Guide to Vehicle Deregistration in Mexico - Steps & Requirements

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What is it?

Vehicle deregistration in Mexico is the official process of removing your vehicle from the national registry. This is necessary for selling, exporting, or scrapping a vehicle. By legally deregistering, you ensure there are no tax implications or future liabilities associated with the vehicle.

Who needs it?

This service is ideal for individuals who own a vehicle registered in Mexico but are planning to sell it, scrap it, or export it out of the country. It’s also crucial for expatriates, foreigners, and residents moving abroad to ensure their vehicle is legally removed from the registry to avoid unnecessary fines or obligations.


  1. Gather all required documents including the vehicle’s title, registration, and owner’s ID.
  2. Visit the local office of the Dirección General de Tránsito (DGT).
  3. Submit a formal application for deregistration and provide the required documents.
  4. Pay any applicable fees for the deregistration process.
  5. Receive a certificate of deregistration once the process is complete.

Required documents

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Additional details

  • Ensure all fines or dues are cleared before applying for deregistration.
  • The process might differ slightly depending on the state within Mexico.
  • Keep a copy of all submitted documents for your records.
  • If the vehicle was imported, additional paperwork might be required.


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