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Moving from Dubai to Mexico

Moving from Dubai to Mexico

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Moving from Dubai to Mexico

If you’re moving to Mexico from Dubai, UAE, there’s plenty to contemplate before you head south. With most to arrange for, the very last thing you wish to fret about is that the logistics of your complicated move.

Dubai Movers will make your transition to Mexico as seamless as possible by providing top-notch shipping services for all of your household goods and far more!

How Dubai Movers can help for moving to Mexico

First, one in all our trained moving specialists will provide a private consultation, thoroughly outlining your moving options supported specific criteria, such as:

  • Your moving timeline. When does one have to be in Mexico?
  • Your land plans. Will you be renting or buying?
  • Your family/household size. Will you be moving alone or along with your family? For business or personal reasons?
  • Cubic feet estimate. How large is your shipment?

What Will Moving to Mexico Cost?

For an accurate estimate of your shipment size, you ought to schedule a home survey as early as possible for your move to Mexico. Our moving specialists will assess your belongings to administer you the simplest potential estimate to expedite your relocation. the price of moving to Mexico will vary considerably supported the cubic footage of your belongings and your proposed destination point.

Don’t forget to ask about our overseas packing and custom crating services, too!

About Mexico

Mexico is the eleventh most populous country within the world, featuring over 113 million residents. With the ruins of several advanced civilizations just like the Maya and Aztec, Mexico may be a beautiful historic land. To its north is that us, and to its south, it borders Belize and Guatemala. The Gulf of Mexico and therefore the Caribbean Sea border Mexico’s eastern coast, while the ocean borders its west.

A heavy majority of the country’s population speaks Spanish, but a little percentage of individuals also are fluent in indigenous tongues. Mexico is additionally one amongst the biggest oil producers within the world, which is why its powerful economy continues to grow. Featuring historic ruins, famous cuisine, and a good style of art, Mexico may be a place where you’ll learn something new each day.

Can’t wait to urge started along with your international move to Mexico? know what you’ll have to clear Customs!

Custom Regulations for Mexico:


  • Passport
  • Temporary Residence Visa (Visa de Residente Temporal – obtained by the Instituto)
  • Work permit (Nacional de Migracion)
  • Inventory list (original copy and two copies typed in Spanish – signed by the owner and notarized)
  • Inventory – estimated value included
  • Consulate at origin
  • The manifestation of Value (obtained from service agent)
  • Declaration to Customs (Carta Juramentada – states there are no prohibited items in shipment, all new items listed)
  • Letter of Commitment (Carta Compromiso)
  • Liability Letter (obtained from service agent)
  • Federal Registration or tax ID of the employer (Registro Federal Causantes)

For permanent moves to Mexico, you are allowed to import both used personal effects (clothes, jewelry) and used household effects (furniture, bedding, linens, rugs/carpets, dishes, etc.) duty-free, under the following conditions:

  • Items have been in shipper’s possession for a minimum of six months and are not intended for resale
  • Returning nationals must have lived outside for a minimum of six months to import used goods duty-free
  • FM-3 visa holders must export used items upon departure
  • Any items less than six months old must be declared separately on inventory and are subject to duties (otherwise, shipment can be held/confiscated)
  • Amount of new items (anything purchased less than six months before import/still in original packaging) limited to:
    • 10 articles of clothing
    • 3 pairs of shoes
    • 3 pieces of jewelry
    • 10 pieces of imitation jewelry
    • 10 pieces of furniture
    • 2 electronic toys
    • 10 non-electronic toys
    • 1 piece of sporting good equipment
    • 20 CDs/DVDs/tapes
    • 5 computer parts
    • 6 large appliances
    • 1 set of tools
    • 1 bicycle
  • Appliances and electronic items must be loaded together for access by Customs (advise agent to limit the number of lift vans to one or two)
  • Split shipments must arrive at airport/pier simultaneously
  • Shipments are declared abandoned after 30 days at the airport and after 60 days at the surface port
  • If no new items are being imported, include “No hay ningunosarticulosnuevosen Los Efectos” in the inventory document.

