UPDATE, 21 April
I went this morning to renew my Tarjeta de Circulation. I had the list of stuff below, both originals and copies, well except for the copy of my identification. Luckily there is a copier there that you can pay a young lady to make copies for you. Cost me 2pesos to get a copy of my id made.
It was very quiet at 9am, not many people there doing business. I was in and out in less than 15 minutes and it cost me 68pesos for the renewal. I had to pay an extra 20% because I was late getting my renewal, would have been 52pesos if I had been on time.
so now, should the urge strike, I can sneak over the borders in my little green chevy!
Here in the State of Yucatan it is common to have to get new plates (placas) for your car every 2 years. In the USofA typically to renew the plates we have we maintain the actual same plate and number year after year, just affixing an updated sticker to indicate renewal status.
I bought my little 2nd hand Chevy Corsa in December of 2012, so this past December was my renewal period.
One of the really difficult things for us from NOB (North of the Border) is dealing with the vagaries of laws, rules, regulations and such. And of course this was no different. All we heard were rumors and speculation, no ‘Word’ was ever for sure. Rarely do you ever get things written down.
But then again, you can’t in to too much trouble can you? Or can you?
One thing with this non renewal is that other States may not realize that the State of Yucatan decided not to renew. So, if you drive your car across State lines you could get pulled over, and possibly detained for driving with expired plates.
So, how do we fix that? Well rather than just go in and renew your plates, you now have to go in and get a new Tarjeta de Circulation that shows that you can drive your car, that everything is clear, you owe no taxes (tenencia) etc.
The Tarjeta de Circulation is a small document with all the particulars about your car, its ownership, its status, its plate number etc. You can’t get it if you owe money.
Many of us rely on a facebook group geared towards stuff happening here in the Merida region for our dispersal of information. And it was through this fb group that this information was circulated –
Good news on tag renewals. Info I get is that the Government of Yucatan has decided not to change plates in 2015, only to renew the “tarjeta de circulación”.
In order to renew your vehicle´s “tarjeta de circulación”, these are the necessary documents:
– Original of circulation card of the vehicle (“tarjeta de circulación”).
– Original of your last payment of tenencia.
– Original sales invoice with the signature of the seller at the back.
– Original of your resident card, and copy.
– Copy of the current insurance policy.
– Original of a proof of address under your name, not older than 3 months: electricity, water, telephone or cable TV; or bank statements or statement from department stores (such as Liverpool or Suburbia).
The cost of the renewal is still unknown, it will be published in 2015, should be no more than 300 pesos.
So this coming week, I meant to do it 2 weeks ago but have just been too busy, this coming week I hope to get this done.
Heck, I just might want to drive out of the State!