>>In fact I was told you couldn't get the tourist permit in advance. Was that incorrect ?<<
I have not yet obtained my vehicle permit online, so all I'm doing is posting what Banjercito REQUIRES, as of NOW per it's website. And that says you need to do the PRE-authorization deal ONLINE for the tourist card BEFORE applying for the car permit. You still get the actual tourist card at the border. All you're doing online is providing all the info that goes on the tourist card.
If you have been able to obtain the vehicle permit online without going thru the tourist card PRE-authorization, the system must be broke. LOL
From the web page:
Important: In order to complete and print out your application form, please unblock your Web Browser pop-ups and verify that Adobe Reader is installed on your computer.
This electronic pre-authorization is applicable only for American or Canadian nationals and for permanent residents of such countries, who pretend to enter Mexican territory for tourism, transit or business purposes and require to obtain a temporary import permit for vehicle.
The information that you provide in the following format must be true. Providing false information before a migratory authority will be sanctioned with penalties provided by Mexican law, in terms of articles 116 and 118 of the General Law on Population and 247 of the Federal Criminal Code.
Personal data that you provide will be protected, integrated and treated by systems managed by the National Institute of Migration, as provided by articles 148 and 149 of the General Law on Population. The objective of such systems is to control and follow up migratory procedures and to generate migratory statistics in Mexico. Such procedures were registered in the personal data systems lists of the Federal Institute for Access to Public Information managed by Government (www.ifai.org.mx) and may be transmitted to administrative or judicial authorities duly authorized by law to require such information, to the owner of the information and in other cases authorized by Mexican law. The afore-mentioned is informed in terms of the Seventeenth regulation on Personal Data Protection, published in the Mexican Federal Gazette on march 30, 2005.
Personal data (as in passport)
* Last Name
Second Last name (if applicable)
* Birth date dd/mm/aaaa
* Gender Select OneFemaleMale
Place of birth
* Country Select * Current nationality Select One
* Country of residence Select
* Resident Document Select One Permanent resident cardRefugee travel documentCertificate of identity
* Document number
Passport or identity and travel document
* Identification document Select OnePassport
* Document number
* Issuing Country Select One
* Issuing date dd/mm/aaaa
* Expiration date dd/mm/aaaa
* Purpose of trip to Mexico Select OneBusinessTransitTourism
* Intended length of stay in Mexico Select One days
* Have you ever been in Mexico? Select OneYesNo
* Religion Select One
* Occupation Select One
* Have you ever been deported from Mexico? Select OneYesNo
* Do you have any criminal record? Select OneYesNo
Check carefully that the given information is correct. ########Such information will be used during the temporary import permit for vehicle procedure and will be verified by the moment of your arrival to Mexico.
Is very important that you print this format, since you will need the information contained in it to continue your temporary import permit for vehicle procedure and you will be asked to deliver it before migratory authorities, at the time of your arrival to Mexico, in order to obtain the corresponding migratory documents.#####
Edited: 9:11 am, January 23, 2013