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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.

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.

While the laws, regulations and requirements for foreigners and their cars have become clearer over the years, just the 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 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!



We can legalize your foreign vehicle no matter where you are or the auto is located in Mexico! Just complete the form and give us the details so we can provide you with a hassle free quote today!

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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I know you probably get lots of pictures but I had to send you three. Look at the smiles on my boy’s faces. That says it all! Thank you so much for all your help and advice. We can’t wait to return. Your website is the first place we will stop! I wish we could have met in person. We will next time! T. Mahler Family ~ Howe ,TX

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Sherri...thank you again so very much for your fantastic website and for your excellent stories on life in Cozumel. We fellow Texans that are not fortunate enough to actually live there are able to do it through you and we are all extremely grateful...and incredibly envious! Having been an airline employee until retirement I have been lucky to have been down island over 20 times and it NEVER gets old. I thought I knew all about Cozumel, but was delighted to learn of new things and places through you and your website. Your current posting of how you came to Cozumel was so cool. You really need to work on that book! Congrats on this milestone, and continued luck and success in all you do. See you in September for our annual trip down for my birthday and Mexican Independence Day. M. Goodwin ~ Dallas, Texas

Derrick and I had a great time. We got our fill of diving. On the 4th day in fact, I was so tuckered out, I didn't think I would make it, but we persevered and did all 15 tanks of your ISLAMAR/DIVE PARADISE Dive Package B! The break in the sun was exactly what the doctor ordered…..rest assured, you have my business in the future and I'm glad to have been lucky enough to have found someone who is renowned for their business acumen and operates with such respected integrity in the community. Thanks again for everything that you did Sherri! R. Dugan ~ Plano, TX

We cannot begin to express our thanks to Sherri and the staff at IslaMar Villas for our wonderful 11-night stay. This was our third time staying at IslaMar Villas and for us it's the only place to stay in Cozumel. It has truly become our home away from home. We love the apartments, the courtyard and pool, and the warm and friendly neighborhood.

We also used "COZUMELINSIDER" to book our car rental with Avis. It went very smoothly and you guys also helped us trade in our little Chevy Pop for something a little bigger.

A big THANK YOU to Sherri for introducing us to a wonderful private driver on the mainland and for arranging our excursion to Playa del Carmen, Tulum, and Akumal. We were so happy that we decided to finally venture off the island and go to the mainland to see the ruins. The driver Sherri arranged for us was extremely friendly and went above and beyond to make sure we saw things we wouldn't have even known about had we taken the car ferry and driven on our own. To anyone looking for a private tour of places on the mainland, we highly recommend asking Sherri to arrange it for you. It was well worth it!

Thank you again, Sherri! Your kindness and warm hospitality makes us choose IslaMar Villas and your services over and over again. R & M Browning ~ Superior, CO
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