Obtaining a Vehicle Permit at Laredo, TX Border Crossing
A Vehicle Permit can only be issued to the registered owner. Only ONE Vehicle Permit will be issued to the registered owner holding a valid Tourist Visa, Temporal or Permanente Card. If you want to bring in two vehicles they must be registered in two different persons’ names (e.g.: you and your partner), each holding a valid Tourist Visa, Temporal or Permanente Card.
DO NOT drive into Mexico without a permit! Also note that no one other than you or your partner with the same last name may drive the vehicle registered in your name unless you are in the vehicle or the other person has a written notarized permission authorizing such use. No Mexican national may drive your vehicle without you in it at all times, even with a written permission. If you are bringing in two vehicles, following one of your vehicles driven by a Mexican may not be done unless one of you is present in that vehicle. If authorities want to get nasty they have the authority to confiscate the vehicle and you most likely will never see it again. This happened once to someone just outside Monterrey when they were both following in their second vehicle. It is just not worth taking the chance.
Directions to the Vehicle Permit Office in Nuevo Laredo:
Coming South on I-35, you will cross on Bridge #2. As you are getting close to the end of the bridge make sure you are in the right hand lane. You will see on the right hand side below the bridge a large building, that is the office where vehicle permits, visa and initial stamp for your Tourist Visa, Temporal or Permanente Card. are issued (Tourist Visa, Temporal or Permanente Card. registration is something different and obtained once you arrive at your place of residence). You can access this building at the end of the bridge in the right hand lane.
To obtain your Vehicle Permit, you will require the following documents:
- Original certificate of title/registration of the vehicle plus a photocopy
- Original Tourist Visa, Temporal or Permanente Card. of the vehicle’s registered owner and a photocopy of the first two pages
- Original Mexican insurance certificate and a photocopy
- Valid driver’s license of Tourist Visa, Temporal or Permanente Card. holder and a photocopy
- Passport of Tourist Visa, Temporal or Permanente Card. holder and a photocopy of the first two pages
- A credit card for imprinting
The current price for each permit is 335 pesos. Once you receive your Vehicle Permit, place the decal on the inside of the windshield on the driver’s side next to the rear view mirror.
We aim to keep the information above as accurate and current as possible. Should you encounter or become aware of any changes in those Vehicle Permitting procedures please let us know immediately so that we can update this web page.