Mexican customs regulations are subject to change and interpretation by authorities at different ports of entry/exit. You must know what documents are needed and what is allowed or not to be shipped.
Household goods and personal effects shipments are tax and duty free, if all permitted items have been used for more than six months and show evidence of use. All shipments are customs inspected so we recommend not attempting to hide any prohibited item.
Documents required depend on your particular immigration classification. Returning Mexican nationals need to obtain from the Mexican embassy or nearest consulate a document titled "visado de menaje de casa", that is a consular inventory, after showing proof of having resided out of Mexico for at least two consecutive years.
Foreign nationals besides their work visa (FM3 visa) might be also asked for this "visado de menaje de casa" and it is up to customs officials at the port of entry to ask for it or not. For exact information on your particular case, please contact us.
There are other classifications like returning students, Mexican and foreign diplomats, etc. with special requirements for each one.
As a rule do not include in your shipment
We can gladly provide you with the complete and correct information for your particular case.
Customs regulations differ from country to country, so we recommend contacting us for more specific information.
As a rule, do not include in your shipment any type of foods or beverages, natural plants or soil, drugs, pirated or pornographic items, firearms, ammunition, etc.
When you contact us, let us know your plans, nationality, the origin and destination cities for your move, if you already have your visa and what furniture and personal effects you are planning to ship. Based on this information we will quote you a "ballpark price" and if required will schedule a visit to your residence by our nearest agent for a more reliable estimate, then program packing and loading dates.
Shipping your automobile by itself or with your household goods depends on the laws of the countries involved.
For more information we need to know your nationality, visa type, country of destination, vehicle brand and model and country where license tags were issued.
Even though the likelihood of major damage is little, the possibility is always there, that is why we recommend insuring your goods door to door, from packing to delivery time.
As guideline you should insure for how much it would cost to replace your goods at the destination country.
Contact us for more information regarding policy premiums and terms of insurance.
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