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So, my husband is flying to veracruz mexico with his AP next week. 

 

He is flying united airlines. 

 

He has 1 checked bag and 1 carry on.

 

I read that he can only bring 3 mobile phones? He has 7 altogether because it'll be gifts for his family members, phones are used so no box or receipts. 

 

Is there a person i can call at the customs? Any one that had knowledge of he can bring 7 phone's and not get the phones confiscated?

Thanks


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9 minutes ago, blue_angel_29 said:

So, my husband is flying to veracruz mexico with his AP next week. 

 

He is flying united airlines. 

 

He has 1 checked bag and 1 carry on.

 

I read that he can only bring 3 mobile phones? He has 7 altogether because it'll be gifts for his family members, phones are used so no box or receipts. 

 

Is there a person i can call at the customs? Any one that had knowledge of he can bring 7 phone's and not get the phones confiscated?

Thanks

Why not get someone travelling to Mexico at the airport to ask for an assistant if only you can't get one , because I don't think it's so easily like that because of the bad guy's putting people into trouble with trafficking issue.

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On 12/17/2018 at 10:18 PM, Moses Bee said:

Why not get someone travelling to Mexico at the airport to ask for an assistant if only you can't get one , because I don't think it's so easily like that because of the bad guy's putting people into trouble with trafficking issue.

I don't know about you, but I won't accept to take with me random objects from an stranger I just happened to met on the airport. I mean, is the first thing you are not supposed to do when traveling, along with "never lose your luggage out of sight".


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I realize this is likely no longer an issue for OP as the travel date has passed, but wanted to clarify in case someone else has this question.

 

He can bring 7 phones if he wants, but he'll have to declare and pay taxes (IVA, 16%) on 4 of those. When they say you can bring 3 phones, they mean you can bring them duty free. Anything more has to be declared and is subject to taxation.

 

If he decides to lie and not declare them and the phones are found, he'll have to pay a penalty of up to 100% of the phones' value on top of the 16% tax. Passengers are randomly searched when going through customs in Mexico. I don't know the exact probability of getting searched, but just from casually observing during my many times at Mexican Customs, I'd say the chances are any where from 1/10 to 1/5.

 

Note that saying they are gifts will not get you out of paying taxes. Gifts are subject to the same tax as anything else, and the customs officer will explicitly ask you if you have any gifts in your luggage.


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