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Post by little italy on Fri Jul 13, 2012 5:27 pm

This was sent to me from a friend who had it confirmed by a lawyer




Dear all, I have been asked by a local policeman to pass this information on to all our foreign friends and you might already know this but I am from this country and I did not know. Yesterday my husband was stopped for a minor traffic violation and when he showed his drivers licence he was almost handcuffed and taken into prison but he managed to contact me on time.He was caring a color copy of his licence and this is a very serious violation of the law in Mexico and it is forbidden to make color copies of any legal document. This policeman was very polite and let us off with a warning but not all are this honest.

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Post by David on Fri Jul 13, 2012 5:42 pm

Not totally true. You can carry a certified copy of your car title, car import certificate, and probably some other items. They must be certified by a Notario. Copies of driver licenses and car license plates are forbidden.
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Post by Chico on Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:05 pm

little italy wrote:This was sent to me from a friend who had it confirmed by a lawyer




Dear all, I have been asked by a local policeman to pass this information on to all our foreign friends and you might already know this but I am from this country and I did not know. Yesterday my husband was stopped for a minor traffic violation and when he showed his drivers licence he was almost handcuffed and taken into prison but he managed to contact me on time.He was caring a color copy of his licence and this is a very serious violation of the law in Mexico and it is forbidden to make color copies of any legal document. This policeman was very polite and let us off with a warning but not all are this honest.

Absolutely correct in the situation that you described. Copies are considered a felony and may well end up with jail time. Originals only. I would not even chance notarized copies. Why not just carry your originals, as you would do in any other country in the world? Wish I could understand the fear and paranoia down here about carrying originals. chico

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Post by merry on Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:26 pm

David wrote:Not totally true. You can carry a certified copy of your car title, car import certificate, and probably some other items. They must be certified by a Notario. Copies of driver licenses and car license plates are forbidden.

Agreed. Spencer has said this many, many times.

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Post by johninajijic on Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:00 pm

You can carry copies of your Import sticker paper, your Car title, your Passport and your FM 3 or FM 2.

Spencer should weigh in on this topic.
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Post by merry on Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:01 pm

johninajijic wrote:You can carry copies of your Import sticker paper, your Car title, your Passport and your FM 3 or FM 2.

Spencer should weigh in on this topic.

He has, many, many times. He has explained to not just carry copies, but how to get them certified.

Spencer, maybe you can give us a link to this info on your website? It is so chock full of information like this and SO much more, it would be a public service.

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