico, yet has a form of restriction. Please take a look below at some of the restricted items and their restrictions.
The liability for duties are paid once Customs has cleared your shipment for release. There are no options of prepaid duties or taxes prior to exportation from a foreign country. Once your shipment is filed with CBP, the party and only the party listed as the receiver can pick up the shipment. If household goods are warehoused, the party of liability can be changed to another party, most whom purchased the goods. The Customs broker cannot pay duties, but can accept a check written out to the Customs and Border Protection to forward. Once items are received, all articles are deemed owned by the receiver and no longer in ownership of the CBP.
For more information regarding moving to Mexico, please visit the websites below:
All information featured above is for viewing purposes only. To obtain up-to-date information about overseas shipment, please notify your nearest Consulate.
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