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 Posted: Wed Apr 3rd, 2019 11:08 pm
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I am a member of the Mazatlan Yahoo members group. 


Yesterday or today, a prominent attorney, who has previously been very instrumental in dealing with immigration issues and car importing issues for many years, posted that she can begin to process vehicles for importation again. This follows a long period where the Mexican government ground the process to a near halt, due to an incredible amount of fraud being perpetrated by unscrupulous importers with fraudulent paperwork.


Her name is Sonia Diaz and she is very famous and well-respected in the gringo community from Mazatlan south to PV and east to San Miguel d Allende.


Anyway, she has posted that she can begin the nationalization process for any NAFTA vehicle (basically, a VIN that begins with a number instead of a letter) from year 2000-2016. The cost is a sliding scale depending on the year and value of the vehicle. But she states that she can give a firm estimate of the cost based on the VIN alone. The range is between 40k and 70k pesos.


There are conditions:


-Vehicle must currently be in Mexico
-Owner must possess a Mex DL, a temp resident card or a permanente resident card or, in the case of a Mex National, an IFE/INE card.


She says the process should take about two months. I do not know about whether the vehicle needs to be in her neck of the woods.


On her website, she warns that if you encounter other entities that claim they can process an importation claim within days, you can be 100% sure it is fraudulent. 


So, if you know of other importers in Sonora, you might contact them and see if a thaw in importation has indeed occurred. 


Anyway, she can be contacted at 


SONIANGEL32@hotmail.com 

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when i imported my 2001 cherokee 3 years ago i used a sonoran attorney who deals in importation.
i met him at the mcdonaldsi n nogales,az. i followed him across, started the paper work at his office, drove the car for inspection, had a sticker placed on the wind shield. the entire process to about 3/4 hours. i brought my new mexican titled paperwork to vehicle registration here in guaymas and got my license plates.
i have paid for my new license tags 3 times now!

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So, what did you pay him ??

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i think iT was about $1200 usd. BUT AS HOOK STATED IT DEPENDS ON THE YEAR AND VALUE OF THE VEHICLE!

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We lived down in that area (Guadalajara/Lake Chapala) in the summers for a few years, and I was familiar with her when we were there.


She has been saying that she can import vehicles for years now, and collects money in advance from people wishing that it was true.


She hasn't had a successful importation other than the standard ones that anyone can do at the border.


FYI, she is not a lawyer by any stretch, just a facilitator who works with gringos.


Maybe things have changed now, but just be careful.  She promises to refund all your money if she can't import the vehicle, but somehow not all of it gets returned.



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Refund does happen , but was about 10k less than sent.

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i used Lic. Oscar Fco. Angula,  ancomercial@hotmail.com  


this was 3-4 years ago.

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Frankie,
Thanks for the info.

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gpyros wrote:
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We lived down in that area (Guadalajara/Lake Chapala) in the summers for a few years, and I was familiar with her when we were there.


She has been saying that she can import vehicles for years now, and collects money in advance from people wishing that it was true.


She hasn't had a successful importation other than the standard ones that anyone can do at the border.


FYI, she is not a lawyer by any stretch, just a facilitator who works with gringos.


Maybe things have changed now, but just be careful.  She promises to refund all your money if she can't import the vehicle, but somehow not all of it gets returned.





Thanks for the info, Greg. Good to know.


What would be important to know, if one is considering importing, is whether this logjam has finally freed up.

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