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When you cross into Mexico you will first need to obtain a tourist visa. The requirements for the tourist visa are 295 pesos and a passport. This will be good for a 6 month visit, if you wish to stay for a longer period you will need to first visit the Mexican consulate in Houston. They will give you the information on how to obtain a Temporal visa that once registered will be good for one year, which could then be renewed in Mexico for 3 more years at the renewal period. If you wish to live on a tourist visa then you and the car would need to leave Mexico every 6 months to obtain a new tourist visa and car permit. The car permit would be good for the duration of the Temporal visa if you had that visa.
To obtain the car permit is easy. Once you got the tourist visa (or already had the Temporal visa from the consulate) then you would proceed to Aduanas to get the car permit. The requirements for that are: Clear title, passport, driver’s license, Mexican visa (explained above), a deposit (200 to 400 dollars depending on the age of the vehicle) and the cost of the permit, about $40 USD.