Importing Household Goods for Your New Home in Mexico
The saying goes “you can’t take it with you,” but if you are moving to Puerto Vallarta or Riviera Nayarit and want to bring some household goods with you, this old adage doesn’t always hold true.
Here are a few things that you will need to know if you buy a property in Puerto Vallarta and want to move some of your personal possessions to Mexico with you.
What you can bring with you
If you meet all the migratory standards for importing household goods to Mexico, you may bring personal effects and furniture, clothing, books, art and décor, tools of your trade or scientific instruments. All goods must be for your personal use and must be at least 6 months old.
What you cannot bring with you
Regardless of migratory status, you may not bring newly purchased items, live plants, firearms or ammunition, explosives of any kind, pornographic material, and drugs excluding personal prescriptions, cars, motorcycles or boats.
Some things, like new items, vehicles and boats, may be imported to Mexico but will require legalization and/or duty to be paid at the time of entering the country. For a full list of requirements and regulations, THIS LINK will provide helpful information.
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