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Legalize US Vehicles in Mexico
Let us help you permanently legalize your US purchased and plated car or truck to drive in Mexico!
We make it simple and hassle free for you!

Have you had a foreign vehicle in Mexico for many years but never bothered to legalize it?

Or did you bring a car to Mexico a few years ago but now the Customs sticker is expired and you're not sure what to do??


Stop Worrying! WE CAN HELP YOU!!

We know how to resolve virtually ALL vehicle related issues in order to get your foreign car or truck legal to drive again in Mexico!


Americans or Canadians who travel extensively throughout Mexico on tourist visas know the process of TEMPORARILY legalizing a foreign car to drive in the country as they cross the border into Mexico. This process allows foreign plated vehicles to legally drive the roads of Mexico sometimes for up to 6 months. For travellers and short term visitors who travel across the border frequently this process is relatively simple and works very well.

However, Americans and Canadians who elect to live part time in Mexico and want to bring their US vehicle with them have other options to consider. Some elect to simply bring their vehicles in and get the short term sticker from Customs at the border knowing they will be returning to the US and taking the auto out of Mexico before the Customs sticker expires. But for those who want to stay longer in Mexico than the temporary or short term Customs vehicle sticker allows or for those who want to bring an auto into Mexico and leave it to be used long term, a regular trip to the nearest Customs office is required in order to keep the vehicle legal over the long term.

In past times, simply finding a Mexican Customs office nearby could be near impossible and then for years the laws concerning foreigners and their vehicles was rather discombobulated so many foreign residents simply let their Customs permit stickers expire and decided to "take their chances" driving the car. Do yourself a favor and don't let this happen to you! Expired temporary importation stickers are where time consuming, costly problems begin with autos in Mexico.

What happens if you are driving your car with an expired Customs sticker and get caught?
Without question your vehicle will be seized right then and there and a lengthy and costly recovery process will follow. And with new fines and penalties being imposed now, often owners elect to simply forfeit their cars which then begins yet ANOTHER costly, lengthy administrative process entirely before one can import a subsequent car at all.

While the laws, regulations and requirements for foreigners and their cars have become clearer over the years, just the sheer logistics of getting a vehicle to the nearest Customs office can often be a hassle ~ especially in Quintana Roo and other States with few or no Customs offices to handle vehicle matters.

For those wanting to leave a car in Cozumel particularly, this regular trip to the mainland to renew the vehicle sticker can get to be a hassle. Since Customs is required to visually inspect the vehicle, those living and leaving a car in Cozumel have to get their autos over to the mainland via ferry along with all the paperwork, find the nearest Customs office in the appropriate city and keep the Customs sticker renewed.

Are you tired of taking your US car or truck to the mainland to renew the importation sticker to stay legal on the roads of Cozumel, Quintanto Roo and/or Mexico in general?

Why not save the hassle and just legalize that foreign auto for permanent use in Mexico?

We know the process and procedures and can do it for you faster than you can imagine! Plus we have drivers available throughout the U.S. and Mexico to facilitate the logistics of moving vehicles to nearby customs offices for the purpose of legalization. Just complete the basic information below concerning the auto you would like to legalize in Mexico and we can provide you a quote in no time!



Considering the new import fees and costs involved in importation these days, it often makes more sense to simply purchase a car in Mexico now. Back in the day, the resale car market was very limited and it was difficult to locate a decent used car for a reasonable price. But this is not the case at all now ~ used cars are readily available for purchase although it's critical to verify the chain of ownership/purchase before buying. So take an adventure and do some bargain hunting before considering to embark on the importation process!

Service Specifics

Name: Legalize US Vehicles in Mexico
Provider: Cozumel Insider
Availability: Due to overwhelming demand, this service offering is backlogged by several months as we are limited in capacity by the number of trusted drivers available for vehicle logistics throughout Mexico.
Requirements: Original Vehicle Title
Original Mexico Importation Documents (Date Not Important)






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