Useful Mexican Websites

Route Planner website for Mexico, with  TOLL PRICES,  estimated times,  distances and costs:

My Trip Calculator: Try this fun app that lets you put in the make, model and year of your vehicle to automatically calculate fuel efficiency, then combines it with current fuel prices (in the U.S. anyway) to give you an estimated cost for your trip:

Everything you need to know about importing a car to Mexico, who can import a car, which vehicles can be imported:

Seguro Popular 2012 Universal Catalogue of Health Services:

Labor law on firing employees:

Need an RFC? (The answer is yes if you need to meet the new Sept. 1, 2014 CURP and RFC requirements for buying or selling Mexican real estate.)

If you want to check your CURP and your INM NUE (the number from the back of your INM residency visa card), go here:

If you have a CURP, then go to this SAT webpage for Official Instructions on using your CURP to get a real (not-the-bank’s) RFC issued to you:

You can then go directly to  your final SAT page destination:

or go to this SAT webpage:

Select “RFC” ,  then select “Inscripción”  and then click “Con CURP
All of that takes you to your final SAT page destination: where you enter your data and get your RFC.

Why did I describe all the steps of clicking different pages to get to the RFC destination page?   Because the Mexican Government keeps moving our cheese – killing off the final destination webpages – causing our ultimate-destination links to break – but if you know the major (unchanging) SAT webpages, then you can find where SAT moved the cheese to.

Items prohibited for shipping into Mexico and items prohibited for shipping inside Mexico:

Lost your Curp? ~ Not sure you have a CURP?

Check your CURP number:
and print an official copy.

Aduana VIN and Pedimento Checker (to see if a car was successfully imported): CONSULTA RÁPIDA DE PEDIMENTO ESPECÍFICO

SEGOB’s auto / vehicle permit ID checker (to see if your’s is still valid – or if it is a fake or clone of someone else’s vehicle):

SAT’s website VIN checker:

SRE’s webpage for applying for naturalized citizenship:>

SRE’s webpage for the 100 question pool used for the citizenship exam:

Need help with TIP problems, Aduana DF: Lic. Karen Villaseñor 01-55-5802-0000 x46889 Administracion Central — 01-55-5802-2069

Aduana/SAT’s “Reference Values” for used cars:

Mexican Govt’s official VIN Checker with import duties:

SAT information for importing Classic Cars:

The Banjercito website for checking deposit costs for Temporarily Imported Permits for cars.

Want a point to point route planner for traveling Mexican highways? This site gives a good start, but be sure to check these government-programmed routes against another map (Guia Roji), as this site has a few errors:

SAT/Aduana Operations Manual for Temporarily Imported Vehicles, page 45, Sec. 17-17.4 “Manual Importacion de Vehiculos”

SAT Vehicle TIP Permit Checker

Aduana and SAT Rules to Carry In the Car If Your TIP was Issued before June 11, 2011, Ley Aduanera Article 106 and SAT Manual de Operación para la Importación Temporal de Vehículos Sec. 17

Retorno Seguro Permits: “Safely Returning Autos to the USA”

Ley Aduanera: Dec. 9, 2013

Aduana/SAT website for Permanent auto imports: Importaciones definitivas de automóvilies usuados

Aduana/SAT website for Temporary auto imports: Importación temporal de vehículos

What Happens if Your Foreign Plated Car is Stolen? … …. SURPRISE ! @#%&***!!

Unexpected Effects of Having a Trailer with Your Car’s Temporary Import Permit (TIP)

SAT -Directory of Banjercito Locations for Importing Cars

Map of Aduanas del Pais to get current contact information for ALL Aduana offices across Mexico.


Thanks to YucaLandia/Surviving Yucatan © Steven M. Fry for the bulk of this list, which you’ll find at