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Is it Legal to Donate a Foriegn-plated car to the Red Cross

Post by conifergirl on Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:21 pm

As many of you probably have noted the Red Cross has run ads in El Ojo suggesting that your could donate your foreign-plated car to them rather than drive it to the border.

1) Is this legal?
2) In a call, a representative of the Red Cross mentioned that they would give you a letter. Do you submit the letter to Immigration to get the TIP removed from your vehicle?
3. Do they make an effort to change the registration info? Do they drive these cars after donation and insure them. If so it would seem that the registration would need to be changed in case the vehicle was in an accident

What are the overall pitfalls of doing this even if legal?

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Post by CanuckBob on Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:16 pm

The overall pitfalls would be that they don't remove the car from your name and it becomes a "chocolate", is involved in an accident or worse and you are accountable.

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Post by Gamina on Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:20 pm

Visit Spencer McMullen to get accurate advice although CBob is right.
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Post by CanuckBob on Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:33 am

I agree. Check with Spencer. Perhaps they will transport them across the border to sell. You would think they have some sort of legal plan if they are advertising this project.

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Post by Trailrunner on Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:54 am

I agree with the above but you might get a good answer from Yoli as well. She is the Presidente of the consejo and speaks English. She will know the procedure and is easily accessible at her salon.

I've always thought the best way to donate my car to them is to leave it to them in a will when I die. If they never do the above or if they don't have insurance. . . oh well.
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Post by Intercasa on Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:24 am

In a word... No
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Post by RVGRINGO on Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:44 am

Wishful thinking is a terrible affliction. It is often associated with naiveté.

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