Aduana document checklist

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#1 Wed, 10/21/2015 - 11:57

Aduana document checklist

Does any know what document will receive when you leave a country and enter to another country

I planning exit chile to Bolivia and then to Peru then back to Chile,
So far I know I will receive a saliva document at Chile Aduana.
But I am not sure any document I will receive when I entry Bolivia

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 13:39

you get a stamp  in your

you get a stamp  in your passport at most borders  (double-check that you do)  when you enter plus at some borders a tourist 'permit' that you have to keep and hand in on departure. I staple the permit in the back of my passport to prevent it slipping out 


Apart from a couple of exceptions - Brazil being one at the moment - when you take the vehicle in, you get a Temporary Vehicle Import Permit (which has different names)  which you should take a photocopy or of photo of and keep separate, and which you must keep safe.  Some countries also require insurance from either a government agent or a private company. That they don't check doesn't mean you don't need it.


When you leave, you hand the TIP in and hope they actually go to the trouble of cancelling it on their system. In the case of Bolivia, they stamp part of the TIP and give it back to you as a receipt. Great idea. For others, you could probably ask the aduana to stamp your copy and then keep that for all future travels.

reason is that some slack border staff don't ever get around to cancelling your TIP so when you re-enter in  a couple of years they will accuse you of having never left. Even worse, anyone buying your car might enter a country only to find they cop the blame for you overstaying.   Previous ownere of one vehicle reentered a country for the last time before selling and found they had FOUR outstanding TIPs to their name. Took a few hundred km detour and a few days to get it all sorted out. Recent story claimed a new purchaser was fined $15,000 for overstaying in Ecuador when in fact the previous owner left ecuadore a couple of years previously and aduana didn't cancel the TIP. Eventually sorted out but only after days and huge expense

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 03:35

Look in this Forum /

Look in this Forum / Destinations / Central America / Additional Border Crossing Information.  I made sure I knew what each country needed before I got to each border so it would not be so easy for people to rip me off either price wise or with things I didn;t have to have.   The secret (IMO) is to ALWAYS ask for a receipt for every single thing.  Then they can only charge you the official rate.


Thu, 03/14/2019 - 06:59

TIP extension possible in Brazil?

I am planning on leaving my vehicle in Brazil for approx. 7 months. They have started issuing TIPs, when I got mine, the agent said that the fine for overstaying the tip is a percentage of the value of the vehicle. He did not know if an extension was possible (no one was available to ask since it was the week end).  Anyone have experience in this department?