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#357365 - 11/10/09 05:20 AM Help from locals, Vehicle registration  
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Moving down mid January. I dont know how the residency thing works. I wont be denouncing my citizenship from USA as I plan on coming back eventually. Pretty much wanting to be a perpetual tourist.

My question is, as long as I have a physical address there (Im signing a lease on a condo) how hard (what steps) will I have to go through to register a 4 wheeler to drive.

I will probably buy it there or BC as I've heard bringing in vehicles can be a pain.

Thank you!

AC

#357368 - 11/10/09 06:03 AM Re: Help from locals, Vehicle registration [Re: A C]  
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Once you are living here you will have to apply for a permit and have it approved by the San Pedro Traffic commitee before you purchase or bring any type of vehicle to the Island, I understand that there is a moratorium in place to restrict the amount of vehicles being imported to San Pedro, I'm not saying it is impossible to recieve a permit but it will be tough. It may take some time.


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#357437 - 11/10/09 02:54 PM Re: Help from locals, Vehicle registration [Re: papashine]  
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I have to ask:
what does not denouncing citizenship have to do with moving to BZ and getting a vehicle?

#357440 - 11/10/09 03:14 PM Re: Help from locals, Vehicle registration [Re: cracked up]  
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Registering a vehicle shouldn't be a problem; just ask Mommy or Daddy to do it for you.

#357441 - 11/10/09 03:17 PM Re: Help from locals, Vehicle registration [Re: Bing Crosby]  
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Kinda harsh guys. Think he is just learning the ropes like we all have.


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#357451 - 11/10/09 04:41 PM Re: Help from locals, Vehicle registration [Re: lovey and thurston]  
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You don't have to denounce your US citizenship to live here. After five years you can even become a Belize citizen and still not denounce your US one.
Beware - getting a permit is a slow process. It took me a year to get mine and I had already lived here a year.
Bring a bycycle - with the roads the way they are it is a better ride.


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#357477 - 11/10/09 08:03 PM Re: Help from locals, Vehicle registration [Re: ScubaLdy]  
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Originally Posted by ScubaLdy
You don't have to denounce your US citizenship to live here. After five years you can even become a Belize citizen and still not denounce your US one.
Beware - getting a permit is a slow process. It took me a year to get mine and I had already lived here a year.
Bring a bycycle - with the roads the way they are it is a better ride.


Damn, a year?! That sucks. What if you buy a vehicle that is already registered? or is the permit more for the driver, not the vehicle?

AC

#357478 - 11/10/09 08:11 PM Re: Help from locals, Vehicle registration [Re: A C]  
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the permit is non-transferable...but sometimes the seller will leave the papers in their name for you.

#357498 - 11/10/09 11:41 PM Re: Help from locals, Vehicle registration [Re: SP Daily]  
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Originally Posted by jesse
the permit is non-transferable...but sometimes the seller will leave the papers in their name for you.


is that legal? Not that I mind bending the law hehe, Im just trying to get an idea on the way the law for this works down there.

AC

#357765 - 11/12/09 06:09 PM Re: Help from locals, Vehicle registration [Re: A C]  
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Oh just break the law who cares. hehe!

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