All vessels are required to have a Temporary Import Permit (TIP) while in Mexico and the original document must remain onboard at all times Who can get this Temporary Import Permit? Foreigners or Mexican residents in national territory or abroad. What kind of vessels can I import temporarily to Mexico? Recreational and sport boats, boats, yacht or sailboats of more than four meters and a half of length overall, including the tows for their transportation.

Requirements

Where can I request a temporarily importation permit?

1. At the CIITEV units located in the division of the Customs’ office of entry to national territory. Refer to the directory of CIITEV units. Offices List

2. At the Mexican Consulates in Chicago, Illinois; in Austin, Dallas and Houston, Texas; in los Angeles, San Bernardino and Sacramento, California; in Albuquerque, New Mexico; in Denver, Colorado and in Phoenix, Arizona, in the United States of America as early as six months prior to the date of entry to national territory.

3. Through webpage : The term of the permit may start from the date on which perform the process. TIP Application

Documents

1. Original current vessel documentation or registration that proves ownership.

2. Applicants ID

3. For vessels registered under a Corporation or LLC, notarized letter to authorize the vessel operation to master operating it.

Costs

Cost At CIITEV Modules located at customs entry ports in national territory as well as the 11 Mexican consulates in the U.S, the amount to be paid is 51 USD dollars plus tax. Through the internet webpage, the cost is 45 USD Dollars plus tax.

Accepted Payments: In Modules located at customs entry ports in national territory, the payment can be done in cash or international debit or credit card in the name of the importer.

For permits issued at any of the Mexican consulates in the U.S, the amount can be paid with international debit or credit card in the name of the importer. For permits requested via website, the payment can only done with an international credit card in the name of the importer.

Accesories

Visitors are allowed to temporarily import the following movable accessories of the vessel: jet skis, including the trailer rack and any vehicle that allows landing, motorcycles, three wheel motorcycles, four wheel motorcycles, and other recreational vehicles, provided that such vehicles were not designed or made to run on public roads, as well as one non-profit making helicopter for personal use, provided that the provisions established in the Civil Aviation Act are observed. For this purpose, visitor shall show the certificate of ownership and fill the form “List of movable accessories of the temporarily imported vessel” issued by the Mexican Military Bank (BANJERCITO). Visitors must provide all information requested in the form.

Validity

The term of the temporary importation of a vessel is of 10 years with effect from the date of beginning of the temporary importation of the vessel, with multiple entries and exits during its validity period.

An extention to the temporary import permit may be requested for an additional 10 years for the same vessel as long as the process is being made within 45 days prior to the due date of the current permit, by internet, through banjercito.com.mx, or in any of the CIITEV units without the need to present the vessel.

Permanently returning vessel to Home Country

When the vessel is leaving the country by land you can inform it; It is needed the temporary imported vessel, the registered units in the form “List of Mobile Accessories of the Vessel” issued by Banjercito, the hologram and the permit of temporary importation or an under penalty of jury writ in free format indicating the reasons why the hologram, permit or both are not being presented.

When the vessel is leaving the country by sea: the original and the non certified copy of the sea dispatch sealed by the port authority, the form “List of Mobile Accessories of the vessel” issued by Banjercito, the hologram and the permit of temporary importation or an under penalty of jury writ in free format indicating the reasons why the hologram, permit or both are not being presented. These documents may be sent by certified mail to Banjercito o directly presented in the mail boxes located at the CIITEV units in the entry Customs’ office.

Further information: Manual Issuance of permits for temporary importation of vessels When the vessel arrives at a port where there are not with CIITEV module, importer can go to any branch of the National Bank of the Army, Air Force and Navy SNC, to apply for temporary import permit, if not the bank branch has the system for issuing permits for temporary import, the branch may issue a temporary import permit for the boat and fill it manually, that permit as valid as a permit issued by the system for issuing permits.

For further information call INFOSAT: Mexico Toll Free 01 800 4636728 options 7-2-2-1-1. US Toll Free 1 877 4488728 options 7-2-2-1-1.

More Information