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This factura above is issued by broker for every car nationalized. Every vehicle once nationalized appears on REPUVE, a database of 33 million Mexican vehicles. And, on Aduana's web site one can check the legality of the pedimento.
Above is a sample of a pedimento issued by Aduana when a car is legally nationalized. Without a pedimento and a factura from the broker as shown to the right, a vehicle is not legally nationalized.
This was my first car nationalized and is my client proudly displaying Guanajuato state plates in September 18, 2013.
This is a pedimento as issued by Aduana for a car I nationalized.
UCD Permit: for those in GTO state nationalizing through me and waiting for your nationalizing to be completed, you have avaialble to you, FREE UCD permit allowing you to drive in the states of Queretaro and Guanajuato. Your vehicle can be insured, emissions tested and you receive letters from SAT and head of GTO state Transito police saying your vehicle is legal. To do so, please do it through me. There is an illegal UCD office which must be avoided or your car may be confiscated.
We continue to wait for the Mexican government to allow the nationalizing of vehicles which are within Mexico. Until then we can not nationalize more vehicles. I remain optimistic documents will come. I follow up at least twice a week. Fortunately, we did complete 89 vehicles located in various parts of Mexico. My goal is to complete all those pending.
I share everyone's frustration many times over. Unfortunately, we have no control over the Mexican government's corruption; we have no control over the Mexican auto dealers associations bribing and corrupting the government. Meanwhile, the broker takes months or more to give refunds. That refund is at least 25% less that what a person paid. So UCD and I make up approximately 75% of what the person paid in hopes of some day getting that amount back from the broker. Prior to a refund a nationalizing termination agreement is signed. As to timing, UCD builds up their cash reserves at their office and when they have enough they pay me and I pay the car owner. It can be 4 weeks and it can be 10 weeks.
I am told brokers expect to start nationalizing in June, just before the election ... fingers crossed.
At the border I am told 2009 and 2010 model years, NAFTA made vehicles are legally being nationalized at a cost on average of $2500 US.
If anyone offers to nationalize a vehicle and the process is to be completed within days and / or it includes state plates including EdoMex the process has a 100% chance of being illegal. For those obtaining EdoMex plates for their foreign-plated vehicle the process is totally illegal. If you want to check out such a process go and ask your local SAT / Aduana office if it is legal. Every car when legally nationalized receives a pedimento from Aduana and a factura from the broker.