In Mexico, some items are limited or require special authorization to clear customs. Sometimes, this includes payment of taxes and duties, but some goods are restricted to maximum quantities. This includes (but is not limited to):

  • Artwork and antiques
  • Medication – personal use only (must be in the original container and clearly labeled, with prescription)
  • Alcohol – up to 3 liters of alcohol and 6 liters of wine (if the shipper is over 18 years old)
  • Tobacco – up to 20 packs of cigarettes, 25 cigars or 200 grams of tobacco (if the shipper is over 18 years old)
  • Photography and videography equipment (film, videocassettes, lenses) – amount limited
  • Cellular phones, radios, walkie-talkies, binoculars, typewriters, laptops, CDs, DVDs – amount limited
  • Duplicate appliances (two microwaves permitted, but major appliances may be considered commercial rather than household goods)

The following items are prohibited from importation under any circumstances:

  • Firearms and ammunition
  • Explosives
  • Illegal drugs and substances
  • Pornographic material
  • Plans, fruits, and vegetables
  • Oriental rugs
  • Spices
  • Silver and gold
  • Precious metals and fossils
  • Liquids of any kind (includes cleaning supplies, toiletries, cooking items, perfumes)
  • Boats and other motorized vehicles (exception: automobiles)
  • Counterfeit materials

If you need to import your automobile into Mexico, you’ll require help from an experienced, reliable international vehicle shipper. Dubai Movers possesses the knowledge and resources you need to get your vehicle across the border. With an exceptional understanding of Mexican automobile import laws and customs regulations, your car will be in good hands.
The required documents for automobile import include:

  • Original visa (if you are not a returning Mexican national)
  • Passport
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Original certificate of title
  • Valid state registration
  • Letter of credit or affidavit from financing company (if the vehicle has a lien)
  • An international credit card in the driver’s name

There are also several specific regulations involving the importation of motor vehicles into Mexico:

  • Vehicles must weigh less than 3 tons (exception: mobile homes)
  • FM-2 visa holders and returning nationals cannot import automobiles duty-free (import permits required)
  • FM-3 visa holders can import automobiles temporarily – vehicle may not be sold in Mexico and must be exported when the visa expires
  • Only the shipper and members of shipper’s immediate family may drive vehicle in Mexico

Are you bringing a pet across the border? Here is all of the information you’ll need to make sure your furry friend gets into Mexico with you:

  • Valid vaccination certificate – states that pet is up-to-date on vaccinations against rabies, hepatitis, pip and leptospirosis (issued by a veterinarian within 3 months of move)
  • Authorization from the Security of Commerce and Industrial Promotion
  • Official health certificate (issued by a veterinarian within 72 hours of the entering country)
  • Air waybill (AWB) – for pets arriving unaccompanied by owner (must state “Freight as agreed”)
  • Mexico allows up to two dogs and/or cats to be brought into the country.
  • If you have more than two pets, you must obtain special permission from the Mexican consulate.

*If your pet is arriving in Mexico without you, it is best to fax all documents (including the AWB) to Customs in advance to avoid delays. Try to arrange arrival earlier in the week to avoid your pet being held in Customs over the weekend.

In Mexico, there is a 16% tax applied on CIF in addition to duties. When shipping within the “border regions” of Mexico and the United States, the value-added tax (VAT) is reduced to 11%. Mexico’s VAT usually ranges from 10-16%. The tax rate applies to CIF, duties, and other charges upon import.

To ask more about our company please use the form available on our contact page, give us a call at +97143306717, or send any inquiries to our email address

NOTE– Customs regulations are subject to change at any time. The proceeding information is a summary of customs regulations applicable to household goods shipments to this destination and is being provided for general guidance to assist our Agents and customers. Since such regulations are subject to change without notice, Dubai Movers cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance. Always double-check with your local embassy or consulate.

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