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Marriage in Guanajuato State 

All states in Mexico have similar requirements.


Birth certificate (only long version), apostille for Americans or legalized for Canadians and translated by one of three certified translators.

ID such as passport

Utility bill within 90 days (CFE, SAPASMA or TelMex).

Medical Labs (Analisis Prenupciales); valid for 15 calendar days

Certificado Medico Prenupciales; valid for 15 calendar days

Two witnesses for each person with official ID (4 witnesses in total)

If never married, present a document indicating both have not been married, divorced or widowed as processed by DGRC (Direccion General del Registro Civil) in any Mexican state or from the country in which one has lived. The document once issued is good for 3 months. If divorced a document proving so. If, from another country, the required document must be apostille or legalized and then translated by one of 3 certified translators.

Material possessions such as property, car, etc. must be specified and division determined.

Those who do not speak Spanish must bring a translator. 

San Miguel de Allende Property Taxes

Your property taxes may be paid on-line and they are due in the first 3 months of the year. There is a 15% discount when taxes are paid in January and 10% when paid in February. Your account number is on your tax bill called CUENTA PREDIAL. It is 12 digits and when you pay on line please omit the first two digits. 

​I process more drivers' licenses than any individual in San Miguel.

For a Guanajuato state driver's license one must be a citizen or have a Temporary or Permanent Resident visa card. 

I will make you license appointment in advance. A very brief and cursory medical form is to be completed. To save you from having to find the correct clinic and possibly the wrong form I will take you to one of three places allowed to complete the medical form. 

You will also be required to know your blood type as it is noted on your license.

Guanajuato State handicap parking permit is obtained by making an appointment in Silao, seeing the assigned physician, complete a form and photos. Once that is done, write a letter in Spanish asking for "handicap parking". Submit all to the Rentas office in San Miguel. This is a two day process. 

Guanajuato Driver's License

Guanajuato state emissions test are required for cars registered in Guanajuato state. To prevent risks of COVID-19 emissions testing in the verification centers will be by means of appointments.  

Guanajuato state refrendo (annual car registration) fee may be paid on line or a bank. It must be paid in the first 3 months of the year. 2020 Guanajuato vehicle registration fee (Refrendo) is 504 p for a car and 140 p for a motorcycle / scooter / ATV. There is also an additional fee called tenencia on any vehicle worth more than 500,000 pesos, when new.

All of my services are available in Puerto Vallarta / Riviera Nayarit and San Miguel de Allende.

Please contact me for your health, life, auto, evacuation and property insurance.

San Miguel de Allende Vehicles

Registration of a vehicle is completed at an office called Rentas. Please read on my web site under "vehicles" regarding buying a car in Mexico. This is not the US or Canada when it comes to registering a vehicle. A person requires a valid CURP (akin to SIN / SSN) to register a car. A CURP is only available to citizens and those with a Temporary or Permanent Resident visa card. Tourists may not register a car in Guanajuato state as they have no CURP). The Rentas office is very selective and all documents must be exact. Scooters and ATV's also require registration, license plate and helmets. If your license plates are held on in a way as not easily removed such as rivets that is illegal and may result in a fine.

You must carry your original vehicle registration called tarjeta de circulacion and proof annual regisrtation fee called "refrendo" is paid. 

Emissions test schedule:
5 and 6  January and February; July and August
7 and 8  February and March; August and September
3 and 4  March and April; September and October
1 and 2  April and May; October and November
9 and 0  May and June; November and December​

​Vehicle verification will be carried out through the appointment system, which may be made here:  Or telephone SMAOT: 473 735 2601

Cost for 2020 for a car driver's license is 592 p for 2 years, 753 p for 3 years and 913 for 5 years.

​Motorcycles / ATV / scooters require a separate license. Cost is 318 p for 2 years, 350 for 3 and 489 for 5 years. I will prepare your payment form in advance to save time and I will pay at one of the approved locations. 

A beginner's license is 613 pesos for cars and 286 for motos. They are available starting at age 15 up to when one turns 18.

​A replacement license is 210 pesos.​

Please allow up to 1.5 hours for the whole process including the completing of the medical form.