Park US-Motorbike in Central-America for 8 Month
I'm planning to travel from Dallas to Ushuaia and back in stages. The first stage has to end in Honduras, Nicaragua, CostaRica or Panama, where I have to park my bike (KLR650-2009) for about 8 Month.
Of course I don't really want to import the bike officially or pay a lot of customs. As I heard, CostaRica is very strict regarding Vehicle-Import formalities. (max. 3 Month in country or import-tax of ca. $1300). Is these statement correct?
Does anybody know, if the Vehicle-Import-terms are same in all Central-America?
Does anybody know a cheap way to handle this situation? (Bribe, don't import but pay fee, etc.?
Thank you for your help
that seems to be a hard one?
I thought you HUBB-users have answers for everything?!
Most bike imports are temporary. Panama I believe allows 3 months. Most of the south American countries where I've traveled also allow 3 months. There can be a large fine if you leave the bike for longer. Don't know of a way around this except to fly to the country where the bike is and drive across the border and back. Alternatively, you could give a notarized permission to a friend to do that for you.
You're my boy! Thank you for this advice... "you could give a notarized permission to a friend who drive across the border and back" is quite a terrific Idea.. I never thought about that.
I got some aquaintances there who probably are interestet in a tiny Motorbiketrip across the border an back...
Greetings from rainy Zürich
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