As the capital of Yucatan, Merida is home of the Patria Monument in Paseo de Montejo. Over 60% of its residents are of Mayan ethnicity and it is also known for being very native with many different cultures' influences. Many people come to reside in this smaller city with a little over 1 million inhabitants.
The city holds a lot of old and very influenced architecture. There are many museums, restaurants, churches, cathedrals, and more to explore. When coming here to reside or even stay a while, consider shipping your vehicle over from the United States. This will prove to be invaluable and will allow you to travel the city's amazing landmarks.
The Policies of Mexico for Vehicle Shipment.
Vehicle shipment into Mexico is rather simple. The policies are always subject to change so although they are listed below, make sure to contact the Embassy of Mexico for current regulations.
The Documentation That Will Be Needed:
- Two of the following will be needed: License, Passport, Picture ID, Registered Voter's License, Visa, or Proof of Residency
- Original vehicle title and two copies
- A Shippers Export Declaration (SED)- obtain from U.S. Customs
- Pedimento- obtain from Mexican Customs
The Requirements That Need to be Fulfilled:
- The vehicle must be below a 10 passenger vehicle.
- The value of the automobile must not exceed $12,000.
- There must be a catalytic converter in the car.
- It has to have a gasoline engine.
- The vehicle must have been purchased in Canada or the U.S.
- Luxury vehicles, sports cars and convertibles arenot permitted.
- The vehicle must be older than 5 years of age.
Methods of Vehicle Shipment.
There are three ways to have a vehicle shipped from the United States over into Mexico. RO/RO shipping, container shipping and air shipping. It is up to you to decide which method is best. These methods are all quite different. Container shipping allows a person to send other belongings as well. RO/RO requires the car to be empty and is the cheapest form of shipping. Air shipping is very expensive.
Be selective in your shipping options. Don't break your budget and consider whether or not shipping other belongings over is necessary. Also, RO/RO shipping is not permissible at all ports. Make sure that there is one nearby that accepts this method of shipping. You will need to be present at the time the car arrives at port. Ports do not hold vehicles for the owner.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.