Declaration of goods
¿Should I declare goods?
¿When should I declare them?
You are obligated to declare when carrying goods whose value exceeds your exemption, provided that the value of those goods do not exceed 3,000 USD or equivalent in local currency. When it comes to computer equipment, the value added with the rest of the goods should not exceed 4,000 USD or equivalent in local currency.
When and where should I declare?
You must do so before crossing the “fiscal traffic lights” system at the self-declaration points.
How should I carry out the declaration?
If you arrive in Mexico by:
- Plane or ship: You must fill out the form “Customs Declaration for Passengers Coming from Abroad” to show it to the customs personnel and then press the fiscal traffic lights button.
- Bus: The driver must drive towards the designated checkpoint at the border, where you must get off the bus with all your belongings and luggage, fill out the form “Customs Declaration for Passengers Coming from Abroad” to show it to the customs personnel and then press the fiscal traffic lights button.
Note: Remember that you can now fill out the “Customs Declaration” form before arriving in Mexico at the webpage www.sat.gob.mx.
Take into consideration that you may pay up to 30 natural days in advance. Upon entering the national territory, passengers must hand over the “Payment of Federal Contribution” at the corresponding customs office, as well as the bank receipt for the federal contribution, issued by the authorized credit institution.