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Mexico bike permit problem - Tapachula

We have been refused a temporary import permit (Permiso de importation temporal de vehiculos) at the Tapachula aduana.
My son and I are riding 2 motorcycles from South America to Canada. Both bikes are registered in Canada and the titles are in my name. I was issued a permit for one bike no problem. However the second bike was refused because "we could not produce an original birth certificate that showed I was my son's father". All other documents were in order including a notarized statement in Spanish where I authorized my son to ride my motorcycle. This letter was required by Costa Rica and was helpful when getting vehicle permits at other Central American border crossings.
We are going to try again tomorrow when different staff are on duty. Any information that might help us would be appreciated.
One suggestion was to obtain a "transit permit (pedimento de trancito) that would allow the bike to be ridden from one point to another in Mexico...say Tapachula to Matamoros.
Do we have any other options??
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We have been refused a temporary import permit (Permiso de importation temporal de vehiculos) at the Tapachula aduana.
My son and I are riding 2 motorcycles from South America to Canada. Both bikes are registered in Canada and the titles are in my name. I was issued a permit for one bike no problem. However the second bike was refused because "we could not produce an original birth certificate that showed I was my son's father". All other documents were in order including a notarized statement in Spanish where I authorized my son to ride my motorcycle. This letter was required by Costa Rica and was helpful when getting vehicle permits at other Central American border crossings.
We are going to try again tomorrow when different staff are on duty. Any information that might help us would be appreciated.
One suggestion was to obtain a "transit permit (pedimento de trancito) that would allow the bike to be ridden from one point to another in Mexico...say Tapachula to Matamoros.
Do we have any other options??
Thanks,
besides costing you at least $ 200.00 and have to enter as a transmigrante (30) days and have to use a broker @ tecum uman, the bike has to be out in 10 days and you have to drive the "route fiscal" to Matamores 200_185_Sayula_Tinage_Veracruz_180_101

I did in the past and made up a document where I sold the bike to my son ( nothing official), but need the cooperation from the guy in Tapachula, the guy who is working their now, I know and looks like he is working according the rules

I think it would be easier to get a birth paper from Canada of your son, what proofs obviously, you are the father and can bring the the 2 bikes in under your name
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Thanks for they reply. We were unsuccessful yesterday because the same crew were on duty. We will try again today, Sunday, if staff have changed.
The particular birth certificate they are requesting, a long form, will take at least 2 weeks to obtain. Although they agree my son and I are related as we have an obvious visual family relationship, they won't budge on the proof requested.
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One possible option for you. I crossed at the small river crossing border near Flores in 2007 (think it was west along the turn off at Sayaxche on Rt 5, about an hour along a dirt road) where there was no aduana. Paid a guy $20 to take my bike (R1150GS) on a small boat across the river). The guy who stamped my passport in Mexico said to go to Palenque for the temp import but the guys at the aduana there weren't bothered so I ended up not getting one. When I left Mexico at TJ. we just rode straight into the US without doing any exit (didn't even see where you were supposed to exit formally, just went with the flow of traffic...). never had any problems in Mexico.

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We just had a problem getting our temporary vehicle importation permit from the aduana in Mexico too. We were delayed for 4 days waiting for what we needed to arrive via FedEx. I know you can easily ride by the Banjercito/aduana posts where you need to get your permit, but if you're unlucky enough to get caught without the permit, they can confiscate your bike. It was obviously cool back in '07, but with all the checkpoints around now, especially heading north back to the US, riding through Mexico without that permit probably isn't the best idea.
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Thanks everyone for the information. We finally did get the permit from a new guy at the Viva Mexico aduana on Sunday when the regular crew are off work.
For details, please pm me.
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