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How much does it cost to legalize an American truck

The legalization of trucks It has coincidences with the legalization of cars and pick-ups, but of course if you have a truck that you need to legalize, you should know all the particular details for your peace of mind.

Then below you can find everything you need to know about American trucks and their legalization:

Everything you need to know about the legalization of trucks

Refering to legalization of trucksYou can request a definitive import permit so that you can circulate within Mexico without any limit, because in this way your truck will be legalized.

What vans can be legalized

  1. However, not all vans can be legalized, as the national market is protected by rules that prevent the importation of any type of new vehicle to be legalized in Mexico.
  2. If you want to import a used truck made from Canada or the United States, it can only be from 2009 or 2010 or later than 1988.
  3. Even its manufacture must coincide with the country of Mexico, the United States or Canada.
  4. You can control the country of manufacture with its VIN, the serial number, since the first number indicates the country of manufacture.
  5. Thus the first number must be 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 then it will mean that it was manufactured in North America, which includes Mexico, the United States and Canada.
  6. In principle, the VIN must always begin with a number, otherwise if it begins with a letter you will not be able to legalize it.
  7. If the VIN begins with the letter L, it indicates that it was made in China.
  8. If the VIN begins with the letter K, it means it was made in Korea.
  9. If the VIN begins with the letter J, it indicates that it was made in Japan.
  10. But the VIN can start with a number other than between 1 and 5, so it will indicate that it was not manufactured in North America and therefore cannot be legalized.

How to legalize trucks

  1. The legalization of trucks You can do it after requesting a permit through a customs agent, as they will be in charge of carrying out the procedure.
  2. The customs agent is the only person authorized to help you.
  3. You will find the customs broker on the official site of the AAMX, Customs Agents of Mexico.

Cost of legalizing trucks

The cost of the legalization of trucks will depend on your vehicle and its model, for example if the model is from the year 2009, 2010 or earlier you will pay:

  1. The 10% corresponding to the general import tax.
  2. If you have the certificate of origin, the rate of 0% corresponds to you.
  3. 16% VAT, the value added tax.
  4. For the registration in the REPUVEM, the public vehicle registry must pay $ 54.
  5. The 0.8% corresponding to the DTA, the right to customs processing.
  6. Add to these costs the fees of the customs agent, since each one has its own rate.

Documentation for the legalization of trucks

You need to present the following documentation with its original and copy:

1.The endorsed title of the vehicle or in the name of the importer.

  1. Official identification such as the voter’s credential, the military card, the Mexican passport or registration.
  2. Photographs of the VIN.
  3. The CURP.
  4. Proof of address such as a bank note, water bill or electricity bill.

American truck legalization prices

The prices of the legalization of American trucks vary depending on the year of your vehicle, therefore it corresponds to you according to the following:

  1. If your truck is a 2002 or 2003 model year, the cost is $ 11,500.
  2. If your truck is a 2001 or earlier model year, the cost is $ 9,000.
  3. The plates of your truck in the DF have a cost of $ 4500.
  4. The plates in the state of Mexico have a cost of $ 6000.
  5. If you have a classic model truck, the plates cost $ 14,000.
  6. If your truck is a tourism model from the year 2001 to the year 2011, the plates will cost $ 18,000.
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