The Temporary Import Permit (TIP) is now an enforced requirement for bringing a boat to Mexico. It is strongly suggested that all boats participating in the NHYC Cabo Race have a current TIP. While some boats have been in Mexico and have not obtained a TIP, this is one of those things that you can get away with until you don’t, and then the troubles will start. A new TIP is not required every year as they last for multiple years. If you have previously obtained a TIP, you may already meet the requirements of a TIP.
Banjercito is a Bank owned by Mexico’s Military and they are the Bank that collects all the taxes. The permit takes about two weeks to get to the USA. Please make sure that everyone allows four to six weeks. The online application is here.
It is important that the person that is entered as the importer and pays for the permit, is the same person that receives the permit when it arrives to the address provided in the USA.
If the boat does not have a TIP when entering Mexico for the Cabo Race, Victor Barreda (our Customs Representative in Cabo. Sr. Barreda can be reached directly by phone at 624 -147-5019). can obtain one for them, it involves going to La Paz to obtain it and may cause a delay in the boat’s departure.
Below are some step by step instructions on obtaining your TIP:
- You may request your permit 7 to 60 days prior to entering Mexico by vehicle.
- Once the payment has been accepted, they will send the permit to your address within 7 business days.
- Once you have received your permit, you must send a copy of the documents you provided during the application process in one of the following ways:
- Sending the scanned documents by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Through courier service to the following address: Av. Industria Militar 1055, Col. Lomas de Sotelo, Del. Miguel Hidalgo, México, D.F., CP. 11200.
- Delivering them in person to any Banjercito office.
- Should any of the information you provide during the application process be found to be false, you may be subject to sanctions imposed by the Mexican authorities.
- Banjercito reserves the right to deny any request for a permit should any violation of current law be found.