Permanent residents and repatriated or deported nationals
Permanent residents and repatriated or deported nationals will be able to enter the country with their household goods free of foreign trade taxes provided that they abide by the following procedure:
- Obtaining the certified declaration of changing addresses in the Mexican consulate closer to their address, stating:
- Name of importer.
- Address abroad.
- Place to settle in Mexico.
- Description and quantity of the household goods.
- Length of residency abroad, which cannot be shorter than six months.
- Stating under oath the information from the previous import request of household goods, should there be any.
- At the end of the corresponding certification of household goods import, the following declaration must appear:
- “FOR ALL APPLICABLE LEGAL PURPOSES, THE FOLLOWING CERTIFICATE IS ISSUED IN QUADRUPLICATE, NOT LIMITING THE DEFINITIVE DECISION MADE BY THE CUSTOMS AUTHORITY WHERE APPROPRIATE, ACCOMPANYING THE IMPORT REQUEST WITH A COPY OF THE MIGRATION FORM OR CARD STAMPED BY THE MIGRATION AUTHORITY”
- Adding to such declaration a copy of the previous import request of household goods, should there be any.
- The import will have to be carried out by a customs agent who will have to fill an A1 request, declaring the tariff item 9804.00.01, in its corresponding field.
- Confederation of Customs Agents of the Mexican Republic (CAAAREM)
Phone numbers 01 (55) 33 00 75 00 in Mexico, Mexico City
Web page: link to external site www.caaarem.mx
- Latin-American Confederation of Customs Agents (CLAA)
Phone numbers 01 (55) 1107-8515 / 1107-8592 Nationwide
Web page: www.claa.org.mx
- The interested party should not have commercial invoices or be registered in the Registry of Importers.
- The importer must prove their immigration status at the customs office.
- In case of a second or subsequent import of household goods, permanent residents must request authorization from the General Legal Administration, one year after the first import of household goods took place.
Legal basis: Articles 61 fraction VII of the Customs Law, articles 100, 101 and 104 of its regulation, regulation 3.3.5. of the General Foreign Trade Regulations.