Customs regulations for the import of used household goods into Mexico
According to Mexican laws and regulations, in order to qualify for a free importation of your personal you must follow the following rules:
First – ALL goods must be used by the client for at least six (6) months.
2nd the client is bringing the items into Mexico without the intended for resale.
“Retiree” Visa status: You must show the list if items you intent to bring into Mexico and have it notarized and stamped by the Mexican Consulate in the city of origin.
Do Not Ship personal effects until all the documentation is complete and approved by the destination agent. (The airport holds the shipment for 30 days and ports for 60 days only). If the documentation is not presented by that time, the Mexican government confiscates the shipment. Inform the destination agent of the estimated time of arrival of the shipment at the Customs House of Port of Entry in order for them to proceed with the import process.
Have the moving company set up the transportation to avoid unnecessary demurrage and storage charges.
Sea shipments that are consigned to Mexico City terminal are handled directly by the contracts that the steamship lines. Agents cannot accept C.O.D. (Cash On Delivery) charges. The Destination agent can only collect these charges for destination services.
If you secede to ship Items that are Prohibited or Restricted as per the lists below, you are taking the risk that the customs authorities will seize the entire shipment.
Note: Sea shipments must indicate the following:
- A TAX ID number for all parties shown on bill of lading as shipper, consignee, and notify party.
- Mexican nationals must inform their RFC (TAX ID) number.
- Generic RFC / TAX ID numbers should be applied only in the following cases:
- Diplomatic and consulate goods should use the following code: EMB930401KH4
- International organizations should use the following code: OIN930413N0
- Foreigners should use the following code: EXTR920301TS4
Ports: Altamira, Manzanillo, Tampico, Veracruz and Laredo (overland from US)