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Thanksgiving travel is up! Go to Mexico!

Not just in U.S., but Mexico too!

According to AAA, predicts 43 million Americans will travel over 50 miles from their home this year. That is up by only o.7% over last year, as personal income remains tight.

Out of New York, a leading Travel Agency, CheapOair, announced it’s top 10 International and National destinations. Leading the International destination, as usual, Cancun garners top spot from the Northeast part of the U.S. I am sure a few people suffering from the effects of Hurricane Sandy would love to be able to kick back for a few days in a place that does not resemble a war zone.

AAA also states that due to the drop in gas prices, it is still cheaper to drive the family during this holiday than to fly. Thanks to a an average decline of 35 cents per gallon since last month.

We didn’t receive any concrete numbers for vehicle travel from the U.S. and Canada to Mexico, but it always remains one of the busiest travel times for Mexican Ex Pats to visit family and friends.

If you want to know what is needed when traveling to Mexico by car, please visit banjercito, to see what documents, and permits will be needed. Stick to the Mexican Toll Roads for faster and more reliable road conditions.

Other items needed:

1. Vehicle Title or Registration (if still making car payments, you will need a “Letter of Permission” from the Lien Holder.), we can help.

2. Valid U.S. Passport

3. A Valid U.S. issued Credit Card (Debit Cards will be debited a dollar amount according to the year of your vehicle)

4. A Mexican Tourist Auto Policy underwritten by a Mexican Insurance Co. Though your U.S. Auto Insurer may say you have coverage, Mexican authorities do not recognize it!

5. Very Important! Don’t forget to turn in your Vehicle Permit when you EXIT Mexico!

Beautiful Puerto Penasco, Mazatlan, and all of Baja are just a few hours away from most of the U.S. Southwestern States for those who just want to relax and enjoy the sun.

For those visiting family, your loved ones can’t wait to see you!

For all of your Mexico Auto and International health insurance needs, please call us at 1-800-434-3966 OR Email us at ici@mxici.com or visit us at mxici.com to issue your own policy. We appreciate your business!

How do I obtain a Vehicle Permit for Mexico.

1. First, you must provide an original Vehicle Title or Registered Receipt.

2. If your vehicle is being financed, leased, rented, or is a company car, you must provide a notarized “Letter of Permission” from the owner (Lien Holder) on their respective companies letterhead. Most institutions are well aware of what is needed. If not, let us know and we will provide further details.

3. You must provide a VALID Drivers License with photo of applicant. Note: they do NOT accept Mexican Drivers Licenses. Must be foreign to Mexico.

4. Pay a “Importation Fee” of $ 48.84 USD. The fee can be purchased, at same price, at Mexican Consulate, Online, or while crossing at border.

We recommend you purchase your Vehicle Permit on the link below. The English tab is on the upper right side of their site.


This will save you time, and help you to become an informed traveler.

5. A “Guarantee Deposit” for the return of the vehicle to the US, will be applied to all vehicles. The amount of the guarantee will be determined by the year of the vehicle.

The guarantee will be refunded upon cancellation of the permit at Banjercito offices, prior to the expiration date of the permit. The refund will be made in the same form as the deposit was made, i.e. Credit Card, or Debit Card. HINT: Do not allow the Card you used to purchase the “Permit” expire, as it could hinder you from receiving your refund! After all, this is bureaucracy at its best!

a. 2007 – newer $400.00 USD$

b. 2001 – 2006 $300.00 USD$

c. 2000 – older $200.00 USD$

6. If the vehicle is not returned to the US prior to the expiration date of
the permit or the permit is not cancelled upon exiting Mexico, the guarantee deposit will be forfeited.


We recommend you begin the registration process through the Banjercito link from 10-14 days prior to your departure. Happy travels!

For all of your Mexico Auto and International health insurance needs, please
call us at 1-800-434-3966 OR E mail us at ici@mxici.com or visit us at www.mxici.com We appreciate your business!